Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker set for UFC 221 in Perth

Following his stunning UFC debut in Sydney, heavyweight powerhouse Tai Tuivasa will make his Octagon return against France’s Cyril Asker at UFC 221 in Perth.

Tuivasa (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) opened his UFC account with flying colours, knocking American Rashad Coulter out in the first round with a flying knee at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney.

Asker (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is also coming off a first round stoppage victory after submitting Yaozong Hu just last month in China.

UFC 221, the first UFC event to be held in Western Australia, will take place on February 11 at Perth Arena.

Announced Fights:

  • Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Luke Rockhold – Middleweight Title Fight
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Mark Hunt
  • Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
  • Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
  • Cyril Asker vs. Tai Tuivasa

Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes set for UFC 221 in Perth