If you’re wondering how to bet the UFC 229 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, join the club. Nurmagomedov, the undefeated lightweight champion, is currently set as a -150 favourite to win the match. So if you were to bet $100 on the champ at -150 and he gets his hand raised, you’d be $50 richer. A $100 McGregor bet to win (+125) would currently pay out $125. That’s just the tip of the betting iceberg.
How to Bet McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
It’s easy to say McGregor will win if he’s able to connect with his elite striking early and Khabib Nurmagomedov will win if he can take the fight to the ground and grind it out. Expect this fight to be much more complex than that. While it’s true that McGregor wants to stay on his feet and Nurmagomedov wants to go to the ground, there are many more factors to consider. McGregor bettors have forced oddsmakers to tighten this line over the past couple of months and it’s important to keep an eye on these odds as the fight nears as there could be significant movement.
How to Bet on Conor McGregor
If you want to dig deeper than just taking the underdog to win outright, take a look at method of victory odds. McGregor is at +165 to win by KO/TKO, +1400 to win by submission, and +750 to win by decision. It’s entirely possible that McGregor connects early and records the 19th knockout of his career. He has the power and timing to end anyone’s night early. But this is a very dangerous fight for McGregor. Don’t be surprised if he’s very cautious with Nurmagomedov, staying outside of range and taking advantage of a four-inch reach advantage. There will undoubtedly be plenty of violent exchanges, though you have to think McGregor respects Nurmagomedov’s wrestling and strength. McGregor will be ready to go the distance and putting the champ away would take a very special strike. If Conor doesn’t find that, maybe he gets it done on the scorecards. You could do worse than make $750 on a $100 bet if McGregor wins a decision.
How to Bet on Khabib Nurmagomedov
The feud between these two fighters is real and Nurmagomedov has said publicly that he wants to “punish” McGregor. Translation: don’t expect him to be looking to submit McGregor when he has an opportunity to inflict more damage. A Nurmagomedov submission is at +275.McGregor has an excellent chin, too, making Nurmagomedov at +330 to win by KO/TKO another risky bet. Meanwhile, five of Nurmagomedov’s last seven fights have gone to the judges and that looks like the best bet on the board. At +350, a Khabib decision would pay $350 to the $100 bettor.
UFC 229 Betting Odds and Predictions
Oddsmakers have the round total for this fight set at 2.5 with the Under at -120, but if we’re following our previous analysis, you should look at this fight going at least three rounds. If it does, you’ll double your money. This could be a back-and-forth fight that features a number of plot twists and lasts much longer than many expect. Sports Interaction also has a fight piñata for this main event that will randomly select when the fight ends as well as the winner and method of victory for you. If your piñata is correct, you’ll cash in on a big +4500 ticket.