Mayweather vs McGregor: Fight date, weight, odds, PPV price for Las Vegas

The Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor super-fight is almost within touching distance.

Mayweather, undefeated in over 20-years, comes out of retirement to take on the UFC lightweight champion McGregor on August 27 (AEST) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After months of intense speculation, the fight was finally made official in June and is set to break pay-per-view, gate and ticket sale records.

Mayweather vs McGregor Fight

Here’s everything you need to know about the hugely anticipated encounter.

When and where is Mayweather-McGregor? 

The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 27 (AEST).

How to watch Mayweather McGregor, PPV price

Australian fans can watch Mayweather-McGregor on Main Event for $59.95

In Germany and Austria, live streaming of the fight will be available on the DAZN platform, in some cases for free. You can find out more about coverage in this region from SPOX.

Mayweather McGregor odds

One of the best fighters to ever pull on a boxing glove, Mayweather is the overwhelming betting favourite. The American is paying $1.22, with McGregor currently $4.50 at Sportsbet. The Irishman’s odds have come in considerably since the fight was announced, especially after video of his sparring session with Paulie Malignaggi was released.

Most pundits believe McGregor’s best chance of winning is via early knockout, with juicy odds of $26 for a first round KO.

Mayweather winning on points is $3.50.

Mayweather vs McGregor: Age and records

Mayweather is 40 and has an unblemished 49-0 record.

Mcgregor is 12 years younger at 28 and has a professional MMA record of 21-3. He is 0-0 in pro boxing.

Mayweather McGregor height and reach differences

Mayweather is 1.73m (5ft 8in) with a reach of 182.9cm.

McGregor is 1.75m (5ft 9in) with a reach of 188cm.

How many rounds is Mayweather McGregor

The fight has been scheduled for 12 three-minute rounds.

What weight will Mayweather and McGregor fight at?

Mayweather vs McGregor will compete at the junior middleweight (or light middleweight) limit of 154-pounds (69.85kg).

Mayweather is a five-weight world champion, having won titles from super featherweight (130-pounds) to junior middleweight. He defeated Marcos Maidana, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Oscar de la Hoya in the junior middleweight division.

McGregor is a two division UFC champion, having won the featherweight (145-pound) and lightweight (155-pound) titles. He has only fought at 155-pounds once – against Eddie Alvarez – but his two fights against Nate Diaz were at the UFC’s welterweight limit of 170-pounds.

When did they last fight? 

Mayweather hasn’t fought since a September 2015 unanimous decision win over Andre Berto. The fight will be McGregor’s professional boxing debut. He last stepped into the UFC Octagon in November when he defeated Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title.

How many knockouts do Mayweather and McGregor have? 

In his 49 wins, Mayweather has recorded a relatively low 26 KOs, for a knockout percentage of 53%. His 23 other fights have all gone to a decision.

McGregor boasts 18 KO/TKO wins in his 21 professional MMA victories. The Irishman wins by knockout 86% of the time, with one submission win on his record. McGregor has only gone the distance twice, winning both times. One of those fights was a three-rounder against current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, the other was a five round war opposite Diaz.

When did Mayweather and McGregor last win by knockout? 

Mayweather hasn’t knocked anyone out since September 2011 when he controversially dropped Victor Ortiz. Prior to that, his last stoppage win was in 2007 against Ricky Hatton.

McGregor destroyed Alvarez inside two rounds at UFC 205 in New York in November.

What gloves will Mayweather and McGregor wear? 

Glove size has been a hot topic ahead of this fight. For any bout heavier than 147-pounds, the Nevada State Athletic Commission requires both fighters to wear 10-ounce gloves. Both Mayweather and McGregor have reportedly requested to be allowed to wear smaller eight ounce gloves for this bout.

Mayweather typically wears Grant gloves and will do so for this match, while McGregor is widely rumoured to be fighting in Everlast gloves.

Where are Mayweather and McGregor training?

Both fighters are training for the bout in Las Vegas, with Mayweather training at his own gym in Chinatown and McGregor preparing at the UFC Performance Institute.

Mayweather vs McGregor Undercard

Fighters from Mayweather Promotions feature heavily on the undercard, with Baltimore native Gervonta Davis defending his IBF junior lightweight title against Francisco Fonseca in the co-main event.

Badou Jack challenges Nathan Cleverly for the WBA light heavyweight belt, while Andrew Tabiti takes on Steve Cunningham for the vacant USBA cruiserweight title.

Prior to the pay-per-view portion of the card, Shawn Porter will fight Thomas Dulorne and Juan Heraldez takes on Jose Miguel Borrego. Both of those fights will air on Fox Sports in the US.

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Mayweather vs McGregor becomes biggest in boxing betting history

Floyd Mayweather mega-fight with Conor McGregor has smashed bookies records, according to a leading betting company. Punters have splurged more than £11.3MILLION with one bookmaker on the cross-sports bout which will take place on August 26 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

Mayweather vs McGregor betting

It is now the most bet on boxing event in Betfair history.

The last record of £8.9m in bets was set by Mayweather when he collided with Filipino slugger Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

Betfair are predicting a staggering £50M of wagers will have been placed on the fight in total by the time the first bell rings.

