ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

While it still hasn't been officially announced, Rafael Dos Anjos' camp has all but confirmed a match-up with Conor McGregor at UFC 197.

While the odds will certainly change as the pre-fight lead up evolves, McGregor has opened as the underdog (albeit only slightly). As of writing, Rafael Dos Anjos is currently sitting at a -130 favorite, with McGregor at a +100 even.

That's going to be a weird change for McGregor, who somehow managed to enter his last fight as the favorite, despite going up against the most dominant featherweight champion in the history of the sport.

It's probably a realistic look at the match-up though. Despite his hype (and let's be honest, his results in the Octagon as well), McGregor will still be going into the fight lighter and less experienced (Dos Anjos has over 10 more fights on his record). McGregor hasn't even fought as a Lightweight in over three years. Going straight for the champion is not going to be an easy task by any stretch of the imagination.

That being said, this is McGregor we're talking about, and it might not even be long before the odds gap closes even further. After all, Dos Anjos opened at -160 earlier today, with McGregor as a +130 underdog.

Who do you thinks takes it? Can Conor McGregor make history? Or is he going back to Featherweight with his tail between his legs?


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