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UFC 281 Odds: Dustin Poirier favored against Michael Chandler

UFC 281 Odds: Dustin Poirier favored against Michael Chandler

UFC 281 Odds: Dustin Poirier favored against Michael Chandler 1

For weeks now, Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier, and the UFC have teased a potential fight between the two lightweights. Today, it was revealed that the two are in agreement and currently finalizing a date, but oddsmakers have been quick to the draw, and it looks like they’re backing Poirier.

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Both Poirier and Chandler recently lost to champion Charles Oliviera, Chandler has begun his build back with a win over Tony Ferguson, but another top-five victory for either man will go a long way.

However, the more recent title challenger in Poirier looks to enter the bout as the favorite, originally opening at -200 with Chandler sitting as a +170 underdog. Since then, however, Poirier has moved to -168 and Chandler to +142 via Fanduel.

Meaning, that those who bet on Chandler stand to earn $1.42 per dollar wagered, while it will take a bet of $1.68 to win each dollar on Poirier.

Outside of the loss to Oliveira, Poirier has been on an absolute tear, with two wins over “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and a winning battle with Dan Hooker coming prior. Chandler, although coming off of a win over Tony Ferguson, is 2-2 in the promotion, having sustained major damage in both losses. With the educated boxing prowess of Poirier, it is a dangerous matchup which is likely the cause for the odds.

Here are the opening odds for the pair’s last five fights.

Dustin Poirier’s last five fights

  • vs. Charles Oliveira (L): -165
  • vs. Conor McGregor (W): +120
  • vs. Conor McGregor (W): +150
  • vs. Dan Hooker (W): -165
  • vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (L): +205

Michael Chandler’s last five fights

  • vs. Tony Ferguson (W): -155
  • vs. Justin Gaethje (L): +120
  • vs. Charles Oliveira (L): +146
  • vs. Dan Hooker (W): +140
  • vs. Benson Henderson (W): -185
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