We broke down the betting ahead of the clash this weekend
With the highly anticipated return of the fighting Irishman Conor McGregor this weekend, punters across the country are flocking to get their bets on.
But who is the favourite? Where is the money going? What odds is McGregor to win by knockout?
Luckily, Oddschecker has taken a sweep through the key markets, so you don’t have to.
Who is the favourite?
No surprises here, Conor McGregor is the red-hot favourite to gain his first victory since defeating Eddie Alvarez back in 2016.
Bookies currently have McGregor as an 11/25 best price favourite for the fight this Saturday night, although is as short as 1/3 with a number of firms.
The comeback on Cowboy is a tasty 11/4, despite his prestige in the sport, with bookies fancying a tough night for the American.
Where is the money going?
This is pretty interesting. Usually the trend we see through Oddschecker is the underdog receiving the vast majority of money in the market.
However, this isn’t the case for this fight – with McGregor dominating both the percentage of bets and the number of stakes bet.
Over the last 24 hours, 54% of all bets on the fight have backed the Irishman to emerge victoriously, and 39% have punted on Cerrone to get the job done.
The remaining 7% of punters have backed the highly unlikely outcome, the draw, at 80/1.
What are the method of victory odds?
This is where punters will be searching for value, especially considering the short price nature of McGregor.
The most likely scenario according to bookies, is McGregor winning inside the distance, currently 6/11 best price with VBet.
The next most likely outcome is Cowboy winning inside the distance, currently 41/10 with Marathon Bet.
Plenty of punters will be looking at the Cowboy submission prop, which is a tasty 7/1 with Spread Ex.