Khabib's Papakha and McGregor's Whiskey Featured in Prop Bets

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 8:54 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 8:54 PM UTC

The prop bets on the Conor McGregor vs Khabib Numagomedov range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

<p>Conor McGregor has predicted that he will surge into the cage, maul Khabib Numagomedov and secure an explosive KO on Saturday night. The Irish fighter is returning to the Octagon after a two-year absence and he will bid to seize the Russian’s UFC lightweight championship belt.</p><p>Khabib has never lost a fight and he is the proud holder of the longest winning run in UFC, but McGregor believes he will annihilate the champion. If you agree, you can find odds of +1000 with Unibet and 888 Sport on the fight finishing within just 59 seconds.</p><p>That is one of the less outlandish prop bets being offered on this bout. <a href="http://;book=Paddypower" name="Check the Prop Bets">Irish bookmaker Paddy Power </a>is offering -333 on McGregor to mention Proper 12 Whiskey once he jumps inside the Octagon.</p><p>Notorious launched the Irish whiskey brand last week, honoring the district of Dublin that he hails from. He has been waxing lyrical about it ever since, saying things like: “I respect other Irish whiskeys, but I am coming in strong, with passion and with purpose. I am the founder of this company and I am going to give it my all.”</p><p>Paddy Power is also offering -137 on Khabib to win and then put his papakha on commentator Joe Rogan. A papakha is a wool hat worn by men throughout the Caucasus and favored by Khabib. He sent one to Rogan, who has been pictured wearing it.</p><p>You can also find odds of +125 on the winner to call out Tony Ferguson in the Octagon after the fight. That looks like a sensible option, as Ferguson is the next highest rated fighter in the division after these two, and he has already called out the pair of them.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;IT'S &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFC229&lt;/a&gt; FIGHT WEEK! How excited are you for &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#khabibvsconor&lt;/a&gt;?? &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— (@MMAFighting) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;October 2, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>The betting lines have not changed all that much over the week. <a href="http://;book=Bet365" name="Check the Odds">Khabib remains the favorite at -160 with Bet365,</a> while McGregor is out at +130. The action has been pretty evenly split between the champion and the challenger, despite the longer odds on McGregor.</p><p>The general consensus among pundits is that Khabib will win the fight if he gets McGregor on the mat, whereas McGregor can clinch victory if he stays on his feet and outboxes his foe. If you agree, there are some interesting prop bets you can take advantage of.</p><p>Various books, including Bet Stars, are offering +175 on McGregor to win via a knockout, while you can find +275 on Khabib to win via a submission. You could divide your stake between those two outcomes and make a healthy profit if either comes in.</p><p>Khabib is a masterful grappler and he has won eight of his 26 fights by submission, 10 by knockout and 10 via a decision. McGregor has won 21 out of 24 fights, and 18 of those victories came from a knockout. Just one came via a submission and two were the result of a decision. He has lost three times and all three were due to a submission. Covering both of those options therefore looks advisable.</p><p>Both men have predicted that the fight will not go the distance, and the sportsbooks are offering just -400 on that outcome. McGregor will seek to knock out Khabib, who will try to take the Irishman down and force him to tap out.</p><p>Khabib has never lost, but he has arguably never faced an opponent with McGregor’s boxing prowess. The Irishman has locked horns with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and emerged with a lot of credit since his last time in the Octagon, and those skills he honed could see him put Khabib down, so that +175 on him landing a knockout looks like a strong pick if you only want to back one outcome.</p>
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