A women’s strawweight division encounter could be coming to the UFC Fight Night Austin card as Jessica Aguilar could be fighting Livia Renata Souza.
Combate first reported the bout.
Aguilar (19-6-0) is currently winless under the UFC banner, dropping fights to both Claudia Gadelha and Cortney Casey. Aguilar was the first and only WSOF Women’s Strawweight Champion, defeating Alida Gray to win the belt in 2014. Aguilar defeated a plethora of UFC veterans before signing with the promotion a few years back, including Angela Magana, Carla Esparza, Lisa Ellis and Kalindra Faria.
Souza (11-1-0) is making her UFC debut in this contest and does so on the strength of a two fight winning streak. Souza is also a former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion, defeating Katja Kankaanpaa by fourth round submission at Invicta FC 12 to win the gold. Souza also defeated current Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki by knockout in a non-title affair at Invicta FC 22.
UFC Fight Night Austin takes place on Sunday, February 18 from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas with Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.