Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Betting



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The headliner of UFC 257 will be a rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

It seems like eons ago when Conor McGregor defeated Dustin Poirier in the first round at their clash at UFC 178.

Since that time, McGregor has won multiple titles, retired multiple times and left to go fight Floyd Mayweather.

It's been a wild couple of years.

Both men have grown as fighters since that time, and both men are looking to get another shot at the title.

In most circumstances, this fight would be for the title, though UFC President Dana White seems to think that he can lure Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement to take on the winner.

Conor McGregor is coming off of an impressive first-round KO of Donald Cerrone early last year. McGregor had planned on fighting three times in 2020, though the Coronavirus put an end to those plans.

Dustin Poirier, on the other hand, is coming off of an impressive win against Dan Hooker in June of 2020. Poirier has won 5 of his last 6 fights and certainly deserves another shot against McGregor.

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The biggest question in this fight is: can Poirier take McGregor's heavy shots?

Poirier seems to find himself in trouble in all of his fights at one point or another. Can he withstand the power of Conor McGregor? McGregor is a fantastic striker and arguably the most powerful puncher in his division - if Poirier gets into trouble, can he survive?

Poirier, on the other hand, will likely look to take advantage of his wrestling to nullify McGregor's attack. The problem, of course, is that McGregor uses his reach very well, and it can be hard to take him to the ground without getting smoked in the process. Not everybody is Khabib.

Another question is Conor's gas tank, though he seems to have solved the issue in his second fight against Nate Diaz, where he went five long rounds against one of the fittest fighters in the UFC.

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Here are the current odds for McGregor/Poirier 2, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: January 6th, 2021 12:58 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Conor McGregor, 1.36
Dustin Poirier, 3.25

Fight Details:

Event: UFC 257
Venue: Fight Island