Cyril
Asker
8-2-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 8-2-0
Summary: Wrestling, ground game, good chin

Fighter Info

Nickname: Silverback
From: Avignon France
Fights Out Of: Avignon France
Age: 31
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 247 lb ( 112 kg )
Reach 74"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
86
37% Successful
32
Types of Successful Strikes
0
32
44% Standing
53% Ground
14
1
17
Striking Defense
27
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
4
25% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
2
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Cyril Asker
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia
Jun 17, 2017
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Win
Cyril Asker
Jan 15, 2017
5
19
0
1
0
0
0
2
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Cyril Asker
Apr 10, 2016
27
13
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: In the morning I work on technique / game plan and conditioning for two hours. In the evening I go for sparring and get feedback on the day (2 hrs ). Day 1 is standup sparring, Day 2 wrestling and ground sparring, Day 3 MMA sparring...and repeat.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started MMA at 18. I started two years later with my first amateur fight and I felt that I was made for it, so I pushed myself to improve my game and become better in order to turn pro.

What ranks and titles have you held? I'm the current EFC heavyweight world champion. I let my title go to get into the UFC. I’m ranked by the French media as the second best French fighter, just after Cheick Kongo. And I’m currently in the top 3 of European HW fighters.

Do you have any heroes? Not really....

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s a good way to beat the world’s best fighters.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I got my certification in France (same as college certification.)

What was your job before you started fighting? Police officer (special united group - CRS )

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ (Checkmat / Bushido Academie), red belt in taekwondo

Favorite grappling technique: Kimura
  • Pro since 2012

 

  • Four wins by KO, two by submission (RNC, guillotine)

 

  • Six first round finishes

 

  • Has won six of his last seven

 

  • Holds first round TKO win over UFC veteran Ruan Potts in June 2015

 

  • Origin of nickname: “Because of my back – it looks like a gorilla’s. And I have a lot of agility for a heavyweight.”


Career

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