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MMA's most infamous, or more appropriately labeled, "Notorious" fighter, Conor McGregor, returns to the ring for a showdown Saturday night for the first time since November 2016 as an underdog challenging Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

Fight Matchup Information: McGregor (+135) vs. Nurmagomedov (-160)

  • Time: Saturday, Oct. 6 - 9:15 a.m. PST
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Full Odds List: FanDuel Sportsbook
  • McGregor Record: 21-3 
  • Nurmagomedov Record: 26-0


Odds: Coming off a loss to Floyd Mayweather in a boxing-crossover fight back in August 2017, McGregor is back on the MMA fight card as the underdog (+135) against an undefeated Nurmagomedov. 


Interesting Stat: While Nurmagomedov boasts the better overall record at 26-0, only eight of his wins have come via knockout, but 18 of McGregor's 21 wins came via KO. Also, T-Mobile Arena is the same venue that McGregor lost to Mayweather in his 2017 crossover-boxing match. 


Best Prop: Conor McGregor to Win Via Submission (+3100)

It's highly unlikely that McGregor tops Nurmagomedov via submission, but a 31/1 split is simply very enticing with that kind of payout. McGregor knows how to get into a zone, elevating him to an entirely different level, so the +3100 is tempting. 


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