The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the booking on Tuesday.
Tuivasa was originally slated to face Walt Harris
at UFC 267, but that pairing was scrapped for undisclosed reasons.
UFC Fight Night 198 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is
headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between Miesha Tate
Tuivasa is currently on the second three-fight winning streak of
his promotional tenure, with a trio of first-round KO/TKO victories
Hunsucker and Greg Hardy
to his credit. The 28-year-old Aussie began his UFC career with
three straight victories before going on a three-bout skid. “Bam
Bam” is 12-3 as a professional overall, with 11 triumphs coming via
KO or TKO. .
Sakai, meanwhile, earned a deal on the Brazilian version of the
Contender Series and opened his UFC tenure with four consecutive
triumphs The Brazilian has fallen on hard times of late, dropping
back-to-back fights against Alistair
Overeem and Jairzinho