It’s fight day for the UFC’s first event of 2020! UFC 246 kicks off tonight from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada - capped off with action fight Conor McGregor vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
In the main event, it is the returning McGregor who is the odds on favorite to get the win here, with Cowboy left to pony up as the underdog. At a cost of -315, bettors can acquire McGregor straight up, and at a value of +285, Cerrone can be scooped up. For the record, McGregor’s last win came in November of 2016, and Cowboy has fought eleven times since then, going 5-6 during that span.
The over/under for this 25-minute headliner has been set at 1.5 rounds. The ‘Over’ owns a favored line of -147, with a +132 comeback on the ‘Under.’ The bookies definitely don’t foresee this match lasting all five-rounds. The prop bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is monstrously favored, clocking in at a whopping moneyline of -650. Going back the other way, the prop ‘Fight goes to decision’ is a heavy underdog option at +440.
So, if this bout is to end early, which fighter will be the one to do it? Well, as far as the oddsmakers are concerned, it is Conor that will be scoring a finish. The exotic bet ‘McGregor wins inside distance’ can be had at a favored cost of -225, with ‘Not McGregor inside distance’ at an underdog tick of +175. The same lines for Cowboy has ‘Cerrone wins inside distance’ at +370 and ‘Not Cerrone inside distance’ at -510.
If Conor is to get the finish, will it be in his traditional knockout fashion? The bet-setters seem to think so as they favor the Irishman by KO. The prop ‘McGregor wins by TKO/KO’ is strongly favored at -210, with ‘Any other result’ underdogging at +160. When it comes to Cowboy scoring the knockout, the bookies are much less expectant of such. ‘Cerrone wins by TKO/KO’ comes with a massive underdog line of +720, with ‘Any other result’ trending at staggering -1530.
Cowboy does get some of the bookies’ respect when it comes to submissions. ‘Cerrone wins by submission’ is sitting at an underdog value of +580, with ‘Any other result’ favored at -1140. As for Conor, his sub line is much, much larger. ‘McGregor wins by submission’ registers at an insane dog tag of +3500, with ‘Any other result’ astronomically favored at -13500.
Online betting site Sportsbetting.ag has a bunch of interesting propositions when it comes to McGregor vs. Cerrone. You can bet on things like ‘First fighter to visibly bleed,’ ‘Time of Bruce Buffer intro to fight,’ ‘Will either fighter lose consciousness?,’ and more. Check out this list of exotics for the UFC 246 main event:
Who will Conor McGregor call out at UFC 246?
Khabib Nurmagomedov +110
Jorge Masvidal +200
Kamaru Usman +600
Floyd Mayweather +800
Nate Diaz +1200
Mann Pacquiao +1500
Total f-bombs Conor McGregor says after fight
Over 1.5 -140
Under 1.5 +100
Will Conor McGregor wear official UFC/Reebok walkout t-shirt?
Will Conor McGregor bring an Irish flag into the cage?
Will Donald Cerrone bring an American flag into the cage?
First fighter to visibly bleed
Conor McGregor +200
Donald Cerrone -260
First fighter to touch the mat with body part besides feet
Conor McGregor -120
Donald Cerrone -120
Will either fighter lose consciousness?
Will the fight go the distance?
Time of Bruce Buffer intro to fight
Over 2 min 40 seconds -115
Under 2 min 40 seconds -125
When will the fight end?
1st Round +100
2nd Round +325
3rd Round +700
4th Round +1000
5th Round +1400
Goes the distance +450
Conor McGregor wins in 1st Round +170
Conor McGregor wins in 2nd Round +325
Conor McGregor wins in 3rd Round +700
Conor McGregor wins in 4th Round +1200
Conor McGregor wins in 5th Round +2200
Donald Cerrone wins in 1st Round +1200
Donald Cerrone wins in 2nd Round +1200
Donald Cerrone wins in 3rd Round +1600
Donald Cerrone wins in 4th Round +1600
Donald Cerrone wins in 5th Round +2000
Check out the UFC 246 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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