When was the First Interim title Belt Awarded ?

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  1. Sonny Qc

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    Only started to watch MMA when Gsp became champ.

    I remember him refusing to take the interim belt because it wasn't the real one at UFC 79.

    Any others before ?
     
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    grinderman Romero Was Never My Friend

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    Randy vs chuck UFC 43.
     
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    UFC 51 ?

    After Mir got badly injured

    They did Arlovski Vs Sylvia.

    First one ?
     
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    best interim champ ever is 2008-09 frank mir
     
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    Probably That one.
     
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    binny I'll beat your ass if you jump on my couch.

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    looked it up. it was randy against chuck for interim 205 strap when Tito Ortiz was champ. randy unified the very next ppv
     
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    binny I'll beat your ass if you jump on my couch.

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    barao had 2 interim title defenses though
     
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    Kung Fu Tze Draw that Smokewagon !!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yep. Randy the OG two division champ. Now they give them out like candy for Halloween.
     
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    ALso:

    August 2003 - HW Pride.
     
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    Glorified number one contenders fight with a belt as a consolation prize and confirmation you will fight the real champ.
     
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    Lol

    Tito's fear and ducking of Chuck Liddell created it.

    Thank Tito.
     
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    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    Heavyweight Tim Sylvia vs Arlovski
    Light heavyweight Couture vs Chuck
    Middleweight Romero vs Whittaker
    Welterweight GSP vs Hughes
    Lightweight Tony vs Lee
    Featherweight Conor vs Mendes
    Bantamweight Barao vs Faber
    Never been a flyweight Interim champ
    Never been a Women’s Interim champ
     
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    Dude... Bobby Knucks
     
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    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    Lol yea just edited
     
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    Mir vs Nog
    Condit vs Diaz
     
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    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    Yea but they were the first ever Interim champ for each weight class. I just forgot that Whittaker was the first and only ever Middleweight Interim champ. It’s been a long day.
     
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    I believe it was Randy when Tito was gone due to contract disputes IIRC.
     
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    What happened to BJ's belt when he left the UFC?
     
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    grinderman Romero Was Never My Friend

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    they stripped him off it, and hughes beat gsp for the vacant welterweight championship.
     
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    Yeah Randy vs. Chuck. Big drama at the time with Tito, and the champ vs. champ storyline. Now it's kinda played out.

    Well, until Conor it got big again but then went down hill from there.
     
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