Carla Esparza-Randa Markos added to Halifax's UFC Fight Night

Former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza will take on Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 19 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

UFC officials confirmed the 115-pound pairing on Tuesday. The televised event will take place inside Scotiabank Centre and is headlined by a heavyweight fight between Junior dos Santos and Stefan Struve.

Esparza (11-3) hasn't fought since she earned a decision win over Juliana Lima at UFC 197 in April.

Fighting out of California, Esparza has been in headlines in recent months, discussing financial hardship and an inability to book a fight. She has just three appearances since 2014.

Markos (6-4) will be making her sixth appearance inside the Octagon. She is 2-3 since entering the UFC and is a former cast mate of Esparza's on "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show. She is coming off a submission loss to Cortney Casey in August.