Conor McGregor Opens as -225 Favorite Over Donald Cerrone

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The opening odds are in for the welterweight contest between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone. Unsurprising to none, the Irish bad boy currently sits at a -225 favorite.

Our friends at BetOnline.com have McGregor as the moderate betting favorite, with Cerrone a slight +190 underdog.

Conor McGregor the betting favorite

McGregor (21-4) is arguably the largest draw under the UFC banner, however, he has not graced the Octagon since October 2018. “Notorious” hit the scene with a bang and wound up winning the UFC featherweight and lightweight championships. The 31-year-old has not defended either of those titles. This contest against Cerrone will be held at 170-pounds, which McGregor has fought twice at. He went 1-1 against Nate Diaz at welterweight.

Cerrone (36-13, 1NC) is one of the most active fighters in the UFC. “Cowboy” has fought at both lightweight and welterweight. The entire calendar year of 2019, the 36-year-old returned to 155-pounds and 2-2 earning four bonus awards. Most recently Cerrone lost to Justin Gaethje by first-round stoppage.

The McGregor vs. Cerrone bout will take place on April 18, 2020, at UFC 246. This is currently the only bout announced for the pay-per-view fight card.


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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of MMASucka.com, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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