UFC 298 in February to feature highly anticipated match between Tai Tuivasa and Marcin Tybura

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Ranked heavyweights will look to rebound at UFC 298.

Tai Tuivasa(14-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) takes on Marcin Tybura (24-8 MMA, 11-7 UFC) on Feb. 17 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., with a main card that airs on pay-per-view following prelims expected on ESPN and ESPN+., promotion officials announced Tuesday.

Tuivasa will aim to snap a three-fight losing skid, which most recently added a submission loss to Alexander Volkov at UFC 293 in September. Prior to that, “Bam Bam” was on a five-fight knockout streak, including a stoppage of former title challenger Derrick Lewis.

Tybura is also coming off a stoppage loss. After winning seven of his past eight, the Polish fighter suffered a first-round TKO to current interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall at UFC Fight Night 224.

The latest UFC 298 lineup now includes:

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria – for featherweight title

  • Henry Cejudo vs. Merab Dvalishvili

  • Danny Barlow vs. Yusaku Kinoshita

  • Zhang Mingyang vs. Brendson Ribeiro

  • Marcos Rogerio vs. Justin Tafa

  • Andrea Lee vs. Miranda Maverick

  • Ikram Aliskerov vs. Anthony Hernandez

  • Tai Tuivasa vs. Marcin Tybura

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 298.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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