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Geje Eustaquio zeroes in on Yuya Wakamatsu rematch



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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 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.”

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