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Betting Guide for Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 – Odds, Best Bets, Updates, and More

| October 6, 2020 9:26 am PDT
| Last Updated On January 21, 2021 at 10:28 am
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2

Congratulations. You’ve landed on a comprehensive betting guide for Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2.

Here you can expect to find the latest McGregor vs. Poirier rematch odds, props, best bets, updates, and information that will help you prepare for wagering on the fight. I will also introduce you to the best sites for betting on McGregor vs. Poirier 2.

This fight is one of the most anticipated rematches in the UFC today. The first encounter between the pair went down at featherweight in 2014, with “The Notorious” earning a first-round TKO over his rival. Can McGregor do the same this time around, or will Poirier finally get his revenge?

The date for McGregor vs. Poirier 2 is January 23, 2021. So, make sure to get that in your diary now.

The fight goes down at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A limited number of fans will be in attendance, which should help the atmosphere enormously.

All in all, you will find the following information covered in this McGregor vs. Poirier 2 betting guide.

Where to Bet on McGregor vs. Poirier 2

Before you can place your McGregor vs. Poirier 2 bets, you’re going to need to choose from the best UFC sportsbooks out there.

Perhaps the most important decision when it comes to placing bets on any fight, it is imperative that you are getting the most out of any site you are using. From safety and security to the best odds and betting markets for McGregor vs. Poirier 2, there is nothing as crucial as choosing the right site or sites.

It is by no coincidence that I mentioned safety and security first. A cautious approach to signing up for sites is the only way forward and can save you a lot of anxiety, duress, and even lost funds further down the line. By only choosing betting sites for UFC fights that are 100% legal, trustworthy, and exceptional, you are making the right move.

But there is more to choosing the right site than that. Personally, I want to see odds that are above average for the industry. More than this, I look for markets that cover beyond the most basic bread and butter bets. Bonuses for fights, UFC betting apps, promotions, and a slick interface. Essentially, I want the full package.

One of my suggestions for anyone trying to win money on McGregor vs. Poirier 2 is to sign up for our recommended UFC betting sites and compare them for yourself. Shop around for odds, look for the best markets, and see what they have to offer.

Once you’re happy to proceed, join me, and I’ll break down the odds for the big fight!

Odds for McGregor vs. Poirier 2

Conor McGregor-325
Dustin Poirier+245

What are the odds for McGregor vs. Poirier 2, you ask?

McGregor’s odds to beat Poirier are now -325 with MyBookie.

The Irishman is a significant favorite for UFC 257’s main event, with Poirier’s odds to win a much more appealing prospect at +245.

McGregor’s odds closed at -276 in his fight with Poirier back in 2014. Poirier closed as a +159 underdog having opened as a -225 favorite.

You can’t exactly say that the McGregor vs. Poirier betting line for this super rematch is surprising at all.

McGregor vs. Poirier 2 Fight Card and Key Details

  • Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler
  • Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood
  • Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas
  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Brad Tavares vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior
  • Julianna Peña vs. Sara McMann
  • Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Prachnio
  • Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov
  • Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz
  • Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov

When and Where is McGregor vs. Poirier 2?

  • Venue: Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi
  • When: Saturday, January 23, 2021
  • Title: None

McGregor vs. Poirier 2 Predictions

  • Poirier to Beat McGregor by Decision
  • Hooker to Beat Chandler by KO/TKO
  • Calderwood to Beat Eye by Decision
  • Azaitar to Beat Frevola by KO/TKO
  • Ribas to Beat Rodriguez by Submission
  • Tsarukyan to Beat Haqparast by Decision
  • Carlos Junior to Beat Tavares by Submission
  • Pena to Beat McMann by Decision
  • Rountree to Beat Prachnio by KO/TKO
  • Muradov to Beat Sanchez by KO/TKO
  • Evloev to Beat Lentz by KO/TKO
  • Albazi to Beat Zhumagulov by Submission

You will find a full list of predictions for the undercard of the McGregor vs. Poirier rematch when details have been released.

Check back soon for updates!

Why Poirier Beats McGregor

I believe Dustin Poirier beats Conor McGregor in a rematch. Of course, you likely want to hear my reasons for picking the underdog in this fight, and I’m happy to explain further.

First of all, I believe that “The Diamond” has significantly improved as a fighter since losing to McGregor back in 2014. After the loss to the man who would eventually win the 145-pound title, Poirier returned to 155-pounds, where he has put together an impressive record of 10-2-1 (No Contest).

