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Wednesday October 3rd 2018

Punters put their faith in Conor McGregor

It's expected to be a bloody war but punters are clear, McGregor will give them reason to celebrate at the weekend when he takes on reigning and defending UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Online bookie Sportsbet have Conor McGregor as the $2.30 outsider but they report the brash Dubliner has received a huge series of bets in the build up to UFC 229 taking a whopping 84% of total money placed to date.

Undefeated Nurmagomedov who has won all 26 of his professional fights, 10 of which have come in the UFC is the $1.62 favourite to win the bout.

Since releasing the odds Sportsbet have also seen a real rush of activity on the fight to end within 60 seconds at $12 and $19 for it to be McGregor by KO/TKO in the first minute.

When asked about the betting spokesman Sportsbet said: All eyes will be on the most notorious Irishman this Sunday and the punters are predicting that if you blink you will miss it.

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