There was mayhem in Munich on the weekend after an Austrian fighter went to the Mike Tyson playbook and bit his opponent.

Astrit Klimenta stunned those watching his cruiserweight contest in Germany when he lashed out and sunk his teeth into the flesh of Serbia's Andrej Pesic.

The despicable act, which appeared to leave Pesic bleeding from his left ear, was reminiscent of Tyson's chomp on Evander Holyfield in 1997.

According to reports in Germany, the contest was stopped by the referee and Pesic's trainer, Alexander Petkovic, stormed into the ring to confront Klimenta.


Despite being held back by the referee, the wild Austrian threw a punch at Petkovic and continued to run his mouth.

But it was quickly shut by the 35-year-old German, who in between cornering fights has had 58 of his own at heavyweight - 50 of them victories.

While pretending to load up his right hand, Petkovic snuck in a sneaky left hook that landed flush on the jaw of Klimenta and staggered him.

"He was expecting a right, but I took a step back and hit him with a left hook to the chin," Petkovic said.