Katie Baylis, a Betfair spokesperson, said: “With £11.3m bet on the outcome alone already, this is now the biggest boxing betting event in Betfair history.

“We expect this fight to trade well over £50m and could even get to the £100m mark, which would be one of our biggest sporting events of all time.

“Floyd Mayweather is the 1/5 favourite, with Conor McGregor at 5/1. As you would expect, most of the money is for Mayweather, however 40 per cent of bets are on McGregor, compared to 34 per cent on Mayweather and 26 per cent on the draw.

“The biggest single bet was £100k on Mayweather at the start of the month and we are sure to see plenty more bets of this nature as we edge closer to this massive sporting event.”

Mayweather vs McGregor Fight in 19 days at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Viewing Guide

Date: Saturday Aug. 26, 2017

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Watch: Showtime (PPV)

Rules: Standard Boxing, 10-ounce gloves, 12-round fight

Weight Class: Super Welterweight – 154 Pounds

Updated Odds

Floyd Mayweather Victory -700
Conor McGregor Victory +500
Draw +3300

Tale of the Tape

Floyd Mayweather Name Conor McGregor
Grand Rapids, Michigan From Dublin, Ireland
Boxing Discipline MMA
Orthodox Style Southpaw
49-0 (26 KO) Record 21-3 (18 KO)
40 Age 28
5’8” Height 5’9”
154 Weight (lbs.) 154
72” Reach 74”
5-Division Undefeated Champion Achievements 2-Division MMA Champion
$1.3 billion Earnings $34 million

Price’s Take

The buzz surrounding Conor McGregor has reached a fever pitch over the past few weeks and it seems to have given the public an itch to bet on the Irishman. There’s been a flurry of bets in the five-figure range, including a reported $35,000 wager at South Point sportsbook for a McGregor victory by knockout at 6-1. Another person bet a total of $150,000 on a McGregor win at William Hill sportsbook.

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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Fight: 10 things you need to know

Two years ago, Floyd Mayweather took on Manny Pacquiao in at that time the biggest pay-per-view event in history. Mayweather won this contest and extended his undefeated record at that time to 48-0. Now here we stand just nine days away from one of the most talked about events of the summer: Mayweather Fight PPV

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Fight

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Fight

Now, this has been the fight that everyone is talking about. Floyd Mayweather has never backed down from a fight and Connor McGregor is fairly confident that the transition from the UFC to Boxing will be no issue. Here are the ten numbers you need to know before next Saturday’s fight.

3: Can Floyd Mayweather make it a perfect 50-0? Connor McGregor has three losses in his MMA career, all to submission. The fact that McGregor has never lost to a KO or TKO could benefit him in the boxing ring to take the match the full 12 rounds.

44: The two fighters coming into this bout have had 44 combined knockouts (18 for McGregor and 26 for Mayweather). Floyd Mayweather has not knocked out an opponent since Victor Ortiz in 2011 and Connor McGregor’s last fight ended with him knocking out Eddie Alvarez.

11: Floyd Mayweather is the seasoned veteran in this fight, coming in at 11 years older than McGregor. McGregor being over a decade younger could play an impact if the fight goes into the later rounds and Mayweather might not be able to dodge the haymakers that McGregor will attempt to throw.

60,000,000: Ticket sales have already eclipsed 60 million dollars with the average tickets going for just under 3,700 dollars right now. Ringside seats are quoted at approximately 10,000 dollars but have seen going as high as approximately 170,000 dollars a ticket.

89.95: Just in case you can’t afford the almost 4,000 dollar ticket, there is good news! The price of the fight is 89.95 (99.95 for HD). There also a multitude of bars and restaurants that will be charging cover to watch the fight just in case you want to pay even less for what many regard as the fight of the century.

4: Connor McGregor has been very vocal about how he believes that he will beat Floyd Mayweather inside four rounds. Many believe that McGregor will get his shot to land a haymaker on Floyd. But, the question is how many opportunities will McGregor get with Mayweather’s great agility?

8: The NSAC has approved a special exception for McGregor and Mayweather to wear eight ounce gloves instead of the traditional ten ounce gloves that are worn for fights above 147 pounds. McGregor’s gloves for MMA are weighing in at four ounces, so it will be intriguing to see if this weight change has any impact on him.

One Billion: With the predicted numbers coming into this fight for the purse, Floyd Mayweather will become the third ever athlete to gain 1 billion dollars from career earnings. The other two? Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, this is an elite group of athletes to join.

36 Minutes: Floyd Mayweather has already come out and said that he is more than happy to fight for 36 minutes in order to earn a 300 million dollar paycheck. Will McGregor have the stamina to last all 12 rounds if this fight goes the distance?

2: Connor McGregor does indeed have a two inch reach advantage at 74 inches over Mayweather’s 72. This might play a factor in having McGregor land that one big punch that some are hoping he is able to land on Floyd and knock him out.

Mayweather vs McGregor Fight can be seen on Showtime on August 26th at nine pm. It’ll be viewed by millions of people across the world and all the debates will finally be squashed when these two extraordinary athletes take the ring in just nine days to see who will come out as victor.