UFC 221 takes place at Perth Arena on Sunday February 11. The event makes history with a debut of Ultimate Fighting Championship in Western Australia, featuring Robert Whittaker who defends his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold in the main event. The fight card of the upcoming show has been recently topped up by the heavyweight clash between Australian Tai Tuivasa and French Cyril Asker, The Daily Telegraph revealed.
Sydney-born Tai Tuivasa is undefeated in six professional MMA bouts. Moreover, he claimed all victories as early as in the first round. In his most recent outing in November, the Australian fighter stopped Rashad Coulter with flying knee at UFC Fight Night in Sydney.
The guest out of French Avignon, Cyril Asker is victorious in nine out of twelve bouts. His latest encounter ended in the second round when he submitted Yaozong Hu at UFC Shanghai also in November.
The UFC 221 fight card also includes famed “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt who faces American Curtis Blaydes. Other bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The current lineup can be found below. Tickets on sale now via Ticketek.
UFC 221 fight card
Middleweight Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Luke Rockhold
Heavyweight Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes
Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
Flyweight Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker
— UFC Aus/New Zealand (@UFC_AUSNZ) December 15, 2017