McGregor vs Cerrone: The UFC 246 Showdown
The Mac is Back! This weekend sees the epic return of Conor McGregor to the UFC ring in Las Vegas. In his big comeback fight, the ‘Notorious’ Irish superstar takes on veteran fighter Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at the T-Mobile Arena. Let’s look at the McGregor vs Cerrone stats, predictions and odds!
RETURN OF THE MAC
The McGregor vs Cowboy showdown is the main event on the UFC 246 card taking place on 18th January and is Conor McGregor’s return to the ring after a 15-month absence.
McGregor hasn’t won a fight since 2016 and this will be his first UFC fight since his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, so undoubtably his comeback fight be one of the biggest events in UFC history.
STATS: CONOR ‘NOTORIOUS’ McGREGOR
- Record: 21 – 4 – 0
- First UFC fighter to hold 2 division titles simultaneously (Featherweight and Lightweight)
- Fastest knockout in UFC Championship history (13 seconds vs Jose Aldo)
- 90% finish rate
STATS: DONALD ‘COWBOY’ CERRONE
- Record: 36 – 13 – 0 (1 NC)
- Most wins and most finishes in UFC history
- Most post-fight bonuses in UFC history (18)
- Seven KOs from kicks, a UFC record
McGREGOR vs CERRONE PREDICTIONS
Conor McGregor is the favourite to win and is looking physically transformed having bulked up massively for the fight. He hasn’t fought at welterweight since his Nate Diaz rematch in August 2016, so the pressure is on and he’ll need to pull out all the stops to beat the all-American hero.
Cerrone is a welterweight veteran and doesn’t have the same level of pressure that McGregor has in proving he can win his comeback fight. Cowboy is one of the best fighters in the world and though the odds favour the flamboyant McGregor, Cowboy has more fights behind him so will feeling confident, so don’t write him off!
Who’s your favourite to win? The Irish two-weight World Champion, or the fighter with the most wins AND the most finishes in UFC history? It’s going to be a tough fight – expect history to be made!
MR GREEN UFC 246 ODDS
As well as the main event with McGregor vs Cerrone, there are the preliminary fights at the UFC Octagon to get you pumped up beforehand. View our UFC 246 odds here:
Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone
Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington
Aleksei Oleinik vs Maurice Greene
Claudia Gadelha vs Alexa Grasso
Anthony Pettis vs Diego Ferreira
Maycee Barber vs Roxanne Modafferi
Nasrat Haqparast vs Drew Dober
Ode Osbourne vs Brian Kelleher
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