Phetjeeja (L) (ONE Championship)

ONE Fight Night 20’s Phetjeeja: ‘Hard to Knock Her Out, But Not Impossible.”

The Thai-born striking star Phetjeeja Lukjaoporongtom is looking to become the undisputed atomweight kickboxing world champion on Mar. 8 at ONE Fight Night 20, the long-reigning division queen Janet Todd is the last obstacle.


“The Queen” Phetjeeja has impressive power in her hands. In professional boxing, as she has earned four consecutive victories by way of knckout. Then she signed with ONE Championship and earned another four knockout wins in their Muay Thai division.

Most recently, she faced multi-time GLORY Kickboxing world champion Anissa Meksen. After a close kickboxing match, Phetjeeja was able to get the nod and was awarded the interim division crown for her efforts.


On defeating Meksen, Phetjeeja said:

“Anissa is one of the top contenders of this division. She never lost to anyone in ONE before. It made me worried at first because she is a really good striker, as well as fighting under kickboxing rules. Some people said I’m no match for her. But when I managed to beat her, it made me feel like I can step up a whole new level.”

At ONE Fight Night 20, in the main event, on Mar. 8, she will look to stop Todd. In an interview with the media, the Thai-born athlete is aware of the challenge ahead. She said:

“Janet Todd must be really tough. I need to have enough stamina to fight with her for five rounds. But maybe I might see an opportunity for a good shot during the fight. It is hard to knock her out, but not impossible. And vice versa, she can knock me out too. It’s 50-50. It depends on your training and what happens in the ring. In fact, I never aim for a knockout in any of my fights … Her biggest strength is her lead punch. I still can’t find her weakness yet. But I think her guard is too wide. I’m a former boxer, so I know that narrow guards will throw weapons faster.”

After capturing the kickboxing atomweight crown, Phetjeeja will look to become a two-sport champion and earn a world title in Muay Thai. But first, she will meet Todd at ONE Fight Night 20 on Mar. 8 in the main event.

“After my fight with Janet, I may try to go after Muay Thai gold. I want to become a two-sport champion.”