When the Professional Fighters League (PFL) finally returns later this year it will have a new addition to the women’s lightweight ranks as Julija Pajic steps into the fray to chase the $1 million prize on offer.

The PFL was forced to scupper its 2020 season due to the pandemic but has promised to return with a bang from April, when contenders will kick off their campaigns to capture the seven-figure sum paid out for divisional kings and queens.

Currently ruling the women’s lightweight roost is American double Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison, who has been imperious and undefeated in her eight professional MMA contests to date.

But one of the more intriguing pretenders to Harrison’s throne this year is Pajic – a 23-year-old rising star who is unbeaten in three professional outings, picking up two knockouts and one submission.