Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier official

The UFC’s lightweight division is going to get much more interesting in Conor McGregor’s absence!

While UFC 209’s [Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson interim lightweight title fight was scrapped](https://www.bjpenn…

As stated above, Alvarez will be looking to bounce back from his UFC 205 TKO loss to Conor McGregor which saw him lose the lightweight title after winning the belt earlier in the year. Poirier on the other hand will look to pick up his 2nd straight win following his UFC 208 majority decision win over Jim Miller. Prior to that, Poirier had a 4-fight win streak snapped by Michael Johnson in September of 2016, where he dropped a 1st round TKO to Michael Johnson.

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