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Dustin Poirier opens as favorite over UFC champ Charles Oliveira in title fight

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UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Hot on the heels of another masterful performance, Dustin Poirier is favored to be the next undisputed UFC lightweight champion.

Opening lines from SportsBetting.ag have Poirier as a -180 favorite to unseat current champ Charles Oliveira in a title fight expected to take place in the near future. Oliveira, who captured the vacant title at UFC 262 by stopping Michael Chandler, is a +155 underdog.

That means Poirier has an implied win probability of 64 percent, and a bet of $100 would return $55.56. Oliveira, meanwhile, has an implied probability of 39 percent and would net a $155 payout.

Poirier sealed his title shot this past Saturday with a first-round TKO of Conor McGregor at UFC 264 in a trilogy fight. McGregor suffered what appeared to be a broken leg and was ruled out by the cageside doctor. It was the former two-division champ’s third loss in his past four fights. Oliveira was watching cageside at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC President Dana White has not sketched out a timeline for the Poirier vs. Oliveira fight; Oliveira expects to defend his title in December, while Poirier seeks a break after back-to-back training camps for McGregor.

Oliveira vs. Poirier betting odds courtesy of SportsBetting.ag

Charles Oliveira +155

Dustin Poirier -180