I’ve expressed my fascination and mad respect for the liver shot on this site a couple of times now. While it does happen fairly rarely compared to shut-your-lights-off KOs, it’s always a devastating sight to behold.
I can’t even name any other liver killer in today’s prizefighting scene outside of Giga Chikadze. Maybe because the man is on a league of his own when it comes to decimating people with this particular strike.
Cub Swanson should know, but that’s not a fight I’m here to highlight. I’m going way down Chikadze’s resumé, back during his days as a kickboxer. When he folded Frenchman Victor Pinto at GLORY 37 in 2017.
I couldn’t find the full video of this two-minute fight, but that’s fine. These 19 seconds of action are all we need to see.
Chikadze will look to keep his undefeated streak in the UFC alive against a game opponent in Calvin Kattar this weekend. This sure is one hell of a way to ring in the new year.