Rory MacDonald is rolling the dice by entering Saturday’s fight against Stephen Thompson (pictured) as an unrestricted free agent.
An impressive finish over “Wonderboy” would surely improve his leverage at the negotiating table when it’s time to talk money, but McDonald is currently a slight underdog against Thompson.
Thompson is a -120 odds-on favorite to send MacDonald on a two-fight skid. MacDonald comes in closely behind as a -110 dark horse.
It will be interesting to see how these lines move as showtime approaches. It wouldn’t be surprising to if McDonald is the favorite by the time the cage door slams shut.
The Arena at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada hosts the festivities.
Here are the wagering lines for Saturday’s fight:
Rory MacDonald -110
Stephen Thompson -120