29 Jul [MMA] 
Oddsmakers install Khabib Nurmagomedov as early favorite to defeat Georges St-Pierre

With the UFC seemingly softening its stance regarding a potential matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre, bookmakers have started to offer early odds.

UFC president Dana White recently told ESPN that he would “do anything Khabib wanted to do” for the Russian’s final fight with the promotion and said he’d consider matching him with legendary former two-division champion St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC), if that was the matchup Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) wanted for his farewell fight.

In response, sportsbooks have swiftly compiled their odds for the matchup, with SportsBetting.ag provisionally setting the undefeated UFC lightweight champion as the -200 favorite for the potential matchup. St-Pierre, who hasn’t lost a fight since Matt Serra defeated him back at UFC 69 in April 2007, is set as a narrow +170 underdog to return from his second retirement and hand Nurmagomedov his first career defeat.

The bookmaker also offered odds on the fight taking place before the end of 2021. You can back the fight to take place before December 31 next year at odds of +550, with -1000 available for those wanting to back against the fight taking place before that time.