Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone Betting Preview
The UFC will return this Saturday and has brought Conor McGregor with it, a man who was considered to be the blockbuster name of the Ultimate Fighting Championship for so many years. Although he was a godsend to UFC bettors during his reign, things feel a lot different heading into this Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone fight week at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
‘The Notorious’ returns to the octagon after an absence of more than a year, having fought just once in Mixed Martial arts since his knockout win over Eddie Alvarez back in November 2016. Numerous controversies outside the octagon and a hand injury have kept the Irishman out, but he now looks to be more motivated than usual to make a statement here. He still has his sights set on a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, and this fight against Cerrone could be a stepping stone.
Although Conor McGregor is the bookies’ favourites to win this fight, it remains a risk to overlook Donald Cerrone. The 36-years-old veteran comes into this tie on the back of a first-round KO defeat at the hands of Justin Gaethje, but he still boasts both the most victories and finishes ever in UFC history. In addition, ‘Cowboy’ has fought five times since Conor McGregor was beaten up by Khabib in October 2018. Furthermore, Cowboy has 36 wins in total throughout his fighting career with 47% of those by submission, which is a real threat for ‘The Notorious’ as all four of his MMA defeats have come via submission.
Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone Past Results
Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone Betting Odds
Despite a spell of 15 months outside the octagon, Conor McGregor heads into this tie as the bookies favourite at odds of 1/3, while Donald Cerrone can be backed at 5/2 to pull off a shock.
The Method of Victory market is also pretty interesting as it suggests that the bookmakers believe that the contest will probably end with McGregor winning by KO, TKO Submission or DQ at odds of 4/9.
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Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone Betting Predictions
In terms of betting predictions, when looking at this matchup from a purely physical point of view, there are pros and cons for both fighters. Conor McGregor holds an obvious advantage in boxing, but the kicking game is all on Donald Cerrone.
When it comes to round betting predictions and odds, McGregor to win in round one is the firm’s 5/2 favourite, while ending things in the second is 9/2. This might be a good bet as three of Cerrone’s six KO/TKO defeats in UFC have come in the opening round. However, if Cerrone manages to avoid Conor’s punches in the first two rounds, he might be able to claim a victory in the fourth round at odds of 20/1 or 33/1 in the final round.
Another interesting bet is McGregor to win in round 3 at a price of 12/1, meaning that Cerrone can last one round longer than he usually does when stopped.
SBAT’s Predictions for Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone
Conor McGregor to win by KO/TKO Submission or DQ at 4/9
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Conor McGregor to win in Round 2 at odds of 9/2