Conor McGregor To Be Rare Underdog Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Published on August 20th, 2018 2:05 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



Conor McGregor betting odds history.  MMA. For the first time since entering the UFC, Conor McGregor will be an underdog for his upcoming fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Tracking McGregor's odds all the way back to his Cage Warriors 45 tilt against Steve O'Keeffe, McGregor has never stepped into the Octagon as an underdog.

McGregor opened as a large underdog against Dustin Poirier, though the betting public (namely, McGregor's Irish fans) bet so much money on "Mystic Mac" that he finished as the overwhelming favourite.

Things may be different against Nurmagomedov, however, as Khabib has his fair share of supporters as well.

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Let's look at the closing odds of every Conor McGregor fight from 2012 until now:

Conor McGregor, -205
Steve O'Keeffe, +150

Conor McGregor, -260
Dave Hill, +175

Conor McGregor, -160
Ivan Buchinger, +110

Conor McGregor, -165
Marcus Brimage, +115

Conor McGregor, -385
Max Holloway, +190

Conor McGregor, -690
Diego Brandao, +370

Conor McGregor, -300
Dustin Poirier, +159

Conor McGregor, -1415
Dennis Siver, +600

Conor McGregor, -210
Chad Mendes, +140

Conor McGregor, -109
Jose Aldo, -135

Conor McGregor, -585
Nate Diaz, +280

Conor McGregor, -155
Nate Diaz, -105

Conor McGregor, -195
Eddie Alvarez, +125

Conor McGregor, +130
Khabib Nurmagomedov, -180

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As you can see, McGregor has never been worse than a coin flip to win until his fight against Nurmagomedov.

The interesting thing to watch will be whether or not McGregor finishes as the underdog against Khabib.

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