Invicta FC standout Pam “Bam” Sorenson has moved up to number-eight in the featherweight world rankings following an impressive first round armbar submission win over Helena Kolesnyk at the “Invicta FC 24 – Dudieva vs. Borella” event this past Saturday.
It took only 3 minutes and 12 seconds for Sorenson (6-2) to submit Kolesnyk (5-1, 1 NC), a woman who was once slated to challenge for the Invicta FC featherweight world title. The 31-year-old becomes the first woman to defeat the Ukraine native and in the process continues to make a statement to the MMA world, as well as the entire featherweight division.
Sorenson is gritty and tough, she has a no quit attitude and is always looking for the finish, making her fights amongst the most anticipated on the cards. Her few career losses come by way of controversial split decisions, with the bouts themselves very exciting wars.
She made her featherweight debut at Invicta FC 23 in May, losing to number-seven ranked Ediane Gomes via split decision. Despite the loss, she certainly made an impression. The fight was a fun back-and-forth war, and the decision could have gone either way in the eyes of the media and fans. A rematch for the Invicta FC featherweight title could become a major possibility if Megan Anderson vacates her belt for the UFC.
Sorenson’s first six professional bouts were part of King of the Cage, an organization behind some of MMA’s biggest superstars including Daniel Cormier, TJ Dillashaw, Michelle Waterson, as well as UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber and WMMA legend Ronda Rousey. Sorensen went 6-1 with the organization, with her sole loss coming by way of a close split decision to undefeated bantamweight Shanna Young. She was quickly signed up by premier all-female MMA organization Invicta FC, previously the home of many of UFC’s biggest female fighters. She won her promotional debut against Jessica-Rose Clark this past November, before making her featherweight debut this past May. Her latest victory over a highly touted undefeated prospect only cements her place as one of the division’s most exciting contenders.