This paper investigates the problem of static output-feedback control of discrete-time nonlinear networked control systems with data packet dropouts on the basis of the fuzzy-model-based Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) approach. The nonlinear system is modeled via T-S fuzzy model. Both imperfect sensor-to-controller (S/C) and controller-to-actuator (C/A) links are considered via a novel data model. Some slack matrices are introduced to reduce the conservativeness. By constructing fuzzy Lyapunov function, the sufficient conditions are derived to guarantee the resulting closed-loop system to be stochastically stable as well as the predefined H∞ performance index. Finally, some simulation results are given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed results.