UFC officials announced the 155-pound contest on Tuesday. The UFC Fight Night event takes place at Smoothie King Center.
Poirier (17-4) is fresh off a successful return to the lightweight division. The American Top Team member scored a first-round knockout against Carlos Diego Ferreira on Saturday in Fairfax, Virginia. It was Poirier's first fight at 155 pounds since November 2010.
Prior to moving back up in weight, Poirier had made 11 consecutive appearances in the UFC's featherweight division, compiling an 8-3 record. The 26-year-old's only losses in the UFC have come to ranked opponents Conor McGregor, Cub Swanson and Chan Sung Jung.