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Geje Eustaquio avenges loss to Tauru with walk-off TKO



Tiebreaker Times Geje Eustaquio avenges loss to Tauru with walk-off TKO Mixed Martial Arts Muay Thai News ONE Championship  Yoshitaka Naito Toni Tauru Stamp Fairtex Pongsiri Mitsatit Paul Lumihi ONE: Masters of Fate Li Kai Wen Kongsak PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym Han Zi Hao Geje Eustaquio Bi Nguyen

It took three years, but Geje Eustaquio finally got his vengeance.

The former ONE Lightweight World Champion picked up a third round technical knockout win over Toni Tauru, Friday, during Masters of Fate held at SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Squaring off with 2:49 left in the third round, Eustaquio threw a spinning body kick that caused the Finnish fighter to crumble. It was Kevin Belingon-esque.

“I was inspired by Kevin in throwing that spinning kick. We’ve been training that a thousand times in the gym,” said the 30-year-old Baguio-native, who raised his slate his slate 13-8.

It was a huge bounce-back win for Eustaquio after losing two of his last three fights — including a knockout loss to Yuya Wakamatsu last August 2.

“For the Team Lakay bashers, what about that?”

Tauru previously defeated Eustaquio during their fight meeting with a first round submission win back in December of 2016. He fell to 11-8-1.

Earlier in the night, two-sport ONE Atomweight World Champion Stamp Fairtex gutted out a unanimous decision win over Bi Nguyen (5-5) to go to 3-0.

Fairtex announced that she was ready to take a third world title after the bout.

In the other bouts, Li Kai Wen (10-4) flattened Paul Lumihi (7-4) with an uppercut at the 2:39 mark of the first round in a bantamweight MMA bout;, Yoshitaka Naito (15-3) outlasted Pongsiri Mitsatit (10-4) in straiwweight action; while Kongsak PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (184-39) defeated Han Zi Hao (61-17) via unanimous decision in a bantamweight Muay Thai affair.

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