Five Best Fights To Make After UFC 218


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Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier

In a firefight for the ages, Eddie Alvarez absorbed a plethora of damage but stuck in the fight and ended up finishing Justin Gaethje in the third round with a vicious knee. Although he’ll likely be out of action for some time, Alvarez should be booked in a rematch with Dustin Poirier when he returns.

The two first met at UFC 211 last May in an entertaining fight that ended in controversial fashion when Alvarez landed an illegal knee. It was then ruled a no contest for some reason by referee Herb Dean.

Poirier bounced back with a win of his own over Anthony Pettis last month, and it’s clear that he and Alvarez are legitimate contenders. With the lightweight title picture currently unclear, this is the best fight to make.