Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez appears to have a new contract.
Alvarez posted on Twitter that he will “see” Dustin Poirier in Calgary at UFC on FOX 30. He had previously stated that he wouldn’t return to action until the promotion offered him a new deal.
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) May 10, 2018
Alvarez and Poirier fought at UFC 211 last year with the bout ending in a no-contest after Alvarez struck Poirier with an illegal knee.
This past December, Alvarez returned to action, scoring a knockout win over Justin Gaethje. Poirier, who also bested Gaethje in April, picked up a 2017 victory vs. Anthony Pettis after the no-contest.
Below is the current UFC on FOX 30 fight card:
Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
Featherweight: Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
Strawweight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres
Flyweight: Matheus Nicolau vs. Dustin Ortiz
Light Heavyweight: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba
Welterweight: Jordan Mein vs. Alex Morono
Lightweight: John Makdessi vs. Ross Pearson
Strawweight: Randa Markos vs. Nina Ansaroff
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Kajan Johnson
Featherweight: Austin Arnett vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Female Flyweight: Alexis Davis vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Alexander Hernandez