according to The 155-pound bout was added to an increasingly deep UFC 211 card featuring two world title bouts.
Alvarez, a 33-year-old former Bellator champion, won UFC gold last July before being stopped in his first title defense by Conor McGregor at UFC 205.
UFC 211 just got a bit stronger as former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (28-5) will seek his first victory since losing his belt when he squares off with Dustin Poirier (21-5) on May 13 in Dallas.
3 ranked lighweight by the UFC, while Poirier is ranked 10th.
A native of Philadelphia, he is 3-2 in the octagon since making his UFC debut in September 2014.
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Other Sports: UFC 211 is going to be stacked: Another high-profile fight is slated for Dallas event
Junior dos SantosWomen’s Strawweight: Joanna Jędrzejczyk (Champion) vs. Jéssica AndradeFeatherweight: Gabriel Benítez vs. Enrique BarzolaWelterweight: Demian Maia vs. Jorge MasvidalLightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
(Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)The UFC 211 card is turning out to be a stacked one.
Sergio Pettis (right) attempts to land a kick on Ryan Benoit, of Dallas, in their flyweight bout during UFC 185 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Saturday March 14, 2015.
5 contender Sergio Pettis when the UFC comes to Dallas on May 13.
Since appearing on the undercard at UFC 185 in Dallas (a loss to hometown product Ryan Benoit), he’s won three straight fights by unanimous decisions.
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Other Sports: UFC 211 in Dallas just got another big fight
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 in Dallas on May 13.
Junior dos SantosWomen’s Strawweight: Joanna Jędrzejczyk (Champion) vs. Jéssica AndradeFeatherweight: Gabriel Benítez vs. Enrique BarzolaWelterweight: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
Other fights on the card include:Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic (Champion) vs.
Alvarez is ranked fourth in the UFC lightweight rankings.
Alvarez wanted to fight Nate Diaz, but told The MMA Hour podcast that Diaz rejected it.
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