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UFC 257 Odds, Can Poirier Exact His Revenge on McGregor?

UFC 257 Odds, Can Poirier Exact His Revenge on McGregor?


UFC 257 Odds, Can Poirier Exact His Revenge on McGregor?

Betmania has the best UFC 257 odds. This will be the first MMA PPV event of the year, and it's the best way to start your UFC betting year because not only does it bring a stacked card, the biggest star in the sport is stepping into the octagon again. Yes! Conor McGregor is back, and he is facing an old foe of his.

Conor McGregor is giving Dustin Poirier a rematch after their featherweight bout in 2014. One thing is clear; this is a whole new ballgame from both fighters; it's like they've become two different fighters since that long distant memory.

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Back in 2014, Poirier was an aspiring featherweight, while McGregor was already shooting for stardom. McGregor knocked Poirier inside the first round with a left cross that rocked him hard.

But, as established, these are two different fighters in many senses. So the question arises, can Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier exact his revenge on 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor? Here at Betmania, we have a crack at answering that question.

UFC 257 Odds

Of course, it would be one thing if Poirier odds had him as a massive favorite or something like that, but that's not the case at all.

Actually, despite only fighting three times since November 2016, McGregor's odds are still a huge draw, and he opens as the favorite for the bout as well, with -275 odds in his favor.

As for Poirier odds, he is a +215 underdog. Not the first time that The Diamond is the dog, he has consistently defied the odds throughout his career.

Conor McGregor Odds

McGregor grew to be the sport's biggest star of all time. Since that fight with Poirier, he became a featherweight champion, lightweight champion, and the first champ-champ in the sport to simultaneously hold the belts.

Then, he moved on to boxing in a losing effort to Floyd Mayweather. After that, McGregor had the infamous grudge fight against Khabib, where he tapped out to a rear-naked choke. However, his camp was awful, and he still is the only fighter ever to win a round against Nurmagomedov.

Following that, he fought last January against Cowboy Cerrone after a two-year absence, where he knocked the journeyman out in 40 seconds, with as many style points as you can produce. Still, with only three fights since 2016 is tough, considering Poirier has been active.

Dustin Poirier Odds

When it comes to UFC betting, Poirier has been as reliable as one can be, winning five of his last six fights. Poirier lost to McGregor and then became a lightweight, and he has strived in the 155 division. 

Since going to lightweight, he has gone 10-2-1NC. Not only that, but Poirier has improved massively. He is as complete as a fighter can be, his boxing is impeccable, he is now a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and his fight IQ is one of the highest in the business.

His resume is unbelievable, he has defeated plenty of world champions like Anthony Pettis, Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, and Max Holloway (twice). 

He is a diamond in the rough no more, he is now a bright piece of jewelry in the UFC, looking to get back to get the gold again. 

Tale Of The Tape

Both fighters are 32 years of age, but if we have to say one is in his prime, it will be Poirier, McGregor has continuously been inactive since 2016. So Poirier has the rhythm to his side.

Both McGregor and Poirier are 5'9"; however, Conor has a two-inch advantage, edging Poirier 74" to 72". No one controls reach like McGregor; this can come in very handy, no pun intended.

Both started as featherweights, and both won gold at lightweight. McGregor has also fought at welterweight. 

While Conor is a southpaw-based fighter, Poirier can switch from his dominant, orthodox stance to southpaw, and when in a short distance, he can make a flat stance, giving him more space and power from both hands to trade in short range.

McGregor has three titles. He's won the interim featherweight, featherweight, and lightweight championships. As for Poirier, he has enjoyed the success of being the interim lightweight champion as well.

Both are seasoned fighters, McGregor has 22-4 with 19 KOs, while Poirier holds 26-6 with 19 stoppages. Both can finish fights at a very high level, although Poirier is much better at the grappling game.

Conclusion

These two can beat 99% of the opponents they face, that's how good they are. They belong to the elite. The question is, can Poirier win the fight? The answer is yes, 100%, but so can Conor. They are equally matched, and even though Poirier has the advantage on the ground, McGregor's takedown defense is top-notch.

Both of them are ready for war, join the frenzy of UFC 257 betting here at Betmania!