Conor McGregor First Round Victory Odds Cut Ahead Of UFC257

Conor McGregor is being backed to see off old rival Dustin Poirier in rapid fashion as he puts the final touches on preparations ahead of his return to UFC action on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The Dubliner took just 106 seconds to see off his American opponent when they first met in Las Vegas in 2014 and was in an even less patient mood when beating Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone within 40 seconds on his most recent UFC appearance just over a year ago.

Punters have been rushing to get behind Conor McGregor all week and it appears they don’t expect him to waste much time either.

Now a McGregor victory in the first round on Sunday morning has been gambled into just 7/4 from 5/2 with BoyleSports, with the chances of the fight being over by the end of the second round also falling into 4/9 from 4/7.

BoyleSports are enhancing the chances of McGregor getting the job done within 60 seconds to 8/1 from 5/1 in the hours before he takes to the Octagon, as the chances of the fight going the full distance have been drifting gradually all week and now sit at 3/1 from a low of 9/4.