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UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 01/23/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC 257 Poirier vs McGregor 01-23-2021 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 01/23/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is having its third fight of the year and it is the biggest so far with UFC 257 happening on Saturday, January 23. This will be held at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island or better known now as “Fight Island and it is located in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Fans can get to enjoy this fight through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The UFC’s biggest draw for the past years is Conor McGregor and he is back and getting ready for another title hunt. He will have to warm up before competing for a championship and in his way is the 2nd-best lightweight contender Dustin Poirier. Even with the higher ranking, Dustin Poirier is the underdog according to UFC Odds against Conor McGregor.

UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 01/23/2021

When: Saturday, January 23, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 01/23/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Dustin Poirier +250 Conor McGregor -333

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Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier is a 32-year-old fighter and he has been residing at the Carencro, Louisiana in the USA. He stands at five-foot-nine and this light heavyweight has been representing American Top Team in his fights. Poirier is known as “The Diamond” inside the MMA cage and he now has a professional record of 26-6. His wins are divided into 12 knockouts, seven submissions and seven decisions. He started fighting in the UFC since January 2011. After losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in September 2019, Dustin Poirier made his way back to the cage in June 2020 in UFC on ESPN 12. He went up against Dan Hooker and won through a unanimous decision in five rounds. 

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has been carrying the “Notorious” nickname inside the cage and this very popular fighter came from Dublin, Ireland. He is five-foot-eight and has been getting his training at the SBG Ireland. McGregor now has a 22-4 professional MMA record and 19 of those wins came from knockouts while also having two decisions and one submission under his name. He is known to carry the UFC featherweight and lightweight championship at one time. Losing to Khaibib Nurmagomedov, McGregor’s last match inside the cage was against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January 2020 in UFC 246. He quickly went to work and knocked out Cerrone in the 40-second mark of the first round. 

Poirier vs McGregor Betting Numbers

Record 26-6-0 22-4-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA Ireland
Height 5’9″ 5’9″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 72 74
Win by KO/TKO 46% 86%
Win by Submission 27% 5%
Decisions 27% 9%
Strikes landed per minute 5.57 5.43
Striking accuracy 50% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.18 4.40
Striking defense 54% 55%
Takedown average 1.46 0.75
Takedown accuracy 35% 62%
Takedown defense 60% 70%
Submission average 1.30 0.00

Poirier vs McGregor Betting Picks

The world has been anticipating what Conor McGregor will do next and he is given the edge by Online Betting to win this match over Dustin Poirier. Expect this match to finish early with McGregor taking out his opponent in the second round.