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.