Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC 242 Picks
September 05, 2019
Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0-0) returns to the UFC octagon on September 7th, for the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, where he will face off against interim lightweight champion Dustin Piorier (25-5-0, 1NC).
“The Eagle” Khabib is extremely difficult to deal with, especially when he is able to impose his wrestling game, but there has been one or two instances of vulnerability when he’s not able to get the fight to the floor.
Conor McGregor pretty much tried to march down Khabib with gay abandon and no regard for Khabib’s takedowns and we all saw how that ended. Dustin Poirier will have prepared a strong gameplan to make this fight go his way.
Betting Odds -Winner
Piorier will need to ensure his early workrate is strong, but he needs to keep his striking at range and be savvy to any takedown attempts. If we can survive the first two rounds and land with some good strikes, he may just draw the sting out of Khabib and be able to keep this standing and if he does that, then he may just be able to turn this into a true dogfight.
Khabib vs Poirier Betting Lines & Picks
Khabib Nurmagomedov aka “The Eagle” is rated as the red hot -450 (1.22) favourite with bet365 with the bookies in this 155lb undisputed Lightweight championship bout, set to take place over 5 x 5-minute rounds.
Dustin Piorier is a dangerous, world class under dog and if you fancy “The Diamond” to cause an upset, you can get odds of +350 (4.50) on the bet365 betting lines, which is the top price available at the time of writing.
This fight is looking heavily in favour of Khabib, but as we know, anything can happen in MMA and Dustin Poirier certainly believes he can shock the world.
It’s a big outside prediction on the UFC betting lines, but Dustin Poirier to win by Points or Technical Decision has some appeal to it, especially at +900 (10.00) with Sports Interaction.
UFC 242 Betting Pick: Poirier to win by Points or Technical Decision at +900 (10.00) at Sports Interaction