Janet Todd Makes First Title Defense in Four Years Against Phetjeeja on International Women’s Day

Feb 08, 2024
Janet Todd in 2020. Photo: ONE Championship
Two title fights have been announced for ONE Fight Night 20 on March 8.

On Friday, March 8th, 2024, the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai belts will be up for grabs in the main and co-main events respectively, with all four women boasting championship pedigree. Seeing how the card is advertised around International Women's Day, it's to be expected that the remaining bouts will also feature ONE's female talent.


The co-main event features a first title defense for ONE Atomweight Muay Thai champion Allycia Rodrigues, who faces Spanish K-1 champion Cristina Morales. Rodrigues will be entering this fight in mixed form, having recently lost when she went up in weight to challenge Smilla Sundell for the ONE Strawweight Muay Thai belt. Returning to her natural weight class to defend Atomweight gold, it is expected that she will provide stiff opposition to her challenger. 

Morales, fresh off of a first-round TKO victory against Thai icon Anna "Supergirl" Jaroonsak, will look to upset again in Bangkok, bringing her boxing-heavy K-1 style to bear on her Brazilian counterpart. It should be noted that this fight will take place under ONE global Muay Thai rules and four-ounce gloves, a ruleset that should favor the Muay Thai style of the incumbent Rodrigues. 

Interim champion Phetjeeja.

In the main event, reigning ONE Atomweight kickboxing champion Janet 'JT' Todd seeks to unify her divisional gold against fellow Thai boxer and interim champion Phetjeeja Lukjaoporongtom. Returning from a four-fight stint in Muay Thai, the American Todd returns to kickboxing to defend her belt against the surging Thai phenom. The fight marks Todd's first kickboxing title defense in four years.

As with the co-main event, the two women will meet in somewhat opposite form, with Todd having just lost her ONE Muay Thai belt to the aforementioned Rodrigues. On the other hand, Phetjeeja is carrying with her a 13-fight win streak, including 5 straight in 2023, capped by her Atomweight kickboxing victory over Algerian champion Anissa Meksen, where the Thai captured interim gold in decisive fashion.