As of 28 September 2016, he is ranked the #9 light heavyweight in the world by LiverKick.com.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Stoica started training judo at age 11 before switching to wushu and kickboxing at age 17 (he trained under Cătălin Zmărăndescu at CSA Steaua București).
In November 2010, the SUPERKOMBAT announced that they had signed Andrei Stoica and his younger brother Bogdan to compete in the promotion. Its chairman, Eduard Irimia, felt that the Respect Gym brothers have the potential to become top class fighters.
On February 25, Stoica faced Redouan Cairo in a rematch at the SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2012 in Podgorica, Montenegro. Originally, it was announced that Stoica defeated Cairo via decision after 3 rounds. However, SK officials overturned the decision to a no contest as the judges actually scored the bout a majority draw. Stoica had also caused controversy by inadvertently referring to Cairo as "the nigger" in his post-fight interview. Stoica himself apologized for the mistake, blaming his poor command of English (Stoica said he meant to use the term "negro" instead, which caused further controversy).
He next faced Toni Milanović at the SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2012 on October 20 in Arad, Romania and defeated the Croatian via split decision.
Stoica was scheduled to face Zabit Samedov for the inaugural SUPERKOMBAT Super Cruiserweight Championship at the SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2012 Final in Bucharest, Romania on December 22. However, Samedov took ill in the build-up to the fight and replaced by the lower-ranked Arnold Oborotov and so the bout was changed to a title eliminator with the winner facing Samedov. Stoica produced another emotionally-charged performance and knocked Oborotov out in the first round.
He lost to Agron Preteni via unanimous decision in a non-tournament bout at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 Final in Zagreb, Croatia on March 15, 2013. The fight was all Stoica, until Preteni dropped him with a left hook early in the second round which earned an eight count and really turned the tide of the fight. Mladen Krajnčec, one of the judges said that this was hardest fight to judge and that K-1 rules clearly state that the one who is in a knockdown loses the fight.
He scored a second-round knockout of Zinedine Hameur-Lain at SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes 5 in Târgoviște, Romania on August 30, 2013.
He KOed Dženan Poturak in round two at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2013 in Botoșani, Romania on September 28.
He rematched Agron Preteni at Legend 2: Invasion in Moscow, Russia on November 9, 2013 in a reserve bout of Legend Fighting Show -95 kg tournament. Preteni took majority judges decision in a close fight with lots of strong kicks and punches which did not make lots of damage.
He defeated Ondřej Hutník by unanimous decision to win the vacant SUPERKOMBAT Super Cruiserweight Championship at the SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2013 Final in Galați, Romania on December 21.
Stoica was knocked out by Danyo Ilunga in the tournament reserve bout at GLORY 15 - Light Heavyweight World Championship Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey on April 12, 2014. The two had spirited exchanges in the first round. Ilunga was consistent with his piercing knees to Stoica, who countered them well with his right hand. Both men were successful and landed hard shots before Stoica thought that he had an advantage on a particular combination but just grazed Ilunga with a hook instead of landing clean. This allowed Ilunga to get underneath it and come back with a huge counter right hand that floored and took Stoica out, who didn't have his feet beneath him to answer the ten count. Prior to the fight, he and Benjamin Adegbuyi spent time as sparring partners of Alexander Gustafsson at the Allstars Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden.
He was expected to make the first defence of his SUPERKOMBAT Super Cruiserweight Championship against Boy Boy Martin at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2014 in Constanța, Romania on June 21, 2014. Martin withdrew for undisclosed reasons, however, and was replaced by Ali Cenik. Stoica defeated Cenik via unanimous decision to retain the title.
He was scheduled to face Artem Vakhitov in a superfight at the Glory 20: Dubai on 3 April 2015 but pulled out for unknown reasons.
Stoica had his second title defense against Moisés Baute on October 25, 2014, at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2014 Final Elimination, where he won via KO in the third round. The win also earned him 2014 Fight of the Year and 2014 Knockout of The Year awards.
Stoica next faced Emilio Vallecillo on November 22, 2014, at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2014 Final, Stoica won via TKO in the first round.
Stoica faced Marcello Adriaansz on March 7, 2015 at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2015 and won via unanimous decision.
Stoica fought Thomas Alizier on May 23, 2015 in his hometown, at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2015, winning the bout by knockout the second round.
Stoica faced Abdarhmane Coulibaly on July 19, 2015 at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2015 in another non-title bout. Stoica won via unanimous decision.
On August 1, 2015, at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2015 Stoica defended his title by defeating Fred Sikking by first-round KO. He scored with a left that ended the bout in one minute and fifteen seconds. After the win Stoica stated "I told you before. This belt it's mine. Sikking came out aggressive, he threw some shots, but he had no chance."
A superfight against Pavel Voronin took place for October 2, 2015 at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2015 Final Elimination. In the first round Stoica looked to work the head and body with punches while mixing in the occasional kick, Voronin looked to attack Stoica's lead leg with kicks. Stoica took over in the second round as his boxing was too fast and accurate for Voronin. In the third round Stoica connected with a knee to the body that forced Voronin to take a knee. He recovered to make it to the end of the bout, but Stoica took home a clear unanimous decision winning his eight consecutive fight.
Stoica is expected to defend his title against Jorge Loren at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2015 Final.SUPERKOMBAT® Fighting Championship
SUPERKOMBAT Super Cruiserweight Championship -95 kg/209 lb (First)
2014 Fighter of the Year
2014 Fight of the Year (vs. Moisés Baute)
2014 Knockout of The Year (vs. Moisés Baute)
First SUPERKOMBAT Super Cruiserweight Champion
Tied (Cătălin Moroșanu) for most consecutive wins in the SUPERKOMBAT (15)
Tied (Cătălin Moroșanu) for longest win streak in SUPERKOMBAT history (15)
Most successful title defenses in SUPERKOMBAT Super Cruiserweight history (3)
Most consecutive title defenses In SUPERKOMBAT Super Cruiserweight history (3)
Most finishes in SUPERKOMBAT title fights (2)
Romania Sports Journalists' Club (CSJ)
2014 Fighter of the Year
Romanian National Championships
Gold (2008, 2009, 2009)
European Champion (one time)
He is married and has two sons (Albert b. 2013 and Alexandru Constantin b. 2015). Andrei Stoica is an Orthodox Christian, often wearing a cross around his neck.