In their atomweight Muay Thai match at ONE Lumpinee 16 on Friday, May 12, “The Queen” destroyed French opponent Ines Pilutti in the final moments of the opening round.
The Thai star earned her second victory as a ONE fighter and increased her total winning run to ten fights thanks to Petjeeja’s tenacity and strong hands, which were too much for Pilutti.
But more crucially, the representative for Team Mehdi Zatout impressed ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, who gave her a 3.5 million baht contract with the promotion in addition to a 350,000 baht performance bonus.
Petjeeja will appear on ONE’s “Fight Night” series in US primetime as part of the contract, and she will get a lot of promotion in the direction of international stardom.
In her post-fight address, she expressed her excitement to ONE Commentator Mitch Chilson.
“I want to thank Khun Chatri for this fantastic opportunity. I’ll keep working out and get better, I swear,” she replied.
The Sisaket native became well-known at an early age for having participated in over 100 fights by the age of 10. At least 70 of those early fights were against male opponents because there weren’t enough female opponents to satisfy her need for Muay Thai competitiveness at the time.
Over the years, Petjeeja has racked up an astounding 203-12 professional record and a 5-0 record in Western boxing.
Before winning the renowned Thai Fight Queen’s Cup competition in 2021, the hard-hitting atomweight was a former WPMF Muay Thai world champion and WMC world champion.
Petjeeja will now focus on the ONE atomweight Muay Thai division, which is presently dominated by Brazilian Allycia Hellen Rodrigues.