Conor McGregor Currently -200 Favourite To Win

Published on July 10th, 2015 7:14 pm EST

There was a time, shortly after the Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes fight was officially made, when Chad Mendes was the favourite to win the Featherweight interim title.

Whether it is a case of people buying into the McGregor hype or not trusting in the skills of Chad Mendes, however, the odds have tilted greatly in the Irish superstar's favour. Despite Mendes opening up as the favourite, McGregor is now the clear favourite to win on Saturday night at UFC 189.

Here are the current betting odds:

Chad Mendes, +160
Conor McGregor, -200

The implied odds of each man winning, based on these odds, currently look like this:

Chad Mendes Wins, 38.46%
Conor McGregor Wins, 66.67%

According to the bookmakers, the likeliest outcome of this fight is a 1st round victory for McGregor - let's take a look at the top five round betting lines for this fight:

Conor McGregor Wins in First Round, 3/1
Conor McGregor Wins in Second Round, 5/1
Conor McGregor Wins By Points, 7/1
Conor McGregor Wins in Third Round, 8/1
Chad Mendes Wins in First Round, 8/1

The over/under line for this fight is set at 2.5 rounds:

Over 2.5 Rounds, 10/11
Under 2.5 Rounds, 10/11

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This fight is going to be a fascinating match-up - in fact, many people believe that Mendes/McGregor is a more compelling fight than Aldo/McGregor. You have the phenomenal wrestling and knockout power of Mendes vs the slick striking of Conor McGregor. McGregor has not yet lost in the UFC, while Mendes has only lost to Jose Aldo (twice).

The winner of this fight will likely square off against Featherweight champion Jose Aldo sometime later in the year.

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Mendes/McGregor is one of the biggest fights in the history of the UFC - who do you think will take it?


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