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Damian Stasiak (born February 20, 1990) is a Polish mixed martial artist currently competing in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2011, he formerly competed for M-1 Global, BAMMA, and Absolute Championship Berkut.

Damian Stasiak
Born (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 28)
Zgierz, Poland
Other namesWebster
NationalityPolish
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[1]
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Featherweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)
Fighting out ofŁódź, Poland
TeamUnited Gym
RankBlack belt in Karate[2]
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2011 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total16
Wins10
By knockout1
By submission7
By decision2
Losses6
By knockout1
By decision5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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BackgroundEdit

Stasiak began training in karate at the age of six, later earning his black belt (International Traditional Karate Federation),[3] and won multiple World Championships in individual Kumite. Stasiak is also accomplished in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, holding the rank of brown belt.[4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Stasiak made his professional debut in November 2011 where he competed primarily in regional promotions across the Eastern Europe, including stints in M-1 Global and BAMMA, where he compiled a record of 8 - 2 before signing with the UFC in the spring of 2015.[5]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

He made his debut against Yaotzin Meza at UFC Fight Night 64 on April 11, 2014.[6] He lost the back and forth fight by unanimous decision.[7]

Stasiak was briefly linked to a fight with Erik Perez on November 21, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale.[8] However, Stasiak was removed from the bout for undisclosed reasons in mid-October and was replaced by Taylor Lapilus.[9]

Stasiak next faced Filip Pejić on April 10, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 86.[10] He won the fight via submission in the first round.[11]

Stasiak faced Davey Grant on October 8, 2016 at UFC 204.[12] He won the fight via submission in the third round.[13]

Stasiak faced Pedro Munhoz on May 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109.[14] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[15]

Stasiak faced Brian Kelleher on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 118.[16] He lost the fight via technical knockout in the third round.[17] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[18]

Stasiak met promotional newcomer Liu Pingyuan on July 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 134.[19] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Stasiak was released by UFC in September 2018.[21]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–6 Liu Pingyuan Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith July 22, 2018 3 5:00 Hamburg, Germany
Loss 10–5 Brian Kelleher TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till October 21, 2017 3 3:39 Gdańsk, Poland Fight of the Night.
Loss 10–4 Pedro Munhoz Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira May 28, 2017 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 10–3 Davey Grant Submission (armbar) UFC 204 October 8, 2016 3 3:56 Manchester, England
Win 9–3 Filip Pejić Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos April 10, 2016 1 2:16 Zagreb, Croatia Bantamweight debut.
Loss 8–3 Yaotzin Meza Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 April 11, 2015 3 5:00 Kraków, Poland
Win 8–2 Mike Grundy Submission (triangle choke) BAMMA 19 March 28, 2015 2 4:18 Blackpool, England
Win 7–2 Kamil Selwa Submission (rear-naked choke) ACB 13 January 31, 2015 1 3:42 Płock, Poland
Win 6–2 Łukasz Grochowski Decision (unanimous) 3F: Extreme Fight Cage January 25, 2014 3 5:00 Ełk, Poland
Win 5–2 Konrad Sokulski Submission (rear-naked choke) 3F: Extreme Fight Cage January 25, 2014 2 2:31 Ełk, Poland
Win 4–2 Tomasz Boduszek Submission (rear-naked choke) 3F: Extreme Fight Cage January 25, 2014 1 1:32 Ełk, Poland
Loss 3–2 Dmitry Silnyagin Decision (unanimous) VSR: Overtime April 27, 2013 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Loss 3–1 Magomed Magomedov Decision (unanimous) M-1 Global Challenge 37 February 27, 2013 3 5:00 Orenburg, Russia
Win 3–0 Krzysztof Klaczek Decision (unanimous) PMMAF: Finals November 5, 2011 2 5:00 Chorzów, Poland
Win 2–0 Pawel Chwalinski Submission (rear-naked choke) PMMAF: Finals November 5, 2011 1 4:15 Chorzów, Poland
Win 1–0 Marcin Moskiewski KO (punch) PMMAF: Finals November 5, 2011 2 2:52 Chorzów, Poland

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Damian Stasiak - Official Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Damian Stasiak - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  3. ^ http://mmaplanet.jp/45985
  4. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/damian-stasiak?id=
  5. ^ Zane Simon (2015-04-02). "Welcome to the UFC, Damian Stasiak". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  6. ^ Staff (2015-04-01). "Yaotzin Meza vs. Damian Stasiak joins next week's UFC Fight Night 64 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  7. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-04-11). "UFC Fight Night 64 results: Yaotzin Meza outworks Damian Stasiak for decision win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  8. ^ Luke Thomas (2015-08-18). "Erik Perez returns after injury layoff against Damian Stasiak at UFC Fight Night 78". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  9. ^ NickUFC (2015-10-15). "Taylor Lapilus replaces injured Damian Stasiak, faces Erik Perez in Mexico". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  10. ^ Staff (2016-02-11). "Damian Stasiak meets newcomer Filip Pejic at UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  11. ^ Steven Marrocco (10 April 2016). "UFC Fight Night 86 results: Damian Stasiak spoils Filip Pejic's home debut with choke". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  12. ^ Jim Edwards (2016-08-15). "UFC 204 official". flocombat.com. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
  13. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-10-08). "UFC 204 results: Damian Stasiak gives major thrashing to Davey Grant's arm for submission win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  14. ^ Marcel Dorff (2017-03-14). "Pedro Munhoz fights Damian Stasiak at UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2017-03-14.(in Dutch)
  15. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-05-28). "UFC Fight Night 109 results: Pedro Munhoz counters flashy Damian Stasiak with heavy hitting for win". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  16. ^ Staff (2017-09-08). "Brian Kelleher vs. Damian Stasiak official for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  17. ^ "UFC Fight Night 118 results: Brian Kelleher finally puts away tough Damian Stasiak". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  18. ^ "UFC Fight Night 118 bonuses: Darren Till, Jan Blachowicz earn $50K for big finishes". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  19. ^ DNA, MMA. "Damian Stasiak treft nieuwkomer Pingyuan Liu tijdens UFC Hamburg". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  20. ^ "UFC Fight Night 134 results: Pingyuan Liu tops Damian Stasiak to win UFC debut". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  21. ^ "UFC Roster Update: Kajan Johnson, 13 Others Among Departures". Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  22. ^ "UFC Fight Night 118 bonuses: Darren Till, Jan Blachowicz earn $50K for big finishes". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  23. ^ Sherdog.com. "Damian". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-04.

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