Andre Lima gets bite marks from opponent tattooed, bonus from Dana White after wild UFC moment

People get tattoos of iconic moments all the time. But Andre Lima’s new tattoo may take the cake.

Lima was fighting Igor Severino at a UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas Saturday night when Severino, who was making his UFC debut, was disqualified in the middle of the fight for biting Lima on the arm.

A Nevada State Athletic Commission doctor was called in to examine the mark. When he determined it was, in fact, a bite mark, referee Chris Tognoni waved off the fight.

Lima, though, wanted to remember the fight and the bite differently.

On Instagram Saturday night, he posted a screenshot of Dana White’s story, which showed his arm with the bite mark now tattooed permanently, exactly where Lima was bitten.

Andre Lima’s new tattoo

Andre Lima shows off his bite mark Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Lima didn’t even wait a day to decide to get the tattoo, which shows the bite and says, “I got f–king bit bonus.”

UFC CEO Dana White said he was originally going to give Lima a $25,000 bonus, but after seeing the tattoo he said he’s giving Lima $50,000.

Severino, who took his first career loss, was also released from UFC.

A close-up view of the bite mark on Andre Lima’s left arm. Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Igor Severino during his UFC fight against Andre Lima on Saturday. Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

“Those were two up-and-coming undefeated fighters,” White told combat sports reporter Kevin Iole in a text message. “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.”

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