Poirier vs McGregor 3 prediction, UFC 264

Poirier vs McGregor 3: Diamond to sparkle in rubber match

Date: 0425, 11/07/2021

Stadium: T-Mobile Arena

Conor McGregor bids to prove he is still a major force as an MMA fighter when facing Dustin Poirier for the third time at UFC 264.

Notorious powered to a first-round win when they met back in 2014 but was stopped in the second in Abu Dhabi at the start of this year.

Much will depend on whether the Irishman still has the hunger and desire to reach full fitness now a multi-millionaire businessman away from the octagon.

That factor makes 3/4 for Diamond to do the business in this rubber match our first Poirier vs McGregor 3 prediction.

A Look At Dustin Poirier’s Betting Odds

Poirier made it six wins in his last seven bouts when forcing a TKO against McGregor in January, with the only loss in that sequence coming against the great Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The Diamond has developed into a serious professional, who always turns up in great shape, befitting his blue-collar background.

“We owe it to each other to get back in there,” said the American. “I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win this fight, so let’s go.”

Poirier did look a little hesitant early on in the UAE, perhaps still scarred from the pummelling he took in their opening contest.

However, once his nerves had settled and McGregor began to soon breathe a little heavily, Poirier took control.

Looking at the Poirier vs McGregor 3 odds, we reckon a similar scenario could unfold and like 13/2 for a repeat result in round two.

A Look At Conor McGregor’s Betting Odds

McGregor must bounce back from the first defeat of his career due to punches, with the other four all coming by submission.

Notorious should not need to worry about getting drawn into a wrestling match with Poirier, who also prefers to stand up and strike.

What will concern his supporters is the possibility that Father Time has caught up with the Irishman, even though both of these rivals are the same age at 32.

The positive factors are that McGregor will be having his second fight in a calendar year for the first time since 2016, plus the return to his spiritual home of Las Vegas.

Protecting his legacy is a powerful incentive, as well as setting up potential future pay-days against the likes of Manny Pacquiao.

Notorious already features prominently in our great infographic on the 20 biggest pay-per-view fights in history.

Even so, Poirier has the edge in focus as he looks to provide financial security for his wife and young daughter.

The American has appeared far more comfortable since stepping up to lightweight and 7/5 he wins by any method inside the distance completes our Poirier vs McGregor 3 betting tips.

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