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Rafael dos Anjos will defend UFC title against Eddie Alvarez

UFC's attempts to build the audience of Fight Pass with bigger fights continued with the announcement of the first men's title fight as an exclusive in the U.S. on the service.

The company announced that its Fight Pass exclusive show on July 7, which is the Thursday of UFC 200 weekend and the first of three straight nights of fight shows in Las Vegas, would be headlined by Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title.

The show takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  UFC will run the Grand Garden Arena on Thursday night with the lightweight title fight, then will run Friday night in the same building for the TUF finals and a strawweight title fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk defending against Claudia Gadelha in a fight that will be built up starting this coming week as the two are rival coaches on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter that debuts on FS 1 on Wednesday night.  The Friday show also features the TUF tournament finals which will be men's light heavyweight fighters and women strawweight fighters.

UFC 200 will take place on July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena, which is basically across the street and will be the new premiere destination for the biggest events in the city with a 20,000-seat set up.  That show will feature three major main events, with Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz in a rematch of their 3/5 fight, plus Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title and Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight title.  It will be promoted as the biggest UFC event in history, and also has such undercard fights as Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne, Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum, Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson, Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez and Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena.

UFC's annual convention and the International Fight Week convention also take place that week in Las Vegas.

The UFC's Hall of Fame ceremony will also be taking place that weekend.

This is essentially UFC's version of WrestleMania weekend.