An extremely disappointing knockout loss to Michael Johnson in September 2016 preceded a submission defeat to all-time great Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019. He has looked exceptionally good in the majority of his wins and thoroughly deserves to be regarded among the very best at 155-pounds.

McGregor has fought just twice in the UFC since adding the lightweight title to his featherweight strap against Eddie Alvarez in November 2016. A one-sided loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 preceded a one-sided, 40-second TKO of Donald Cerrone in January 2020.

There is little evidence to suggest any considerable improvement in McGregor’s game over the past few years. A lot of this has to do with the fact that we haven’t seen a lot of The Notorious in that timeframe.

If his flat, uninspired performance against Khabib is anything to go by, Poirier will beat him with ease. However, if he can come out of the blocks as he did against Cerrone, he might surprise a lot of people.

Ultimately, it is hard to pick McGregor over a guy that has been as consistently impressive as Poirier, especially as the American’s odds are currently set at +180.

Will my opinion change closer to the fight? Check back soon, and you’ll find out.

McGregor vs. Poirier Moneyline Picks

  • Dustin Poirier (+210)

I’m picking Poirier to win, and I am impressed that his odds are so high right now.

Given the amount of action McGregor attracts, I would not be surprised in the slightest to see his price grow even bigger in size. But as things are right now, I am satisfied with the line for McGregor vs. Poirier 2.

Moneyline betting is very easy. You simply pick the fighter you think will win, place your money down, and that’s it.

If you are an absolute beginner when it comes to wagering on the bouts, don’t fret, as this guide will cover anyone who wants to learn how to bet on UFC fights.

McGregor vs. Poirier 2 Prop Bets and Specials

  • Poirier to Win by Submission (+900)
  • McGregor to Win by KO/TKO/DQ (-163)
  • Poirer to Win in Round 4 (+2000)

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The props and specials for McGregor vs. Poirier 2 have been hotter than the inside of a new oven since they were released.

There are three bets that I look the like of right now, which you can find above. Depending on the latest news for McGregor vs. Poirier 2, you could find that these bets change, so make sure to check back for the best specials and prop bets for the big fight and the other contests on the undercard.

News and Updates for McGregor vs. Poirier 2

  • January 21: McGregor has claimed that the lawsuit being pursued against him in Ireland is “old news,” and that he has already been cleared of any wrongdoing.

    Meanwhile, a tense presser ahead of the fight went down in Abu Dhabi. Dustin Poirier attacked McGregor’s ‘poor conditioning’ before a stern standoff between the two men ahead of Saturday’s UFC 257 main event.
  • January 19: Just days before the fight, reports claim that McGregor is being sued in Ireland by a woman who said McGregor raped her in a Dublin hotel.
  • January 15: McGregor wants to fight Nate Diaz in a trilogy fight for the UFC lightweight title. If he beats Poirier and the title is up for grabs, of course.
  • January 11: McGregor claims that he will finish Poirier in under 60 seconds of their fight at UFC 257. If McGregor wins, Dana White has stated that he will fight for the title next.
  • January 5: The UFC’s official Twitter account appeared to leak that McGregor vs. Poirier 2 would be for the UFC lightweight title. This appears to be more of a technical error than a leak of previously undisclosed information!
  • January 5: Conor McGregor promises a “masterclass” against Poirier this January 23.
  • December 22: Dana White confirms that McGregor vs. Poirier 2 will happen at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
  • December 8: Justin Gaethje wants to face the winner of McGregor vs. Poirier for the UFC lightweight title.
  • December 8: Coach Owen Roddy claims that Conor McGregor is in the greatest shape he has ever seen him in ahead of the Dustin Poirier rematch.
  • November 30: The UFC has requested permits to host events on January 16, 23, and 30, according to minutes of a recent meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. This means that McGregor vs. Poirier 2 could happen at the UFC APEX.
  • November 10: The UFC has confirmed that they are willing to replace Dustin Poirier with Justin Gaethje if Poirier refuses the deal that they have offered him.
  • October 26: Dana White has refused to confirm that McGregor and Poirier will fight for the interim UFC lightweight title.
  • October 9: McGregor confirms that he has accepted the UFC’s offer to fight Poirier, but under the condition that the fight must happen on either November 21, December 12, or December 19, 2020. McGregor has also promised to donate $500,000 to Poirier’s charity, “The Good Fight Foundation.”
  • October 8: Regarding a second fight with McGregor, Dustin Poirier takes to social media to confirm that he has been “paid in full,” and that he will “go out and earn it in blood.”
Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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