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Team Lakay’s Geje Eustaquio earns 9th ONE Championship win, beats Kim Kyu Sung at ‘ONE: Enter the Dragon’ in Singapore

Kim Kyu Sung, Olivier Coste, Geje Eustaquio (© ONE Championship)

Kim Kyu Sung, Olivier Coste, Geje Eustaquio (© ONE Championship)

Representing Team Lakay of Baguio City, Philippines, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 30, was one of the winners at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” It was his ninth victory in ONE Championship.

Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. In the 10th bout of the evening, Eustaquio fought Kim Kyu Sung, 26, of Jeonju, South Korea in a ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix alternate bout with Olivier Coste as the referee.

In the first two rounds, the smaller Filipino contender used his superior striking and impeccable head movement to outpoint Kim. The South Korean contender tried to rally back in the final round but his comeback came a little too late.

After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Eustaquio, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional MMA record of Eustaquio to 12 wins and 7 losses. On the other hand, Kim now has 9 wins and 3 losses.

Born on April 6, 1989, Eustaquio has been competing professionally since 2011. He joined ONE Championship in 2012.

A former ONE Flyweight World Champion, Eustaquio defeated eight opponents in ONE Championship before facing Kim at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” They were Alex “Little Rock” Silva, 36, of Brazil, Eugene Toquero, 38, of the Philippines, Kentaro Watanabe, 35, of Japan, Saiful “The Vampire” Merican, 30, of Malaysia, Gianni Subba, 26, of Malaysia, Anatpong “Mak Mak” Bunrad, 32, of Thailand, Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov, 31, of Kazakhstan and reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 30, of Brazil.

Training out of Evolve MMA, Kim made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.” On the other hand, it was Eustaquio’s 15th outing in the Singapore-based martial arts organization.

Kim solely represented South Korea at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Eustaquio was one of the two representatives of the Philippines. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States were also represented.

More photos from Eustaquio and Kim’s bout are on Top Sports Asia. Watch all the “ONE: Enter the Dragon” bouts here:

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