28-Year-Old UFC Bantamweight 10-5-0
June 14, 2018 Damian Stasiak News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Stasiak will take on Pingyuan Liu in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Hamburg on July 22.
Stasiak is 2-3 in the UFC, and has lost the striking battle in all but one of the matchups. He's recorded a takedown in each, as the Poland native excels most when the fight takes place on the mat. He'll take on an opponent in Liu that is riding a five-fight winning streak dating back to 2013.
Damian Stasiak: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Fantasy AnalysisStasiak is more of a ground threat than anything else, but he held his ground while trading shots with Kelleher during Round 1. However, as the bout progressed, Kelleher began to lay on the punches that overwhelmed Stasiak. The Polish fighter took a beating before a stop was called, but he never quit fighting. As a result of the loss, his record fell to 10-5 overall. The UFC also gave Stasiak a 180-day medical suspension due to a possible right knee injury sustained during the fight. Other competitors with similar time constraints pending medical clearance include Donald Cerrone, Jan Blachowicz, Devin Clark and Sam Alvey.
Fantasy AnalysisStasiak was holding his own in the striking battle for the first five minutes, but Kelleher began to take control thereafter, pummeling the Polish fighter with hard shots, including the right hand that led to the finish. To Stasiak's credit, he was still attempting to fight when the match was called, but he could never find a way to hurt his opponent in this fight. Stasiak is a threat on the ground but isn't a great wrestler, and has a striking arsenal that consists of low-impact spinning attacks, which will likely make it tough for him to advance at the highest level. His professional MMA record falls to 10-5 as a result of the loss.
Fantasy AnalysisStasiak came into this fight as a huge underdog, but he performed much better than that. He was able to walk through a lot of shots from Munhoz and land his own strikes. Unfortunately for him, Munhoz was still able to win all of the striking exchanges. Prior to this fight Stasiak has built some momentum with back-to-back wins over Filip Pejic and Davey Grant. However, he will need to go back to the drawing board after losing here.
Fantasy AnalysisIt was quite a win for Stasiak in hostile territory. Neither man was able to pull away from the other over the course of the fight, but Stasiak slapped on a beautiful armbar late in Round 3 that Grant was eventually forced to tap out to. Stasiak fought two nobodies (Yaotzin Meza, Filip Pejic) in his first two UFC fights, but Grant was a respectable opponent. The upside of the 26-year-old Stasiak remains virtually non-existent, but he certainly had a pretty finish on Saturday.