UFC 262: Giagos vs Soriano 05/15/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC 262 Giagos vs Soriano 05-15-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC 262: Giagos vs Soriano 05/15/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to evolve sports entertainment even in a unique time in history. They will hold UFC 262 this coming Saturday, May 15 and it will feature another sold-out crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Fans can enjoy the matches by subscribing to Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass. The biggest draw of the night will be Khabib Nurmagomedov’s vacated UFC lightweight championship fought by Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira. The event will be kicked off by another lightweight match featuring Sean Soriano and Christos Giagos. This will be a great way to start the evening and the best ufc gambling picks see Christos Giagos as the favorite to win over Sean Soriano.

UFC 262: Giagos vs Soriano 05/15/2021

When: Saturday, May 15, 6:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 262: Giagos vs Soriano 05/15/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Sean Soriano +175 Christos Giagos -210

Sean Soriano

Sean Soriano is coming in this match as a replacement fighter and he came all the way from Providence, Rhode Island in the USA. He will be representing the Sanford MMA fight team in this upcoming fight. Soriano is a 31-year old fighter that has been fighting in the featherweight division.  He is five-foot-nine and has a professional fighting record of 14-6. Half of those wins came from knockouts and four are submissions. This will be the first time that Soriano will be fighting inside the UFC cage. He is coming from a three-fight winning streak that spanned from two MMA organizations – Cage Fury Fighting Championships and ADW – UAE Warriors.

Christos Giagos

Christos Giagos is a 31-year-old fighter and he carries a very colorful ring name as “The Spartan”. He is from Hawthorne, California in the United States and trains at the Black House fight stable. Giagos stands at five-foot-ten and has been fighting comfortably at the lightweight division for most of his career. He has a professional MMA record of 18-8 and those wins are divided into eight decisions, seven knockouts, and three submissions. Losing to Drakkar Klose in UFC 241, Giagos made it a point to bounce back hard and he did by taking a unanimous decision victory against Carlton Minus in UFC Fight Night 183 just this December 2020. 

Giagos vs Soriano Betting Numbers

Record 18-8-0 14-6-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA USA
Height 5’10” 5’9”
Weight (lbs) 155 145
Reach (in) 71 70
Win by KO/TKO 39% 50%
Win by Submission 17% 4%
Decisions 44% 3%
Strikes landed per minute 2.88 3.15
Striking accuracy 41% 61%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.59 2.31
Striking defense 51% 52%
Takedown average 3.11 1.27
Takedown accuracy 39% 42%
Takedown defense 50% 55%
Submission average 0.3 0.0

Giagos vs Soriano Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting battle as Sean Soriano is coming in as a huge wildcard. Christos Giagos is going to be the favorite to win in the top online sportsbook but Soriano may have a few tricks under his sleeve.