Stanislav Nedkov

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Stanislav Nedkov
Станислав Недков
Born (1981-12-09) December 9, 1981 (age 32)
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Native name Станислав Недков
Other names Stucky
Nationality Bulgarian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Division Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
Middleweight (185 lb)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Team Bulgarian Sports Federation MMA, (The) Scorpion MMA Club
Rank Black Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 14
Wins 12
By knockout 6
By submission 4
By decision 2
Losses 1
By knockout 1
No contests 1
Other information
Website http://www.stanislavnedkov.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Stanislav Nedkov (Bulgarian: Станислав Недков) (born December 9, 1981) is a Bulgarian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Middleweight division. He has formerly competed for World Victory Road and Pancrase.

Background[edit]

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.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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 Championship[edit]

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,[2] but Nedkov was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Phil Davis[3]

Nedkov was expected to face Steve Cantwell on October 16, 2010 at UFC 120.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

Nedkov faced Thiago Silva on November 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6. He lost via arm-triangle choke in the third round.[7] 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.[8]

Nedkov made his Middleweight debut against Tom Watson on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald.[9] He lost the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the second round. Both participants earned Fight of the Night honors for their performance.

Personal life[edit]

Nedkov married Bulgarian politician Yuliana Doncheva in 2010.[10]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–1 (1) Tom Watson TKO (knees and punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald February 16, 2013 2 4:42 London, England Middleweight bout; Fight of the Night
NC 12–0 (1) Thiago Silva No Contest UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le November 10, 2012 3 1:45 Macau, SAR, China Original submission loss; result overturned after Silva failed 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 Submission (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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ufcbetting.com/fighters/light-heavyweight/stanislav-nedkov/
  2. ^ "Wallace vs. Nedkov among five UFC 117 preliminary-card additions". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Phil Davis replaces injured Stanislav Nedkov, meets Rodney Wallace at UFC 117". mmajunkie.com. 2010-07-22. 
  4. ^ "Stanislav Nedkov vs. Steve Cantwell slated for UFC 120 in London". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Cantwell off UFC 120 Card". fightersonlymagazine.co.uk. October 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "UFC 142 Loses Thiago, Nedkov, Broughton, and Bahadurzada". mmafrenzy.com. December 16, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ Holland, Jesse (August 27, 2012). "Thiago Silva vs Stanislav Nedkov possible for UFC on FUEL TV 6 on Nov. 10 in China". mmamania.com. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Thiago Silva tests positive for marijuana metabolites, suspended six months". mmajunkie.com. November 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ "UFC on FUEL TV 7 adds Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov". mmajunkie.com. December 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ "UFC's Stanislav Nedkov turns political healer". fightersonlymag.com. July 30, 2012. 

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