Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier verbally agreed for UFC 211 in Dallas

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez steps onto the scale during the UFC 205 weigh-in inside Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A lightweight bout between former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier has been verbally agreed for UFC 211.

Brett Okamoto from ESPN announced the news.

UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 will be held on May 13, 2017 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

A UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior dos Santos will feature as the main event of the evening. The co-main event features a UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout between the current champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Jéssica Andrade.

With this announcement, UFC 211 now looks like this:

Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Junior dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Jéssica Andrade for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
Gabriel Benítez vs. Enrique Barzola
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Fabrício Werdum vs. Ben Rothwell
Jarjis Danho vs. Dmitry Poberezhets
Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Joachim Christensen
Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier

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