Bettor wins $540,000 on Dustin Poirier’s win over Conor McGregor
In the lightweight bout at UFC 257 event, Dustin Poirier defeated “The Notorious” Conor McGregor via technical knockout in the second round. Poirier was coming into this fight as a sizable underdog to McGregor at approx. +270 odds. The Irishman was -340 favorite to beat Poirier at UFC 257.
According to Patrick Everson, one of the biggest UFC 257 betting wins was a $200,000 wager on Dustin Poirier to beat Conor McGregor at +270 odds which was placed at William Hill sportsbook in the US. This bettor ended up getting a $740,000 total payout for this bet or a $540,000 profit. A few other bettors in Las Vegas also had sizable bets of $100,000 on Poirier to beat McGregor which won them $270,000.
According to sportsbooks, most wagers and parlays either had McGregor money line or McGregor winning via KO/TKO. Poirier’s upset win against “The Notorious” ruined thousands of parlays a lot of which were 5-figure parlay bets.
McGregor beat Poirier 6 years ago
Conor and Dustin previously faced each other in the octagon 6 years ago at UFC 178. McGregor beat Poirier in the first round via technical knockout. This was part of the reason why McGregor was such a big favorite ahead of the rematch in the eyes of the public.
Following a devastating knockout loss, the first knockout loss in McGregor’s career, his future in the UFC is uncertain. Conor was planning to go after Khabib Nurmagomedov, the undefeated UFC lightweight champion, but their rematch seems very unlikely now that McGregor suffered another loss and looked out of shape in his fight against Poirier.
Khabib announced his retirement from the sport after UFC 254 fight against Justin Gaethje and it doesn’t look like he is going to come back to fight any time soon. The most likely scenario is that Khabib will vacate his lightweight title at some point in the near future.