Finn Katja Kankaanpää will headline Invicta FC 12, but it won’t be on the originally planed date of April 10th. The originally announced date without a location has now found a home on April 24th at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, where the “Killer Bunny” will face Livia Renata Souza from Brazil.
Kankaanpää (10-1) was last in action in September where she submitted Stephanie Eggink in dramatic fashion in the fifth round to capture the Invicta title. The 33 year old is ranked as of the best strawweights in the world, and looks to continue her winning ways as she goes for her third straight win. The Team Botnia Punishment fighter’s only loss is at the hands of Joanne Calderwood back in December of 2013.
Souza (7-0) is undefeated, and is a much younger fighter at 23 years old. It will be the Brazilian’s debut fight in the Invicta cage. She goes by the nickname “Livinha” and comes out of Team Vinicius Maximo / Atos Jiu-Jitsu.
Kankaanpää was once again voted as MMAViking.com’s Nordic female fighter of the year in 2014. The event will stream live on the UFC’s Fight Pass.