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Parimatch has generated odds and predictions for the UFC matches for this weekend. UFC 264 is on Saturday 10th July at T Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier
Conor McGregor (22-5-0) will be fighting against Dustin Poirier (27-5-0) in the Lightweight division. While McGregor is currently the highest paid athletes in 2021 accord to Forbes, he is currently ranked 5th in the UFC lightweight rankings whereas Poirier is ranked #1.
This is the third time Louisianan Poirier will be fight against McGregor. Their fight match was in 2014 in where McGregor won by a first round TKO, which is unsurprising with 86% of McGregor’s wins resulting from a Knockout. Though Poirier got his revenge in earlier this year in January with a second-round technical knockout.
Parimatch’s UFC odds suggest both fighters are evenly matched
- Conor McGregorwin: 10/11
- Dustin Poirier win: 10/11
Stephen Thompson vs Gilbert Burns
Stephen Thompson (16-4-1) and Gilbert Burns (19-4-0) will be fighting in the welterweight division.
Odds slightly favor a Thompson win but Thompson and Burns are similarly matched. Burns is currently #4 in the Welterweight rankings with Thompson following behind him at #5. Burns may have more wins on his record and managed to beat a rival of Thompson’s, Tyron Woodley, last year. Although Burns’s most recent match resulted in a loss against Kamaru Usman earlier in the year.
Parimatch has predicted Thompson as the favourite to win but it’s going to be close
- Stephen Thompson win: 4/7
- Gilbert Burns win: 11/8
Tai Tuivasa vs Greg Hardy
Tai Tuivasa (11-3-0) will be fighting against Greg Hardy (7-3-0) in the Heavyweight division.
The former NFL player, Greg Hardy, might have a challenging match ahead of him. Tuivasa, an Australian former rugby player, has more wins on his record, with 91% of his matches being won from a Knockout. Tuivasa is currently ranked as #20 Best MMA Heavyweight fighter, while is ranked 28th.
Parimatch‘s odd’s slightly favour a Tuivasa win but both players are evenly matched
- Tai Tuivasa win: 8/11
- Greg Hard win: 11/10
Irene Aldana vs Yana Kunitskaya
Irene Aldana (12-6-0) will be fighting Yana Kunitskaya (14-5-0) in the UFC’S Women Bantamweight division.
Both fighters are similarly matched. Irene is currently the #4 and although she lost her most recent match against Holly Holm in 2020. Kunitskaya is currently on a winning streak and ranked just behind at #5.
Parimatch has predicted Aldana as the favourite to win
- Irene Aldana win: 8/11
- Yana Kunitskaya win: 11/10
Sean O’Malley vs Louis Smolka
Sean O’Malley (13-1-0) will be fighting against Louis Smolka (17-7-0) Bantamweight division.
While Louis Smolka has more wins on his record, he has had better luck outside of the UFC. Smolka was previously the flyweight champion of both California Xtreme Fighting and Pacific Xtreme Combat.
Parimatch has predicted O’Malley as the favourite to win
- Sean O’Malley win: 1/4
- Louis Smolka win: 3/1
These odds are correct at the time of writing, to view the latest UFC odds visit: https://www.parimatch.co.uk/en-gb/sports/1327866
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