As UFC 200 begins to round out, the mixed martial arts (MMA) world can almost expect another Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title fight to be added to the highly-anticipated July 9 card.
Not for nothing, but UFC 100 had two titles fights as well. But with recent news breaking that UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor will bypass a title defense to challenge Nate Diaz in a Welterweight rematch at UFC 200, fans weren’t sure if the promotion would follow history.
However, in light of a recent Twitter post by No. 1 ranked Lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez, it seems as if the promotion’s bicentennial event could very well get another championship bout on top of the already scheduled interim title fight between Featherweights Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar.
It’s Friday !!!! Gotta Earn that weekend… Do work #UFC200 #eafight #phillyfighter #andNew pic.twitter.com/eptdPZdo8X
— Edward Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) April 1, 2016
While it’s possible that “The Silent Assassin” is quietly trying to make a push for a title shot opposite UFC Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, it’s more likely that the scheduling for such a fight is already in the process of being finished. After all, RDA hasn’t competed since he defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone via first-round technical knockout at UFC on FOX 17 back in December. He was scheduled to fight McGregor at UFC 196, but was replaced by Nate Diaz after breaking his foot in camp.
The fact of the matter is that UFC 200 needs another title fight and with no word coming out of UFC Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler’s mouth, dos Anjos vs. Alvarez seems like the best bet.
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Source:: mma mania