It’s fight day for UFC 264, which is setting sail from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with a banger of a trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier capping off the PPV main card. In our midweek betting odds post, we discovered McGregor flipping over to an underdog position with Poirier becoming the favorite. The fighters have weighed-in to make things official, so Bloody Elbow is now here to bring you the closing moneylines and proposition bets for this entertaining collision course of epic proportions.
So, not much has really changed since the weigh-ins. Poirier is still holding strong as the betting favorite, sporting a moneyline as low as -125. As for McGregor, his underdog tag can be found as high as +121 on some sites. With no news there, let’s go ahead and take a gander at some of the prop bets for this trilogy tussle.
I think it’s almost everyone’s natural reaction to expect this one to end early. The first-two did, so why would this one be any different? The proposition ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ has hefty price tag of -350, with a +275 comeback on the ‘Fight goes to decision’ option. Both fighters share the same size plus line in regards to their respective inside the distance props. ‘McGregor wins inside distance’ and ‘Poirier wins inside distance’ are both being offered up at +130 a piece.
We’ve also dug up a couple of unorthodox prop bets for McGregor vs. Poirier 3, courtesy of Sportsbetting.ag. You can actually gamble on the length of Bruce Buffer’s intro, from his first word in the Octagon to his last during the fighter introductions. You can also wager on other unusual props like ‘First to bleed,’ ‘Most strikes landed,’ and ‘Will Conor McGregor put hands behind back during fight?’ Per usual, the book manager’s decision is final for each line.
Length of Bruce Buffer’s introduction:
Over 167.5 seconds -200
Under 167.5 seconds +150
Will fighters touch gloves?
First to bleed:
Conor McGregor +145
Dustin Poirier -175
Most strikes landed:
Conor McGregor +120
Dustin Poirier -150
Will Conor McGregor put hands behind back during fight?
Method of Victory:
Conor McGregor by KO/TKO or DQ +155
Dustin Poirier by KO/TKO or DQ +170
Dustin Poirier by Points +600
Conor McGregor by Points +700
Dustin Poirier by Submission +575
Conor McGregor by Submission +1800
For an in-depth breakdown of each UFC 264 tussle, check out The MMA Vivisection with Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with all of our live video content. Stay glued to Bloody Elbow for all of your event coverage including play-by-play, results, highlights, and more! Happy hunting!