UFC 257's Main Event Draws Significant Betting Interest

    • UFC 257's main event could be biggest fight ever.
    • Conor McGregor’s rematch with Dustin Poirier continues to draw significant interest at sportsbook.

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Saturday’s UFC 257 main event should be massive for sports betting, as Conor McGregor’s rematch with Dustin Poirier continues to draw significant interest at sportsbooks. 

As a consensus -315 favorite over Poirier, McGregor is attracting most of the action. 

  • FanDuel reported taking a $188,800 bet on McGregor at -290 odds from a customer in New Jersey.
  • PointsBet took a $100,000 bet on McGregor at -277 odds.
  • At Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill, 89% of the money bet on the fight as of Tuesday was on McGregor.

“Since we turned betting on, it’s been all McGregor, all the time,” said John Murray, executive director of the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas. “[We’re] anticipating huge volume this weekend.”

McGregor knocked out Poirier in the first round when the fighters faced off in 2014. Poirier is a consensus +255 underdog for tomorrow night’s bout in Abu Dhabi.

Sportsbooks aren’t the only ones capitalizing on the big fight. 

UFC President Dana White says McGregor-Poirier already has 1.5 million pay-per-view buys, with the final number expected to be much higher.