Poirier v McGregor Boost – Paddy Power

It’s Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor in UFC 257 in the early hours of Sunday morning and you don’t want to miss this Paddy Power price boost! They’ve enhanced Conor McGregor to win in Round 1 from 7/4 to a tasty 3/1. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a risk-free potential profit of £3.88 and here’s how…

Power Price Boost

The maximum stake for this power price boost is £20.00.

For a walkthrough of how to lay price boosts, please see my price boosts guide.

Smarkets or Matchbook works for this offer

Either betting exchange works great for this offer. You can either build and lay the multiple at Smarkets or use the ‘Enhanced Specials’ market at Matchbook.

  • 0% commission for 60 days
  • 0% commission until 31st January 2024

We can calculate our underlay stake using my Matched Betting Calculator. We just need to open up the ‘ADVANCED’ section and click the ‘Underlay’ tab…

Select bet type

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)

Min £
Max £
Lay stake required: £
If back (bookie) bet wins
= £
If lay (exchange) bet wins
= £
Total profit: £

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £20.41…

Place £20.00 on ‘Conor McGregor to Win in Round 1’ @ 4.00 = Potential profit of £60.00

Lay £20.41 on ‘Conor McGregor and 1’ @ 3.75 = Potential liability of £56.12


Let’s have a look at our profit/loss for the two potential outcomes…

OutcomePaddy PowerExchangeProfit/Loss
McGregor wins in Round 1+ £60.00– £56.12£3.88 profit
McGregor doesn’t win in Round 1– £20.00+ £20.00£0.00

So, if Conor McGregor fails to win in Round 1, we’ll break even and there’s no harm done. However, if he does win in Round 1, we’ll make a nice risk-free profit of £3.88 on this Paddy Power price boost!

Note: If you would prefer to lock in a smaller profit, you can simply use the ‘Standard‘ tab on the calculator for a guaranteed profit of £1.02.

* Poirier won the fight by technical knockout in Round 2, resulting in break even on this Paddy Power price boost. *

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Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £85,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.