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UFC: Dustin Poirier vs. Charles Oliveira – The Diamond Open a Favorite

With his one-round TKO beatdown of Conor McGregor at Saturday night, Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier is most likely next in line for a showdown with UFC lightweight champion Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira.

Despite Oliveira riding a nine-fight win streak, including a dominant second round TKO over Michael Chandler to win the vacant 155-belt in May, the 31-year old Brazilian opened a +155 underdog. Minutes after Dustin Poirier had his hand raised and while Conor McGregor was still on the mat nursing his broken leg, BetOnline.ag opened Poirier a -180 favorite versus Oliveira.

An Oliveira versus Poirier match-up will be an exciting one for sure. The well-rounded Oliveira has finished eight of his last night opponents – five by submission and three via TKO/KO. Poirier is allergic to a boring fight; with a 7-1 record over his last eight bouts, Poirier finished his opponent five times.

Whereas a title fight with Oliveira is the obvious next fight for Poirier, it is anyone’s guess on what is next for McGregor. A trilogy fight with Nate Diaz makes the most sense, if the Irishmen wants to continue fighting that is. Or perhaps a big-money boxing fight versus Manny Pacquiao or even Jake Paul. McGregor will want a chance at redemption versus Poirier, but unless Poirier loses to Oliveira, that fight makes little sense outside of a cash-grab at this point. Stay tuned.

As an avid sports fan for his whole life, Michael regularly contributes to the content here at Vegas Odds across all the sports categories. He attends major sports events to provide coverage so our readers always get the latest updates. Michael’s 10+ years of experience in writing for high profile sports and gaming media outlets provides our articles here with a strong competitive edge.

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