Deiveson Figueiredo Proposes Interim Title Bout Against ‘Liar’ Joseph Benavidez

Deiveson Figueiredo has accumulated one of the better resumes in the flyweight division thus far during his Ultimate Fighting Championship tenure. View full post on Recent News on

KSW 50 results: Philip De Fries, Tomasz Narkun retain titles, Norman Parke claims interim title

KSW Philip De Fries put on a grinding display to successfully defend his KSW heavyweight title for the third time in the main event of KSW 50 at the SSE Arena in London, England on Saturday night with a unanimous decision win over Luis Henrique. De Fries forced Henrique to carry his weight against the […]

Marcin Wrzosek replaces Marian Ziolkowski, faces Norman Parke for interim title at KSW 50

KSW Norman Parke’s initial opponent Marian Ziolkowski has been forced out of their interim lightweight title clash at KSW 50: London on Sept. 14, but the Polish promotion have found a replacement in TUF alum and former featherweight champion Marcin Wrzosek. After an initial report about Ziolkowski’s injury surfaced through, KSW announced via social […]

Aljamain Sterling believes an interim title fight against Petr Yan should be next for him

Aljamain Sterling knows a UFC title should be on the line in his next fight even if reigning bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo isn’t his opponent. The New York native has rattled off four straight wins in a row capped off by a stellar performance to defeat Pedro Munhoz in his most recent outing in June. […]

UFC 240’s Deiveson Figueiredo – or his manager – calls for interim flyweight belt

EDMONTON – After a pivotal win against a tough opponent, Deiveson Figueiredo wants a shot at the flyweight title. The Brazilian slugger is also concerned two-division champ Henry Cejudomight make that impossible – or at least that’s what his manager and translator says. “If Cejudo starts to play around, we need to make an interim […]

Hot Tweets: Dana White, time traveling, future champions, and interim title fights

Howdy folks! I had to table last week’s Hot Tweets as I was in Greenville doing coverage things so to make it up to you, this week we have a double stuffed smorgasbord of Tweets ranging from future champions to what to do with Henry Cejudo. Let’s get to it. Cruise vs. Bieber do you […]

Norman Parke vs. Marian Ziolkowski set for interim lightweight title clash at KSW 50

UFC veteran Norman Parke will get another crack at a KSW title when he meets Marian Ziolkowski for the interim lightweight title at the Polish promotion’s third U.K. event in London, England on Sept. 14. KSW announced the fight via social media on Wednesday. Parke (27-6-1) has been booked for two KSW lightweight title fights […]

Wife Drops Restraining Order Case Against Ex-UFC Interim Champ Tony Ferguson

The restraining order case against Tony Ferguson has expired without going to a formal hearing. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White Defends UFC’s Heavy Use of Interim Titles

UFC President Dana White continues to receive criticism for the promotion’s insistence on handing out interim belts while a division’s champion is sidelined, but he’s perfectly willing to explain the thought process behind the practice. View full post on Recent News on

Five biggest takeaways from UFC 236 – including two incredible interim title fights with lessons to impart

What really mattered at UFC 236? Here’s a thing or five … 1. Poirier’s superpower? Resilience For a while now Dustin Poirier has had the same tweet pinned to his Twitter page. It’s from November 2016, just a couple months after he was knocked out cold by Michael Johnson in a UFC main event, and […]

Dustin Poirier Stymies Max Holloway in UFC 236 Headliner, Seizes Interim Lightweight Title

Dustin Poirier gets his hands on interim gold in the UFC 236 main event on Saturday in Atlanta. View full post on Recent News on

Twitter reacts to Israel Adesanya’s epic interim title win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236

Just 14 months after making his UFC debut, Israel Adesanya is a champion in the promotion. He defeated Kelvin Gastelum to claim the interim middleweight belt on Saturday in the UFC 236 co-headliner. Adesanya (17-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) became the 10th fighter in UFC history to win a title with an undefeated record when he […]

Video: ‘UFC 236 Countdown’ for Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya interim title bout

Did you miss the debut of “UFC 236 Countdown,” or just want to watch it again? Check out the co-main event preview now. The special looks at the co-headlining interim middleweight title fight between Kelvin Gastelum (15-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and Israel Adesanya (16-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC). Gastelum was supposed to fight Robert Whittaker for […]

The Great Divide: Poirier vs. Holloway or Gastelum vs. Adesanya — which UFC 236 interim title means more?

The Great Divide is a reoccurring feature here at MMA Fighting in which our own Shaun Al-Shatti and Chuck Mindenhall debate a topic in the world of MMA — whether it’s news, a fight, a crazy thing somebody did, a crazy thing somebody didn’t do, or some moral dilemma threatening the very foundation of the […]

Alex Volkanovski: If You’re Throwing Around Interim Titles, Give Me One

Alexander Volkanovski faces the biggest test of his career so far when he faces off against former featherweight king Jose Aldo at UFC 237 on May 11 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and he’s making the argument that it should be for bigger stakes. View full post on Recent News on

Casey Kenney Looks to Become Two-Division Interim Champion in New LFA 62 Main Event

Casey Kenney will get a chance to become a two-division champion of the interim variety when he faces Vince Cachero in the new Legacy Fighting Alliance 62 headliner. View full post on Recent News on

Salahdine Parnasse, Roman Szymanski to Vie for Interim Featherweight Title at KSW 48

Unbeaten French prospect Salahdine Parnasse will square off against Roman Szymanski for the interim featherweight crown in the KSW 48 headliner. View full post on Recent News on

Nicolas Dalby, Soren Bak Win Interim Belts at Cage Warriors 103

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship made its first trip to Denmark in five years on March 8 with CW 103 and it was a triumphant return, as native Danish fighters went 4-0 on the main card. View full post on Recent News on

After Knockout Win at UFC 235, Pedro Munhoz Eyeing Interim Bantamweight Title

Pedro Munhoz was a sizeable underdog against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235 on Saturday night, but he walked away from the Octagon the victor thanks to a highlight-reel knockout. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White responds to Eddie Alvarez’s ‘sick joke’ interim title comments

Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made headlines earlier this week when, at a ONE Championship open workout, he ripped into the UFC’s habit of crowning interim champion at a more frequent pace than most fight promotions. Alvarez called the belts a ‘sick joke’ and claimed the company uses the belts as a […]

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