Livinha Souza

The Brazilian Gangster


Parts ways with UFC
November 11, 2021
Souza announced Thursday that she has parted ways with the UFC, reports.
Souza is a former Invicta Strawweight Champion, but she was unable to replicate her success under the UFC banner. The 30-year-old lost to Randa Markos via unanimous decision in late October, her third defeat in her last four appearances. She'll now seek out other organizations to continue her MMA career.
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Struggles continue in Vegas
October 23, 2021
Souza lost to Randa Markos via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
A former Invicta Strawweight Champion, big things were expected from Souza upon her arrival in the UFC in September of 2018. It simply hasn't worked out, and this was arguably her worst performance to date. Facing an opponent who began the evening with a 6-10-1 (1NC) with the company, The Brazilian somehow allowed Markos to more than triple her in the total strikes landed department (159 to 51). She also made countless positional mistakes, essentially giving herself no chance of winning a decision. It's difficult to envision a scenario in which Souza bounces back from this effort.
Squaring off against Randa Markos
July 20, 2021
Souza will take on Randa Markos on the UFC's Oct. 23 card, Raphael Marinho of reports.
After a 2-0-0 start to her UFC career, Souza has lost two of the last three, including a first-round KO/TKO via punches against Amanda Lemos her last time out in early March. She squares off against another struggling fighter in Randa Markos, who is looking to get back on track after four straight losses in what looks to be the winding down of a lengthy UFC tenure.
Inconsistent ways continue
March 6, 2021
Souza lost to Amanda Lemos via TKO (punches) at 3:39 of Round 1 at UFC 259 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Souza entered the company with some helium back in September 2018 after winning and defending the Invicta Strawweight Championship, but the results in the UFC have been inconsistent, to say the least. Much better on the mat than the feet, Souza struggles in striking exchanges and that was in full display in this one. Lemos clocked her with countless power shots, and Souza had no answers. It's too early to write off the 29-year-old Brazilian, but this looks like a classic case of a competitor beating up on fringe fighters and eventually being exposed when the competition level rises. Souza is 1-2 in her past three bouts after picking up a pair of wins to begin her UFC run.
Matched against Amanda Lemos
January 8, 2021
Souza (shin) will take on Amanda Lemos at UFC 259 on March 6, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Souza had been scheduled to take on Kanako Murata on Nov. 14 but was forced to withdraw due to a bruised shin. Now healthy, she'll get the chance to try to earn her second win in a row against a fellow Brazilian in Lemos who will be looking for her third straight victory.
Withdraws with shin injury
November 5, 2020
Souza withdrew Thursday from her upcoming fight against Kanako Murata due to a shin injury, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Per Raphael Marinho of, Souza suffered nothing worse than a bruise and is expected to be ready to fight again in January, but she won't be ready to take on Murata in mid-November. Randa Markos will take Souza's place against Murata.