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Geje Eustaquio on why ONE Flyweight World Champion belt is important to him

Adriano Moraes, Geje Eustaquio

Adriano Moraes, Geje Eustaquio

For the third time, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 29, of the Philippines is competing in a rematch inside the ONE Championship. The ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion is facing reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 29, of Brazil for the second time to unify their titles.

“I am proud to be recognized as one of the best flyweights in the world, but there can only be one ONE Flyweight World Champion, and by the end of the night, I am confident my hand will be raised in victory,” Eustaquio stated. “This belt is important to me because it symbolizes all the hard work I have put in over the years to get to this point, all the sacrifices we have made as a team, all the progression.”

Eustaquio and Moraes are headlining “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” on June 23, 2018. Their rematch will take place at the Studio City Center in Macau, China.

“This belt is not mine but ours,” the ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion added. “I have so much respect for Adriano Moraes as a martial artist, but it is my time now. I will leave the arena the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion.”

On the other hand, underestimating Eustaquio is the last thing Moraes wants to do. The reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion respects his Filipino opponent, who is representing the famed Team Lakay of Baguio City, Philippines.

“This Saturday night, I am facing a great warrior in Geje Eustaquio, a man whom I respect as a person and as a competitor in this sport,” Moraes said. “He is coming with his best, and it is only proper to give him my best performance as well.”

“This is going to be a showdown between two top-level martial artists,” the reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion added. “May the best man win.”

Moraes currently has 17 wins and 2 losses while Eustaquio has 10 wins and 6 losses. Here is a clip featuring the Team Lakay fighter:

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