At UFC 257, Conor McGregor returns for a rematch with Dustin Poirer. The lightweight stars will meet Saturday, January 23 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, for a contest that could decide the next title challenger.
McGregor is currently the biggest name in UFC, so this one’s a must-see. A co-main event will pitch Dan Hooker against former three-time Bellator MMA champ Michael Chandler.
Here are some online betting options:
Bet the Moneyline
McGregor is heavily favored to defeat Poirier in the main event, -300 to Poirier’s +240.
What does that mean for online bettors? To make $100 on McGregor, you have to wager $300. A $300 bet will bring back a total of $400. Bettors are laying heavy odds here, because McGregor is highly favored.
For Poirier, a bet of $100 will return a profit of $240 if he wins. A $100 wager would bring back $340, which is the original $100 outlay plus the $240 profit.
The McGregor odds suggest that some big-money gamblers will take a shot on him, possibly betting six figures in their assessment of a likely outcome.
Bet the Methods of Victory
The outcomes of a fight include a KO/TKO (knockout, technical knockout), a submission, a decision, the rare disqualification and the rare draw. A draw will usually pay in the 50-1 range, but that result almost never happens.
There’s an important distinction for online bettors who wager on boxing and MMA. In boxing, a fight that ends inside the distance will be a considered a knockout or disqualification, for wagering purposes.
But in MMA, there’s also a submission. This has the same effect as a boxing match, in that one fighter wins inside the distance, but submission is a separate betting category. A submission is generated by the losing fighter, who will tap out.
A KO/TKO, for the most part, is determined by the referee.
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Bet the Undercard
You can find value throughout the undercard. In the co-main event, for example, Hooker is the -125 favorite against Chandler, at +100. The board is saying this fight should be close, and both fighters are expected to be competitive.
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Bet Like You’re Buying Stock
Odds fluctuate depending on the betting. Decide what you consider good value for a particular wager, then try not to chase it. If you like a slight favorite, say, at -110, and it moves to -130, there’s less value. If you didn’t make the bet at -110, it’s considerably more expensive at -130.
See if the next round of betting lowers the odds. This is just one example. Overall, it’s good to know what range you consider a fair deal, a good deal or a non-playable one for all wagers.
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UFC 257 Odds
Before you bet, check the latest odds for UFC 257 from WilliamHill.com:
- Conor McGregor -300 vs. Dustin Poirier +240, lightweights
- Dan Hooker -130 vs. Michael Chandler +110, lightweights
- Joanne Calderwood -120 vs. Jessica Eye +100, women’s flyweights
- Ottman Azaitar -160 vs. Matt Frevola +135, lightweights
- Amanda Ribas -310 vs. Marina Rodriguez +250, women’s strawweights
- Arman Tsarukyan -240 vs. Nasrat Haqparast +200, lightweights
- Brad Tavares -155 vs. Antonio Carlos Junior +130, middleweights
- Sara McMann -125 vs. Julianna Pena +105, women’s bantamweights
- Khalil Rountree -330 vs. Marcin Prachnio +260, light heavyweights
- Makhmud Muradov -135 vs. Andrew Sanchez +115, middleweights
- Movsar Evloev -420 vs. Nik Lentz +330, featherweights
- Zhalgas Zhumagulov -125 vs. Amir Albazi +105, flyweights
Watch & Bet UFC 257
UFC 257 will take place Saturday, January 23 at Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The preliminary card starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+. The early prelims begin at 6:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. The pay-per-view main card will be livestreamed on ESPN+ starting at 10 p.m. ET.