Christos Giagos vs Carlton Minus Pick, 12/19/2020 Predictions UFC Vegas 17 Odds
Christos Giagos vs Carlton Minus
UFC Vegas 17
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Christos Giagos will face off with Carlton Minus at UFC Vegas 17 on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The odds have Giagos at -325 while Minus is at +250.
Christos "The Spartan" Giagos walks into the cage holding a record of 17-8-0. The 30-year-old weighs in at 155 lbs and comes in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 71". Carlton "Clutch" Minus comes in at 5'10" and records a weight of 170 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a record of 10-2-0. The 27-year-old has an arm span of 75". Regarding significant strikes, Christos Giagos is connecting on 3.05 per min and Carlton Minus is landing 5.13 significant strikes per minute. Giagos is landing 40% of the significant strikes he tries and Minus lands 42%. In terms of the fighter's defense, "The Spartan" absorbs 2.73 significant strikes per min while "Clutch" allows 7.87. Giagos also stops 49% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Minus curbs 49% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of takedowns, Christos Giagos is the more skilled grappler as he takes his opponents to the canvas 2.74 times per 15 min. Giagos is finishing his takedown attempts on 42% of his tries and stuffing 50% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Minus is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of his takedown tries and is stuffing 40% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Giagos is the more experienced of the two fighters by going for 0.4 subs per 3 rds while Minus goes for 0.2 subs per 3 rounds.
In his last fight, Christos Giagos squared up with Drakkar Klose and ended up losing the fight by unanimous decision in round 3. Klose landed 159 of 223 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Giagos walked away from this fight having landed 113 of 186 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Klose landed 99 of 160, which gave him a rate of 61%. He landed 56 of 114 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the cage, Giagos landed 56% of his significant strikes by connecting on 87 of 155. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 55 of 117 pointed at the head. 39% of the significant strikes landed by Klose and 79% of them landed by Giagos were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Carlton Minus, he faced off with Matthew Semelsberger and ended up taking the loss by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Semelsberger connected on 90% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance while Minus ended up landing 98% of his significant strikes at distance. Minus ended up connecting on 42% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 77 of 182. He landed 61 of 165 significant strikes aimed at the head. Semelsberger connected on 118 of 233 significant strikes in that battle. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 79 of 186 to the head. When discussing the total strikes thrown in this fight, Semelsberger landed 122 of 237 while Minus ended up connecting on 89 of 197 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other fights to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Sijara Eubanks fights Pannie Kianzad. Eubanks walks into the cage with a record of 7-5-0. The 35-year-old tips the scales at 135 lbs and stands in at 5'4". The orthodox fighter extends her reach 67". Kianzad measures 5'7" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to her career total of 14-5-0. The 29-year-old extends her reach 66". When it comes to grappling, Sijara Eubanks is able to score a takedown 1.86 times per 3 rounds and Pannie Kianzad takes her opponents to the canvas 0.29 times per 3 rds. In the striking category, Eubanks lands an average of 4.70 strikes/min and connects on 42% out of all the strikes she attempts. On the other side we have Pannie Kianzad, who connects on 45% of the strikes she attempts and lands an average of 4.85 per minute.
If you're going to be watching the fights, don't miss when Taila Santos is set to face off against Gillian Robertson. Robertson has a career record of 9-4-0. The 25-year-old weighs in at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'5". The orthodox fighter reaches 63". Santos measures in at 5'6" and tips the scales at 125 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon holding a mark of 16-1-0. The 27-year-old extends her reach 68". In terms of wrestling, Gillian Robertson is able to curb 0% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is scoring a takedown on 50% of her tries. Santos is taking her opponents down on 77% of her tries and thwarts 83% of all takedown tries against her. Concerning striking, Robertson absorbs 2.17 strikes/min while she lands 2.39 strikes/min. Santos, notwithstanding, is absorbing 2.76 strikes per minute and is dishing out 4.09 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carlton Minus (+250)
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