Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Betting Tip McGregor by a KO – 23rd January 2021

McGregor to finish Poirier quickly once again?

Conor McGregor / Ireland ©imago images / ZUMA Wire Photo 09/12/2020

Ireland Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier United States
23rd January 0500hrs
Football – USA – MMA
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 1/2 odds taken 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January

Conor McGregor will meet Dustin Poirier for the second time as the two square off in Abu Dhabi on the weekend.

The previous meeting was back in 2014, a bout that was won by McGregor.

But both fighters have come a long way since then.

While this isn’t a title fight it may be a big step back towards one for the winner.

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Conor McGregor Preview – Will ‘Notorious’ dominate again?

Conor McGregor was expected to have three fights last year, but ended up only having one.

That was against Donald Cerrone in mid-January 2020 and it lasted only 40 seconds.

After a long break from the octagon, McGregor came firing out of the blocks to stop his opponent.

That victory took McGregor’s pro MMA record to W22 L4.

It was a win that he needed as well.

It happened in his first fight since October 2018 when he had lost that ill-tempered fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas.

When McGregor met Poirier back in 2014, that fight lasted under two minutes with Notorious delivering a TKO result.

The MMA odds on McGregor by a KO TKO Submission or DQ is at 1/2* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).

That’s short odds because he is the overwhelming odds-on favourite in the match outright.

McGregor has been in Portugal for his training camp as he looks to shrug off yet another long absence.

Our betting prediction:
McGregor Round 1

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(odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January)


The reports are that McGregor has been training for the last 12 months, just ramping it up in the couple of weeks ahead of this fight.

So if that’s all true then it indicates he is still in love with the sport and still totally committed after having retired last June.

To put in a full year of training while not actually targeting a fight shows a lot of commitment.

So McGregor’s stamina could be better than ever.

So too, reportedly is his boxing skills which he has been working on for the last three years.

He will expect to finish this job quickly.

Conor McGregor Round 1 is a 2/1 quote* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).


Dustin Poirier Preview – Can Poireir earn revenge?

Dustin Poirier’s last fight was in June last year as he took a decision victory over Dan Hooker.

It was pegged as the fight of the year.

That followed up a defeat against Khabib Nurmagomedev which was his shot at the UFC Lightweight Championship title.

It is a W26 L6 record that Poirier has taken in his pro MMA career.

He is the big underdog in the match outright for this fight at 5/2* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).

But can ‘The Diamond” pull out the upset?

There has been a lot of philanthropic work from Poirier behind the scene for the last few years, so he’s really been given back.

There is no bad blood between himself and McGregor either which is a bit of an unusual thing too.

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Dustin Poirier has faced and beaten some of the best in the business throughout his career.

Inside his last six fights, he has beaten Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis and Justin Gaethje.

But this still feels like a big step-up in taking on McGregor.

It’s hard to see Poirier really having the skills to out-punch McGregor on their feet, which is where his opponent may try and keep things.

We are struggling to see how he gets into the fight.


Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Betting Advice

The win for Conor McGregor does look to be the most likely outcome in this fixture.

We are going to stick with the Conor McGregor Round 1 2/1 quote* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).

He blitzed Cerrone last January after such a long time out of action.

If he has been training to the intensity that’s been reported, it’s hard to see Notorious losing.


Key Facts – Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Betting Tip

  • Conor McGregor’s last fight was a win over Donald Cerrone in January 2020
  • Conor McGregor and Poirier are not fighting for a title
  • Dustin Poirier lost in 2014 against McGregor in the first round


Because of the boxing threat that McGregor brings to the table, we see the knockout coming.

So we have to go straight that stoppage option for McGregor at 1/2 odds* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).

He has the power to stop the American.


The best betting odds for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor to win: 3/10 at Bet365
Dustin Poirier to win: 5/2 at Bet365