JULIJA PAJIC is the lightweight star who beat up a MALE opponent and vows to donate the $1million PFL prize money to her mum.

SunSport can confirm Pajic will be one of eight contenders competing in the 2021 Professional Fighters League season, where the winner takes home $1m.

She will be joined by 2019 champion Kayla Harrison, Cindy Dandois, Genah Fabian, Olena Kolesnyk, Mariana Morais, Larissa Pacheco and Laura Sanchez.

The 23-year-old is 3-0 in her career but shot to fame in Germany for dominating a male opponent in an exhibition bout she signed up to online.

Recalling the experience, Pajic said: "I thought, 'Oh my god, of course this is great, very interesting'.

"I put my email and the people wanted to make a fight for me. I was happy, but I didn't choose the opponent.

"For me I just wanted to fight for a man because all my life it's been a dream no matter who comes in the cage I want to show that I can also fight a man."

After punching her vastly undermatched opponent around the cage, Pajic enjoyed local notoriety and began to get noticed.