MONDAY, April 15, 2024

Petjeeja earns 3.5-million-baht ONE Championship contract

Petjeeja earns 3.5-million-baht ONE Championship contract

Twenty-one-year-old Muay Thai phenom Petjeeja Lukjaoporongtom was rewarded for another stunning performance this past weekend.

“The Queen” demolished French opponent Ines Pilutti in the dying seconds of the opening round in their atomweight Muay Thai battle at ONE Lumpinee 16 on Friday, May 12. 

Petjeeja’s aggression and heavy hands proved too much for Pilutti, as the Thai star netted her second victory as a ONE fighter and extended her overall win streak to 10. 

But more importantly, the Team Mehdi Zatout representative wowed ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, who awarded her a 3.5-million-baht contract with the promotion alongside a 350,000-baht performance bonus. 

The contract will see Petjeeja feature on ONE’s “Fight Night” series in US primetime and receive a big promotional push toward global stardom. 

In her post-fight speech, she told ONE Commentator Mitch Chilson of her excitement. 

“I want to thank Khun Chatri for giving me this amazing opportunity. I promise I will keep training and get better,” she said. 

The Sisaket native rose to fame at a young age for amassing over 100 fights by the age of 10. At least 70 of those early bouts were against boys, as there were not enough female opponents at the time to feed her desire for Muay Thai competition. 

Petjeeja has since gone on to compile a staggering 203-12 professional record, as well as a 5-0 mark in Western boxing.  

The hard-hitting atomweight is a former WPMF Muay Thai world champion and WMC world champion, before winning the prestigious Thai Fight Queen’s Cup tournament in 2021. 

Petjeeja will now turn her attention to the ONE atomweight Muay Thai division, currently ruled by Brazilian divisional queen Allycia Hellen Rodrigues.