Conor McGregor Opens As Heavy Favorite Over Nate Diaz At UFC 196

Written by Tom Ngo
February 24th, 2016

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UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (pictured) might be jumping two weight classes in just three months to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 196, but that hasn’t deterred the Gambling Gods from pegging McGregor as the early, heavy odds-on favorite to get his hand raised on March 5.

McGregor is currently a solid 3.5-1 favorite to beat Diaz. Diaz, who accepted the fight on just 11 days’ notice, is a 2.5-1 underdog against “Notorious.”

MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.

Here are the early wagering lines between McGregor vs. Diaz:

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Conor McGregor -350
Nate Diaz +250

Gambling 101:

Bet $350 on McGegor and he’s victorious, you win $100
Bet $100 on Diaz and he’s victorious, you win $260

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