Friday, May 17, 2019

Geje Eustaquio of Team Lakay Wins Bout in Singapore

Geje Eustaquio of Team Lakay is back in the winning column with a well-deserved unanimous decision victory over South Korea's Kyu Sung Kim in Singapore in the undercard of One Championship: Enter the Dragon.

Eustaquio took the South Korean to school in the first two rounds of the three-round fight. Although he is much younger and with a significant height and reach advantage, Kim never found his rhythm until the third and final round. Eustaquio swept the first two rounds with his leg kicks and counter-punching. He effectively used his movement to tag the South Korean only to slip away just at the right moment to avoid the counters.

The third round was much more competitive with Kim increasing his output and aggression. He knew he lost the first two rounds so he knew he had to finish Eustaquio to get the win. Both fighters traded punches in the pocket. It was still a close round and could've gone on any direction. But with the take-down at the last seconds of the bout, Eustaquio secured the round.

With the win, Eustaquio is yet again inching towards the One Championship flyweight belt which he lost in January of this year to Adriano Moraes of Brazil. Who knows, the former champion might get the title shot with Moraes not yet penciled to fight anytime soon. Should Eustaquio and Moraes fight again, it will be the fourth time they lock horns inside the cage.

One Championship: Enter the Dragon is headlined by a championship battle between Shinya Aoki and Christian Lee.