Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Odds: Bettors Can’t Decide Between McGregor, Poirier
Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but the whole fight world is focussing its attention on Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier next weekend, as the two fighters meet in the UFC 264 main event. It will be the third time these two have faced off.
The first time they fought, both were relatively unknown nationally. The fight ended in the first round, just a minute and 46 seconds in when McGregor caught Poirier with a left hook behind the ear, crumpling Poirier and ending the fight via TKO.
From there, McGregor’s career took off into international stardom while Poirier quietly built up one of the most successful lightweight resumes in the UFC.
It all culminated into a meeting at UFC 257 in January of this year, and Poirier didn’t squander his second chance. Poirier came into the bout with a clear gameplan. He wanted to slow McGregor’s movement with a series of leg kicks, and he did just that.
By the end of the first round of their second fight, Dustin Poirier had turned McGregor’s lead foot bright red as he struggled to put his full weight on it. It was just a matter of time until Poirier ended the fight in the second round, which he eventually did.
Now, we’re a week away from Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier III and we have almost every major sportsbook offering Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier odds. So, let’s take a look.
When looking at Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier odds, it’s important to remember just how long ago that first fight was.
In 2014, when they first touched gloves, McGregor was a scrappy, hungry fighter from Ireland looking to make a name for himself. Now, he’s the biggest name in combat sports across the world. He’s boxed Floyd Mayweather, been considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport and taken on some of the GOATs in the octagon. He’s done it all.
It’s a testament to his hard work, but some also speculate that it’s caused him to stop taking the UFC as seriously as he once did. So, when we take a look at Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier III odds, we need to know which Conor we’re getting.
Still, the sportsbooks have rolled out McGregor vs. Poirier odds and, it’s pretty much a 50-50 tossup.
As of Friday, Poirer is a -115 favorite, implying a 53.5% chance of victory. Earlier this week, McGregor was also odds-on, but a +105 price has popped up, giving him a 48.8% shot at a win.
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Betting
As far as the betting public is concerned, they’re equally as confused when it comes to Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier betting.
Since the betting has opened 53.85% of all moneyline bets on McGregor vs. Poirier are backing Conor McGregor to win. Poirier is backed by 46.15%.
It’s interesting to see McGregor getting to majority of bets, seeing as prior to their second fight, which Poirier won, McGregor only had 47.06% of bets backing him.