After over a year off Conor McGregor returns to the octagon this weekend to fight Dustin Poirier for the second time in his UFC career!
McGregor first fought Poirier back in 2014 in what was just his fourth fight in the UFC. The Irishman won in the first round via TKO and it won performance of the night at UFC 178. Since then McGregor has had seven more fights, winning five and losing two.
Conor’s last fast was January 18th 2020 against Donald Cerrone. Since that fight, which he again won in round one, McGregor announced his retirement once again but is now back to fight Poirier.
Since Poirier last fought McGregor, he has had 13 fights, winning ten and losing two. One of his fights, against Eddie Alvarez was deemed a No Contest, due to Alvarez performing an illegal move. Poirier last fought in June 2020 when he beat Dan Hooker via decision.
Both men have fought Khabib and both came out on the losing side. Khabib beat them both via submission, with McGregor last one round longer making it to the fourth. This should make for an interesting match up on Saturday night!
McGregor is the overall favourite with Paddy Power, priced at 3/10 to win with Poirier at 5/2. They also have a selection of other odds and Power Prices to look at to make the return of The Notorious even more exciting!
McGregor vs Poirier – Power Prices
Conor McGregor to win in the 1st minute of Round 1 – 6/1
The last time these two met, it was over inside the first round but it took one minute and 46 seconds. McGregor in the preview for this fight has said he’s going to do it quicker that last time and he has a history of doing so. In his 10 wins in UFC, four have finished in the first round and two finishing inside a minute. They were against Cerrone and Aldo, both better fighters than Poirier.
Dustin Poirier to win by KO/TKO – 7/1
Poirier has won seven fights in the UFC via KO/TKO. Some of these wins have come against great fighters like Alvarez and Gaethje. Only twice has Poirier won via decision which suggests he likes to get it done early instead of going through all the rounds. McGregor hasn’t fought for a while and Poirer is going to want to take the fight to him. At 7/1 its a good price cause all it takes is one good punch!
Conor McGregor to win the fight, land the most significant strikes & have the most takedowns (Loser if any ties) – 7/2
For this to come in it would mean McGregor has to totally dominate the fight and you wouldn’t put that past his. He is the heavy favourite to win the fight and tends to land the most significant strikes in most of his fights. Effectively it could be a 7/2 price for him to just have the most takedowns. It’s an interesting price that could be worth a small flutter as there is every chance it can come in.
Now, these aren’t the only promotions and prices available on this weekend’s highly anticipated fight. Paddy Power has a lot of others for you to take a look at and hopefully take advantage of!