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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Daniel Zellhuber vs. Christos Giagos

September 16, 2023

Early within the main card in the next UFC Fight Night, is a featherweight showdown worth tuning into. This will be an excellent fight between Daniel Zellhuber and Christos Giagos, as both are aiming to turn heads.

  • Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023

  • Main Card: 10:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Prelims: 7:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

  • Daniel Zellhuber Betting Preview

Zellhuber was able to rebound after his first career loss two fights back. In his recent success, he defeated Lando Vannata by unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 44 in April earlier this year.

In his career, he has secured 13 victories, including seven knockouts, two submissions, and four decisions. Remarkably, five of his wins have concluded in the first round, and his lone loss was determined by a decision.

Known as "Golden Boy," he showcased exceptional precision within the UFC, boasting a striking accuracy of 41 percent, while his takedown success rate was less impressive at 33 percent. Notably, he maintains a strong significant strike ratio, delivering 5.44 strikes per minute while absorbing 4.85.

On the defensive side, he stands resolute, deflecting 53 percent of significant strikes and thwarting 92 percent of takedown attempts. Additionally, he engages minimally on the ground, averaging just 0.33 takedown attempts every 15 minutes of fight time.

Christos Giagos Betting Preview

Giagos has gone 1-2 in bjs last three fights. He was able to break the losing streak with his recent win, which was a first round knockout against Ricky Glenn in April of this year at the UFC Fight Night 222.

Examining his track record of 20 victories, he has secured eight via knockouts, four through submissions, and eight by decisions. Impressively, five of those 20 wins occurred within the first round, while five of his 10 losses resulted from submissions.

Regarding his fighting statistics, "The Spartan" showcases a striking accuracy of 42 percent and a 42 percent takedown success rate. He averages 2.86 significant strikes per match while absorbing 2.85, indicating a balance with his opponents that calls for increased aggression.

Defensively, he effectively defends against significant strikes at a rate of 50 percent and takedowns at 52 percent. Furthermore, he does not shy away from grappling, with an average of 3.16 takedowns and 0.43 submissions per 15 minutes of fighting.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie’s odds are showing that Daniel Zellhuber is a moderate favorite to win this showdown. Bettors may want to consider adding Zellhuber to a parlay with other battles on the night to get the best odds for him.

  • Christos Giagos: +220

  • Daniel Zellhuber: -260

Giagos’ significant strike ratio is not as appealing and will hurt him here. Look for Zellhuber to win by knockout.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Daniel Zellhuber to Win at -260