One of the top strawweights in the world will make her UFC debut in February.
Livia Renata Souza is set to take on Jessica Aguilar at the UFC Austin card on Feb. 18 in Texas, multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.
Souza (11-1) is a former 115-pound champion in Invicta FC, going 4-1 in the promotion with wins over DeAnna Bennett, Ayaka Yamasaki, Janaisa Morandin and Katja Kankaanpaa. The only blemish in her MMA career is a split decision loss to Angela Hill.
Aguilar (19-6), who once held the WSOF strawweight championship, is 0-2 inside the Octagon with decision defeats to Claudia Gadelha and Cortney Casey. Before joining the UFC, Aguilar defeated the likes of Carla Esparza, Megumi Fujii (twice) and Kalindra Faria.
UFC Fight Night 126 is set to take place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin and features Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros in a five-round main event bout.