Filipino National Sikaran Champion Rome Trinidad is no stranger to conquering adversity. After her parents divorced when she was young, a young Trinidad was often bullied by bigger kids in school. However, she always stood up for herself, and soon embarked on her martial arts journey to learn self-defense, empower herself, and overcome discrimination.
“The Rebel” studied the Filipino art of Sikaran, a kicking-heavy martial discipline, and was quite the prodigious talent, eventually winning a national championship with an undefeated record. From there, the former professional model and rock singer studied other martial arts and prepared for cage competition before making a successful professional debut in April 2017.
Now that she’s on the global stage of ONE Championship, Trinidad is primarily motivated by the chance to contend for a world title, but also hopes to be able to provide for her family through her martial arts career.