Stanislav Nedkov

Stanislav Nedkov (Bulgarian: Станислав Недков, born December 9, 1981) is a Bulgarian professional mixed martial artist, political scientist and philosopher. A professional since 2006, he has formerly competed for the UFC, World Victory Road, and Pancrase.

Stanislav Nedkov
Born (1981-12-09) December 9, 1981 (age 41)
Veliko Tarnovo, People's Republic of Bulgaria (today Bulgaria)
Native nameСтанислав Недков
Other namesStucky
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofVeliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
TeamBulgarian Sports Federation MMA, (The) Scorpion MMA Club
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Bruno Bastos[2]
Years active2006-2015
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout6
By submission4
By decision2
By knockout1
By submission1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Nedkov was born in Veliko Tarnovo and began wrestling when he was 10 years old. A two-time national champion in freestyle wrestling, he has also had first-place finishes in international tournaments in Russia, Moldova, Turkey, and Bulgaria. Nedkov has also studied in sumo under Kotooshu Katsunori and won his first grappling championship a year after he began learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu.[3]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Nedkov made his professional mixed martial arts debut in relative obscurity in 2006 and amassed an undefeated record of 7-0 in his native Bulgaria.

Following a year away from the sport, Nedkov was signed to a contract with the Japanese promotion World Victory Road.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

In June 2010, it was announced Nedkov had signed a contract with the UFC. Nedkov was expected to make his UFC debut against Rodney Wallace on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117,[4] but Nedkov was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Phil Davis[5]

Nedkov was expected to face Steve Cantwell on October 16, 2010 at UFC 120.[6] However, less than 48 hours before the event, Cantwell was forced off the card after suffering a knee injury during a pre-fight training session. With no time to find a suitable opponent for Nedkov, the bout was cancelled.[7]

Nedkov eventually made his UFC debut against Luiz Cane at UFC 134. Nedkov won the fight via TKO (punches) in the first round.

Nedkov was scheduled to return to the UFC at UFC 142. He was expected to take on Fabio Maldonado at this event, however alleged visa problems forced Nedkov to withdraw from the bout.[8]

Nedkov faced Thiago Silva on November 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6. He lost via arm-triangle choke in the third round.[9] However, on November 21, 2012, it was revealed that Silva had failed his post fight drug test, testing positive for marijuana metabolites and the result was overturned and changed to a No Contest.[10]

Nedkov made his Middleweight debut against Tom Watson on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barão vs. McDonald.[11] He lost the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the second round. Both participants earned Fight of the Night honors for their performance.

Nedkov returned to the octagon against Nikita Krylov in a light heavyweight bout at UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson on January 24, 2015.[12] He lost the fight via submission in the first round, and was subsequently released from the promotion shortly after.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Nedkov married Bulgarian politician Yuliana Doncheva in 2010.[14]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 12 wins 2 losses
By knockout 6 1
By submission 4 1
By decision 2 0
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–2 (1) Nikita Krylov Submission (standing guillotine choke) UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson January 24, 2015 1 1:24 Stockholm, Sweden Return to Light Heavyweight.
Loss 12–1 (1) Tom Watson TKO (knees and punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Barão vs. McDonald February 16, 2013 2 4:42 London, England Middleweight debut. Fight of the Night
NC 12–0 (1) Thiago Silva NC (overturned) UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le November 10, 2012 3 1:45 Macau, SAR, China Originally submission (guillotine choke) loss; result overturned to a no contest after Silva failed his drug test.
Win 12–0 Luiz Cane TKO (punches) UFC 134 August 27, 2011 1 4:13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 11–0 Augustin Helgiu Submission (rear-naked choke) BMMAF: Warriors 13 May 21, 2010 1 2:14 Sofia, Bulgaria
Win 10–0 Kevin Randleman Decision (split) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11 November 7, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–0 Travis Wiuff TKO (punches) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 8 May 2, 2009 3 0:42 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–0 Masayuki Kono TKO (punches) Pancrase: Shining 10 December 7, 2008 1 1:35 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–0 Adelin Lutckanov Submission (rear-naked choke) MMA Bulgaria October 19, 2007 1 N/A Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Win 6–0 Goce Candovski Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Bulgaria October 6, 2007 2 5:00 Sofia, Bulgaria
Win 5–0 Yanko Kolev Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Bulgaria October 2, 2007 1 2:38 Sofia, Bulgaria
Win 4–0 Kamen Georgiev TKO (punches) Shooto: Bulgaria May 12, 2007 1 2:11 Sofia, Bulgaria
Win 3–0 Vladimir Shumanov TKO (submission to punches) Ichigeki: Bulgaria March 25, 2007 1 1:16 Varna Bulgaria
Win 2–0 Krasimir Bonchev TKO (punches) The Day of the Champions November 17, 2006 1 0:33 Haskovo, Bulgaria
Win 1–0 Iliyan Mitev TKO (punches) MMA Bulgaria April 8, 2006 1 N/A Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Gustafsson vs. Johnson". Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Stanislav "Stucky" Nedkov - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Domain Registered at Safenames".
  4. ^ "Wallace vs. Nedkov among five UFC 117 preliminary-card additions". Retrieved 2010-06-04.
  5. ^ "Phil Davis replaces injured Stanislav Nedkov, meets Rodney Wallace at UFC 117". 2010-07-22. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11.
  6. ^ "Stanislav Nedkov vs. Steve Cantwell slated for UFC 120 in London". Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  7. ^ "Cantwell off UFC 120 Card". October 15, 2010. Archived from the original on October 20, 2010.
  8. ^ "UFC 142 Loses Thiago, Nedkov, Broughton, and Bahadurzada". December 16, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  9. ^ Holland, Jesse (August 27, 2012). "Thiago Silva vs Stanislav Nedkov possible for UFC on FUEL TV 6 on Nov. 10 in China". Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  10. ^ "Thiago Silva tests positive for marijuana metabolites, suspended six months". November 21, 2012. Archived from the original on January 11, 2013.
  11. ^ "UFC on FUEL TV 7 adds Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov". December 16, 2012.
  12. ^ Staff (November 17, 2014). "UFC on FOX 14 in Stockholm gets three new fights, including Krylov vs. Nedkov". Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  13. ^ Adam Guillen Jr. (March 3, 2015). "Brian Bowles among eight fighters recently released by UFC". Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  14. ^ "UFC's Stanislav Nedkov turns political healer". July 30, 2012.

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