RDA vs. Eddie Alvarez Set For UFC Fight Pass In July

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UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has his next fight set.

According to UFC Fight Pass’s official Twitter account, dos Anjos will defend his 155-pound crown against #1 lightweight Eddie Alvarez:

RDA was originally scheduled to defend his title against Conor McGregor at UFC 196; however, an injury suffered in training camp caused him to pull out of the fight.

Prior to the injury, dos Anjos had separated from the stacked 155-pound field with dominant victories over former champion Anthony Pettis and previously surging Donald Cerrone.

Alvarez comes off of a split decision win over Pettis this past January. The title bout is set for UFC Fight Pass on Thursday, July 7, just two days before UFC 200.

  • Steve Barnes

    This is a sick joke, a non title fight is the headliner of UFC 200 where both guys are competing outside of 155 yet the division championship is being defended on Fight Pass?! This is more evidence the UFC is becoming a joke.