[Fight Week] UFC Fight Night 90: Fight Card Lineup and Video Preview


UFC Fight Night 90 will be held on July 7, 2016, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event will be the first of three events in as many days in Las Vegas, culminating with UFC 200. It also marks the second North American card to air live exclusively on their subscription-based digital network, UFC Fight Pass, and will also be the first men’s championship fight to be broadcast over that medium.

The main event features a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between current champion Rafael dos Anjos and former two-time Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez.

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 successfully defended his title against Donald Cerrone via first-round TKO at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando.

dos Anjos was expected to face Conor McGregor on March 5, 2016, at UFC 196 for his second title defence of the lightweight belt, however, it was announced on February 23 that Dos Anjos had been forced out of the fight after breaking his foot during training.

Alvarez (27-4 MMA) 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.

The co-main event features a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Derrick Lewis.

Check out the full fight card below which now has the official fight lineup order confirmed by the UFC.

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title
Roy Nelson vs. Derrick Lewis
Alan Jouban vs. Belal Muhammad
Joseph Duffy vs. Mitch Clarke

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Mike Pyle vs. Alberto Mina
John Makdessi vs. Mehdi Baghdad
Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes
Russell Doane vs. Pedro Munhoz
Felipe Arantes vs. Jerrod Sanders
Gilbert Burns vs. Łukasz Sajewski
Marco Beltrán vs. Reginaldo Vieira
Vicente Luque vs. Alvaro Herrera

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