Conor McGregor UFC 246 Results

We waited over a year ... for 40 seconds.

Conor "The Notorious" McGregor cemented the start of his comeback with a 40-second TKO over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

The results weren’t a surprise. McGregor went into the fight as a UFC odds -325 favorite, the largest odds since he faced Nate Diaz the first time at -585.

It was the way he beat “Cowboy” Cerrone that shocked fight fans. The welterweight bout was all-but over when McGregor landed a shoulder strike to Cerrone’s face and broke his nose. You heard that right, with a shoulder strike.

Once Cerrone’s nose began gushing blood the seasoned UFC fighter looked uninterested in a McGregor upset. Cerrone turtled and the Octagon referee stopped the fight at 0:40 in the first round.

Conor McGregor Odds: What’s Next?

So what’s next for McGregor? You could argue for another Khabib Nurmagomedov fight. It seems like only McGregor superfans believe it would be worth it.

Justin Gaethje is itching for a chance at a McGregor payday, claiming the “Notorious” one has been ducking him. Gaethje quickly took to Twitter to get his own personal shots in, “That man is good. Bitch move to take that fight. Say my name @TheNotoriousMMA.”

Outside of a Khabib rematch fight fans would most likely want to see Jorge Masvidal versus McGregor. But UFC President Dana White may want more build up for both fighters before making a superfight for the unofficial “BMF” title.

Other UFC 246 Main Card Results

  • Women’s Bantamweight: Holly Holm def. Raquel Pennington (Decision, R3)
  • Heavyweight: Akesei Oleinik def. Maurice Greene (Submission/armbar, R2)
  • Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher def. Ode Osborne (Submission/guilotine choke, R1)
  • Lightweight: Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Anthony Pettis (Submmission/rear-naked choke, R2)

Conor McGregor Betting Profile 

UFC 246 Odds: -325

At his peak in the Octagon, McGregor had to, “apologize to absolutely nobody.” Unfortunately - since his game-changing lightweight title win - he’s lived up to his nickname ... in negative way.

McGregor came to the UFC in 2013, and came in hot: winning his first seven fights, predicting the rounds in which he’d win, talking a lot of trash, and - most importantly - backing it up. 

His ascent into superstardom was cemented with a 13-second KO of UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo as a -180 favorite in UFC betting, earning Performance of the Night after White claimed they spent the most money in UFC history promoting the bout.

After a shocking loss versus Nate Diaz as a -300 favorite at UFC 196, he avenged the loss at UFC 202 (McGregor closed at -125) and doubled-up on titles with a TKO of Eddie Alvarez as a -185 favorite to capture the UFC Lightweight Championship.

Two titles, four years, it doesn’t get more notiorious than that in mixed martial arts. With that in mind unless the money was ridiculous McGregor wasn’t fighting in the UFC. Instead professional boxing came knocking. McGregor stepped into the ring for his biggest pay-per-view payday ever: an exhibition boxing match versus one of the greatest prize fighters of all time – “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather. McGregor took the bout (and the loss) with no pro boxing experience, but who can blame him for chasing the $30 million payday?

The downturn of his career began when he decided to throw a dolly at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s bus. The move was classless, but affective, getting a big return fight at UFC 229 versus the dominant Russian fighter for the lightweight title.

Unfortunately, despite a lot of trash talk leading up to the bout, McGregor (a +130 underdog) didn’t stand a chance. He was outclassed by Khabib’s dominant ground game, tapping out to a neck crank in the fourth round.

The disappointing performance was followed by a “win” he’d probably like to forget: sucker-punching an old man at an Irish pub. He lost just $1,000 for the assault but lost a lot more respect in the public eye.

Needless to say, McGregor needs a real win. Donald Cerrone is his best shot at re-establishing himself as an Octagon icon.

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Conor McGregor Bio

  • Record W/L: 21-4
    • By Knockout: 18-0
    • By Submission: 1-4
    • By Decision: 2-0
  • Date of Birth: July 14, 1988 (31) in Dublib, Ireland
  • Nickname: The Notorious
  • Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
  • Weight: 170 pounds (77 kg)
  • Style: Boxing - Southpaw
  • Reach: 74 in

Conor McGregor UFC Betting History

October 6, 2018 Khabib Mirmagomedov -275 +130 LOSS
November 12, 2016 Eddie Alvarez +125 -195 WIN
August 20, 2016 Nate Diaz -105 -155 WIN
March 5, 2016 Nate Diaz +280 -585 LOSS
December 12, 2015 Jose Aldo -135 -109 WIN
July 11, 2015 Chad Mendes +140 -210 WIN
January 18, 2015 Dannis Siver +600 -1415 WIN
September 27, 2014 Dustin Poirier +159 -276 WIN
July 19, 2014 Diego Brandao +400 -716 WIN
August 17, 2013 Max Molloway +190 -385 WIN
April 6, 2013 Marcus Brimage +130 -165 WIN

*Odds as of January 20, 2020