It would appear that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may be looking to secure a rematch between former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and tough division contender Dustin Poirier after all.
Poirier and Alvarez first faced off back at UFC 211. Poirier appeared to be getting the better of his opponent during the match up, but Alvarez then sent the fighter into the fence with a stunning strike.
The former title holder then followed up the strike with a series of illegal knees to the head, ultimately rendering the fight a quite controversial draw. Poirier has been campaigning for a rematch ever since, while Alvarez was granted a coaching position on The Ultimate Fighter 26, alongside Justin Gaethje.
Now ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has come forward to report that he has received unofficial claims that the UFC is targeting a rematch between Poirier and Alvarez for UFC on FOX 30. Check out Okamoto’s report below:
“Not official, but I’m hearing UFC is interested in doing the Alvarez/Poirier rematch in Calgary on July 28. That’s a heck of a main event if it comes together.”