Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Odds: Fight Officially Scheduled for January 23
It seems like we’ve been talking about a potential Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier fight for most of the year 2020. Well, on Thursday that fight became official as McGregor signed a contract with the UFC to meet Poirier in the octagon on January 23, 2021 at UFC 257.
Now that we know when Conor McGregor will be making his return to the UFC, it’s time to break down what the fight, and more importantly the betting markets, will look like as we’re just over two months away from the rematch between McGregor and Poirier.
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Fight Details
A lot of the details are yet to be officially announced, but here is what we’ve heard so far. As previously mentioned, the fight will take place on January 23, 2021 at UFC 257. It’s been rumored that the bout will be fought at 155 pounds and will use Fight Island as the venue, according to ESPN.
These two have met once before in the UFC. McGregor defeated Poirier with a first-round TKO at UFC 178 in September of 2014.
It will have been just over a year since we’ve seen Conor McGregor in a UFC fight when he enters the octagon to face Dustin Poirier on January 23 at UFC 257.
His last fight, on January 18, 2020, ended with a first-round TKO over Donald Cerrone after a vicious shoulder strike left Cowboy dazed.
McGregor is 22-4 in his professional MMA career, but has only fought in the UFC twice since December of 2016.
McGregor’s last loss came on October 6, 2018 against Khabib Nurmagomedov via a fourth-round submission. All four of McGregor’s professional losses have come via submission.
Poirier comes into January’s fight with a 26-6 professional MMA record. He topped Dan Hooker via unanimous decision in his last bout, on June 27 of this year.
Like McGregor, his last loss came at the hands of Khabib, via submission.
Poirier isn’t as big of a name as McGregor, no one is, but he’s a top fighter in the 155-pound class. He has wins over Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis and former champion Justin Gaethje.
In McGregor vs. Poirier I, McGregor caught Poirier with a well-placed left before finishing him off with a furry of strikes.
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Betting Breakdown
Now that McGregor vs. Poirier is officially set for UFC 257, legal sports books across the country are pushing out odds for the January fight.
As of now, Connor McGregor is the massive favorite against Poirier. With best odds of -184, he has an implied probability of 64.8%. His worst odds currently sit at -255 and are indicative of a 71.8% chance of victory.
It’s alos not surprising to see that the overwhelming majority of bettors are backing McGregor, the most popular fighter in the sport. 80% of the betting public that have placed a wager on this fight are on McGregor to win outright.
Poirier comes in boasting best odds of +185, meaning oddsmakers are giving him a 35.1% chance of pulling off the upset and avenging his loss from UFC 178.
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