Friday, April 19

Erin WalshMarch 24, 2024

Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC by means of Getty Images

Saturday’s UFC Fight Night took an intriguing turn when Igor Severino and Andre Lima entered the ring for a flyweight bout in Las Vegas.

Severino was disqualified from the battle after biting the within Lima’s left bicep in Round 2. Lima notified referee Chris Tognoni that he had actually been bitten, and authorities examined the play before disqualifying Severino.

Severino has actually been cut from the UFC lineup as an outcome, president Dana White stated.

“Those were 2 up-and-coming unbeaten fighters,” White stated, per Kevin Iole. “If you get annoyed and desire out of the battle, there are lots of methods to do it, however the worst thing u can do is bite your challenger. Now, you get cut and lose the greatest chance of your life. Not to discuss, he’s going to have genuine issues with the NSAC.”

ESPN MMA @espnmma

Andre Lima gets the win over Igor Severino due to a DQ from Severino, who bit Lima’s arm < a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFCVegas89?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #UFCVegas 89< < a href="https://t.co/NQTJuSh9G3">> pic.twitter.com/NQTJuSh9G3

UFC @ufc

This battle has actually ended early due to a disqualification.<< br><> < br>> Andre Lima stays unbeaten < a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFCVegas89?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">> #UFCVegas 89< < a href="https://t.co/0FtknYuMsD">> pic.twitter.com/0FtknYuMsD

“At one point, you saw with the elbows I had the ability to strike him actually hard,” Lima informed Paul Felder through an interpreter throughout his post-fight interview, per MMA Junkie. “Then you saw, he bit me. … I was going to keep harmful him.”

Lima’s supervisor, Lucas Lutkus, talked to White about the event after the match and the UFC president stated he will provide Lima the very first “I got f– king bit perk” in the promo’s history, per MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz.

ESPN MMA @espnmma

ANDRE LIMA GOT THE BITE MARK TATTOOED < br><> < br>>(through andremascote __, ag.fight/ IG) << a href="https://t.co/lsYEqF9lEz">> pic.twitter.com/lsYEqF9lEz

Severino and Lima, both from Brazil, got in Saturday’s bout unbeaten in the flyweight department.

Severino dropped to 8-1-0 following his disqualification while Lima enhanced to 8-0-0.

ยป …
Learn more