Bite Of The Night: A Bizarre Win for Andre Lima

Bite Of The Night: A Bizarre Win for Andre Lima

In a bizarre twist at UFC Vegas 89, the octagon witnessed a moment that left fans scratching their heads, jaws dropped, and teeth clenched—literally. Enter Andre Lima, a fighter who not only survived a bite but turned it into a bonus-worthy victory.

The stage was set: Lima squared off against his opponent, Igor Severino, in a flyweight showdown. The crowd buzzed with anticipation, unaware that they were about to witness the most unconventional move in MMA history.

Midway through the second round, Severino lunged at Lima, aiming for a takedown. But instead of a textbook grappling move, Severino channeled his inner vampire and sank his teeth into Lima’s shoulder. Yes, you read that right—a bona fide bite!

Lima, known for his quick strikes and excellent grappling skills, had been dominating the fight up until that point. However, as he closed in on his opponent with a flurry of punches, his opponent resorted to an unorthodox tactic by sinking his teeth into Lima's arm.

The crowd gasped in horror as the referee quickly intervened, separating the two fighters and quickly ending the fight resulting in a DQ. UFC President Dana White quickly commented after the fight saying, “If you get frustrated and want out of the fight there are plenty of ways to do it, but the worst thing you 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 (Nevada State Athletic Commision).”

Lima took the incident in stride, promptly getting the bite mark tattooed on his arm. White appeared to love the dig, posting on his Instagram story that he was doubling Lima’s fight bonus to $50,000.