Conor McGregor and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone’s welterweight clash is just around the corner. The Irishman has fought just twice in this weight division, losing to Nate Diaz in 2016 before winning the rematch.
This will be Cowboy’s 12th bout at welterweight, with UFC boss Dana White describing the main event as “interesting on a lot of different levels”.
White added: “Obviously Conor has been out for a while. Conor has fought twice at 170lbs – he’s got a win and a loss.
“Cowboy Cerrone is almost one of those guys that needs something big to fight for.
“It’s more than just the money and the type of things that come along with it. This is the type of fight that Cowboy Cerrone is an absolute spoiler in.
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“This is his deal. These are the types of fights he likes to be in. He’s fought at 170 many times, is comfortable at 170.”
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The UFC 246 main card is expected to start around 3am GMT.
McGregor vs Cerrone are expected to their ring walks around 5am.
UFC 246 Main Card
Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone (Welterweight)
Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington (Women’s Bantamweight)
Aleksei Oleinik vs Maurice Greene (Heavyweight)
Claudia Gadelha vs Alexa Grasso (Women’s Strawweight)
Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira (Lightweight)
Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone odds
Betfair spokesperson Katie Baylis said: “This eagerly anticipated clash has been four years in the making and McGregor’s first in over 15 months and punters on Betfair Exchange are welcoming his return, making him the 4/11 favourite.
“It’s odds-on at 2/11 that the fight won’t go the distance with McGregor by KO, TKO or DQ at 8/13 as UFC fans and punters alike appear to expect a successful night for the Irishman.”
Betfair Exchange odds:
Connor McGregor – 4/11
Donald Cerrone – 11/4
McGregor by KO TKO or DQ – 8/13
McGregor by Dec / Tech Dec – 11/1
McGregor by Submission – 32/1
Cerrone by KO TKO or DQ – 9/1
Cerrone by Dec / Tech Dec – 14/1
Cerrone by Submission – 7/1
Draw or Technical Draw – 74/1