Conor McGregor is becoming an even bigger favorite ahead of his impending return.
McGregor returns to action for the first time in just over a year when he faces Dustin Poirier in a highly-anticipated lightweight rematch in the UFC 257 headliner on Saturday night. The pay-per-view event is exclusive to the
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As McGregor’s return edges near, more money appears to be coming in on the Irishman.
When the matchup was first announced, McGregor opened as a -175 favorite while “The Diamond” was a +150 underdog.
However, the odds are very different now as with just a few days to go for the event, oddsmakers have McGregor ranging from a -275 to -340 favorite. Poirier, meanwhile, ranges from a +210 to +260 underdog.
That means you would have to bet $275 to win $100 on McGregor, while a $100 stake on Poirier would win you as much as $260.
While it seems most believe this will be another win for McGregor, these odds certainly represent good value if you’re backing Poirier for the upset.
Here are the opening odds for the pair’s last five fights:
Conor McGregor last five fights
- vs. Donald Cerrone (W): -160
- vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (L): +135
- vs. Eddie Alvarez (W): -185
- vs. Nate Diaz (W): -125
- vs. Nate Diaz (L): -300
Dustin Poirier last five fights
- vs. Dan Hooker (W): -165
- vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (L): +205
- vs. Max Holloway (W): +170
- vs. Eddie Alvarez (W): -145
- vs. Justin Gaethje (W): -130
UFC 257 streams live this Saturday, January 23, on the
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