Earlier this month, it was reported that the UFC’s July 28 return to Calgary, Alberta, Canada could be headlined by a rematch between top lightweight contenders Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier.
While these reports were met with heaps of excitement, it then sounded as though the fight wouldn’t be happening after all, as Alvarez assured MMA Fighting‘s Ariel Helwani that he wouldn’t be competing until he worked out a new deal with the UFC.
“It’s not **** happening,” Alvarez said of his reported rematch with Poirier. “I’m not fighting until I get a new deal.”
From the looks of it, however, Alvarez and the UFC have worked things out. On Thursday morning, Alvarez took to Twitter to tell Poirier that he would see him in Calgary.
See you in Calgary @DustinPoirier best of luck my friend
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) May 10, 2018
See you in Calgary [Dustin Poirier],” Alvarez said in his Tweet. “Best of luck my friend.”
Needless to say, it sounds like this anticipated rematch is on.
Who do you think comes out on top in this anticipated rematch in Calgary?
Edited by Jolldan, 15 May 2018 - 02:24 AM.