Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are expected to have a rematch at UFC 200 on July 9. Despite suffering a shocking defeat in his first fight with Nate Diaz, McGregor has emerged as the favorite to win the rematch. Betting odds are highly in favor of Conor McGregor according to a Bloody Elbow report.
Nate Diaz defeated Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 196, which also saw Holly Holm fighting against Miesha Tate in the co-main event. Both McGregor and Holm lost at UFC 196. Despite of the loss, McGregor is still the favorite to win the rematch.
According to the report, if the fight takes place at 155-pounds in Las Vegas before Dec. 31, 2016, McGregor is -170 favorites (bet $170 to win $100) and Diaz is a +140 (bet $100 to win $140) underdog.
But if the fight takes place at 170-pounds in Las Vegas before Dec. 31, 2016, McGregor is -155 favorites (bet $155 to win $100) and Diaz is a +125 (bet $100 to win $125) underdog.
According to MMA oddsmaker, Nick Kalikas, the odds are going to be completely different if the rematch between McGregor and Diaz will happen at UFC 200.
“Diaz took McGregor’s best shots in their UFC 196 main event, weathering the early storm before hurting McGregor and finishing him via submission in the second. Diaz took the original fight on 11 days’ notice while McGregor was originally planning to compete for 15 pounds lighter for the UFC lightweight title. With a full training camp to prepare, both fighters will be more familiar with each other now and we can expect a more disciplined human chess match,” Kalikas said.
“Diaz’s confidence will be higher now, but McGregor also knows he was doing serious damage in the first round before slowing down. All that aside, McGregor is still the most popular male fighter on the roster and he should have plenty of support from the betting public.”
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