McGregor, fresh off of his most dominant performance inside the Octagon thus far, a 13-second, one-punch knockout of previously ten-year-unbeaten Jose Aldo at UFC 194 to unify the UFC 145-pound title, opens as a +115 underdog.
UFC Lightweight Champion Dos Anjos, who himself is also coming off one of his more impressive wins in the UFC, a quick first round finish of Donald Cerrone, breaking “Cowboy’s” eight fight win-streak in the process, is listed as a -145 favorite in the potential “Champion vs. Champion” Octagon showdown.
For those unfamiliar with gambling, what those numbers mean is this:
– With Conor McGregor coming in at +115, because of the plus sign, he is an underdog. In this case, a $100 bet on McGregor would earn you $115 profit if he managed to get the victory against Dos Anjos.
– With Rafael dos Anjos listed at -145, the negative sign means he is the favorite to win the fight. If you are positive Dos Anjos will beat McGregor and you want to put your money where your mouth is, it would cost you a $145 wager to earn $100 profit if he were to win.
UFC 197 is rumored for March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Conor McGregor vs. Rafael dos Anjos for Dos Anjos’ UFC Lightweight Championship, while Holly Holm defending her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship against Miesha Tate is rumored to be the co-main event of the evening.