According to bookmaker William Hill, a Connor McGregor knockout is the $2.10 favourite result in the upcoming UFC lightweight title fight on March 5th against Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos.
However, the champion pair who will no doubt be entertaining media over the coming weeks, can’t be split in the head to head market ($1.90 each).
“McGregor’s been wanting the chance to fight up a weight since before Jose Aldo’s head hit the canvas at UFC194,” William Hill’s Tim Ashworth said.
“At $2.10, the knockout blow is McGregor’s best chance against the Brazilian with all the other methods of victory favouring dos Anjos. The head-to-head market is even at $1.90 each, but is likely to shift closer to the touching of gloves too.”
“Despite being the favourite last time, more bets were placed against the mouthy-Irishman, so it will be interesting to see what the punters think of his antics and chances this time around.”
In the other big fight, Holly Holm is the clear $1.28 favourite to defeat Miesha Tate.
In Holm’s first title defence since knocking out Ronda Rousey in Melbourne, a knockout is a very short $1.85.
UFC 197 Latest Odds
McGregor v dos Anjos
$1.90 dos Anjos
McGregor v dos Anjos – Method of Victory
$2.10 McGregor Wins By KO
$4 dos Anjos Wins By Submission
$4.50 dos Anjos Wins By Decision
$5 dos Anjos Wins By KO
$21 McGregor Wins By Submission
$11 McGregor Wins By Decision
$51 Fight Drawn
Holm v Tate – Head-to-Head
$1.28 Holly Holm
$3.50 Miesha Tate
Holm v Tate – Method of Victory
$1.85 Holly Holm Wins By KO
$3.50 Holly Holm Wins By Decision
$6.50 Miesha Tate Wins By Decision
$7 Miesha Tate Wins By Submission
$11 Miesha Tate Wins By KO
$13 Holly Holm Wins By Submission
$51 Fight Drawn