Darko Stošić (Serbian: Дарко Стошић; born February 9, 1992) is a Serbian mixed martial artist currently fighting for Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) in the Heavyweight division. He is the former Final Fight Championship (FFC) heavyweight champion and he also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is currently ranked #1 in the KSW Heavyweight rankings.
|Born||February 9, 1992|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||231.2 lb (104.9 kg; 16.51 st)|
Light heavyweight (formerly)
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Team||MMA Red Star|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Stošić was born in Laćarak, Serbia in 1992. He attended Triva Vitasović Lebarnik Primary School where he started his judo lessons in LSK Judo Club in Laćarak. He won many judo championships in Serbia and the Balkan region before he went to compete in kickboxing.  He transitioned to MMA at the age of 18, training at the Car Dušan Silni gym along with Gagi Tešanović and Rođa Radosavljević, after Tesla Fighting Championship was formed, in hope to fight under the promotion.
Stošić started training in judo at the age of seven until 2012 under Miša Jovetić. He was the judo national champion 10 times and twice Balkan champion which he was awarded the best athlete in MMA Red Star.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Stošić started his professional MMA career in 2012 and fought under various promotions, namely Tesla Fighting Championship, Adrenalin Freefight Challenge and Final Fight Championship where he was the heavyweight champion. He amassed the record of 12–1 prior signed by UFC in December 2017.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Stošić was scheduled to face Magomed Ankalaev on February 23, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 3. However, Stošić pulled out of the fight on January 23, 2019 citing injury. Ankalaev instead faced promotional newcomer Klidson Abreu.
Stošić was released by the UFC on February 11, 2020.
It was announced in April 2020, that Darko was signing a 4 fight deal with KSW. For his organizational debut, Stošić is scheduled to fight the five-fight KSW veteran Michał Włodarek at KSW 58. The fight was later postponed for KSW 59: Fight Code. He won the bout via KO in the second round.
Stošić fought for the KSW Heavyweight Championship against reigning champion Phil De Fries at KSW 67 on February 26, 2022. He lost the bout via TKO after tapping due to combination of exhaustion and damage in the fifth round.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- 2008 Serbian U17 under 90 kg Champion
- 2008 Balkan U17 under 90 kg Champion
- 2010 Serbian U20 under 100 kg Champion
- 2010 Serbian U23 under 100 kg Champion
- 2011 Serbian U20 under 100 kg Champion
- 2011 Balkan U20 under 100 kg Champion
Mixed martial artsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|22 matches||17 wins||5 losses|
|Win||17–5||Michał Kita||KO (punches)||KSW 74: De Fries vs. Prasel||10 September 2022||2||2:54||Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland|
|Loss||16–5||Phil De Fries||TKO (submission to punches)||KSW 67: De Fries vs. Stošić||26 February 2022||5||3:44||Warsaw, Poland||For the KSW Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||16–4||Michał Andryszak||Decision (split)||KSW 63: Crime of The Century||September 4, 2021||3||5:00||Warszawa, Poland|
|Win||15–4||Michał Kita||TKO (punches)||KSW 61: To Fight or Not To Fight||June 5, 2021||1||4:05||Gdańsk, Poland|
|Win||14–4||Michał Włodarek||KO (punches)||KSW 59: Fight Code||March 20, 2021||2||4:39||Łódź, Poland||Return to Heavyweight.|
|Loss||13–4||Jamahal Hill||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos||January 25, 2020||3||5:00||Raleigh, North Carolina, United States|
|Loss||13–3||Kennedy Nzechukwu||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler||August 3, 2019||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States||Stošić was deducted two points, one in round two and one in round three, both due to repeated groin strikes.|
|Loss||13–2||Devin Clark||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith||June 1, 2019||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||13–1||Jeremy Kimball||TKO (elbows and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith||July 22, 2018||1||3:13||Hamburg, Germany||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Win||12–1||Tomasz Czerwiński||TKO (punches)||Collision Fighting League 1||September 30, 2017||1||N/A||Belgrade, Serbia|
|Win||11–1||Emil Zahariev||TKO (leg kicks)||Final Fight Championship 28||March 11, 2017||1||2:07||Athens, Greece||Defended the FFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||10–1||Dion Staring||Decision (unanimous)||Final Fight Championship 27||December 17, 2016||3||5:00||Zagreb, Croatia||Defended the FFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||9–1||Dion Staring||Decision (majority)||Final Fight Championship 26||August 4, 2016||3||5:00||Linz, Austria||Won the FFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||8–1||Manny Murillo||TKO (punches)||Final Fight Championship 25||June 11, 2016||1||0:56||Springfield, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||7–1||Ivan Vitasović||Submission (americana)||Final Fight Championship 21||June 11, 2016||1||2:59||Rijeka, Croatia|
|Win||6–1||Hatef Moeil||TKO (punches)||Final Fight Championship 19||September 18, 2015||2||1:17||Linz, Austria|
|Win||5–1||Dionysis Papadopoulos||TKO (punches)||Final Fight Championship 7||March 13, 2015||1||0:59||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Return to Heavyweight.|
|Loss||4–1||Jiří Procházka||TKO (punches)||GCF Challenge: Cage Fight 5||August 4, 2014||1||1:09||Brno, Czech Republic||Light Heavyweight debut.|
|Win||4–0||Rizvan Kuniev||Decision (unanimous)||Tesla Fighting Championship 4||June 14, 2014||3||5:00||Pomoravlje, Serbia|
|Win||3–0||Saša Lazić||TKO (punches)||Master Challenge 2||January 12, 2014||1||2:19||Pomoravlje, Serbia|
|Win||2–0||Rok Kokotec||TKO (punches)||AFC 6||May 18, 2013||1||0:30||Trbovlje, Slovenia|
|Win||1–0||Željko Sarić||Decision (unanimous)||Tesla Fighting Championship 3||June 23, 2012||3||5:00||Belgrade, Serbia|
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