Pam Sorenson is in a unique position. The last time Invicta FC fans seen her in the cage was a gutsy losing effort to a streaking Felicia Spencer for the vacant Featherweight championship in the main event of Invicta FC 32. Fast forward nine months and the landscape has changed a bit with Spencer having since moved on to the UFC after capturing the title. This once again has left the Featherweight title vacant, and for the main event of Invicta FC 36 “Bam” will take on fellow veteran Kaitlin “The Striking Viking” Young for the gold.
Sorenson (7-3) who battled injuries throughout her fight camp against Spencer is now fully healthy and ready for redemption. Young (9-8) comes into this matchup having won three straight looking to make it four. Both gladiators have fought the who’s who of women’s mixed martial arts.
Before headlining Invicta 36 August 9th in Kansas City, Kansas at Memorial Hall. Sorenson sat down with FightBook MMA.
It will be back to back trips to the main event for the Invicta Featherweight Championship. What did you learn from the Spencer matchup to take into this battle with Kaitlin Young?
“I’d say I learned more from the actual fight camp. I had a few health issues that were out of the norm for me throughout the fight camp. I addressed only what needed to be addressed and ignored other things, which I discovered after the fight to be a major health issue. Unfortunately, I honestly don’t remember much from my last fight because it was overshadowed shortly after by these issues and my surgery. Coming into this fight completely healthy and feeling 100% is a great feeling and my training sessions feel exponentially more productive this time around.”
Being fully healthy for this one has camp been the same or even more revved up?
“I’d say it’s been more revved up. I’m very excited for this fight not only to have a second chance at the title but also because I feel better than I have in a long time – which means my training sessions have been more productive and just better in general. Plus, my spirits are so much higher this time around and I just feel like mentally I’m in a much better place.”
Zeroed in and focused, what kind of differences will fans see inside the cage?
“Fans can expect to see a much more confident version of me than they’ve seen in the past. I feel like I finally have everything in order, and that this will finally be my year to do some big things.”
What would it mean to you to have the Invicta gold-wrapped your waist?
“It would really mean a lot to me, even more so than if I had won it the first time around. I’ve had to overcome so much, and to come back and take on such a tough opponent like Kaitlin, getting the win and the belt would prove that I am one of the best featherweights in the world, and I belong in there with the best of them.”
I’ve got to ask. What’s the prediction for the main event at Invicta 36?
“I’m predicting I’ll win by 3rd round submission and then a beer with Kaitlin and Tazer after.”
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