With Conor McGregor returning to the Octagon this weekend, Oddschecker have all the key details ahead of his much-anticipated rematch with Dustin Poirier.
After just over a year out of the Octagon, Conor McGregor returns to fight Dustin Poirier in the headline fight at UFC 257.
In their first encounter, McGregor secured a first-round knock-out in inimitable style. However, things have changed since McGregor and Poirier last did battle in 2014; Poirier has enjoyed plenty success winning 11 out of 14 fights since the pair last fought. It’s an impressive streak that has earnt him a well-deserved rematch against the Irishman.
This time around they’ll be fighting in the lightweight category, with half an eye on a title shot.
Poirier vs McGregor II Odds
At the time of writing, McGregor is odds-on favourite to win at a best price of 6/17.
Poirier comes in as a significant underdog and is currently priced at 5/2 for redemption.
Where is the money going?
Unsurprisingly, the lion’s share of bets have been placed on McGregor. In the last 7 days, 65.2% of bets have backed Mystic Mac, who is as short as 2/7 with some bookmakers.
McGregor’s odds to win this fight have remained steady in the weeks leading up to the fight with punters backing his ability, despite an extended break away from the sport.
Who is on the undercard?
The main card includes the eagerly awaited UFC debut of Michael Chandler, a three-time Bellator lightweight Champion. His opponent Dan Hooker has shown steady improvement in the lightweight division. In his last fight, Hooker went toe-to-toe with Poirier battling hard and gaining plenty of fans despite losing by decision.
Here is the main card in full:
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
- Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler
- Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas
- Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov
When is Poirier vs McGregor II?
UFC 257 begins on January 23 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card will begin in the early hours of Sunday morning for UK viewers at around 3am. McGregor and Poirier are expected to enter the ring at around 5am UK time.
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