The 10 Best UFC 291 Sign-Up Bonus Offers & Promos for Poirier vs. Gaethje 2

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Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC. Pictured: Dustin Poirier.

Saturday's UFC 291 main event will feature the awaited lightweight rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.

Poirier is 29-7 and Gaethje 24-4 all-time. Poirier won the first fight in 2018 by KO in the fourth round.

The industry's leading sportsbooks each have their own unique offers available to new and existing bettors for UFC 291. We'll break the most important ones down for you below.

The Best UFC 291 Offers for New Users

FanDuel Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $5, Get $100 in Bonus Bets

States Available: AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY

It's the same deal at FanDuel Sportsbook, but with $100 in bonus value. The user could expect to receive the bonus bets anywhere within 72 hours after the first wager settles.

FanDuel will take bonus bets away if not used within 14 days.

BetMGM Sportsbook

Offer: Get a First Bet on the House of up to $1,000


States Available: AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY

This is a first bet that BetMGM Sportsbook will reimburse new users for if it should lose.

We tell readers to bet their bankroll with these kinds of offers since it's all the more value you're getting back if it fails. But if the bet wins, that's a max payout for yourself you likely wouldn't have placed otherwise.

The threshold is up to $1,000 for your first bet at BetMGM. Bonus bets go away after 30 days.

Caesars Sportsbook

Offer: Get Reimbursed up to $1,250 if Your First Bet Loses


States Available: AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY

Caesars Sportsbook's offer works the same as BetMGM, but with up to $1,250 of value to bet with your first wager.

When looking into a wager for the headliner, heed the advice from UFC expert Billy Ward, who thinks this is a fairly valued fight:

The point of all of this is to highlight the similarities between the pair. Remarkably, neither of them has a single split decision on his record, and the only “fluke” outcome for either of them was Poirier’s win over Conor McGregor that saw McGregor’s leg snap. That was a rematch, though, of a fight Poirier dominated just six months prior.

All things considered, I could see a case for saying that this line should be a bit closer given all the similarities. However, the data on rematches more or less justifies Poirier’s favoritism.

bet365 Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $1+ and Get $200 in Bonus Bets Guaranteed


States Available: CO, IA, NJ, OH, VA

If you're signing up for bet365 Sportsbook, you can stock $200 in bonus bets when a minimum $1 prop is placed on any prop for the match.

You just need to make $10 deposit and make sure the line is -500 or longer.

bet365 offers our favorite same game parlay features in the industry, which is one of several ways to pounce on bonus bets.

When it comes to taking advantage of a bonus bet from a sportsbook, we advise betting a longshot prop or stringing together a parlay. This is so because we want to bet high risk for better return value.

DraftKings Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $5 and Receive $150 in Bonus Bets Instantly

States Available: AZ, CT, CO, NH, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY

Once new users sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook, they will give $150 in bonus value after a minimum $5 bet is placed on any market. The value will appear instantly and is not contingent on whether the bet wins or loses.

Bonus bets at DraftKings expire in seven days and are given in increments of $25.

Top UFC 291 Offers for Existing Users

DraftKings Sportsbook

There's a 100% profit boost available at DraftKings for 3+ leg parlays placed on UFC 291. This only includes traditional parlays and has a max threshold of $50.

The more legs you add, the more the value will increase:

  • 3 Legs: 20% Boost
  • 4 Legs: 25% Boost
  • 5 Legs: 30% Boost
  • 6 Legs: 40% Boost
  • 7 Legs: 50% Boost
  • 8 Legs: 65% Boost
  • 9 Legs: 80% Boost
  • 10+ Legs: 100% Boost

You can apply the boost after you've selected all the legs to the parlay. The tokens will expire at the start of the third from final UFC 291 fight.

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel's calls their offered odds boost the 'Dr Disrespect Boost,' which is the Poirier-Gaethje fight to end by KO/TKO. This jumped from -145 to +120 odds.

This is a considerable boost because this fight is expected to go the distance. Sean Zerillo broke down why in his UFC 291 main event preview:

I projected Dustin Poirier as a 58.2% favorite (-139 implied odds) in this fight, and I don’t see value on either side of the moneyline.

Typically, I would need -128 or better to back the favorite Poirier or +151 to back the underdog Gaethje, compared to my projected odds.

While this fight might start with an early feeling-out process, I expect the pace to eventually go nuclear and for both lightweights to find opportunities to hurt and finish an opponent less durable than their first matchup five years ago.

In the winning method market, Poirier by KO/TKO (projected +186, listed +210) stands out as a potential value bet. However, I wouldn’t recommend including that prop on anything beyond a round-robin ticket.

Bet the fight to end inside the distance instead.

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM isn't offering any profit boosts or UFC 291-specific offers for Saturday, but they did open several special markets for the fight:

  • How many fights will go the difference? Over/under 1.5
  • How many KO's/TKO's? Over/under 2.5
  • How many submissions? Over/under 0.5
  • Shortest fight of the night: Poirier-Gaethje at +850 odds

Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars is making a considerable splash in the profit boost department for UFC 291.

Their main profit boost is 33% on any parlay for the night's events. Here's a list of the boosts they have on props:

  • Maverick win by submission Cachoeira (+175 –> +225)
  • Lewis wins fight in first round against Rogerio De Lima (+380 –> +430)
  • Ferguson win by decision/technical decision vs. Green (+550 –> +625)
  • Blachowicz win by submission vs. Pereira (+525 –> +575)
  • Gaethje win by KO/TKO/DQ vs. Poirier (+220 –> +250)

There's also a prelim parlay boost on Roman Kopylov, Jake Matthews, CJ Vergara & Uros Medic all to win their respective fights at +850 odds.

Then they have a couple of 'Quick Picks' parlays, which showcase the following odds boosts:

  • Will the much-anticipated battle for the BMF title go the distance? – +1313 odds
    • Poirier vs Gaethje Fight to go the Distance – Yes
    • Holland vs Chiesa Fight to go the Distance – Yes
    • Green vs Ferguson Fight to go the Distance – Yes
  • Can this quartet of fighters find success at the UFC 291 prelims? – +880 odds
    • Bout Betting – Matthew Semelsberger
    • Bout Betting – CJ Vergara
    • Bout Betting – Claudio Ribeiro
    • Bout Betting – Marcos Rogerio de Lima

bet365 Sportsbook

bet365 has boost offers on every fight happening throughout Saturday evening, but we'll provide the four they've got prepared for Poirier-Gaethje 2:

  • SGP of Poirier to win + over 2.5 rounds (+187 –> +200)
  • SGP of Gaethje to win by KO/TKO/submission + under 3.5 rounds (+275 –> +300)
  • Poirier to land 150+ strikes (+333 –> +350)
  • Gaethje to land 100+ strikes (+150 –> +162)
Poirier Odds
Gaethje Odds
2.5 (-140 / +110)
Delta Center in Salt Lake City
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Odds as of Friday and via DraftKings

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