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Igor Severino was released by the UFC for biting an opponent in his debut

Igor Severino was released by the UFC for biting an opponent in his debut

Igor Severino's UFC career lasted barely a round and a half on Saturday night before he was disqualified for biting his opponent and then released from promoting the fight.

The 20-year-old Brazilian fighter, who made his Octagon debut at the UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas, was engaged in an all-out bout with compatriot Andre Lima As the fighters stood facing the cage midway through the round on August 2, Lima backed down Suddenly, he raised his left arm to see referee Chris Tognoni.

The referee immediately stopped the action and brought in a Nevada State Athletic Commission doctor who examined Lima's arm. After noticing a bite mark on his arm, Tognoni waved off the match.

The end came at 2:52 of the round and resulted in the first professional loss for Severino (9-1). Lima, who was also making his UFC debut, moved to 8-0.

After a brief period, Kevin Ewell It was reported that UFC CEO Dana White was cutting Severino.

“These were two undefeated up-and-coming fighters,” White told Iwell via text message. “If you get frustrated and want to get out of the fight, there are a lot of ways to do that, but the worst thing you can do is bite your opponent. Now, you'll get hurt and lose the biggest opportunity of your life. Not to mention he'll have real problems with the National Security Council.”

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