Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio believes that he will fare a lot better if given the chance to face fourth-ranked flyweight Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu.
After all, he is not called ONE Championship’s resident “rematch king” for nothing.
Eustaquio redeemed himself against Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov, Anatpong “Mak Mak” Bunrad, and Toni “Dynamite” Tauru — all of whom he initially lost to — and now he’s trying to add “Little Piranha” to that list.
“Yuya is the only guy who knocked me out, and I think I can also knock him out,” Eustaquio told ONEFC.com when asked about who he wants to face next.
The pair tangled at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES in 2019 when Wakamatsu silenced fans inside the Mall Of Asia Arena after knocking Eustaquio out in the first round.
Wakamatsu came into the match riding back-to-back losses, so Eustaquio expected the Japanese athlete to come out swinging.
Instead, he was patient from the opening bell, luring Eustaquio in. The moment the Filipino bit the bait, it was lights-out, as the man from Japan connected with a well-placed straight right.
“The fighting style of Yuya is like, ‘Wait for the knockout, wait for the knockout.’ It’s that kind of stuff,” he said, promising to be more aggressive the next time out.
“Maybe, if we’re going to compete again, I will push him. I will give the pace, and we’ll see who can get the knockout.”
Read More From ONE Championship:
Gabe Norwood on World Cup-ticket sealing block: ‘It’s just second effort’
Magoo Marjon looks back on most iconic call — Jimmy Alapag’s dagger vs South Korea
Midlife Halftime: I Was There When We Beat Korea
Hoop Nut: The Day Grown Men Cried
Ateneo commit Yana Bautista, 17, passes away due to COVID-19
At 15, Kielvj stopped school for ML — and has mom’s full support
PVL to stick with ABS-CBN even after non-renewal of franchise
KarlTzy clutch as BREN Esports hailed as MLBB SEA champions
UAAP fetes gen champs, athlete-scholars, honors MVPs, second sem athletes
Chooks-to-Go donates 5,000 pcs of dressed chicken to CESAFI
Barangay Ginebra reunite in SMC HQ, pack PPEs for frontliners
Makati survives Ablaza injury, San Juan to force MPBL North Game Three
- 2023 FIBA World Cup4 days ago
Chot Reyes on ideal naturalized player: ‘We need a tall guy who can also play outside’
- Mixed Martial Arts4 days ago
As ONE rolls out live events, Team Lakay remains ready
- Mixed Martial Arts5 days ago
Joey Lepiten breaks silence on ‘when referees fight back’ incident
- Basketball2 days ago
Nico Salva, Bong Quinto will never forget Mark Caguioa’s advice to them