Tai Tuivasa and Sergei Pavlovich are keeping the heavyweight division active.
Tuivasa (15-4) and Pavlovich (16-1) will square off in the co-main event of UFC Orlando, which takes place on December 3 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, reports said.
In the MMA Fighting Global Rankings for a heavyweight, Pavlovich is presently ranked No. 7, while Tuivasa is ranked No. 5.
MMA Junkie was the first to report on the match.
After losing to Ciryl Gane in the third round of the UFC Paris event last September, which ended the amiable Australian’s five-fight winning streak, Tuivasa is looking to bounce back.
Before that, Tuivasa had a string of triumphs, including knockout wins over Stefan Struve, Augusto Sakai and Derrick Lewis.
At UFC 277 in July of last year, Pavlovich also recently defeated Lewis, stopping the seasoned challenger in under a minute.
The Russian has won four straight matches, with his lone UFC defeat coming against Alistair Overeem in his official debut. Pavlovich’s victories in the UFC have been by KO/TKO in the opening round.
The main event at UFC Orlando will feature Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson vs. Kevin Holland in the welterweight division.