Christos Giagos

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Christos Giagos
BornChristos Giagos
(1990-01-23) January 23, 1990 (age 28)
Azusa, California, United States
Other namesThe Spartan
ResidenceHawthorne, California
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofHawthorne, California, United States
TeamSystems Training Center
Team Victory
Black House
Years active2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins16
By knockout7
By submission3
By decision6
Losses7
By knockout1
By submission4
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Christos Giagos (born January 23, 1990) is an American professional mixed martial artist of Greek descent who competes in the Lightweight division.

Background[edit]

Giagos was born and raised in Southern California. Giagos competed in wrestling in high school, and began training in mixed martial arts at the age 19 in 2009.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Giagos made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2009 competing as a lightweight primarily in regional promotions across California. He was able to compile a record of 10-2, including winning the RFA Lightweight Champsionship on August 22, 2014 with a TKO stoppage of Dakota Cochrane.[3] One the heels of that victory, Giagos signed with the UFC in the fall of 2014.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Giagos made his promotional debut against Gilbert Burns on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179.[5] He lost the bout via submission in the first round.[6]

Giagos faced Jorge de Oliveira on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62.[7] Giagos won the fight via submission in the first round.[8]

Giagos faced Chris Wade on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68.[9] He lost the fight by unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[10][11]

Absolute Championship Berkut[edit]

He made his debut in Russia promotion against Alexandre Pimentel of Brazil at ACB 51: Silva vs. Torgeson on January 13, 2017. He won the fight unanimous decision.

In the second match he will make fight against Shamil Nikaev at ACB 71: Yan vs. Mattos on September 30, 2017.[12] He lost the back-and-forth fight by split decision.

Return to UFC[edit]

On the heels of a 4-2 run on the regional circuit, Giagos made his return to the promotion against Charles Oliveira on September 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 137.[13] He lost the fight via a submission in the second round.[14]

Giagos faced Mizuto Hirota on December 2, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 142.[15] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[16]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–7 Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa December 2, 2018 3 5:00 Adelaide, Australia
Loss 15–7 Charles Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders September 22, 2018 2 3:22 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 15–6 Herdeson Batista Decision (unanimous) ACB 82 March 9, 2018 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 14–6 Shamil Nikaev Decision (split) ACB 71 September 30, 2017 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 14–5 Alexandre Pimentel Decision (unanimous) ACB 51 January 13, 2017 3 5:00 Irvine, California, United States
Win 13–5 Arthur Estrazulas Decision (unanimous) RFA 42: Giagos vs. Estrazulas August 19, 2016 3 5:00 Visalia, California, United States
Win 12–5 Karen Darabedyan TKO (punches) RFA 38: Moises vs. Emmers June 3, 2016 1 1:42 Costa Mesa, California, United States
Loss 11–5 Josh Emmett TKO (punches) West Coast FC 16 January 23, 2016 3 2:21 Sacramento, California, United States For the West Coast FC Lightweight Championship.
Loss 11–4 Chris Wade Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson June 6, 2015 3 5:00 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 11–3 Jorge de Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare March 21, 2015 1 3:12 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 10–3 Gilbert Burns Submission (armbar) UFC 179 October 25, 2014 1 4:57 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 10–2 Dakota Cochrane TKO (flying knee and punches) RFA 17 August 22, 2014 2 2:04 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States Won the RFA Lightweight Championship.
Win 9–2 Sevak Magakian Submission (triangle choke) TPF 19: Thowback Thursday June 19, 2014 1 4:45 Lemoore, California, United States Won the vacant TPF Lightweight Championship.
Win 8–2 Preston Scharf TKO (doctor stoppage) LOP: Chaos at the Casino 4 April 12, 2014 2 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 7–2 Thor Skancke TKO (punches) LOP: Chaos at the Casino 3 November 23, 2013 1 1:27 Inglewood, California, United States
Loss 6–2 Poppies Martinez Submission (guillotine choke) TPF 16: The Return August 22, 2013 1 4:27 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 6–1 Chris Tickle Submission (rear-naked choke) Flawless FC 3 May 18, 2013 2 2:32 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 5–1 Joe Lewis TKO (punches) Samurai MMA Pro 4 October 19, 2012 2 1:12 Culver City, California, United States
Loss 4–1 Jason Gonzales Submission (D'Arce choke) RITC May 19, 2012 2 4:14 Pomona, California, United States
Win 4–0 Joe Camacho Decision (unanimous) RITC November 19, 2011 3 5:00 Pomona, California, United States
Win 3–0 Chris Manzo KO (punch) RITC March 12, 2011 2 4:07 Pomona, California, United States
Win 2–0 Jose Alderete TKO (punches) Fury Fights 7 August 21, 2010 3 1:14 Pomona, California, United States
Win 1–0 Dominic Gutierrez TKO (punches) John Pena Promotions June 11, 2010 3 5:00 Pomona, California, United States

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Boetsch vs. Henderson". UFC.com. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Christos Giagos". UFC.
  3. ^ Staff (2014-08-25). "RFA 17 highlights: Christos Giagos upsets Dakota Cochrane via flying-knee KO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  4. ^ Zane Simon (2014-09-11). "Welcome to the UFC, Christos Giagos". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-09-09). "RFA champ Christos Giagos signs with the UFC, meets Gilbert Burns in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  6. ^ Ben Fowkles (2014-10-25). "UFC 179 results, photos: Gilbert Burns catches Christos Giagos with armbar late in first". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-25.
  7. ^ Larry Csonka (2015-02-10). "Giagos vs. de Oliveira added to UFC Fight Night 62". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2015-02-10.
  8. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-03-21). "UFC Fight Night 62 results: Christos Giagos makes easy work of Jorge de Oliveira for tap". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-05-13). "Christos Giagos vs. Chris Wade set for UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  10. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-06-06). "UFC Fight Night 68 results: Superior wrestling leads Chris Wade past Christos Giagos". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  11. ^ Matt Boone (19 October 2015). "17 Additional Fighters Released From UFC". mmanews.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  12. ^ https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/bouts/328192-acb-70-moscow-christos-the-spartan-giagos-vs-shamil-the-chechen-wolf-nikaev
  13. ^ Staff (2018-08-28). "Charles of the Bronx will face Christos Giagos at UFC SP in September". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2018-08-28. (in Portuguese)
  14. ^ "UFC Sao Paulo results: Charles Oliveira wins by submission, passes Royce Gracie for UFC record". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  15. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-11-14). "Mizuto Hirota vs. Christos Giagos added to UFC Adelaide". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-11-14. (in Dutch)
  16. ^ Sherdog.com. "UFC Fight Night 142 Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  17. ^ Sherdog.com. "Christos". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-02.

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