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Daily Debate: How do you see Eddie Alavrez vs. Dustin Poirier 2 playing out?

Posted On: May 17, 2018   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Daily Debate: How do you see Eddie Alavrez vs. Dustin Poirier 2 playing out?

In perhaps the most anticipated rematch of the year, former UFC lighteight champion Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier are set to run it back in the UFC on FOX 30 headliner July 28 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Alvarez, who's No. 4 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings , and No. 5 Poirier first met at UFC 211 in 2017. However, the fight was halted and declared a no-contest when Alvarez landed an illegal knee.
The two have put on exciting battles since then, with three combined “Fight of the Night” bonuses between them in three fights. Poirier first TKO'd ex-UFC champion Anthony Pettis in a blood bath last November before Alvarez handed ex-WSOF champion Justin Gaethje his first loss with a third-round knockout to end a slugfest in December. Poirier and Gaethje then put on a “Fight of the Year” candidate last month that ended with “The Diamond” scoring a fourth-round TKO .
Through all of that, Alvarez and Poirier continued a...

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