The main event of UFC 200 features the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Oddsmakers opened the fight as a Pick ’em but that didn’t last.
Things have changed as Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are set to square off in a rematch in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9.
For starters, this time oddsmakers have a lot more respect for Diaz after he submitted the Notorious one in the second round at UFC 196.
McGregor vs. Diaz UFC 200 Odds
UFC 200 odds opened with McGregor vs. Diaz set as a pick ‘em and so far, the betting public is standing firmly behind Diaz.
Two days after the rematch was officially announced, Diaz has moved to a -120 favourite with McGregor pegged as an underdog for the first time in his career. That’s unfamiliar territory for the Irishman, but something bettors likely expected after seeing him gas out in the second round of their first fight.
That said, this fight will again be set for 170 pounds like the first bout, even though many felt McGregor was in over his head at welterweight. While UFC brass and others tried to convince him to take the fight at 155 pounds, McGregor was adamant about doing it again at 170.
“Conor McGregor is a guy who has had fights fall out seven days before he’s supposed to defend his title, and he steps up and he takes on all comers. The guy fights anybody, anywhere, anytime,” UFC president Dana White said. “He’s stepped up on late notice and done these things. He wants this Nate Diaz fight? We’ll give it to him.”
UFC Betting Odds
Nobody gave Nate Diaz a chance a chance in the first meeting between these two. McGregor opened as a -360 favourite and ballooned all the way to -500 before the market bet that number down to around -400 by fight night.
In the meantime, Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar will also have their rematch on the UFC 200 card, this time for the interim featherweight title. After that, White claims that McGregor will face the interim champion in his next bout to unify the featherweight title.
Check out the full list of UFC 200 odds here.