UFC biter gets cut from the roster, opponent tattoos bite mark and receives $50,000 bonus

In a surprising turn of events, Brazilian UFC newcomer Igor Severino’s journey in the promotion took an unexpected detour after less than two rounds.

Severino’s debut at the UFC Vegas 89 prelims seemed promising until a weird incident marred the match. Facing off against Andre Lima, the two combatants engaged in a gripping match where they showcased their skills and entertained the audience.

However, the match took a disturbing turn when Severino inexplicably bit Lima’s left bicep during a clinch against the cage wall.

Referee Chris Tognoni halted the match immediately after Lima’s protest, leading to a review of the footage. It was evident that Severino’s actions had left a mark on Lima’s arm, leading to the disqualification of Severino halfway through the second round.

Following the incident, UFC CEO Dana White confirmed Severino’s release from the promotion in a text message exchange with combat sports journalist Kevin Iole. White expressed disappointment, emphasizing that Severino’s actions not only cost him his UFC career but also invited serious repercussions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

White said through text: “Those were two up-and-coming undefeated fighters. If you get frustrated and want out of the fight, there are plenty of ways to do it, but the worst thing u can do is bite your opponent. Now, you get cut and lose the biggest opportunity of your life. Not to mention, he’s going to have real problems with the NSAC.”

White condemned Severino’s behavior, highlighting the missed opportunity for both competitors as they were on the rise in their careers. He emphasized that while frustration is natural in combat sports, resorting to such tactics is unacceptable and detrimental to one’s career.

Andre Lima’s manager Lucas Lutkus claims that Dana White talked to Lima after the bout. He said that White would give Lima the first “I got f*cking bit” bonus.