After pulling out of their initially agreed fight, Brazilian UFC world champion Jose Aldo will meet Irishman Conor McGregor in the most highly anticipated bout ever in the sport.
Deadly Dubliner Conor McGregor has finally been set a date for his anticipated rescheduled world title showdown with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, as the pair prepare to clash on December 12th later this year.
Having stormed through the division, even dispatching stand-in opponent Chad Mendes with a second-round knockout this summer after Aldo opted out with a rib injury, McGregor is ready to take it to the next level.
The devastating Irishman has been seeking a showdown with Brazilian title holder Aldo for some time now, and he is a best-priced 7/5 with Betway to stop his opposition by KO or TKO in December.
McGregor has been clinical in all six of his UFC bouts, furiously stopping the likes of Dustin Poirier and Dennis Siver, before overcoming potent wrestler Mendes, with the American having stepped in for the apparently injured Aldo.
At UFC 194, this talented 27-year-old will attempt to become the first Irish world champion of the sport, after beginning to dominate his compatriots with seemingly unstoppable octagon attributes.
McGregor is the odds-on 8/13 favourite with Paddy Power to secure victory, despite Aldo being the defending world champion, but his overwhelming price just outlines the Dublin-born bruiser’s rampant rise to UFC prominence in recent years.
‘The Notorious’ feels that Aldo exaggerated the extent of his rib injury to get out of facing him at their initially scheduled bout at UFC 189, even predicting that the Brazilian would pull out months before the fight.
However, McGregor now has his sights firmly on the prize, and is 7/1 with Betway to win by points decision in this globally anticipated showdown, which is set to be the biggest bout in the sport’s history.
Though the Irishman’s recent form in UFC suggest that the bout won’t make it the distance, having prematurely dealt with his last four foes by KO, so back McGregor to crown off his amazing journey with another stoppage win.
Free Bet Betting tip: McGregor to win by KO or TKO @ 7/5 with Betway
All odds were correct at time of posting.