UFC 257 is coming up this Saturday and it’s going to be a special event. Not only does it mark the return of popular fighter and former double-champ Conor McGregor, but DraftKings is also launching a fun incentive for new customers.
DraftKings UFC 257 Offer
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McGregor has been bold in his predictions for UFC 257 as he’s stated that he’s going to knockout ‘Diamond’ Dustin Poirier within 90 seconds.
- If you’re feeling as bold as he is and you decide to bet it, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a sweet perk where you can bet $1 and win $257 – if McGregor scores the knockout in the first round.
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- You also have to be at least 21 years or older and reside in a state where DraftKings is legally operating for online sports betting.
- If you do think McGregor is going to flatten his opponent – just as he did Donald Cerrone in his last bout – there’s great value with this best.
- The updated odds through the promo are actually +25700, which is incredible.
- Now all you need is to open an account, make a deposit of $5 or more and see if McGregor can end Poirier’s night quickly.
McGregor Back In Octagon After Quiet 2020
2020 was a weird year for many of us but even so, seeing Conor McGregor in the Octagon just once last year was a bit of an oddity. He’s been busy with all sorts of extracurricular activities, building businesses and brands, and he has spent less time fighting than he has in the past. He’s actually only fought two MMA fights since November 2016.
The last time we saw McGregor, he brutally ended Cerrone’s night just 40 seconds into the bout. That’s part of why many were surprised that he didn’t fight again in 2020 as he barely broke a sweat. The Notorious unleashed a vicious head kick and followed it up with punches, which led to Cerrone’s third straight loss.
McGregor and Poirier have fought before as the two met up at UFC 146 in 2014. Poirier is 26-6 in his career and has only lost by knockout twice, but that was one of the two losses. He enters Saturday’s bout with some momentum as he’s won five of his last six. His only loss was to Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was the champion in the division and had never lost.
Poirier has improved as a fighter since the last time these two met but so has McGregor. The question with McGregor will be focus and cardio because he hasn’t fought much in the last few years. As for Poirier, he’s now ascended to No. 2 in the UFC’s lightweight division rankings and No. 7 in the pound-for-pound rankings too. We’ll see if he can handle McGregor’s power this time around.
Early Start For Fighters At UFC 257
One quick note to pass along: UFC 257 will take place on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, which means we’re going to have some weird time differences.
While McGregor and Poirier are currently slated to get going at about 10:05 PM ET, keep in mind that translates to 7:00 AM in the United Arab Emirates. We’ll see how the fighters handle this bizarre, early-morning situation as it might be tough for them to get a good night’s sleep before it.