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Bellator signs Invicta FC champion Pam Sorenson

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Bellator is adding a top featherweight name to its roster.

Officials told MMA Fighting on Tuesday that Invicta FC champion Pam Sorenson (8-3) has signed a long-term contract to join Bellator’s 145-pound division. The announcement comes shortly after Sorenson wrote on Instagram that she had vacated her Invicta featherweight title and been granted her release from the promotion.

“I want to thank [Invicta FC President] Shannon Knapp and everyone at [Invicta FC] for all the opportunities I have been given. I have asked to be released to pursue other goals, and they have graciously granted it to me. I’ll forever be one of Invicta’s biggest supporters and I have nothing but love and respect for everyone there!”

A date and opponent are still to be determined for Sorenson’s Bellator debut.

Sorenson won the Invicta featherweight title in her second crack at it, defeating Kaitlin Young by unanimous decision at Invicta FC 36 in August 2019. The opportunity came about almost as a matter of happenstance as Sorenson had been planning to drop down to 135 pounds. However, the discovery of a large ovarian cyst led to Sorenson requiring surgery that delayed her plans to change divisions and instead resulted in her claiming a vacant Invicta championship.

Overall, Sorenson went 3-2 competing for Invicta. She has won three of her past four fights and holds notable wins over Young, Jan Finney, Jessica-Rose Clark, and Nicco Montano.