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Livinha Souza replaces Cortney Casey against Virna Jandiroba at UFC on ESPN 7

Livia Renata Souza (Scott Hirano, Invicta FC)
Livinha Souza (pictured) faces fellow Brazilian strawweight Virna Jandiroba in Washington.
Scott Hirano, Invicta FC

Virna Jandiroba has a new opponent for UFC on ESPN 7.

With Cortney Casey forced out of the card due to undisclosed reasons, “Carcara” will now face fellow Brazilian strawweight Livinha Souza on Dec. 7 in Washington, DC, sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following a report by Graciemag.

Both fighters are former Invicta FC champions who lost their most recent bouts in the UFC Jandiroba (14-1) dropped a decision to Carla Esparza in April, losing for the first time as a professional MMA fighter, while Souza (13-2) attempts to rebound from a decision defeat to Brianna Van Buren in July.

UFC on ESPN 7 will take place at the Capital One Arena and feature Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris in a five-round heavyweight main event.