Poirier vs. McGregor staredown

With UFC 257 just over a day away, the betting lines are starting to shift further for the Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier fight.

The pair’s lightweight bout will headline the pay-per-view event taking place Saturday night which is exclusive to the ESPN+ digital streaming service and can be ordered here.

McGregor opened as the favorite but became an even bigger favorite earlier this week as he went from opening as a -175 favorite to going in the range of -275 to -340.

Poirier, meanwhile, went from opening as a +150 underdog to going in the range of +210 to +260.

How have the odds changed since? The Irishman’s odds have slightly lengthened as he now ranges from a -283 to -350 favorite while Poirier is as low as a +270 underdog.

That means you would have to bet $283 to win $100 on McGregor, while a $100 stake on Poirier would win you as much as $270.

It appears the confidence — as well as money — is on a McGregor win and it will only increase as fight night approaches.

That said, there’s even greater value if you’re banking on a Poirier 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

You can also check out the latest — and most interesting — betting props for the main event below (courtesy of SportsBetting.ag):

Fight ends in first minute

Yes +600

No -1000

First successful takedown

Conor McGregor +300

Dustin Poirier -400

First to bleed

Conor McGregor +200

Dustin Poirier -260

Will either fighter be knocked or submitted unconscious?

Yes +350

No -500

Conor McGregor next opponent if defeats to Poirier

Khabib Nurmagomedov -250

Justin Gaethje +250

Nate Diaz +500

Any other fighter +700

Conor McGregor next opponent if loses to Poirier

Nate Diaz -175

Tony Ferguson +275

Justin Gaethje +325

Charles Oliveira +600

Any other fighter +700

UFC 257 streams live this Saturday, January 23, on the ESPN+ digital streaming service. Here’s how to order and watch the Poirier vs. McGregor PPV on ESPN+.

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