Conor Mcgregor vs. Dustin Poirier UFC 257 Betting Odds, Predictions and Fight Analysis
The best USA sportsbooks favor Conor McGregor over Dustin Poirier in their main event match at UFC 257, an upcoming MMA event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It will take place on January 24, 2021 at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Betting Dustin Poirier
The Diamond is the underdog of the best UFC betting sites. The first time these two coincided, McGregor played his usual mind games. As childish and immature as this is, Poirier actually admitted that Mac got to him.
The big question, and one that isn’t easy to answer, is how Poirier will handle his emotions on this occasion. This is one of the aspects where he has improved throughout his career. He hardly looked fazed in his title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov last year.
On the other hand, one could perceive the Diamond’s restlessness when he swiped at Connie’s hand as they faced each other during the ref’s instructions in their first fight. Poirier did a good job chopping at Mac’s lead leg. That was almost always answered with McGregor’s trademark powerful left hand. Sooner than later, Conor connected a left behind Dustin’s ear, dropping him like a sack of dirt.
After losing to McGregor in 2014, Poirier is 10-2 with one no contest. He won the interim lightweight belt against Max Holloway. Of course that is a meaningless achievement, but he also beat current interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. As well as former champions Anthony Pettis and Eddie Alvarez.
Betting Conor McGregor
McGregor’s 2020 season was suddenly stopped short following his quick KO win over Donald Cerrone on January 18. This was a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Irish brawler hasn’t fought since. It appears as though his season was merely been postponed a year. A rematch with Dustin Poirier is scheduled for January 23 at UFC 257.
The Ginger Leprechaun is the favorite at the best USA sportsbooks. These two first clashed in 2014. McGregor scored a first-round knockout win. Looking at the odds, it was a little odd to see the winner of the previous fight open as just a -180 favorite. Poirier came back at +155.
The best USA sportsbooks have shifted those odds since. Other than two occasions as an underdog in the octagon. And once in the ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The -280 line is Con’s fourth-shortest in the UFC. Even shorter than his first fight with Poirier. He was a -225 favorite back then.
There was a lot of value on Notorious when this line opened at –180. He has competed only once in the past two years. Having already recorded a KO win over Poirier, McGregor should be bursting with confidence going into the bout. Moreover, if truly Pacquaio is next in line, it is only logical he takes on a sinister fighter like Poirier to tune-up.
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One can expect this bout to last longer than the first encounter. Especially if indeed McGregor is using Poirier as a warm-up prior Pacquiao. Is it possible he wants to test his conditioning for five rounds? Furthermore, champion Nurmagomedov has gone on record saying the next person to defeat Poirier would become the No. 1 contender. That would set the stage for a McGregor/Nurmagomedov rematch.
Having said that, McGregor could walk in and breeze past him. You can never tell beforehand in his fights. All things considered, Poirier might try to survive the first round, in hopes that McGregor tires. Even so, Poirier would pay the price for that in the second.