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UFC betting odds: Dustin Poirier opens as favorite over lightweight champion Charles Oliveira

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Check out the opening betting odds for a likely UFC lightweight title fight between the champion, Charles Oliveira, and former interim champion, Dustin Poirier.

Dustin Poirier during his post-fight press conference for UFC 264.
Dustin Poirier opens up as the betting favorite to UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira
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Former UFC interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier, just defeated Conor McGregor for the second time this year this past Saturday at UFC 264. That’s two massive paydays for “The Diamond,” with his next logical step being for the belt against the champion, Charles Oliveira. Naturally, betting odds for this possible bout have surfaced this potential top-tier title tilt, and Bloody Elbow is here to hit you with those opening moneylines.

Online gambling site has Poirier opening up as the betting favorite, and Oliveira listed with an underdog offering. Gamblers can lay the price on Poirier for a cost of -180, with a successful $100 wager seeing a total payout of $155.56. As for the UFC’s lightweight champion, bettors can take the price on Oliveira at a value of +155. That means a winning $100 bet on the champ would bring back $255 altogether.

“Do Bronx” is on a ridiculous nine-fight winning streak, which includes his recent knockout of Michael Chandler to capture the vacant strap. Charles has always possessed some wicked Jits, but recently has been showcasing some highly technical Muay Thai skills. Since moving to lightweight, Poirier has gone an impressive 12-2-1, stopping the likes of Justin Gaethje, Anthony Pettis, Eddie Alvarez, and the aforementioned McGregor twice. Both men are at the very top of their respective games, but I think it’s fair to say that Dustin has the more robust resume of the two, and deserves to be the betting favorite here.

Check out the opening moneylines for Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier, courtesy of

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