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Team Lakay’s Geje Eustaquio on facing Adriano Moraes again: It’s an honor

Geje Eustaquio

Geje Eustaquio

Representing Team Lakay of Baguio City, Philippines, ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 29, of the Philippines is ready to face reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 29, of Brazil again. They are scheduled to co-headline “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” on June 23, 2018 at the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China.

“There can only be one champion, and I believe I have what it takes to unify the flyweight titles,” Eustaquio stated. “It’s an honor and privilege to be facing Adriano Moraes again, and I am eager to show him how much I have improved since the last time we met.”

On September 12, 2014, Eustaquio lost to Moraes via guillotine choke submission at “ONE: Rise of the Kingdom.” Both fighters have 1 loss to and 1 win over former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhtemov, 30, of Kazakhstan.

Eustaquio acknowledged that Moraes has evolved as a martial artist, but so has he. The Team Lakay fighter declared, “I am entering this bout more confident of victory than ever before.”

A highly-decorated Wushu practitioner, Eustaquio is one of the most skilled mixed martial artists in Asia. His solid striking and grappling skill set has led to huge victories over the course of a seven-year professional career.

Training in the high altitudes of the Philippines’ summer capital, Eustaquio hones his craft alongside his elite teammates at the fabled Team Lakay. In his most recent bout, which took place in the Philippines at “ONE: Global Superheroes” on January 26, 2018, he became the ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion by defeating Akhtemov.

“ONE: Pinnacle of Power” will be challenged by reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of China and his challenger Laura “La Gladiadora” Balin, 48, of Argentina. The event marks Eustaquio’s 12th ONE Championship bout.

Currently, Eustaquio holds a professional MMA record of 10 wins and 6 losses. Here is an interview with the Team Lakay fighter months before he was crowned the ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion:

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