- Conor McGregor opens as the betting favorite (-175) as he eyes his next possible opponent Justin Gaethje (+150).
- Gaethje is coming off a dominant win over Tony Ferguson to win the interim UFC lightweight title.
- Will Gaethje accept a huge payday fight over Khabib against Conor McGregor?
*Update – Justin Gaethje is scheduled to face Khabib Nurmagomedov to unify the UFC lightweight title. We preview the opening odds for Khabib vs Gaethje which is confirmed for October 24.
Conor McGregor has been setting the internet on fire today, calling out the entire lightweight division.
With Justin Gaethje has becoming one the most relevant UFC stars after defeating Tony Ferguson, we take an early look at the betting odds for McGregor vs Gaethje below.
Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje Odds
In terms of winning probability Conor McGregor has a 63% chance of defeating Justin Gaethje. Odds vary on which site you pick from on these recomended sportsbooks.
You can bet $175 on Conor McGregor defeating Justin Gaethje to win $100, plus your $110 back. For Justin Gaethje as the underdog a single $100 bet could net you $150 profit.
Both Khabib & Gaethje are managed by Ali Abdelaziz. This could make negotiations even tricker for the UFC and Conor McGregor as they have alot of history together.
Among the latest Tweets, McGregor declared that once he was finished a “demolition” job at lightweight, he intended to move up to middleweight (170 lbs). McGregor found Nate Diaz at 170 lbs and also Cowboy Cerrone.
Nothing has been set in stone for McGregor’s next fight. According to UFC President Dana White, his manager Audie Attar have targeted a summer date for his return to action.
Clearly, McGregor sees himself competing for the title but it remains to be seen who will be his next opponent following a win over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in his last outing in January.
Justin Gaethje seems fairly confident that he will reunify the lightweight belts with a shot at the champ Khabib. However, only time will tell who “The Highlight” will face next.