The UFC is booking an interim middleweight title fight between Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya for UFC 236 on April 13 at a venue TBD. The official champ, Robert Whittaker, is still recovering from surgery on an abdominal hernia earlier this month. His management recently told ESPN he hopes to return sometime this summer.
Audie Attar, Conor McGregor's agent, said "there are little talks happening right now but nothing is imminent" in terms of his next fight. Said any reports saying Conor has a deal in place is "inaccurate."
Paul Felder suffered a collapsed lung in the closing minutes of his fight against James Vick last night, his manager Brian Butler told ESPN. Doctors believe the lung was punctured when he took a shot to the ribs at the end of the third round. He is being held an extra day at a local Phoenix hospital for observation, Butler said. As a result of the injury, Felder has been forced to pull out of his color analyst duties for this weekend's UFC Prague telecast.