- Odds: Conor McGregor -115, Justin Gaethje +110.
- Prediction: Conor McGregor by TKO/KO.
- Fight Stats: Gaethje has picked up KO wins in last 3 UFC bouts. Conor McGregor holds wins over Gaethje’s 2 UFC losses (Poirier & Alvarez).
A blockbuster summer showdown between two top lightweight fighters Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje is on the horizon. We preview the opening odds for McGregor vs Gaethje with some early predictons.
Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje Odds
‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor opens as a slight betting favorite over Justin Gaethje. With a winning probability of 53.4% McGregor holds a small advantage over Gaethje.
Bet $115 on McGregor to defeat Gaethje to win $100. For Justin Gaethje who is on a three-win KO streak, you can bet $100 to win $110. Expect this betting line to more drastically in favor over the coming months.
Historically Conor McGregor has performed incredibly well against aggressive strikers. Justin Gaethje has pure knockout power but leaves himself open to be hit. Expect a counter-striking masterclass from McGregor, that could be reminiscent of his classy win over Eddie Alvarez back at UFC 205.
McGregor’s 2020 Hit List Continues
The UFC’s first event of 2020 was headlined by Conor McGregor. The Irishman blasted through Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds.
In January, speaking to TheMacLife, McGregor seemed interested in facing Gaethje.
“He is on the list,” McGregor said. “He is on the list. Maybe I will face him next. Maybe I’ll face him next. He has it coming to him. … He’s a funny guy. He’s been taking it very to heart. I know the feeling when you do that. Maybe I’ll get through Donald and I’ll have a quick turnaround against Justin. Maybe that’s what will happen. But Justin is on the list, no doubt.”
According to BloodElbow.com “It’s unclear exactly when the fight could go down, though their annual July card with the fan expo seems like the most logical place for it. Again, this isn’t a confirmed plan right now – in fact, it’s more of a rumor at this point – but it would be a very good fight for the fans.”
If McGregor can get past Gaethje expect him to face the winner of Khabib vs Ferguson. We previewed the round betting odds for Khabib vs Ferguson here.