Two of the world’s top-10 featherweights will clash for the Invicta FC vacant featherweight title on Friday at Invicta FC 32. Pam Sorenson (7-2 MMA, 2-1 IFC) will look to hand Felicia Spencer (5-0 MMA, 5-0 IFC) her first loss. And she believes she has the experience and tools to do it.
“I think she’s a little bit overrated,” Sorenson told MMASucka. “She hasn’t fought many high-level girls. She’s a nice person but I think I’m on a different level.”
Sorenson earned her title shot on back-to-back wins over Helena Kolesnyk and Jan Finney. Pam “Bam” also holds victories over former UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano and flyweight contender Jessica-Rose Clark.
Spencer’s best win was her own triumph over Kolesnyk, but the rest of her opponents’ records add up to 3-1, a fact Sorenson alluded to.
“[Spencer’s] fought a few pro debutantes and Helena isn’t bad by any means, but she has no ground game and I thought that showed when I fought her.”
Sorenson feels her stronger resume and experience will be a decisive factor in her quest for Invicta gold; namely, she’s had championship experience before. She defeated Brenda Gonzales for the King of the Cage interim bantamweight title. She then TKO’d Christina Barry in another title match.
“I’ve been in there before for 25 minutes. I know what it’s like,” Sorenson said. “I have the confidence that my cardio will last. My first title fight, after the third round, I was like, ‘Wow, there’s another two rounds to go?’ I’ve been there before and Felicia hasn’t.”
Sorenson’s title shot comes after the UFC passed on her to compete on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, which features women’s featherweights. However, many of the women on the show are natural bantamweights. Sorenson noted it feels like the UFC’s intent was to add depth to its roster at 135.
She’s focused on defeating Spencer and capturing the title first and foremost, but hopes the UFC sees the fight and realizes that it should’ve included her on TUF.
“To a certain extent, yes, I would kind of like to rub it in their face a little bit that they passed over somebody who might be better than most girls on their show,” Sorenson said.
She’ll get the chance to prove it later this week against the “Feenom.” If she emerges victorious, Sorenson is looking to either defend her Invicta title, or fight UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.