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Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier Opening Odds on FanDuel Reveal Favorite for UFC Lightweight Title Fight

Jason Schandl
Dustin Poirier vs Charles Oliveira opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Dustin Poirier vs Charles Oliveira opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images
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Dustin Poirier just defeated Conor McGregor again at UFC 264, making him the clear No. 1 contender for the UFC Lightweight championship.

That means his next fight will be against the champ, Charles Oliveira, who most recently defeated Michael Chandler to win the belt that Khabib Nurmagomedov vacated with his retirement.

FanDuel Sportsbook has already posted the opening odds for the fight.

Oliveira vs Poirier Odds

The challenger Dustin Poirier has opened as a -158 favorite over the champion Charles Oliveira, who is a +134 underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook.

It's not often we see the title challenger open as the favorite, but Poirier's only loss in his last 10 fights came against Khabib, who is arguably the greatest Lightweight of all time. That stretch includes wins over Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje, Conor McGregor and Max Holloway.

Oliveira is on a nine-fight win stream of his own, though he hasn't been fighting the same type of elite-level competition that Poirier has. The most notable wins during Oliveira's unbeaten streak are Kevin Lee, Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler.

A date has not been set for the Oliveira-Poirier fight, but it's safe to assume that this one will serve as the main event on a future pay-per-view card.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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