The main event for ONE Championship: Total Domination just got “gravity-defying” as Geje Eustaquio will square off against former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat Akhmetov. The event will be held at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia on Saturday, August 16.
“Jakarta has remained one of ONE Championship’s most exciting destinations. The bustling capital city of Indonesia provides a perfect backdrop for our unique brand of world-class authentic martial arts action,” said ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong. “An amazing event is planned for fans in Jakarta, as we bring to you a tremendous clash between two top flyweights in Kairat Akhmetov and Geje Eustaquio.”
“This is a huge bout against a former world champion, it is very important to me. Thank you ONE Championship for the opportunity,” added Eustaquio.
Top flyweight contender and former world title challenger Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio of Baguio City, Philippines, is one of the most skilled martial artists in Asia, and a highly-decorated wushu practitioner. His solid striking and grappling skill set has led to huge victories over the course of a six-year professional martial arts career. Training in the high altitudes of the Philippines’ mountainous region, Eustaquio hones his craft alongside world-class teammates at the fabled Team Lakay.
In his most recent bout, Eustaquio defeated fellow striker Anatpong Bunrad via split decision in a rematch.
“I will showcase my best skills in this bout and take home the win for the Philippines,” the Baguio-native added. “[Kairat] Akhmetov is a world-class martial artist and I can’t wait to test my skills against him. When the cage door closes, it’s time for battle. I will make sure to come well prepared.”
Akthmetov though is looking to bounce back at the expense of Eustaquio.
“I am excited to get back in the cage and compete. Defeat is part of this game, the important thing is to come back better. The body is ready, the mind is strong, and the spirit is willing,” said the 29-year-old native of Kazakhstan, who boasts a 23-1 record. “[Geje] Eustaquio is one of the best competitors in the division and a victory over him will mean a lot. I have one goal, and that is to get back my title. I will take care of anyone who stands in my way.”