UFC 257 betting odds: McGregor vs Poirier headlines Jan 23

Nov 15, 2020 |
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. Early odds have McGregor as the -184 favorite.
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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. Early odds have McGregor as the -184 favorite.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports

A rematch between "The Notorious" Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier is being targeted for UFC 257 on January 23, and UFC betting odds have hit the board for the highly-anticipated main event. 

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, while Poirier comes back at +154.

UFC odds for the headline fight have been the first to drop but check back here for updates on the MMA odds for every other bout on the card as they are announced. 

Where Will UFC 257 Take Place?

While the location for UFC Fight 257 has yet to be confirmed, UFC president Dana White has said that "if everything goes according to plans" the event will likely take place at Yas Island, colorfully referred to as Fight Island, in Abu Dhabi.

Who Is Fighting At UFC 257?

Since UFC 257 is still some time away most of the card has yet to be confirmed. While McGregor vs. Poirier 2 is the closest to being finalized, other fights expected for the event include the "Karate Hottie" Michelle Waterson vs. Amanda Ribas, Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, and Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood.

UFC 257 Odds (as of November 15)

Weight Class Favorite Odds Underdog Odds
Lightweight Conor McGregor -184 Dustin Poirier +154

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. 

Poirier (+154)  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 has dominated all his recent foes—including McGregor.

With Khabib announcing his retirement after his most recent 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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