UFC 264 Main Card Betting Odds, Picks & Analysis (07/10/2021)
The top offshore sportsbooks have set their favorites and underdogs for the main card of UFC 264. This is an upcoming mixed martial arts event. It will be produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It will take place on July 10, 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.
Poirier vs. Mcgregor UFC 264 Odds by MyBookie.ag
Poirier is favored at the best online sportsbooks. McGregor looks to avoid his first-ever losing skid and. Poirier has his eye on a third straight win since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in September 2019.
McGregor has struggled since leaving the featherweight division. He has a 3-3 record at the higher weight classes. His overall record is still 22-5. Each of his losses has been a stoppage, including one KO loss.
Notorious looks for a standup battle. He averages less than one takedown per 15 minutes and 5.32 significant strikes per minute. He has great timing and footwork. His biggest concern are the leg kicks that damaged him in the last fight with Poirier. His conditioning, of course, has always been a concern. McGregor’s last three fights were Khabib Nurmagomedov (lost by submission), Donald Cerrone (won by knockout) and Dustin Poirier (lost by knockout).
Poirier has an 11-2 record with a no-contest since moving up from featherweight. His overall record is 27-6. He’s been stopped four times. The Diamond is well-rounded, with the ability to compete wherever the fight goes.
He averages 1.47 takedowns per 15 minutes and 5.59 significant strikes per minute. Also he fights well in many different positions. He has strong leg kicks and good head movement and his grappling is not too shabby either.
He has to make sure he doesn’t throw wild leg kicks simply because of the last fight. Poirier’s last three fights were Khabib Nurmagomedov (lost by submission), Dan Hooker (won by unanimous decision) and Conor McGregor (won by knockout).
McGregor by KO.
Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson
Burns is the underdog at top offshore sportsbooks. Before his defeat to Usman, he was on a six-fight winning streak. He is 19-4 and. Also he is dangerous wherever the fight is played out. He averages 2.08
takedowns per 15 minutes and has high-level submission skills.
On his feet, he has powerful strikes that can knock an opponent. Durinho is aggressive but can get tired, and his defensive skills won’t hold up if he’s exhausted. Burns’s last three fights were Demian Maia (won by knockout), Tyron Woodley (won by unanimous decision) and Kamaru Usman (lost by knockout).
Thompson is a karate fighter and has no interest in going to the mat. He has great footwork and conditioning. Thompson has a nice jab and strong straights. His kicks at long range are accurate. Thompson’s last three fights were Anthony Pettis (lost by knockout), Vicente Luque (won by unanimous decision) and Geoff Neal (won by knockout).
Stephen Thompson by decision.
Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy
Tuivasa is the fave at top offshore sportsbooks. He has power in everything he throws, big leg kicks and heavy hands. He has
a big overhand right. Tuivasa’s last three fights were Sergei Spivac (lost by submission), Stefan Struve (won by knockout) and Harry Hunsucker (won by knockout).
Hardy enters this fight at 7-3 with six KOs and one knockout loss. The former NFL Pro Bowl defensive end improves every time he sets foot in the cage. The Prince of War has added leg kicks to his arsenal in addition to a good long jab and his powerful right hand. Hardy’s last three fights were Yorgan De Castro (won by unanimous decision), Maurice Greene (won by knockout) and Marcin Tybura (lost by knockout).
Greg Hardy by decision