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St-Pierre a Betting Favorite vs McGregor

St-Pierre a Betting Favorite vs McGregor - Bovada Sportsbook

Conor McGregor tops the list of potential opponents for Georges St-Pierre after the Canadian UFC legend made a successful return to the octagon at UFC 217 with a third-round submission victory over Michael Bisping to claim the UFC middleweight championship.

Since joining McGregor in the elite group of UFC fighters who have claimed championship belts in multiple weight classes, St-Pierre has emerged as a -160 favorite on the UFC betting futures if he faces “The Notorious” before the end of 2018.

St-Pierre stepped away from the octagon in 2013 after notching the ninth successful defense of his UFC welterweight title with a split decision win over Johny Hendricks as a -205 favorite at UFC 167, and he extended his undefeated streak to 13 fights with his recent win over England’s Bisping.

Meanwhile, it has been a year since McGregor won the UFC lightweight title at UFC 205, earning Performance of the Night honors with a second-round TKO win over Eddie Alvarez as a -170 favorite.

McGregor didn’t fare as well in his highly publicized boxing debut against undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in late August, as he suffered a 10th-round knockout as a +265 underdog. McGregor is pegged as a +130 underdog in a possible clash with GSP.

McGregor also made an unscheduled and disruptive appearance at Bellator 187 earlier this month, storming the cage following teammate Charlie Ward’s first-round KO win over John Redmond which has reportedly ended any chance of him facing UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson next month at UFC 219.

 

GSP Set as Underdog Against Whittaker

A more likely candidate to be St-Pierre’s next opponent in the octagon might be UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. The 26-year-old Australian stepped in for Bisping at UFC 213 after the champion was forced to withdraw from his scheduled title defense against Yoel Romero.

Whittaker took home the interim belt with a unanimous decision win over Romero, extending his win streak to eight fights, and has emerged as a strong -185 favorite to hand GSP his first defeat since 2007, while St-Pierre sits as a +150 underdog on the betting lines to successfully unify the UFC middleweight title.

 

*Odds as of November 14, 2017

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