Friday, September 12, 2014

Team Lakay Fighter Unsuccessful In Championship Bid; Loses By Submission To Brazilian

A few days ago, Cordilleran mixed martial artist Geje Eustaquio flew to Cambodia with one thing in his mind; to fight like hell and bring back home to the Philippines a championship belt. He was to headline One Fighting Championship 20: Rise of the Kingdom at the Koh Pich Theatre in the capital city of Phnom Penh. At stake was the Asian MMA organization's inaugural flyweight belt. Also dreaming of clinching the belt was Adriano Moraes of Brazil, Eustaquio's opponent in the main event.

Fight night came. The cage was closed and the bell was rung. The first round was a feeling-out process. With Eustaquio pressing forward and Moraes backtracking, it was an uneventful round. No significant punches or kicks were landed by either fighter. Moraes went for the takedown midway through the round but Eustaquio was able to stuff it.

Warmed up by the first round's scuffle, the two fighters got more active in the second stanza. Both fighters started swinging at each other. Moraes who mostly backtracked in the first round reversed the scenario and started moving forward to press the action. In several instances, he landed punches which seemed to stagger Eustaquio.
The end came when the Brazilian was able to take Eustaquio to the ground and slip his hands around his neck. Eustaquio tried to weather the tight guillotine choke to no avail. He eventually tapped out. With the win, Moraes improves his record to 12-1-0 while Eustaquio drops to 6-3-0.