Shortly after, Oliveira successfully executed a rear-naked choke, causing Darmenov to submit. Even though the Kazakh fighter protested, ‘Siriguela’ dismissed his claims and proceeded to celebrate by dancing and taunting his adversary.Darmenov expressed his frustration and accused his opponent of playing unfairly, resulting in a potential physical altercation between the teams. The fight-ending sequence was reviewed for several minutes, ultimately leading to Oliveira’s disqualification due to his illegal actions.Thiago Oliveira was eliminated from Octagon 44’s fight due to his act of biting Erkin Darmenov’s ear.As the first round neared its conclusion, Oliveira had his adversary pinned against the cage. He delivered a knee strike that appeared to make contact with Darmenov’s groin, causing the fighter, who hails from Kazakhstan, to collapse to the mat.After regaining control, Oliveira attempted to execute a rear-naked choke on his opponent, who was resisting the move. In a desperate move, the Brazilian fighter resorted to biting Darmenov’s ear, causing the latter to panic. Despite the referee’s close proximity to the incident, he failed to notice the illegal action.The decision made the Brazilian very angry, causing him to throw a fit and attempt to make matters worse. Security intervened and escorted Oliveira out of the cage while Darmenov was declared the winner.
Thiago Oliveira suffered his sixth straight defeat when he was disqualified during Octagon 44.
Erik Darmenov may have wished for a different outcome, but he still managed to claim his fifth straight victory. Despite beginning his professional MMA career with an 8-5 record, the 26-year-old is steadily progressing towards his ultimate potential.Observe the altercation involving Thiago Oliveira and Erik Darmenov’s ear, commencing at 4:03:04 in the video provided below:Thiago Oliveira was hoping for a victory at Octagon 44. Despite having a successful MMA career with a record of 16-4, he suffered a defeat in his only Bellator fight in October 2020. Unfortunately, he has since lost five more fights, including a disqualification on April 29. It remains to be seen if Oliveira will be asked to participate in another Octagon event in Kazakhstan.