Justin Tafa vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima added to UFC 298

Rising heavyweight Justin Tafa will face Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 298 on Feb. 17, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told MMA Fighting.

The pay-per-view card is expected to take place in Los Angeles, Calif., and will feature featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria in the main event.

Tafa (7-3, 1 no contest) enters the bout on a four-fight unbeaten streak with a trio of first-round knockouts over Austen Lane, Parker Porter and Harry Hunsucker. The other match as a short no-contest versus Lane, due to an accidental eye poke.

De Lima (21-9-1) looks to rebound from a quick stoppage defeat to Derrick Lewis in his most recent octagon appearance in July, a loss that snapped a two-fight winning streak over Andrei Arlovski and Waldo Cortes-Acosta.

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