Livinha Souza was targeting a fight with strawweight prospect Maycee Barber at UFC Fortaleza, but was granted only half of her wish.
A former 115-pound champion in Invicta FC, Souza is set to meet Sarah Frota at the Fight Night card in Fortaleza, Brazil, on Feb. 2, multiple sources confirmed the booking to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.
Souza (12-1) made quick work of Alex Chambers in her Octagon debut in September, submitting her opponent with a guillotine choke in just 81 seconds. “The Brazilian Gangsta” enters the contest riding a three-fight winning streak, which also includes a quick TKO win over Ayaka Hamasaki under the Invicta FC banner.
Frota (9-0) signed with the promotion after knocking out Maiara Amanajas in less than four minutes at the first edition of Contender Series Brazil in Las Vegas. Unbeaten in her MMA career, “A Treta” has stopped seven of the nine opponents she’s faced since her debut in April 2016.
UFC Fortaleza is set to take place at the Centro de Formacao Olimpica in Ceara, Brazil, and features Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes in the main event. Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo is verbally agreed to take on Renato Moicano in the co-main event.
Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes
Jose Aldo vs. Renato Moicano
Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good
Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin
Johnny Walker vs. Justin Ledet
Livinha Souza vs. Sarah Frota
Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez
Junior Albini vs. Dmitry Sosnovskiy
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Magomed Bibulatov
Mara Romero Borella vs. Taila Santos