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Rika "Tiny Doll" Ishige returns to action at ONE: A New Breed III on Friday, September 18. The ONE Championship atomweight will try to thwart the challenge of 19-year-old Sunisa "Thunderstorm" Srisen in the event's lone mixed martial arts bout.


The Thai-Japanese athlete has a big personality in and out of the ring, and she has shown it during her walks down the ramp in her previous bouts.

Ishige discussed her entrances and mentioned that her childhood dream was not one of martial arts competition, but to be a professional wrestler. That flair for entertainment is seen in her dazzling walks toward the ONE Circle. She was enamored with the outfits' glitz and glamor and has showcased her own stylings for her entrances.

She has also taken inspiration from her coach and fellow ONE athlete, Shannon Wiratchai.

In the video, hear from "Tiny Doll" as she gives insight into a variety of her unique and colorful entrances.

Rika Ishige’s CRAZY Costumes & WILD Walkouts www.youtube.com

See her compete on Friday, September 18, at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST on the B/R Live app for free. ONE: A New Breed III will be headlined by a ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship bout. Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy defends his gold against Sweden's Magnus Andersson in the evening's main event.

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