On Friday, Aug. 9, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted its 36th event from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s vacant featherweight title was up for grabs as Minnesota fighters Pam Sorenson and Kaitlin Young collided. The 33-year-old Sorenson looked to rebound from a failed bid for Invicta gold against Felicia Spencer last year. Young recently returned from four years away from MMA competition and has reeled off three straight wins, including back-to-back stoppages inside the Invicta cage.

The co-main event featured former strawweight title challenger Janaisa Morandin, who took on former Bellator flyweight contender Emily Ducote. The Brazilian Morandin aimed to bounce back from a submission loss to then-champion Virna Jandiroba in her last outing. Oklahoma’s Ducote had spent the majority of her career competing as a flyweight, but made a successful return to 115 pounds in February of this year.

The card streamed live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Pam Sorenson def. Kaitlin Young by unanimous decision (50-44, 49-45, 48-45) – for featherweight title.
Emily Ducote def. Janaisa Morandin by knockout (punches). Round 1, 4:03
Jéssica Delboni def. Lindsey VanZandt by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Victoria Leonardo def. Stephanie Geltmacher by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alyse Anderson def. Katie Saull by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Caitlin Sammons def. Chantel Coates by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:10
Erin Harpe def. Auttumn Norton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-27)
Julia Ottolino def. Megan Cawley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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Bryan Henderson became a fan of MMA in the late '90s when he happened upon the early UFC events on VHS at a local video rental store. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2007 before becoming an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog. He went on to become a staff writer and the Features Manager for MMA DieHards before moving on to The MMA Corner, where he assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief. Bryan left The MMA Corner in 2014 and founded Combat Press along with two of his colleagues. In addition to covering mixed martial arts, Bryan also operated the Modified Mind body modification e-zine website for more than a decade.

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