- Dustin Poirier has re-opened because the -150 betting favourite in opposition to Michael Chandler (+130).
- Poirier opened because the -200 favourite when the bout was first proposed in January 2021.
- The bout between Poirier and Chandler is reportedly being finalized for UFC 281 on November twelfth in New York.
The betting odds for the highly-anticipated welterweight showdown between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler have re-opened.
In line with on-line sportsbook BetOnline, the Diamond is favored to beat Chandler at UFC 281:
Listed here are the opening odds for Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler:
Dustin Poirier -150 (2/3)
Michael Chandler +130 (13/10)
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 3, 2022
Poirier and Chandler are reportedly near finalizing a showdown at UFC 281 on November twelfth on the fabled Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.
Poirier Opened at -200 Versus Chandler
Dustin Poirier opens up as a favourite in potential fights in opposition to each Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira:
Michael Chandler +170 (17/10)
Dustin Poirier -200 (1/2)
Charles Oliveira +140 (7/5)
Dustin Poirier -160 (5/8)
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 26, 2021
It may be recalled that Poirier opened because the -200 betting favourite in a possible Chandler bout. However that was manner again in January 2021, days after his second-round TKO win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257. In the identical occasion, Chandler made his UFC debut and knocked out Dan Hooker inside one spherical. Loads has modified since then although.
Chandler went on to problem Charles Oliveira for the vacant UFC light-weight title as a +120 underdog at UFC 262. Oliveira sensationally knocked out Chandler to win the belt. The previous Bellator light-weight king returned at UFC 268 because the +180 backside canine in opposition to Justin Gaethje. Gaethje received the bout within the 2021 Struggle of the Yr.
In the meantime, Poirier fought McGregor in a second consecutive bout at UFC 264, closing because the -160 favourite in that bout. The Diamond defeated the Infamous for the second straight bout, this time through physician stoppage after McGregor broke his tibia and was unable to proceed. One struggle later, Poirier misplaced to Oliveira because the -130 betting favourite at UFC 269 for the UFC light-weight belt.
Chandler Throws Shade at Poirier’s Efficiency
I’d by no means ever give up…I went out on my protect after being separated from consciousness, congrats to Oliveira… #ufc269
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) December 12, 2021
After UFC 269, Chandler threw shade at Poirier’s efficiency in opposition to Oliveira by saying that he would by no means give up in a struggle. In his Twitter publish, Chandler stated he “went out on his protect after being separated from his consciousness” throughout his loss to Oliveira. Poirier rapidly tapped out after Oliveira locked in a rear-naked choke.
Chandler was pegged because the -200 favourite to develop into Poirier’s subsequent opponent. However the Diamond was seeking to guide a struggle in opposition to Nate Diaz and even opened because the -350 favourite to beat the TUF 5 winner. The 2 appeared to have agreed to a struggle on social media however that bout by no means went to fruition and Diaz ended up signing to struggle Khamzat Chimaev within the UFC 279 important occasion.
Poirier and Chandler almost clashed behind the scenes at UFC 276 and needed to be separated as they virtually got here to blows. In line with UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka who was additionally at cage-side when the altercation occurred, it was Poirier who began the confrontation. Poirier later instructed Daniel Cormier that the incident was one thing he wanted to get off his chest. Somewhat than tweet about it, Poirier stated he stated what he needed to say in entrance of Chandler. At UFC 281, Poirier and Chandler will lastly get their alternative to settle their variations contained in the cage.