According to a Monday social media post, former UFC light heavyweight Darko Stošić has signed a four-fight deal with top Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW).
Stošić, 28, signed with the UFC in December of 2017 with a pristine record of 11-1, seven of which he earned by knockout. The Serbian native’s lone loss at the time came at the hands of future RIZIN Fighting Federation light heavyweight champion and UFC fighter Jiri Procházka.
Once arriving in the UFC, however, the highly-touted talent failed to perform up to lofty expectations.
After winning his promotional debut with a TKO of Jeremy Kimball, Stošić dropped three straight decision losses to Devin Clark, Kennedy Nzechukwu, and Jamall Hill, which brought his record to 13-4.
The loss to Hill, Stošić’s most recent bout, took place in January for what would mark the end of his tenure with the U.S.-based promotion.
On Twitter, Stošić announced Monday that his fighting future will continue in Poland’s KSW, one of the top organizations in all of Europe.
— Darko Stosic (@DarkoStosic92) April 6, 2020
The translated remarks read, “In partnership with @mmamanagement I signed a contract for 4 fights with the best European organization @ksw_mma.”
KSW is known for their heavier weight divisions, with some of Europe’s top middleweights, light heavyweights, and heavyweights found in the promotion’s stable.
At present, KSW’s light heavyweight division is ruled by champion Tomasz Narkun (17-3), who most recently defended the title against Przemysław Mysiala at KSW 49 in September.
Upon his arrival in KSW, Stošić is likely to be a surefire, if not immediate, contender for the Polish Narkun’s title.
Michael Fiedel is The Body Lock's deputy editor, a staff writer for FloCombat, and a Russell-Rice scholarship recipient at Vanderbilt University.