Former Invicta FC Champion Signs Contract with UFC

Livia Renata Souza is headed to the big show.

Souza, a former Invicta FC champion, has signed a contract with the UFC to compete in the strawweight division.

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Souza has won four of her five fights under the Invicta FC banner, the all-female promotion that has helped build the UFC’s female division over the past several years. The 26-year-old Brazilian is 11-1 overall including wins over Ayaka Hamasaki and Janaisa Morandin.

She won the Invicta FC strawweight belt in 2015 with a submission of Katja Kankaanpaa, dropping it to Angela Hill.