The Conor McGregor vs Alvarez betting odds in many ways reflect the compelling nature of the fight. It could play out in many different ways.
As a mixed martial artist McGregor’s main weapon is his stand up fighting. Specifically his boxing skills for an MMA athlete.
While these boxing skills are not that of a professional boxer, they are highly effective when utilized against MMA fighters in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
This has been evidenced thus far with six of his nine fights in total in the UFC ending by stoppage win for the Irishman via his fists.
When he gets an opponent hurt he knows how to finish with his hands.
Coming into Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York this is what you are looking at roughly for the Conor McGregor vs Alvarez betting odds on the fight for either guy to win outright:
As you can see, McGregor is the slight favorite with most bookmakers to win overall. But it’s close.
He is riding the crest of a huge wave of momentum at the moment. McGregor’s belief in himself couldn’t be any higher.
The danger of course will be to guard against any potential over confidence against a man as tough as Alvarez.
For those looking for a bit more value on the fight, the really interest betting market lays in the method of victory for either man this weekend:
McGregor at even money to get the win by KO/TKO might prove to be a popular bet this weekend I suspect. But for those looking to back the upset perhaps Eddie Alvarez on points at 11/2 might hold some value.
Many believe the fight will not go the distance but if it does McGregor has insisted that his cardio levels have improved again in this fight under a new training routine adopted following a loss two fights ago to Nate Diaz.
Stamina is thought to have been the main issue for McGregor in the past.
However fighting at 155lbs (lightweight) this weekend his coaching team have been vocal about how they feel this is the perfect fighting weight for their man.
McGregor is backing a first round win this weekend which at the moment you can get best at around 5/2. Perhaps the smart money is on a round 2 stoppage though.
This is what McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has predicted. At the moment for a round 2 win for McGregor you can get it at nearly 6/1.
(All odds via Oddschecker.com and are subject to change)