Christos Giagos vs Sean Soriano Pick, 5/15/2021 Predictions UFC 262 Odds
Christos Giagos vs Sean Soriano
Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Christos Giagos will take on Sean Soriano at UFC 262 on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The odds have Giagos priced at -220 while Soriano is priced at +180.
Christos "The Spartan" Giagos steps into the cage with a mark of 18-8-0. The 31-year-old is fighting at 155 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter stretches 71". Sean Soriano measures in at 5'9" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 14-6-0. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 72". Concerning significant strikes, Christos Giagos is landing 2.88 per min and Sean Soriano lands 3.15 significant strikes per minute. Giagos is landing 41% of the significant strikes he tries while Soriano lands 61%. Concerning their defense in the Octagon, "The Spartan" takes 2.59 significant strikes per min while Soriano allows 2.31. Giagos also deflects 51% of the significant strikes his opponents throw at him while Soriano defends against 52% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
|UFC 262||Christos Giagos||Sean Soriano|
|Average Fight Time||11:26||11:51|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.88||3.15|
When it comes to grappling, Christos Giagos is the more productive wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 3.11 times per 15 minutes. Giagos is finishing his takedown attempts on 39% of his attempts and is stuffing 50% of takedowns his opponents have tried. Soriano is finishing his takedown attempts on 42% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 55% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Giagos is the more skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.3 submissions per 15 minutes while Soriano attempts 0.2 submissions per 15 minutes.
In his last bout, Christos Giagos faced Carlton Minus and wound up taking home the win by way of unanimous decision in round 3. Minus landed 29 of 81 total strikes attempted in that contest. Giagos walked away from this fight having landed 76 of 124 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Minus ended up landing 28 of 80, which gave him a percentage of 35%. He finished the fight landing 18 of 64 significant strikes to the head. Statistically, Giagos landed 46% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 31 of 67. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 23 of 57 aimed at the head. 100% of the significant strikes connected on by Minus and 54% of them landed by Giagos were tallied at distance.
In the last fight for Sean Soriano, he went up against Charles Rosa and was defeated by d'arce choke in round 3. Rosa landed 81% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance and Soriano ended up connecting on 69% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Soriano connected on 63% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 69 of 109. He ended up landing 41 of 79 significant strikes directed at the head. Rosa ended up landing 37 of 102 significant strikes in that battle. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 25 of 85 directed at the head. When discussing total strikes that he threw in that fight, Rosa ended up connecting on 37 of 103 and Soriano landed 72 of 112 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch out for
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Andrea Lee squares up against Antonina Shevchenko. Lee walks into the cage with a record of 11-5-0. The 32-year-old is fighting at 125 lbs and measures in at 5'6". The orthodox fighter reaches 69". Shevchenko stands 5'8" and is weighing in at 125 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to her career total of 9-2-0. The 36-year-old extends her reach 67". Regarding grappling, Andrea Lee gets a takedown 1.67 times per 15 minutes while Antonina Shevchenko is able to score a takedown 0.65 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Lee is connecting on 5.58 strikes/min and lands 49% of the strikes that she throws. Joining her in the Octagon is Antonina Shevchenko, who is landing 56% of the strikes she has attempted and lands an average of 4.09 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Priscila Cachoeira is set to enter the Octagon with Gina Mazany. Mazany looks to add a victory to her career total of 7-4-0. The 32-year-old weighs 125 lbs and measures 5'6". The southpaw fighter reaches 68". Cachoeira measures in at 5'7" and will fight at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to her career total of 9-3-0. The 32-year-old extends her reach 65". In terms of grappling, Gina Mazany is thwarting 33% of the takedowns her opponents go for and is taking her opponents to the canvas on 63% of her tries. Cachoeira is finishing her takedown tries on 40% of the attempts she tries and defends against 69% of all takedown attempts. With reference to striking, Mazany absorbs 3.07 strikes/min while she is landing 3.45 per min. Cachoeira, notwithstanding, is taking 7.93 strikes/minute and is landing 3.84 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Christos Giagos (-220)
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