New Users Can Score On DraftKings With McGregor KO In UFC 257

Posted on January 20, 2021

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier face off against each other this Saturday during UFC 257.

Odds have McGregor as the clear favorite, but bettors can find value in a Poirier wager if he manages an upset.

UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier odds

The last time McGregor and Poirier met each other in the octagon was back in 2014. The fight concluded in a TKO from McGregor in under two minutes, 1:46 to be exact.

Since then, Poirier has made significant strides in his career. During his 10 wins since their last meeting, he has beat some of the best names in the UFC including Max Holloway, Dan Hooker and Justin Gaethie.

As the underdog in this matchup, Poirier is ranked No. 7 pound-for-pound and has a career MMA record of 26-6.

In the years proceeding the 2014 matchup, McGregor has won six fights and lost two. He has basked in the limelight and become one of UFC’s biggest names. He also became the first UFC fighter to hold two simultaneous belts – lightweight and featherweight.

McGregor has an overall 22-4 MMA record and is the No. 12 pound-for-pound fighter.

Although McGregor had planned to fight three events during 2020, COVID-19 restrictions put a stop to his plans. He fought for a total of 40 seconds during the entire year.

In his first fight of 2021, McGregor looks to get back on his feet and reestablish his position as one of the best fighters in the UFC.

Odds for the fight have swung even more in McGregor’s favor in the weeks leading up to the starting bell.

McGregor opened as a -175 favorite. Now, odds for him to win the fight outright are as follows at DraftKings:

  • Conor McGregor: -286
    Dustin Poirier: +230

Other markets available to wager on for the fight include:

  • Moneyline
  • Total rounds
  • To go the distance
  • Winning method
  • To win by decision

DraftKings first time deposit boost

In anticipation for the long awaited rematch, DraftKings is running a special promo for first time depositors.

New users can bet $1 to win $257 if McGregor wins by KO during the 1st round.

New customers become eligible for the boost when depositing a minimum of $5 into their DraftKings account.

After making a first deposit, jump over to the Sportsbook Promos page and select “Boost This Fight” on the “McGregor to win by KO in the 1st Round” wager.

The single-use boost must be activated and applied within the betslip before placing a wager.

With a maximum wager of $1 at +25700 odds, players have the potential to earn $257 on the bet.

If this fight ends anything like the pair’s last, new bettors could easily walk away winners.

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As a college athlete, Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. She then returned to her love of written word in 2000 after working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she's covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in Tennessee online sports betting and Virginia casino news. She served as a panelist at this year's All American Sports Betting Summit, discussing the ever-evolving role of women in the gambling industry.

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