It will have been well over a year since we’ve seen Conor McGregor in a UFC fight when he enters the octagon to face Dustin Poirier on Saturday. All eyes will be The Notorious throughout fight week in what will be only his second UFC fight since December 2016. His last fight, on January 18, 2020, ended with a first-round TKO over Donald Cerrone after a vicious shoulder strike left Cowboy dazed. That came after McGregor’s last loss on October 6, 2018 against Khabib Nurmagomedov via a fourth-round submission.
We reported on Saturday that the public were firmly behind Conor McGregor making it a successful return, however as we’ve reached fight week itself, that wave of support has dried up. In the past 24 hours, it’s actually Poirier who has been the better backed of the pair. We’ve seen 52.94% of total wagers on Dustin Poirier, whereas McGregor has taken up 47.06%. It’s extremely tight as bettors decide where the value lies in the betting market. We’ll be keeping you up to date throughout the week with the latest betting news.
It’s hard for analysts to know exactly what to make of McGregor in this fight, but the sportsbooks are aligned that he’s definitely the favorite. You can currently bet on McGregor at best odds of -275, that’s a 73.3% implied percentage, whereas Dustin Poirier can be backed at odds of +240.
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