Christos Giagos

The Spartan

USA

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Est. Return 10/1/2022
Out of fight in Paris
LightweightUFC
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August 8, 2022
Giagos will not longer fight Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC Paris on Sept. 3 after he accidentally cut the tendon in his right pinky while cleaning, Alex Behunin of Cageside Press reports.
ANALYSIS
That is certainly not something you hear everyday. Giagos will look to make a full recovery and return to the Octagon soon. It's unclear if the UFC will look for a replacement for Saint-Denis. Giagos is coming off a submission loss to Thiago Moises in June.
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Taking on Saint-Denis
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July 22, 2022
Giagos agreed to fight Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC Paris on Sept. 3, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Giagos is coming off a Round 1 loss via submission to Thiago Moises in late June, which marked his second consecutive defeat. Saint-Denis made his UFC debut last October and lost to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, but Saint-Denis bounced back to pick up his first win in the promotion when he took down Niklas Stolze via submission last month.
No-shows loss in Vegas
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June 26, 2022
Giagos lost to Thiago Moises via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:05 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The biggest weakness in Giagos' game is his poor submission defense, so of course that's the area Moises exploited. Giagos had some decent moments on the feet early on, but one Moises takedown turned the tide of the bout. Giagos fought off one rear-naked choke attempt from Moises before the Brazilian adjusted position and used his other arm to score the finish. Giagos' .500 record in eight UFC bouts isn't horrible, but he's typically beaten up on lesser competition and been blown out of the water when facing anyone halfway decent. Now 32 years of age, the California native seems extremely unlikely to run off any sort of prolonged win streak moving forward.
Fighting Moises in June
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April 15, 2022
Giagos is fighting Thiago Moises at the UFC event June 25, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Giagos has to be eager to get back into the octagon after his Round 1 loss to Arman Tsarukyan via TKO (punches) in his last fight in September. He'll take on Thiago Moises, who also lost his last fight in Round 1, dropping the bout in November to Joel Alvarez via TKO (strikes).
Crushed by Arman Tsarukyan
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September 18, 2021
Giagos lost to Arman Tsarukyan via TKO (punches) at 2:09 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Entering as a +610 underdog, the largest on the card, Giagos appeared to have no chance against Tsarukyan, and that turned out to be exactly the case. Giagos had been knocked out just once in 27 professional fights prior to Saturday, but Tsarukyan tuned him up quickly. There isn't much to break down here from a technical perspective. Giagos, who is now 5-5 in the UFC, is valuable roster depth for a company which holds an event most every week, but Tsarukyan looks like a legitimate title contender at 155 pounds, and the gap between the two was noticeable. We should see Giagos back in the Octagon in fairly short order.
Squaring off with Tsarukyan
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August 10, 2021
Giagos will take on Arman Tsarukyan in a lightweight bout at the UFC event Sept. 18, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Giagos will be coming into this bout having submitted Sean Soriano back in May. That came after he defeated Carlton Minus by unanimous decision back in December. Tsarukyan has won his last three bouts under the UFC banner.