Livia Souza to Defend 115-Pound Belt Against Angela Hill at Invicta FC 17

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 6, 2016

A strawweight championship showdown between Livia Renata Souza and Angela Hill will serve as the Invicta Fighting Championship 17 co-headliner, the promotion announced on Wednesday.

Four other bouts were confirmed for the May 7 event: Mizuki Inoue vs. Aline Serio at strawweight; Latoya Walker vs. Charmaine Tweet at featherweight; Tessa Simpson vs. Julia Jones at atomweight; and Amanda Bell vs. Megan Anderson at featherweight.

Invicta FC 17 takes place at the Hangar at OC Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif., and is headlined by a bantamweight championship clash between Tonya Evinger and Colleen Schneider. The card will air on UFC Fight Pass.

Souza won Invicta FC gold with a fourth-round submission of Katja Kankaanpaa in April 2015. The 25-year-old Brazilian made her first successful title defense at Invicta FC 15, stopping DeAnna Bennett via TKO 1:30 into the opening stanza. Souza is unbeaten in nine career professional outings.

After being released by the UFC in 2015, Hill began her Invicta FC tenure with back-to-back knockouts of Alida Gray and Stephanie Eggink. “The Ultimate Fighter 20” cast member owns a 4-2 career mark overall.

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