McGregor vs Cerone: UFC 246 – Preview

On Sunday morning, Conor McGregor makes his UFC comeback when he takes on Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in a welterweight clash

The fight, which is taking place in Las Vegas, is going to be McGregor’s first fight for over a year. The last time he took to the Octagon was 6th October 2018 against Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Russian won the fight in the fourth round via submission and McGregor was beaten for the second time in his UFC career.

Since McGregor’s last fight he has had quite a controversial time. Firstly he was suspended from the UFC for six month due to fighting with Khabibs cousin after there fight had finished. This to an investigation in which McGregor received his suspension as a result as well as a $50,000 fine.

In March of last year, McGregor was arrested after an altercation with a fan. As to what really happened is still unclear but the outcome was McGregor stealing the fan’s phone and smashing it outside a hotel. Two months later though the criminal charges were dropped due to their being inconsistencies in the fan’s story.

The final incident of the year happened back in Ireland. A video surfaced of McGregor punching a man in a pub in Dublin. He was charged with and pleaded guilty to assault and was given a €1000 fine.

McGregor vs Cerone

The fight on Saturday is going to be a very interesting one. Like McGregor, Cerone is coming into this fight off the back of a defeat. He has actually lost his last two against Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson. However, since McGregor last had a fight Cerone has had three. This could come into play in terms of fitness and readiness on Sunday.

Paddy Power though still see McGregor as the favourite for the fight. He is priced at 1/3 with Cerone at 9/4. Paddy Power also has some Power Prices for the fight.

Conor McGregor to Win in Round 1 (2/1) – Since his debut in the UFC back in 2013, McGregor has had four first-round wins. The most famous of which was against Jose Aldo. He said he would beat him in the first round and knocked him out inside 13 seconds of round one. This would be a fantastic way to mark his comeback to the sport with a first-round win. Cerone has lost four times in the first round and the most recent of which was his last fight. At 2/1 this could be a very interesting bet as both men’s fighting history shows this could definitely happen.

Conor McGregor to Win, Land the Most Takedowns & Land the Most Significant Strikes (14/1) – This is another fantastic promotion. This is needing a dominating display from McGregor but you wouldn’t put it passed him. However, since he joined the UFC McGregor has never won via submission. This will make the most takedowns part of this Power Price the trickiest part of the bet. At 14/1 though it could be worth a small flutter as at 14/1 it would bring in a nice return.