Antipolo native Coline Biron has been making waves in the world of combat sports. At just 23 years old, she has already established herself as a formidable Muay Thai instructor and professional MMA fighter. Her latest achievement is becoming the first Filipina MMA fighter to compete in UAE Warriors, which she considers the highlight of her career.
Coline’s passion for combat sports started at a young age, having grown up in a family of boxers and karate practitioners. She began training in Taekwondo before discovering Muay Thai, which eventually led to her transition to MMA.
When asked about her work, Coline said that she could not see herself doing anything else other than teaching martial arts. “It’s the most complete form of Martial Arts,” she explained. Despite the challenges that come with the job, including financial struggles, Coline remains dedicated to her craft and her dreams.
Her biggest accomplishment so far is winning a Gold medal in a Muay Thai tournament, followed by her first victory in the UAE Warriors. Coline credits her success to the support of her cousins, her coach and partner Genil Francisco, and most importantly, her father, who has been her constant source of encouragement.
She understands the difficulties of being away from home and loved ones. Her advice to fellow Filipinos is to keep fighting, keep smiling, have faith, and keep working hard, as hard work and prayers do pay off.
Looking ahead, Coline plans to continue training hard and making the most of the opportunities that come her way. She hopes to inspire and motivate other Filipina fighters to pursue their dreams, believing that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
Coline expressed her gratitude to everyone who has supported her, regardless of their background or social status. She promised to represent her country to the best of her abilities and to continue opening doors of opportunity not just for herself but also for her fellow Filipina fighters.