Invicta FC 17 Results: Angela Hill dethrones undefeated Livia Renata Souza to become new Invicta FC Strawweigiht champion

In one of the best back and forth battles in women’s MMA this year, Angela Hill took on Invicta Strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza and claimed the biggest victory of her short career in taking Souza across five whole rounds and earning the judges split decision.

Dealing with adversity and the dangerous ground game of Souza, Hill woke up in the second round and began to land combination upon combination for the rest of the fight. Having to brush off Souza’s several attempts to drag the fight to ground and submit her, Hill utilized her expert striking to slow down the now-former champion and handled herself well defensively whenever Souza could get the fight down. The judges, in the end, favored the offensive onslaught from Hill to the Brazilians stifled grappling.

Full Card results:

Tonya Evinger vs. Colleen Schneider

Angela Hill def. Livia Renata Souza via Split decision

Charmaine Tweet vs. Latoya Walker via KO round 1

Kaline Medeiros def. Aline Serio via TKO round 2

Megan Anderson def. Amanda Bell via TKO round 1

Christine Stanley def. Shannon Sinn via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Rachael Ostovich def. Ariel Beck via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Laura Howarth def. Alexa Conners via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

 

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