Invicta FC 17 Adds Strawweight Title Tilt Between Livia Renata Souza and Angela Hill
Kansas City, Mo. — The lineup for Invicta Fighting Championships 17 has added more exciting match-ups.
Joining the previously announced headlining bantamweight title fight between champion Tonya Evinger (17-5) and California’s own Colleen Schneider (10-6) will be five additional bouts.
The co-main event will feature a strawweight championship affair between unbeaten champion Livia Renata Souza (9-0) and UFC veteran Angela “Overkill” Hill (4-2). Brazil’s Souza made the first defense of her belt in January at Invicta FC 15, when she stopped the previously undefeated DeAnna Bennett by first-round TKO. Making her appearance on a third straight Invicta FC card, the challenger Hill has been on a tear since debuting for the organization, knocking out veteran Alida Gray and former title challenger Stephanie Eggink en route to the championship opportunity.
Also in the strawweight division, Japan’s MIZUKI (11-4) looks to capitalize on her Invicta FC 15 win over Lacey Schuckman when she battles Brazilian newcomer Aline Serio (9-5).
A pair of featherweight clashes join the action as unbeaten Texan Latoya “Black Mamba” Walker (5-0) meets Canadian Charmaine “No So Sweet” Tweet (8-5), while Oregon’s Amanda “The Lady Killer” Bell (3-3) tangles with Australian Megan Anderson (5-2).
Finally, newcomers Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson (4-1) and Julia “Jewels” Jones (4-0) match-up in an atomweight bout.
The current fight card for Invicta FC 17 can be found below:
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (17-5) vs. Colleen Schneider (10-6)
Strawweight Title: Livia Renata Souza (9-0) vs. Angela Hill (4-2)
Strawweight: MIZUKI (11-4) vs. Aline Serio (9-5)
Featherweight: Latoya Walker (5-0) vs. Charmaine Tweet (8-5)
Atomweight: Tessa Simpson (4-1) vs. Julia Jones (4-0)
Featherweight: Amanda Bell (3-3) vs. Megan Anderson (5-2)
The event takes place Saturday, May 7, from The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Tickets for the event, available for $100, $75, $55, and $35, are currently on sale at CageTix.com.
Three additional bouts for Invicta FC 17 will be announced later this week via Invicta FC Radio, which is available via Soundcloud or iTunes.
Follow Invicta on Twitter (@InvictaFights), Facebook (Facebook.com/InvictaFights), or Instagram (@InvictaFC) for all the latest details on the event.
About Invicta FC:
Invicta Fighting Championships is a world championship, all-pro mixed martial arts (MMA) fight series dedicated to providing female athletes with a major platform to hone their skills on a consistent basis. Founded in 2012 by longtime MMA executive Shannon Knapp, Invicta is committed to pioneering the future growth of women’s MMA by promoting the best possible match-ups between female competitors and identifying and developing future superstars of the sport.
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