UFC 262: Christos Giagos vs Sean Soriano – Early Prelims Prediction and Analysis

Published 05/13/2021, 1:09 PM EDT


UFC 262 will kick off with an intriguing lightweight clash between Christos Giagos and Sean Soriano on the early prelims card. Sean Soriano will aim to make a statement as he has lost all the three fights he had in the UFC.

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Giagos is stepping inside the octagon after a spectacular unanimous decision victory over Carlton Minus at UFC Fight Night: Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal. Before that, ‘The Spartan’ suffered a unanimous decision loss against Drakkar Klose at UFC 241. Overall, Giagos has had a total no. of 8 fights in the UFC. He has a UFC record of 4-4 (W-L).

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Soriano is making his UFC comeback with a magnificent first-round T/KO victory over Noad Lahat at ADW: UAE Warriors 18. Before changing promotions, Soriano had three fights in the UFC. He lost all three of them, which makes his UFC record 0-3 (W-L).

Christos Giagos vs. Sean Soriano – Analysis

Giagos has a professional MMA record of 18-8 (W-L). ‘The Spartan’ has a total no. of 10 finishes (7 T/KOs and 3 Submissions) in his professional MMA career. He has finished his opponents early in the first round as well as went to the distance to secure a decision victory throughout his career. 

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Soriano has a professional MMA record of 14-6 (W-L). Out of his 14 victories, Soriano has a total no. of 11 finishes (7 T/KOs and 4 Submissions) in his professional MMA career. He has also defeated his opponents in the first round as well as went to the distance to secure a decision victory. However, Soriano has suffered most of his losses when the fight has gone to the distance. Also, Giagos has more experience as compared to Soriano.

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It is clear by now that UFC fans can expect an evenly matched fight. ‘The Spartan’ will rely on his experience, and Soriano will do everything he can to secure his first UFC triumph. Fans can also expect to see a long-drawn battle between the pair. 

Final Prediction: Christos Giagos via unanimous decision.

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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