UFC Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo Opens as Betting Favorite vs. Conor McGregor

By C.J. Tuttle Jan 21, 2015
Jose Aldo has opened as the betting favorite against Conor McGregor. | Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com

While the mixed martial arts world continues to buzz about Conor McGregor’s impressive stoppage of Dennis Siver at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night card in Boston, the betting world still favors UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo over the outspoken Irishman.

Two bookmakers have released their opening lines for the tentative title bout between McGregor and Aldo, and both have listed the Nova Uniao product as the betting favorite. The championship fight will likely headline the promotion’s traditional Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas this May.

According to BestFightOdds.com, the broker 5Dimes currently lists Aldo as the favorite at -155, while Bovada puts the odds at -175. On the opposite end, “The Notorious” Irishman is getting play at +155 and +145.

In layman’s terms, a bet of $155 or $175 on Aldo would net you an additional $100 (plus your investment), while a $100 wager on McGregor would earn $155 or $145 (plus the $100 back).

These lines are subject to change and will fluctuate as more information regarding the bout becomes available. But for those looking to cash in on the streak McGregor is riding, it will be much easier to so with the odds against Aldo compared to what they were against Siver.


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