Arman Tsarukyan vs Christos Giagos Pick, 9/18/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 37 Odds
Arman Tsarukyan vs Christos Giagos
UFC Vegas 37
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Arman Tsarukyan will take on Christos Giagos at UFC Vegas 37 on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The opener has Tsarukyan at -850 while Giagos is priced at +540.
Arman "Ahalkalakets" Tsarukyan walks into the cage with a record of 16-2-0. The 24-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Christos "The Spartan" Giagos measures 5'10" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 19-8-0. The 31-year-old stretches 71". Regarding significant strikes, Arman Tsarukyan connects on 3.35 per min while Christos Giagos lands 2.93 significant strikes per min. Tsarukyan is connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he attempts while Giagos connects on 41%. Regarding defending in the Octagon, "Ahalkalakets" takes 1.43 significant strikes per minute while "The Spartan" takes 2.77. Tsarukyan also prevents 62% of the significant strikes that are directed at him and Giagos curbs 50% of them.
|UFC Vegas 37||Arman Tsarukyan||Christos Giagos|
|Average Fight Time||15:00||10:50|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.35||2.93|
Regarding takedowns, Arman Tsarukyan is the more apt wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 3.50 times per 15 min. Tsarukyan is scoring a takedown on 35% of his tries and is defending 78% of all takedowns attempted on him. Giagos is getting his opponent to the mat on 41% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 50% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Tsarukyan is less likely to go for the finish by trying 0.3 finishes per 3 rounds while Giagos goes for 0.5 finishes per 15 min.
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In his last appearance in the Octagon, Arman Tsarukyan fought Matt Frevola and wound up taking home the win via unanimous decision in round 3. Frevola ended up landing 51 of 97 of the strikes he threw in total in this fight. Tsarukyan finished this fight landing 103 of 180 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Frevola ended up landing 16 of 57, which gave him a percentage of 28%. He ended up landing 8 of 46 significant strikes to the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Tsarukyan landed 48% of his significant strikes by sticking 50 of 103. Of all the significant strikes, he landed 32 of 82 aimed at the head. 56% of the significant strikes landed by Frevola and 78% of them landed by Tsarukyan were thrown at distance.
In the last fight for Christos Giagos, he faced off with Sean Soriano and wound up getting the win by way of d'arce choke in round 2. Soriano connected on 90% of the significant strikes he took from distance and Giagos connected on 86% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Giagos ended up landing 40% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 22 of 54. He ended up connecting on 15 of 43 significant strikes directed at the head. Soriano connected on 33 of 53 significant strikes in that fight. Of those significant strikes, he ended up landing 16 of 35 to the head. In regard to total strikes thrown, Soriano ended up landing 37 of 57 and Giagos landed 23 of 55 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
Another fight to keep an eye on is when Joaquin Buckley squares up against Antonio Arroyo. Buckley comes into this fight holding a mark of 12-4-0. The 27-year-old steps on the scale at 185 lbs and stands in at 5'10". The southpaw fighter has a wingspan of 76". Arroyo measures in at 6'3" and records a weight of 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 9-4-0. The 32-year-old has an arm span of 73". In the grappling category, Joaquin Buckley is averaging a takedown 0.60 times per 3 rounds and Antonio Arroyo takes his opponents to the canvas 1.40 times per 3 rounds. In the striking category, Buckley lands an average of 4.58 strikes per minute and is connecting on 36% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Antonio Arroyo, who tags his opponent on 70% of his attempted strikes and is landing 3.08 per minute.
If you're into fun fights, you're going to want to see when Tafon Nchukwi is set to clash with Mike Rodriguez. Rodriguez steps into the cage holding a mark of 11-6-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and measures 6'4". The southpaw fighter has an arm span of 82". Nchukwi stands in at 6'0" and is fighting at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the cage with a mark of 5-1-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 77". Concerning wrestling, Mike Rodriguez is stopping 41% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is finishing his takedowns on 30% of his tries. Nchukwi is taking his opponents down on 25% of the attempts he tries and stops 66% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With regard to striking, Rodriguez takes 3.39 strikes per min and he is dishing out 4.61 strikes per min. Nchukwi, on the other hand, is absorbing 4.48 strikes/minute and lands 6.08 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arman Tsarukyan (-850)
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