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UFC releases fighter after DQ for biting opponent

Igor Severino DQ’d for biting, Andre Lima remains undefeated (1:09) Andre Lima wins after Igor Severino is disqualified for biting in the second round. (1:09) Jeff Wagenheim Mar 23, 2024, 09:06 PM ET Igor Severino’s UFC career lasted barely a round and a half on Saturday night before he was disqualified for biting his opponent

UFC releases fighter after DQ for biting opponent

Igor Severino DQ’d for biting, Andre Lima stays undefeated (1:09)

Andre Lima wins after Igor Severino is disqualified for biting within the second spherical. (1:09)

  • Jeff Wagenheim

Mar 23, 2024, 09:06 PM ET

Igor Severino‘s UFC profession lasted barely a spherical and a half on Saturday evening earlier than he was disqualified for biting his opponent and subsequently launched from the battle promotion.

The 20-year-old Brazilian fighter, making his Octagon debut at a UFC Struggle Night time occasion in Las Vegas, was engaged in an all-action bout with countryman Andre Lima when, with the fighters standing in a clinch towards the cage halfway by Spherical 2, Lima all of the sudden recoiled and lifted his left arm for referee Chris Tognoni to see.

The ref instantly halted the motion and introduced in a Nevada State Athletic Fee physician, who examined Lima’s arm. After a chew mark was noticed on the arm, Tognoni waved off the bout.

The top got here at 2:52 of the spherical and resulted within the first profession loss for Severino (9-1). Lima, who additionally was making his UFC debut, moved to 8-0.

Shortly afterward, Kevin Iole reported that UFC CEO Dana White was slicing Severino.

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“These have been two up-and-coming undefeated fighters,” White informed Iole through textual content. “In the event you get pissed off and need out of the battle, there are many methods to do it, however the worst factor u can do is chew your opponent. Now, you get reduce and lose the most important alternative of your life. To not point out, he’ll have actual issues with the NSAC.”

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