Tuesday, April 19, 2016

5 Team Lakay Fighters Win Their Bouts In One Championship: Global Rivals

Team Lakay went five for five when fighters from the famed gym competed in One Championship: Global Rivals at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 15. In the co-main event of the evening, Geje Eustaquio notched a win over Gianni Subba of Malaysia via unanimous decision. The two fighters battled it out for the full three rounds. With the win, Eustaquio is one step closer to taking another shot at the One Championship flyweight belt which is currently held by Kairat Akhmetov. Eustaquio once fought for the title against Adriano Moraes in 2014 but lost via submission.

Honorio Banario decisioned fellow Filipino Vaughn Donayre to put himself back in the winning column. Prior to the win over Donayre, Banario lost five bouts in a row. Banario was proclaimed the One Championship featherweight champion in 2013 after a win over Eric Kelly. He lost the belt to Koji Oishi, lost again in the rematch, and lost three more times after that. With the victory over Donayre, Banario improves his record to nine wins and six losses.

April Osenio scored her first MMA victory by submitting Natalie Gonzales Hills in the first round. Osenio made her MMA debut for One Championship last year and lost by submission to Kirstie Gannaway.

Two young prospects from Team Lakay made their One Championship debut in the event and both delivered with technical knockout wins. Joshua Pacio took out Rabin Catalan in the second round while Danny Kingad only took a round to put away Muhamad Haidar.
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