Cyril “Silverback” Asker 9-3 MMA (2-2 UFC) vs. Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa 8-0 MMA (1-0 UFC) has been added to UFC 221 on February 11, 2018.
Asker, since joining the UFC in 2016, has had a back and forth experience in the octagon. Trading wins and losses in his last four bouts and now looking to win his first two in a row under the UFC banner. He will be coming off a second round submission victory over Yaozong “Bad Boy” Hu 3-1 MMA (0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 122 in November.
The undefeated Tuivasa has stopped all eight of his pro bouts via KO/TKO. He will be coming off his winning first round KO over Rashad Coulter in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 121 in November.
Other bouts on the card include:
Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold Middleweight Title Bout
Donald Cerrone vs Mairbek Taisumov
Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes
Ben Nguyen vs Jussier Formiga
Tyson Pedro vs Saparbek Safarov