After a huge amount of speculation, we finally have a date for the rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier and look forward to bringing you all the details in our McGregor vs Poirier betting tips.
The fight will take place on the 23rd of January at UFC 257. At the time of writing, we do not know the exact location of the event and UFC president Dana White is set to make an announcement in due course. This contest is a lightweight rematch between former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and the former interim champion Dustin Poirier. McGregor will be 32 while Poirier will be 31 at the time of the fight, so there is nothing in it in terms of age.
Continue below as we take a closer look at both men in our McGregor vs Poirier betting predictions and bring you the latest Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier betting odds.
We begin our McGregor vs Poirier fight preview by looking back at the previous meeting between the two fighters. Before that contest took place in 2014, McGregor was happy to talk up his chances of winning the fight by stopping his opponent in the first round. The Irishman kept his word and a left hand behind the ear of Poirier saw the American fall to the canvas. Poirier got back to his feet but some quick-fire work by McGregor, who landed a flurry of blows, brought the contest to an end.
I’m sure he is always evolving. I’m sure he is always working, trying to get better. I think because he has been submitted, and he is such a big puncher people dismiss his ground game… I’m not underestimating this guy in any aspect of MMA. I expect the guy to come out as a mixed martial artist and not a boxer. He’s coming to fight and so am I. - Poirier about McGregor, MMA Junkie
It was only the second time McGregor had fought in the United States but he remained in control of the short contest throughout and it was an extremely strong performance. Based on the first meeting alone, it is easy to see why the odds for McGregor vs Poirier 2 favour the Irishman, who is the favourite with Bet365 to win the rematch.
However, when making Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 fight predictions, it is worth remembering McGregor retired in June for the third time in four years. His most recent fight was at UFC 246 in January, which gave McGregor a 22-4 record in mixed martial arts as he defeated Donald Cerrone. That means his opponent has fought more recently and could be better prepared for the fight.
However, when speaking to the media about a possible fight with Poirier, McGregor was in confident mood, saying he is very grateful to be about to return and get to do what he loves again. McGregor also looks forward to the fresh test Dustin will bring since their first bout, while also showcasing his own incredibly deep cache of weaponry.
We continue our Preview of Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 below as we take a closer look at the American fighter.
2. The Outsider of McGregor vs Poirier Second Fight
The McGregor vs Poirier fight odds have the latter as the outsider with Bet365. As highlighted above, Poirier failed to make his presence felt in the first meeting between the two men in January 2014 and will be keen to make amends for that performance. He will look back on how he responded to the defeat by going on a four fight winning streak.
Poirier won the interim UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 236 against Max Holloway but then came up against the formidable Khabib Nurmagomedov in September of last year. Poirier lost by submission in the third round but has since come back to beat Dan Hooker by unanimous decision in Las Vegas on the 27th of June 2020.
For Poirier, the stakes are high, as this fight will be an opportunity to potentially earn another shot at a UFC title. With that extra motivation, some tips for McGregor vs Poirier 2 are backing the American fighter to cause an upset. There is no doubt Poirier’s striking ability has greatly improved over the years and his success at 155 pounds could shine through in this fight, handing him the advantage.
This McGregor vs Poirier rematch is highly anticipated. Who are you backing in your predictions for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2?
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