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UFC 257: Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Betting Tips

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    The eyes of the Mixed Martial Arts world will be firmly fixed on UFC 257 during the early hours of Sunday morning as Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor duke it out on Fight Island.

    Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Betting Odds

    The UFC's first major event of 2021 looks set to provide fireworks with a potential shot at the lightweight title on offer for the victor.

    The first bout between these two contenders came at featherweight in 2014 but both have since found a home in the lightweight division and have their sights set on gold.

    Poirier is a 5/2 underdog to earn revenge in the rematch, having lost via KO after just one minute and 46 seconds in the last meeting with McGregor.

    The Diamond was rough around the edges but he has shone since stepping up to 155lbs, winning five of his last six trips to the octagon.

    His only defeat in that sequence came against current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who announced his retirement in October but has hinted he could return to defend his strap one more time.

    McGregor can be backed at 4/11 to make it back-to-back wins over the Lafayette-native when he makes his first appearance on Fight Island.

    The Irishman boasts three wins from his last four fights, also losing to Khabib, and he fought just once in 2020 when stopping Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds.

    Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Best Bet

    McGregor by KO, TKO or Disqualification - BET NOW

    McGregor looked a class above Poirier when they squared off for the first time in the featherweight division at UFC 178.

    The Notorious set the tempo from the outset, launching the first attack with a hook kick and proceeding to pile on the pressure before eventually ending the fight with an overwhelming flurry of punches.

    Poirier looked like a rabbit in the headlights, backed up against the cage and without any clear exit route as McGregor closed off all angles.

    There's no questioning that Poirier looks much more comfortable at lightweight and has a string of impressive victories on his CV, including Justin Gaethje, Max Holloway and Dan Hooker.

    However, McGregor has continued to show improvement too and still looks to be a cut above Poirier.

    The likelihood of this fight going five rounds is low, especially when considering McGregor has only gone the distance twice in 26 fights.

    Both fighters are known for their boxing talent but McGregor's ability to kickbox gives him a slight edge in keeping Poirier on his toes.

    Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Prediction                                

    Under 2.5 rounds - BET NOW

    McGregor is known for making bold predictions and he gave himself the nickname Mystic Mac after delivering on his promise to stop Poirier in the first round in 2014.

    He claims it will be done and dusted within 60 seconds in Abu Dhabi, while Poirier has also revealed he's targeting a first round stoppage.

    The expectation is this headline fight will be an all-out brawl as they look to put the rest of the lightweight contenders on notice.

    Just three of McGregor's 12 fights in the UFC have gone beyond two rounds and another early finish looks to be on the cards here.

    Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Tips

    1. McGregor by KO, TKO or Disqualification - BET NOW
    2. Under 2.5 rounds - BET NOW

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    Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Frequently Asked Questions

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    What time does the fight start?

    Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor II is expected to start at 05:00 on Sunday, January 24.

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    Where is the fight being held?

    The fight will take place at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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    What fights are on the undercard?

    Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler, Jessica Eye vs Joanne Calderwood, Matt Frevola vs Ottman Azaitar and Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Ribas.

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    Who is the favourite?

    McGregor is the 4/11 favourite.

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    What is our recommended bet?

    McGregor by KO, TKO or Disqualification.

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