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Who won Zellhuber vs Giagos?
Daniel Zellhuber beat Christos Giagos by submission in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2, on Saturday 16th September 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Zellhuber vs Giagos stats
Daniel Zellhuber stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Christos Giagos made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Zellhuber had an advantage in power over Giagos, with a 58% knock out percentage over Giagos' 40%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Giagos had a slight advantage over Zellhuber, with a 20% submission rate over Zellhuber's 17%.
Daniel Zellhuber was the younger man by 9 years, at 24 years old.
Zellhuber had a height advantage of 3 inches over Giagos. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Zellhuber was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 year and 3 months later than Giagos, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 37 less professional rounds, 31 to Giagos' 68.
Zellhuber vs Giagos form
Giagos had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Rick Glenn at UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes on 22nd April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Sean Soriano at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had won against Damir Had ovi at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Zellhuber's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Giagos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Zellhuber vs Giagos?
Daniel Zellhuber was a 33/100 (-300) favourite going into the contest, while Christos Giagos made his way into the ring at 12/5 (+240) with oddsmakers.