All bets on McGregor ahead of Diaz fight say bookies
Bookmaker Coral.ie has reported a rush of bets on Conor McGregor beating Californian fighter Nate Diaz on March 5th, after he was announced as Rafael dos Anjos’s replacement. The firm make McGregor the clear favourite at 1-4 to win the fight, while Diaz is friendless in the betting to cause an upset at 3-1.
Coral.ie has revealed that since the new fight betting opened, over 90% of bets are in favour of The Notorious winning by KO which has been chalked up at 1-2. It’s 8-1 that he wins on points and 1-2 that the total number of rounds is under 2.5.
“Betting interest in UFC has soared since the emergence of Conor McGregor and although Rafael dos Anjos pulled out, punters are still queuing up to place their bets on the new bout. Judging by the money, punters are convinced that McGregor will make very short work of his opponent on March 5th,” said Coral.ie spokesperson, Nicola McGeady.
1-4 Conor McGregor , 3-1 Nate Diaz
1-2 Under 2.5
6-4 Over 2.5
**Method of victory
1-2 McGregor by KO
8-1 McGregor on points
18-1 McGregor by submission
9-1 Diaz by KO
6-1Diaz on points
7-1 Diaz by submission