UFC 257: Daniel Poirier VS Conor McGregor

24th of January Daniel Poirier will face off against the “Notorious” Conor McGregor at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi. Poirier currently ranked as #2 in the lightweight division will try to revenge his loss against Conor McGregor back in 2014 at UFC 178. The Irishman won the bout in the first round in a highly anticipated fight between the two fighters in the featherweight division by a left-hook behind the ear of Poirier. Daniel Poirier was by far the highest-ranked fighter Conor had fought by then and his stock rose higher when he made light work of the American.

Since this fight both fighters have improved greatly and when Conor McGregor became the first “double champion” by winning the belt in both featherweight and the lightweight division, Poirier continued his journey in the lightweight division and eventually fought the reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and lost, as did Conor McGregor when coming back from his boxing endeavors.

Poirier won his last fight against Dan Hooker, a top contender in the division and McGregor won against Daniel Cerrone. Now they meet again and Conor McGregor is the current favorite looking at the odds.

We believe Conor McGregor will win although it will be a tougher fight than the last time they met. We expect Poirer to go after Conor´s legs to slow him down while avoiding his left. However, Conor is a cerebral fighter and will quickly adapt and will most certainly find a place and a time for his devastating left-hand.

Prediction

We believe Conor McGregor will win although it will be a tougher fight than the last time they met. We expect Poirier to go after Conor´s legs to slow him down while avoiding his left. However, Conor is a cerebral fighter and will quickly adapt and will most certainly find a place and a time for his devastating left-hand. Our final prediction is Conor to win in round 3,4 or 5.

Result (Resultaat)

Conor McGregor to win

TOTAL ODDS @ 1.37 (Toto)

Over 2.5 rounds

TOTAL ODDS @ 2.18 (Toto)

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