Rafael dos Anjos will defend his UFC lightweight title against challenger Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.
UFC Fight Night 90 will take place on Jul 7, 2016 at a venue to be confirmed in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be streamed live and exclusivly on UFC Fight Pass.
The UFC announced the bout on Friday afternoon
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dos Anjos (25-7 MMA) has looked dominant since a unanimous decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov back in 2014. TKO wins over Jason High and Benson Henderson was followed up by a dominant unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz which earned dos Anjos a title shot. dos Anjos would claim the title, dominating champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 185. RDA then succesfully defended his title against Donald Cerrone via first round TKO at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando.
Alvarez (27-4 MMA) the the former Bellator MMA lightweight champion and is on a 2-1 run under the UFC banner. A unanimous decision loss to Donald Cerrone in his debut at UFC 178 has been followed up with two split decision wins over Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis.
No other fights have been announced for this event, however expect more to be announced in the coming days and weeks.