A heavyweight division bout could be in the works for the upcoming UFC 221 card as Cyril Asker could be in action against Tai Tuivasa.
The Daily Telegraph first reported the potential bout.
Asker (9-3-0) has rotated wins and losses throughout his UFC run, with his last bout being a victory over Yaozong Hu at UFC Fight Night Shanghai. Asker is also a veteran of the Extreme Fighting Championships, where he holds a win over UFC veteran Ruan Potts. Asker has yet to see any of his bouts in the UFC go the distance and only one of those fights made it out of the opening round.
Tuivasa (6-0-0) has competed once thus far under the UFC banner and that was a victory over Rashad Coulter at UFC Fight Night Sydney. Tuivasa also competed in the Australian Fighting Championships, where he defeated fellow UFC veteran James McSweeney. Tuivasa has yet to get out of the first round in his professional MMA career, which began in August of 2012.
UFC 221 takes place on Saturday, February 10 from the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia with Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.