Lívia Renata Souza

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Lívia Renata Souza
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Former Invicta FC Strawweight champion Lívia Renata Souza
Born (1991-03-11) March 11, 1991 (age 28)
Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Other namesLivinha, The Brazilian Gangster
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
DivisionStrawweight (105–115 Ib)
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Vinicius Máximo and Kleber Máximo[1][2]
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission8
By decision3
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Lívia Renata Souza (born March 11, 1991) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC in the Strawweight division and is the former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.

Invicta FC[edit]

In her Invicta FC debut, Souza defeated Katja Kankaanpää to win the Strawweight title at Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpää vs. Souza.[3][4][5] 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.

Souza successfully defended the title against DeAnna Bennett at Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova on January 16, 2016. She won the fight via TKO due to a combination of body kick and punches.

In her second title defense, Souza faced Angela Hill at Invicta FC 17: Evinger vs. Schneider on May 7, 2016. She lost the five round bout by split decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[6] However, Souza pulled out on February 10 due to a hand injury.[7][8]

Souza faced Alex Chambers on September 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 137.[9] She won the fight via a guillotine choke in round one.[10]

Souza faced promotional newcomer Sarah Frota on February 2, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 144.[11] She won the fight by split decision.[12]

Souza was scheduled to face Carla Esparza on April 27, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson.[13] However, it was reported that Souza pulled out of the bout, citing ankle injury and she was replaced by current Virna Jandiroba.[14]

Souza was scheduled to face Cynthia Calvillo on July 13, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 13.[15] 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 .[16] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[17]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 13 wins 2 losses
By knockout 2 0
By submission 8 0
By decision 3 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.



  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Invicta FC 12 set for April 24 with Katja Kankaanpaa vs. Livia Souza title headliner". MMAJunkie. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  4. ^ "Fight Path: How confusing a UFC tape with an action movie changed Livia Souza's life". MMAJunkie. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  5. ^ "Invicta FC 12 results: Livia Renata Souza upsets Katja Kankaanpaa to win Invicta 115-pound title". MMAFighting. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ DNA, MMA. "Handfractuur dwarsboomt UFC debuut Livia Renata Souza tijdens UFC Austin". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  8. ^ Guilherme Cruz (September 22, 2018). "Even with past as Invicta FC champ, Livia Souza sees UFC career as new beginning in MMA". mmafighting.com.
  9. ^ DNA, MMA. "Livia Renata Souza maakt UFC debuut in São Paulo tegen Alex Chambers". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  10. ^ "UFC Sao Paulo results: Livia Renata Souza debuts in spectacular fashion, overwhelms Alex Chambers". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "UFC Fortaleza results: Livinha Souza survives Sarah Frota's power, takes split nod". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA. ""The Cookie Monster" treft "The Brazilian Gangster" tijdens UFC Miami". Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "Cynthia Calvillo-Livinha Souza, Ryan Hall-Darren Elkins among UFC Sacramento bouts announced". MMA Junkie. 2019-05-15. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  16. ^ Hiergesell, Dan (2019-06-07). "Calvillo Out Of UFC Sacramento Due To Broken Foot". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  17. ^ "UFC Sacramento: Brianna Van Buren wins UFC debut in war with Livia Renata Souza". FanSided. 2019-07-13. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  18. ^ Sherdog.com. "Livinha". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-02-03.

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