Pinay model set to make promotional debut as MMA fighter in Bangkok

Image by Rome Trinidad via Facebook account

Not your usual expectation.

Rome Trinidad will prove she is more than just a pretty face as she will temporarily put her modeling career on hold to fight as a mixed martial artist in Bangkok, Thailand this Saturday.

The 20-year-old with the moniker “Rebel” is set to make her promotional debut when she face off against rising Thai-Japanese superstar Rika Ishige in ONE: Warriors of the World.

“It is my honor to be a part of one of the biggest mixed martial arts promotions in the world like ONE Championship. Not everybody gets this chance. I will do my best for my family and also for my countrymen,” Trinidad said.

Trinidad’ base martial art is “Sikaran,” which according to Fox Sports is “an ancient martial arts discipline with no written history that originated from Rizal province in the Philippines and was passed on from generation to generation by succession.”

But Trinidad honed her skills as a martial artist by incorporating different combat disciplines. Can she make it against the strong opponent?

“My bout against a well-revered Thai martial artist like Rika Ishige is a must-win fight for me. My family is going to watch. Not only that, the whole country will be watching as my bout will be broadcasted live worldwide. Surely, I will give everything in this match to bring home the victory,” she said.