Update 11/2015: PJJ’s opponent fought under the name Nong Ai in this fight, but I’ve been informed that she is Buakaw Lookboonmee, regarded by some as the best 100 lb female fighter in Isaan lately. I’ve updated the title to reflect that.
Here is the full fight video of Phetjee Jaa’s recent fight in Pakthongchai, Khorat, taking on a big weight disadvantage, displaying wonderful technique. Right now Phetjee Jaa is in a difficult stage in her development. Barred from fighting boys on National TV, she is forced to find female opponents. But due to her fame in the country the only reasonable opponents she can find are not only much older than her, they are also much bigger. The O. Meekhun gym has been finding match ups exploring how big an opponent she can successfully face. Her opponent previous to this was just too big and too experienced (though she fought beautifully – full fight video here). She will probably have to wait until she is 44 – 45 kilos to face the top fighters in the country at 50 and up. She’s on her way to becoming the best female fighter Thailand has ever produced, if she isn’t that already. After this fight (Feb 15) she again took on a big, very skilled girl (about 45-46 kg) at Wat Udom Mongkol (Feb 22) and won decisively. I hope to have the video of that fight up too. What we are looking at here is history.
This footage was shot by Dean Taylor of the documentary film project Scars We Choose, which is covering a few female Muay Thai fighters here in Thailand, including Phetjee Jaa (Facebook), Julian Rosa (Facebook) and myself. You can follow Dean and the Scars we Choose progress on the SWC Facebook page here.
You can read up on Phetjee Jaa in my PJJ Archives.