Eddie Alvarez slated to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 211

Former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas.

ESPN.com has confirmed that the 155-pound bout has been verbally agreed to with UFC officials. The UFC 211 pay-per-view will take place inside American Airlines Center.

Alvarez (28-5) hasn't fought since he surrendered the lightweight championship to Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in November. Alvarez lost that fight via second-round knockout.

A Philadelphia native, Alvarez is 3-2 overall in the UFC, with wins over Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos.

Poirier (21-5) is coming off a majority decision win over Jim Miller at UFC 208 last month. The 28-year-old suffered a knockout loss to Michael Johnson in September but has won five of his past six overall.

Originally from Louisiana, Poirier trains out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida.

A heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic (16-2) and Junior dos Santos (18-4) is scheduled to headline UFC 211.