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Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier Betting Tips & Predictions

The long wait is over. Conor McGregor is back to fighting this Saturday against Dustin Poirier in a rematch of their famous September 2014 encounter. Will ‘The Notorious’ have a successful comeback at UDC 257, or it will be ‘The Diamond’ that will take revenge of that knockout suffered six years ago?

Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier Betting Tips | 03:00 am Sunday, 24th January 2021

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Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier Predictions & Tips

Poirier To Win By Decision

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Let’s state a fact to begin our review. Poirier has improved massively since he was knockout out by McGregor. He is now a top fighter in the lightweight division having won the interim gold. Yes, he has felt short against Khabib Nurmagomedov but, as we all know, losing to he unbeaten Russian is something that can be excused. He is heading to this fight with a 5-1 record in the last six, with wins over Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez and Anthony Pettis. He has also defeated Max Holloway over five rounds. So ‘The Diamond’ has come a long way since he was defeated in Ireland.

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Who will win Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier fight?

He knows that he has a clear edge in the ground game, so his strategy would be to get McGregor to the mat, where he can finish the Irishman in later rounds, or get a win by the judges. In the stand-up he has also proven to be well-capable against Holloway, but this will be risky for him.

That is clearly the Irishman’s world. ‘The Notorious’ is accurate, fluid and powerful so could get Poirier in trouble. The Irishman lack of action over the last two years is a concern. He has only fought two times in the MMA since November 2016 with a record of 1-1. Without disrespecting Cerrone, that wasn’t a proper test. In the real challenge against Khabib Nurmagomedov, he was dominated and defeated.

With McGregor’s fitness level that might not be at his best, we have to side with Poirier here. He can take the Irishman down, who will be a different opponent than the red-hot athlete back in 2014. We expect him to take the match to the judge and get his ‘cold’ revenge.

Q. When is Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier fight?

03:00, Sunday

Q. What are the odds on Conor McGregor winning?

1/3 (Odds Subject to Change)

Q. What are the odds on Dustin Poirier winning?

12/5 (Odds Subject to Change)

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