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:
— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) April 15, 2016
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.