#PuntoftheWeek: Conor McGregor's explosive UFC win tops the poll

Conor McGregor delighted punters with a second round KO of Chad Mendes
Conor McGregor delighted punters with a second round KO of Chad Mendes
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In the latest edition of #PuntoftheWeek, Betfair punters voted Irishman Conor McGregor's defeat of Chad Mendes their pick of the bets. Read on for the full shortlist...

"Mendes narrowly took the first round being able to control the fight on the ground, but McGregor had promised a 2nd round KO, and he wasn’t about to let his fans and followers down."

Conor McGregor to beat Chad Mendes in the 2nd Round @ 3/1 (57%)

McGregor promised a second round victory over reigning champion Jose Aldo in the lead up to their eagerly anticipated fight but when Aldo withdrew due to "injury", Chad Mendes was named the replacement fighter. Mendes narrowly took the first round being able to control the fight on the ground, but McGregor had promised a 2nd round KO, and he wasn't about to let his fans and followers down. His superb striking proved too much for the American, and at 4:57 in the 2nd round he landed a quick combination flooring Mendes and forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Jordan Spieth to win the John Deere Classic @ 7/2 (26%)

Almost becoming a regular here, Jordan Spieth's second John Deere Classic victory was a popular choice for punters. It was just two years ago he burst onto the scene at this very competition, and since then has gone on to become one of the most dominant golfers in the world, winning the opening two majors of 2015 already and climbing to Number 2 in the world rankings. Spieth shot a 3rd round 61 to take a share of the lead going into Sunday, but was still forced to close out the competition in a two-way playoff with Tom Gillis and claim his fourth win of the season.

Arod to win the Fred Cowley Summer Mile @ 6/4 (11%)

Peter Chapple-Hyam's short-priced favourite Arod didn't give punters much to worry about on Saturday, leading from pillar-to-post. Andrea Atzeni made a push 2 furlongs out to close, and although Lightning Spear reeled the favourite in late-on, Arod did enough to hold on for his second win of the season.

Roger Federer to beat Andy Murray @ 6/5 (6%)

Roger Federer put any doubts about his ability to remain competitive at the ripe age of 33 when he beat British hopeful Andy Murray 3 sets to love in the semi-final at SW19. Federer had been exquisite all through the tournament, only losing one set en route to the final but pre-tournament fancy Murray started the match as the slight favourite. Murray played well throughout the match, but Federer was at his best, and showed his class breaking late in the first and second sets to win 7-5 7-5 before winning the 3rd set 6-4.


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