UFC 246 Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions: Best Bets for McGregor-Cerrone, Holm-Pennington

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Jan 17, 2020, 04:08 PM EST

UFC 246 Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions

  • Time: 10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, Nev.)
  • Channel: ESPN+ PPV

    Conor McGregor (-295) vs. Donald Cerrone (+240) (Welterweight)

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After a 15-month absence, Conor McGregor (21-4) makes his return to the octagon at UFC 246 on Saturday against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-13) in an ESPN+ pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor last fought for the UFC in October 2018, when he relinquished his Lightweight title to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. He last competed at Welterweight against Nate Diaz in August 2016.

Cerrone, who has the most wins, knockdowns, and finishes in UFC history, returns to Welterweight after two consecutive losses against powerful strikers at Lightweight.

This could be an exciting fight as the crowd-pleasing Cowboy seems set to stand and bang with one of the most dangerous strikers in the world.

As a result, this bout could be over in a flash — McGregor has won by knockout in 85% of his victories, finishing 13 of those 18 fights (72%) in the first round.

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Tale of the Tape

Cerrone is the taller fighter, but the pair have a similar reach.

McGregor looks like he’s carrying his weight much more naturally at Welterweight than he was at Lightweight, which could help to improve both his overall power and his stamina in the later rounds against Cerrone.