Lívia Renata Souza
|Lívia Renata Souza|
Former Invicta FC Strawweight champion Lívia Renata Souza
|Born||March 11, 1991|
Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil
|Other names||Livinha, The Brazilian Gangster|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)|
|Division||Strawweight (105–115 Ib)|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Vinicius Máximo and Kleber Máximo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Souza made her professional MMA debut in March 2013. Over the next two years, she amassed an undefeated record of 7 wins and no losses and one no contest.
In her Invicta FC debut, Souza defeated Katja Kankaanpää to win the Strawweight title at Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpää vs. Souza. Just like fellow Brazilian and former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Herica Tiburcio, Souza went on to win the title in her very first fight on both the promotion and outside of her native Brazil.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Souza signed with the UFC on October 2017 and was scheduled to face Jessica Aguilar on February 18, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros. However, Souza pulled out on February 10 due to a hand injury.
Souza was scheduled to face Carla Esparza on April 27, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson. However, it was reported that Souza pulled out of the bout, citing ankle injury and she was replaced by current Virna Jandiroba.
Souza was scheduled to face Cynthia Calvillo on July 13, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 13. However, on June 7, 2019 it was reported that Calvillo was forced to pull out of the bout due to a broke foot and she was replaced by Brianna van Buren . She lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Invicta Fighting Championships
- One successful title defense
- Invicta FC Strawweight Champion (One time)
- Fight of the Night (One time)
- Performance of the Night (Three times)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||13 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||13–2||Brianna van Buren||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd||July 13, 2019||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||13–1||Sarah Frota||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2||February 2, 2019||3||5:00||Fortaleza, Brazil||Catchweight (123 lbs) bout; Frota missed weight.|
|Win||12–1||Alex Chambers||Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders||September 22, 2018||1||1:21||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||11–1||Janaisa Morandin||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 25: Kunitskaya vs. Pa'aluhi||August 31, 2017||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||10–1||Ayaka Hamasaki||KO (punches)||Invicta FC 22: Evinger vs. Kunitskaya II||March 25, 2017||1||1:41||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Performance of the Night.|
|Loss||9–1||Angela Hill||Decision (split)||Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs. Schneider||May 7, 2016||5||5:00||Costa Mesa, California, United States||Lost the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship.|
|Win||9–0||DeAnna Bennett||TKO (body kick and punches)||Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova||January 16, 2016||1||1:30||Costa Mesa, California, United States||Defended the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship. Performance of the Night.|
|Win||8–0||Katja Kankaanpää||Submission (triangle choke)||Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpää vs. Souza||April 24, 2015||4||3:58||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Won the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship. Performance of the Night.|
|Win||7–0||Camila Lima||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Talent MMA Circuit 12: Campinas 2014||September 20, 2014||1||0:47||São Paulo, Brazil||Won the Talent MMA Circuit Strawweight Championship.|
|Win||6–0||Edlane Franca Godoy||Submission (armbar)||XFMMA 9||August 21, 2014||1||4:01||São Paulo, Brazil||Won the XFMMA Strawweight Championship.|
|Win||5–0||Bianca Reis||Submission (triangle choke)||Costa Combat MMA||December 14, 2013||1||0:42||São Paulo, Brazil||Won the Costa Combat MMA Strawweight Championship.|
|Win||4–0||Aline Sattelmayer||Decision (unanimous)||Talent MMA Circuit 4: Itatiba 2013||October 26, 2013||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||3–0||Andressa Rocha||Submission (armbar)||PFC 24||August 9, 2013||2||4:02||São Paulo, Brazil||Won the Predador FC Flyweight Championship.|
|Win||2–0||Aline Sattelmayer||Submission (heel hook)||XFMMA 26||July 27, 2013||1||0:24||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Cindia Candela Faria||Submission (armbar)||PFC 23||March 9, 2013||1||2:35||São Paulo, Brazil||Flyweight debut.|
- Lívia Renata Souza - (Lívinha) (@livinhaufc) (December 17, 2018). ""(...) 5 years ago I graduated black belt from BJJ by my masters @teammaximooficial @kleber_maximobjj (...)"". Instagram. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
- Pedro Henrique (December 21, 2013). "Vinicius Máximo gradua Livia Renata Souza a faixa preta de jiu-jitsu". Dama de Ferro (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on August 14, 2014.
- "Invicta FC 12 set for April 24 with Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Livia Souza title headliner". MMAJunkie. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
- "Fight Path: How confusing a UFC tape with an action movie changed Livia Souza's life". MMAJunkie. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
- "Invicta FC 12 results: Livia Renata Souza upsets Katja Kankaanpaa to win Invicta 115-pound title". MMAFighting. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
- "Jessica Aguilar vs. Livia Souza set for UFC Fight Night 126 on February 18 - WMMA Rankings". WMMA Rankings. 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
- DNA, MMA. "Handfractuur dwarsboomt UFC debuut Livia Renata Souza tijdens UFC Austin". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
- Guilherme Cruz (September 22, 2018). "Even with past as Invicta FC champ, Livia Souza sees UFC career as new beginning in MMA". mmafighting.com.
- DNA, MMA. "Livia Renata Souza maakt UFC debuut in São Paulo tegen Alex Chambers". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
- "UFC Sao Paulo results: Livia Renata Souza debuts in spectacular fashion, overwhelms Alex Chambers". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
- Raphael Marinho (2018-12-13). "Livia Renata makes Brazilian duel against debutante Sarah Frota at UFC Fortaleza, February 2". sportv.globo.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-12-13.
- "UFC Fortaleza results: Livinha Souza survives Sarah Frota's power, takes split nod". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
- DNA, MMA. ""The Cookie Monster" treft "The Brazilian Gangster" tijdens UFC Miami". Retrieved 2019-02-24.
- Cruz, Guilherme (2019-04-04). "Invicta FC champ Virna Jandiroba replaces injured Livinha Souza, meets Carla Esparza at UFC Fort Lauderdale". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
- "Cynthia Calvillo-Livinha Souza, Ryan Hall-Darren Elkins among UFC Sacramento bouts announced". MMA Junkie. 2019-05-15. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
- Hiergesell, Dan (2019-06-07). "Calvillo Out Of UFC Sacramento Due To Broken Foot". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
- "UFC Sacramento: Brianna Van Buren wins UFC debut in war with Livia Renata Souza". FanSided. 2019-07-13. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
- Sherdog.com. "Livinha". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
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