Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Mixed Martial Arts

Geje Eustaquio looks to showcase improved ground game vs Korean foe

Geje Eustaquio makes his highly-anticipated return to action this Friday night on the previously-recorded ONE: Inside The Matrix III.

And the 31-year-old Baguio-native is confident that he will build another run toward the ONE Flyweight World Championship.

Eustaquio will face South Korean Song Min Jong in a three-round catchweight mixed martial arts contest. Risky is this as Song is an upstart fighter, who is a product of ONE Warrior Series.

Song is known for his tricky ground game, and his ability to grind it out.

Despite this gamble, Eustaquio remains respectful of Song before their showdown but says he fully expects to leave the arena with his hands raised in victory at the end of the night.

“I have a lot of respect for him. He is a good martial artist. He’s also made his mark in the world of mixed martial arts and has enough experience. He’s got good size, and he has a pretty decent ground game. But he’s never faced anyone like me. I’m a well-rounded fighter, and I plan to show that in this fight,” said Eustaquio.

“I’m preparing with the best team, Team Lakay. Every day, I’m surrounded by world champions and athletes, by world-class trainers and coaches. I am constantly trying to upgrade my ground game and wrestling.”

Eustaquio is coming off an impressive victory over former conqueror Toni Tauru last November 2019.

He wants to build on that momentum, and hopefully position himself for another shot at the ONE World Title down the line.

“I can’t decide whether I’m next in line for a title shot or not. Ultimately, my performances will speak for itself. My role is to train and perform at my best, always,” said Eustaquio.

“But if the opportunity will present itself, of course, I believe I deserve it. It will happen in God’s perfect time.”

After a year of being stuck in Baguio, Eustaquio is just glad to be back doing what he loves to do.

#ReadMore  Hotshots guards completely had their way against Ginebra, rues Tim Cone

“I’m very excited to get back inside the ONE Circle, it’s been a very long time. I’m confident I can get this win, despite what we’ve all experienced in the pandemic. It’s time to turn this experience into a positive,” said Eustaquio.

“For me, I took the lockdown as a good thing. I got to spend time with my family and friends. Thankfully, being in Baguio City, I could still enjoy going for a dirt bike ride in the mountains, or horseback riding. I am very lucky to be living in Baguio.”

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Mixed Martial Arts

Lito Adiwang is looking back before he can fully move forward. After his dominant win last Friday during ONE: Unbreakable – a second round...

Mixed Martial Arts

Lito Adiwang channeled all the heartbreak he suffered in 2020, churning in a dominant performance, Friday evening during ONE: Unbreakable in Singapore Indoor Stadium....

Mixed Martial Arts

They say adversity brings out the best in people, and that’s exactly what Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao expects from his prized ward...

Mixed Martial Arts

Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang might be preparing for a new face, but the goal remains the same for the Team Lakay standout.  Adiwang now...

Mixed Martial Arts

Lito Adiwang lost his mother Leticia just last December 30.  Leticia had suffered multiple strokes since 2016. Now, Adiwang will fight in honor of...

Mixed Martial Arts

Gina “Conviction” Iniong could retire right now and feel satisfied with how her mixed martial arts career unfolded. But she has other plans. Iniong...

Brave CF

It seems that Stephen Loman is ready to move out of BRAVE CF. This as the reigning BRAVE CF World Bantamweight Champion will test...

Mixed Martial Arts

Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio only has one wish for good pal Danny “The King” Kingad. “My wish is for Danny...

Advertisement