Khabib vs McGregor Betting Offers & Betting Tips - 7.10.18
Conor McGregor does not do things by halves.
The Irishman has become the biggest star in MMA, arguably the biggest star in all of combat sport and one of the best known people in the world through a combination of his incredible fighting ability and his unique self-promotion.
After contesting the most talked about boxing match of all time against Floyd Mayweather, Conor is back on Saturday 6 October for UFC 229 and the biggest fight in MMA history.
Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov is the perfect fight. Not only is it Conor’s return to the octagon after an almost two year absence, it’s an incredible clash of styles which could easily go either way.
Here at thebookiesoffers.co.uk we’ve put together a preview of the fight including the best McGregor vs Khabib betting offers.
What to Expect from the Dagestani Monster?
Khabib Nurmagomedov is perhaps the scariest prospect in the UFC.
The Dagestani fighter has fought 26 times in the UFC and won them all thanks to his ultra-aggressive, front-foot style.
Known primarily as a wrestler who employs a “ground and pound” style whereby he takes opponents to the floor, controls their movement by lying them up with leg triangles and then beats the living daylights out of them.
He has also been working hard on his striking which, although highly unconventional, is making him an increasingly dangerous prospect on his feet.
Will We See a Different McGregor?
The one main criticism of Nurmagomedov is that he is too predictable. Each of his 26 wins have come largely by employing the same tactics and style of fighting.
That is not the case with Conor McGregor who has shown an adaptability as he’s worked his way through the ranks to be the first man to hold two concurrenty world titles at different weight classes.
McGregor is a student of martial arts, has incredible movement and one of the most devastating left hands in the world. He’s won 18 fights by knockout and it’s his punching power that provides the biggest threat to Nurmagomedov.
The on UFC fans’ lips though, is whether we’ll see McGregor employ a slightly different style against Khabib. The doubters believe fight rustiness will cost McGregor but his fans see things differently, suggesting that he’s had plenty of time to work on a plan to surprise everybody in Las Vegas.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor Betting Tips
The passionate Irish fans who follow Conor McGregor around the world are a big feature in his rise through the UFC. They’ve turned Las Vegas green before as they celebrate McGregor wins and we think that Irish eyes will be smiling again on 6 October.
The McGregor vs Khabib odds suggest that the Irishman is going to have a tough return to the octagon. Khabib is the odds-on favourite across the board while McGregor is as big as 11/8 with Coral.
We’d suggest snapping up that price while it lasts.
Yes, Khabib is the biggest threat at 155lbs but there are plenty of reasons to suggest that McGregor represents very good betting value.
The first is that weight. McGregor has fought numerous times at Featherweight while Khabib has repeatedly struggled to make the cut at Lightweight. That is a real worry for fans of the Dagestani as is his overly predictable style.
McGregor knows that Khabib is going to come out charging at the start of every round. He also knows that he’s going to end up on the floor at some stage which equals pain. Knowing what to expect means he can prepare for it and that is the key to this fight.
McGregor and his team wanted this fight. They believe they’ve seen a chink in Nurmagomedov’s armour and are confident about exploiting it.
Khabib has struggled to hack the pace of big championship fights while McGregor’s cardio cannot be questioned. Providing he can survive the first couple of rounds, McGregor can really exploit Khabib’s poor footwork as he tires and score a third round knockout at 16/1 with Betfred.
McGregor Khabib Betting Offers
As this is one of the biggest fights of all time you can be sure that the bookies will be doing all they can to attract people to have a bet.
That’s great news as it means we get to make the most of the various bookmakers’ free bet offers.
Make sure to keep checking this page as we update to include the latest betting offers from them fight.