The bout was announced by the UFC Australia/New Zealand Twitter page.
Struve (29-12-0) has won just one of his last five under the UFC banner with that lone win coming over Marcos Rogerio De Lima at UFC Fight Night Prague. Struve hasn’t earned a victory in almost two years, as the aforementioned win over De Lima came in February of 2019. Struve has competed 41 times as a professional MMA fighter and just five of those bouts went the distance.
Tuivasa (9-3-0) enters the contest riding a three-fight losing streak, dropping fights to the trio of Junior Dos Santos, Blagoy Ivanov and Sergey Spivak. Tuivasa hasn’t picked up a victory in over two years, with his last coming over Andrei Arlovski at UFC 225. Tuivasa has picked up eight of nine wins by KO/TKO, with another victory coming by way of decision.
UFC 254 takes place on Saturday, October 24 from Fight Island is Yas Island, Abu Dhabi with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.