The Las Vegas-based promotion recently confirmed the pairing. UFC
on ESPN+3 takes place on Feb. 23 at O2 Arena and is headlined by a
light heavyweight tilt between Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz.
The card will also include a women’s flyweight bout between
Carmouche and Lucie
The 30-year-old Struve enters the bout on a three-fight skid. The
Netherlands native ended 2017 with a third-round TKO loss to
Volkov before dropping consecutive decisions against Andrei
Arlovski and Marcin
Tybura. “Skyscraper” is 12-9 over the course of a promotional
tenure that began in 2009.
De Lima, meanwhile, has been victorious in two of his last three
Octagon appearances. Most recently, “Pezao” outpointed Adam
Wieczorek at UFC 230 on Nov. 3. The 33-year-old Brazilian is
5-3 in UFC competition and 16-5-1 as a professional overall.