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Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3 opening betting lines for UFC 264

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The opening betting line in the Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 fight has been released, and one oddsmaker sees a dead heat for the UFC 264.

BetOnline has both Poirier and McGregor at -110, meaning an implied winning probability of 52.38 percent; a $100 bet would net a $91 profit. The even odds come three months after Poirier’s knockout win in their second meeting, which took place at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.

The temperature of the lightweight’s rivalry rose earlier this week over a donation promised by Conor McGregor to Dustin Poirier’s charity. Poirier initially claimed McGregor had reneged only to have McGregor lash out over the accounting of the money. Poirier on Wednesday backtracked, apologizing for calling out his opponent.

When they both fought as featherweights, McGregor quickly proved himself the superior fighter against Poirier with a first-round knockout in their first meeting in 2014. Ten pounds heavier, Poirier damaged McGregor’s leg before finishing the fight with a brilliant combination in their rematch.

Poirier had a chance to fight for the lightweight title left vacant by outgoing champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated he and McGregor. But the Louisianan decided to fight a third bout with McGregor, leaving ex-Bellator champ Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira to fight for the vacant belt at UFC 262.

UFC 264 takes place July 10 at T-Mobile Arena. The promotion announced on Wednesday a full capacity crowd for the event in Las Vegas.