UFC 257 betting odds: McGregor vs Poirier headlines Jan 23

Jan 19, 2021 |
UFC 257 betting odds: McGregor vs Poirier headlines Jan 23
"The Notorious" Conor McGregor is expected to make his return to the octagon at UFC 257, where he will have a rematch against Dustin Poirier.
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"The Notorious" Conor McGregor is expected to make his return to the octagon at UFC 257, where he will have a rematch against Dustin Poirier.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports

UFC betting odds are on the board for an exciting UFC 257 card on January 23, headlined by the return of "The Notorious" Conor McGregor to the octagon as he faces off against Dustin Poirier in a rematch between two lightweight contenders. 

Despite fighting sporadically for the last few years, McGregor is still the biggest draw in MMA and UFC 257 odds opened with McGregor as a -184 favorite before moving to -275. 

While UFC odds for the main event have been available since November, betting lines for other expected fights are starting to drop, including a bout between Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker.

Here are the MMA odds for every other bout on the UFC 257 card as they are announced:

Where Will UFC 257 Take Place?

UFC 257 will take take place at Etihad Arena on Yas Island, colorfully referred to as Fight Island, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Who Is Fighting At UFC 257?

In addition to the main event, another highly anticipated lightweight fight has recently been announced with former Bellator champion Michael Chandler making his UFC debut against the No. 6 ranked lightweight Dan Hooker.

Other fights linked to the card include Hakeem Dawodu vs. Shane Burgos, Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas, Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Prachnio, and Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood.

UFC 257 Odds

Weight Class Favorite Odds Underdog Odds
Lightweight Conor McGregor -275 Dustin Poirier +225
Lightweight Dan Hooker -170 Michael Chandler +140
Women's Flyweight Jessica Eye +100 Joanne Calderwood -125
Light Heavyweight Khalil Rountree Jr. -334 Marcin Prachnio +250
Women's Strawweight Amanda Ribas -334 Marina Rodriguez +250
Featherweight Shane Burgos -175 Hakeem Dawodu +150
Lightweight Ottman Azaitar -163 Matt Frevola +137
Middleweight Brad Tavares -160 Antonio Carlos Junior +130
Middleweight Makhmud Muradov -138 Andrew Sanchez +110

Odds courtesy of FanDuel

UFC 257 Odds for Title Fights

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2

McGregor and Poirier fought at 145 pounds all the way back in 2014, with McGregor winning via first-round knockout en route to an eventual featherweight championship. However, much has changed in the more than six years since then.

McGregor has a career record of 22-4, with 19 knockouts, but has fought in the UFC just twice in the last four years as the Irishman has flirted with retirement while pursuing interests outside the octagon.

Nonetheless, McGregor is fresh off a first-round knockout of Donald Cerrone last January and opened as a -184 favorite for this lightweight matchup with that line since shifting to -275. 

 

Poirier (+225)  has gone 6-1 in his last seven fights and is currently No. 2 in the UFC lightweight rankings. That lone loss came against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who dominated all his recent foes—including McGregor.

With Khabib announcing his retirement after his title defense in October, the winner of McGregor vs. Poirier 2 would be on the fast track to claim the vacant championship. 

 

Where Can I Bet on UFC Odds?

Most online sportsbooks and casinos offer bets on UFC odds and props. However, with UFC 257 more than two months away, not every book will have full odds for that event just yet. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live and see what UFC bets they have available. 

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