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Women's Strawweight Division

Not Fighting

"The Brazilian Gangsta"

Livinha Souza

Women's Strawweight Division

14-4-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


Wins by Decision

Livinha Souza

athlete record


Learn more about Livinha Souza's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Araraquara, Brazil
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Octagon Debut
Sep. 22, 2018
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2013

  • Two wins by KO, eight by submission (2 triangle, guillotine, RNC, 3 armbar, heel hook)

  • Eight first round finishes

  • Three wins in under a minute

  • Lone pre-UFC loss to UFC vet Angela Hill in 2016 Invicta FC bout (split decision)

  • Has won five of her last eight


UFC History

UFC Fight Night (10/23/21) Souza lost a three round unanimous decision to Randa Markos

UFC 259 (3/6/21) Souza was stopped by Amanda Lemos via strikes at 3:39 of the first round

UFC 252 (8/15/20) Souza won a three round unanimous decision over Ashley Yoder

UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) Souza lost a three round unanimous decision to Brianna Van Buren

UFC Fight Night (2/2/19) Souza won a three round split decision over Sarah Frota

UFC Fight Night (9/22/18) Souza submitted Alex Chambers via guillotine choke at 1:21 of the first round



When and why did you start training for fighting? I started when I was seven because I was a very hyperactive and undisciplined kid.

What ranks and titles have you held? Many

Do you have any heroes? Anderson Silva, Rodrigo Nogueira and Conor McGregor

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is my destiny

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, Physiotherapy

What was your job before you started fighting? I always was a fighter

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 7x  Sao Paulo State Judo Champion, 3x Brazilian Judo Champion, 1x PanAm Judo Champion, 1x South American Judo Champion, Former Member of Brazilian Olympic Judo Squad. 1x Sao Paulo State BJJ Champion, 1x Brazilian BJJ Champion, 1x South American BJJ Champion, 1x World BJJ Champion, 1x Open Games Brazil in Freestyle Wrestling, 1x Araraquara City Counter Strike Champion, 1x Weekend League Champion on FIFA Ultimate Team, 5th Place in Sao Paulo State Hot Dog Eating Contest

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion, Talent MMA Circuit Strawweight Champion, X-Fight MMA Strawweight Champion, X-Fight MMA Flyweight Champion, Predador FC Flyweight Champion

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in BJJ, Black Belt in Judo

Favorite grappling technique: Armdrag with Ouchi Gari

Favorite Striking technique: Right uppercut