Bet on Connor Mcgregor Vs. Dustin Proirier 2 Fight

Connor McGregor Vs. Dustion Proirier 2 Final Betting Odds & Prediction

Connor McGregor is back! Bettors have been waiting for another  chance to bet on a McGregor Fight As it is usually a great betting opportunity as much as a high level MMA fight.

The MMA Superstar is a slight betting favorite (+300) will enter the cage for the first time in more than a year. This time to rematch Dustin Proirier (+240). The odds favor Mcgregor to win early not only because of his massive popularity. The odds are predicted mainly due to the fact he already has a first round TKO win over his opponent.

While both fighters have been finished in back-to-back fights by current UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. This similarity isn’t giving us much in terms of predicting thee upcoming McGregor-Proirier rematch.
Analyzing the betting dilemma excluding the Khabib fights becomes more complex as we view the path each of these UFC fighters have followed in the years since that encounter.

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Roads leading to UFC 257 McGregor-Proirier Rematch

McGregor wasn’t as active, having just a single, albeit spectacular victory in recent times. That is a 40 seconds whooping of Donald Cowboy Cerrone.
All the while  Dustin Proirier was actively fighting. competing and winning against top caliber opposition. His list of victims include former UFC champions Anthony Pettis, Eddie Alvarez (twice), Justin Gaethje, and Max Holloway to capture the Interim UFC Lightweight Title. 

Coming straight off a unanimous decision win in a 2020 fight of the year contender over Dan Hooker. Proirier has the confidence as he been through the fire to emerge victorious. With that said Proirier wasn’t as emotionally invested in those fights as he’s been in the first McGregor fight.  Facing the warrior Irish demon  from the past might bring back old tendencies. let us remember it takes very little for McGregor to KO someone with his massive power and precision. (evident by the fact he is the only fighter in UFC history to hold KO/TKO victories in three separate weight division).

When McGregor wins, he usually wins early and violently. The most emphatic of those win is the historic 13 seconds knockout of Jose Aldo.
McGregor should be considered a front runner/bully kind of fighter as the only time he faced and overcome significant adversity was in the second Nate Diaz fight. This is an important aspect of the betting dilemma as both fighters showed proven ability to win where the other is vulnerable. 

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Final thoughts on Psychological Warfare - or lack of?

Another angle of the McGregor-Prorier fight bet dilemma comes from the Psychological side of the fight game. The brash McGregor was certainly inside Proirier head coming into the first fight. In recent media obligations and press conference ‘The Notorious” has been nothing short of respectful. 

Other than some vague ‘Mystic-Mac’ predictions there was only praise between the former foes. While we did see a more tame version of Connor McGregor in the build up to the Cerrone fight, some suspect the genuine respect he feels towards Proirier will effect the Irishman killing instinct.

Our betting strategy favors an early stoppage win for McGregor inside 3 rounds. On the contrary if this fight goes to the championship rounds the Odds flip to favor Proirier. Going into the 4th and 5th odds shift towards “The Diamond” as his condtioning advantage should lead him pulling out the upset and maybe a late TKO finish.

Our UFC 257 betting picks:

Favorite win prediction: Connor McGregor by KO/TKO RD2-3
Underdog Win predictionDustin Prorier by unanimous decision/TKO RD4-5

Method of Victory Betting Odds Overview

  • Connor McGregor Win by Finish: -200
  • Connor McGregor Win by Decision: +700
  • Draw: +5000
  • Dustin Poirier Win by Finish: +475
  • Dustin Poirier Win by Decision: +600

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