Conor McGregor vs. Dutin Poirier III: McGregor Favored After Announcing Fight

Conor McGregor announced via twitter that he had reached an agreement to fight Dustin Poirier for a third time
Brian Good
Sat, April 3, 3:11 PM EDT

McGregor vs. Poirier III: McGregor Favored After Announcing Fight

It’s official, at least according to twitter. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will be facing off for the third time in their career, according to a tweet McGregor sent out on Saturday. Now, we know the date and the fighters, we’re just waiting to hear where it’ll take place.

 

McGregor and Poirier have split the two fights in their two-fight series.

The first time these two fighters met in the octagon McGregor was still ascending to worldwide superstar. At UFC 178 in 2014, McGregor won via TKO in the first round, a showing that won him performance of the night.

We all know what happened to McGregor next as he tore through the featherweight and lightweight divisions for the next few years. But, Poirier, while maintaining a low profile, also steadily took off in the UFC and became one of the biggest names in the sport.

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That set the stage for their last fight, which took place in January of this year. Poirier came in with a game plan, neutralizing McGregor’s striking and movement with a series of leg kicks and eventually getting his revenge with a TKO victory of his own.

So, here we are, with a rubber match in front of us that the combat sports world is eagerly awaiting.

Conor McGregor vs. Dutin Poirier III Betting Odds

Lucky for us, our friends over at FanDuel are on it. While it’s hard to find odds on this fight in some places, they have already opened the market.

As of Saturday, McGregor is a -130 favorite over Poirier, despite looking outclassed the last time they faced each other. Those odds give him a 56.5% chance of winning outright. He’s also the more popular pick among the betting public with 54.5% of all bets over the last 24 hours coming in on him.

For Poirier, he once again finds himself the underdog against McGregor. His odds sit at +108 for McGregor vs. Poirier III, implying a 48.1% shot to have his hand raised.

Fighter Odds (Click to Bet) Public Bets Last 24 Hours
Conor McGregor -130 54.5%
Dustin Poirier +108 45.5%
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