I completely agree with tc.Body shots are the single most underused super weapon in mma. The damage they do is horrendous and i actually would prefere to get punched in the face than my body and it's not always true that a hard body shot can't knock you out. They are extremely effective , given that they are set up right. Junior Dos Santos really puts the body shot to great use. Both body kicks and body punches need to be used more especially since few fighters are used to defending them and are not expecting them. Plus if your opponent has to defend against punches , takedowns AND body shots , it will put more pressure on him. In my opinion the safest way to hit a body punch is to do it at the middle of a combination , because if you do it at the beginning or end you are vulnerable to counter attack.