‘Viva la Mexico!’: Fighters react to Irene Aldana’s liver upkick knockout at UFC 279


Irene Aldana’s unique knockout of Macy Chiasson had all of her colleagues talking at UFC 279.

Aldana’s upkick to the liver shut down Chiasson at the 2:21 mark of the second round, and a bunch of fighters saw a new move to practice on Monday morning.

As scorecards from the fight later revealed, Aldana’s win came just at the right time – she dropped the second round to Chiasson after a strong first round in which she appeared to damage her opponent’s elbow with an armbar attempt.

Here’s what fighters had to say about Aldana’s win over Chiasson at UFC 279.