Ernesto Hoost hit Mirko CroCop with a left hook to the liver that ended one of their bouts during a K-1 competition. The end result could have also been attributed to a rib injury Mirko sustained in a previous match that night.
Mirko CroCop earned three TKO victories after severely injuring opponents with liver shots in PRIDE fights: Heath Herring with a kick in 2003, Ibragim Magomedov with a kick in 2005, and Josh Barnett with punches in the 2006 Open-Weight Grand Prix championship fight.
Pete Sell punched Scott Smith in the liver during their 2006 UFC fight, causing Smith to stumble backwards and double over in pain. Sell then moved forward to finish him, but Smith threw a desperation haymaker that caught Sell and knocked him out. Smith then collapsed to the ground in pain and later struggled to stay upright during the victory announcement.
Rich Franklin caused Matt Hamill to collapse by kicking him in the liver, resulting in a victory by TKO during their September 9, 2008 bout at UFC 88.
Antonio Margarito left hooked Kermit Cintron in the liver during their April 12, 2008 fight. Cintron collapsed thus ending the fight with Cintron thrashing on the floor.
Bernard Hopkins left hooked Oscar De La Hoya on the liver on their September 18, 2004 bout in the middleweight division. Oscar collapsed thus ending the fight with Oscar thrashing on the floor in pain in a 9th round knock out.
Sam Stout hit Matt Wiman with a brutal liver shot during their April 18, 2009 bout at UFC 97 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Chad Mendes landed a liver shot on fellow TUF 12 Fighter Cody McKenzie During a bout.The punch dropped Mckenzie and the referee was forced to stop the fight.