Earlier in May, Angela Lee won the inaugural ONE women’s atomweight title. On Thursday, it was announced the 19-year-old had signed a bumper new pay deal, which will potentially make her the highest paid teenager in the history of the sport.
Although no figures were revealed, ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong announced that Lee would be earning more than UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk or Invicta FC featherweight titleholder Cris “Cyborg” Justino. The former is on an estimated purse of $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus), while the latter earned a disclosed $110,000 ($55,000 to show $55,000, win bonus) for her most recent fight. Those numbers, of course, don’t include any sponsorships or discretionary bonuses.
Lee doesn’t turn 20 until later this year and only made her pro MMA debut in May of 2015. She currently holds a record of 6-0 and is already one of ONE Championship’s top earners, according to a facebook post by Sityodtong.