- Conor McGregor is 22-4 entering Saturday’s match with his last fight coming in January of 2020.
- Dustin Poirier is 26-6, fighting his last matchup in June.
- McGregor is the UFC 257 main event favorite with odds of -301.
- Poirier has been given odds of +251 to take McGregor down.
ABU DHABI – UFC 257 is shaping up to be quite the fight night as the headliner and favorite Conor McGregor will face off against Dustin Poirier for a rematch that’s been seven years in the making.
The last time Poirier and McGregor were in the cage together, McGregor won the fight in less than two minutes after striking Poirier in the back of the head which many have said was an unfair win due to that type of hit being prohibited in MMA fighting.
Nevertheless, the victory went to McGregor and now the two will finally meet again on Saturday for the first time since 2014.
Odds Favor Conor McGregor
However, it will all depend on the fighting of each man and whether or not McGregor will make a repeat with his strikes the way he did in 2014. While there is no title on the line for this matchup, there is a chance at the lightweight title in the future for whoever wins this bout.
Either the current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov will come out of retirement or he will soon be stripped of the title so that other fighters will have a chance at taking it. In either scenario, one of the winners of the McGregor/Poirier fight will have his title shot coming.
That would serve as a big comeback for McGregor who hasn’t had much fighting time the past few years and has become more of a face for commercials rather than being seen in the cage as much as before.
Betting Props For UFC 257
There are plenty of wagers for the UFC betting fan tied to this matchup. Prop bets for this particular fight are listed below:
Fight Ends in the First Minute
- No -900
- Yes +550
Conor McGregor Prop Bets – UFC 257 Odds
- First Successful Takedown +275
- First to Bleed +170
- Most Strikes Landed -220
- Knockdown Poirier -250
- Be Knocked Down +250
McGregor to Say “Proper 12” in Octagon Interview
- Yes -175
- No +135
The fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier begins at 10 p.m. EST on ESPN and PPV and will take place at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
McGregor is 22-4 entering the fight with Poirier having a 26-6 career record. McGregor has fought five times since 2016. His last bout was a year ago where he beat Donald Cerrone. Poirier has fought 11 times in that timeframe with his last match being against Dan Hooker in June where he won as well.
While McGregor is the favorite to win, this fight is sure to be one to watch because Poirier will not tap out lightly.
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