UFC Vegas 89: Igor Severino Mistakes Andre Lima for Steak, DQ’d for Biting

Igor Severino and Andre Lima, UFC Vegas 89
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 23: (L-R) Andre Lima of Brazil punches Igor Severino of Brazil in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 23, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A pair of undefeated Contender Series alums faced off on Saturday’s UFC Vegas 89 preliminary card, as Igor Severino took on Andre Lima.

At 8-0 and 7-0 respectively to start the night, someone’s 0 was about to go, barring anything zany transpiring.

In the end, one 0 did go, but the zany— it definitely did transpire.

Both fighters started hard, throwing volume and combinations. Lima landed a nice combo that he ended with a leg kick. Severino responded with a takedown and had the back for a moment almost getting the rear-naked choke. Lima got back up and pulled guard for a guillotine. The choke slipped out and Lima used an omaplata to scramble to his feet.

Severino was the one pouring on the pressure on the feet. They both landed calf kicks but Severino landed another takedown. Lima popped right back up and just threw Severino off him. They both would land step in elbows where Severino was stunned for a second. He took it well and kept firing with elbows of his own. The round ended with another takedown from Severino in an action-packed round.

In round two Lima started with a clean one-two. Severino was giving Luma no space and was mixing it up going to the legs and body. Lima was picking his shots very well as Severino was crashing in. Severino was still doing well with the leg kicks and attacking in flurries. What Severino had done a great job of was mixing in takedowns, and he was able to get another one. On the other side Lima was never complacent as he worked to his knees and then back up.

In an anticlimactic finish, however, Severino ended up biting Lima during a takedown attempt and the fight was paused, then ruled a DQ. The damage on Lima was clear, as he showed off a very visibly bite mark on his arm that appeared to break the skin in places, as if Severino mistook him for a particularly juicy steak. Zero question as to the bite with that much evidence, and a bizarre way for someone to lose their perfect record.

Official Result: Andre Lima def. Igor Severino by DQ (biting), Round 2, 2:52