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Geje Eustaquio Grabs Decision After 3-Round Battle With Kim Kyu Sung

May 17, 2019

Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio looked to be back to his best as he took a hard-earned unanimous decision from Kim Kyu Sung at ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON.

On Friday, 17 May the former ONE Flyweight World Champion got back to winning ways in the alternate bout for the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix.

Filipino warrior Geje Eustaquio takes out top South Korean flyweight Kim Kyu Sung via unanimous decision!

Filipino warrior Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio takes out top South Korean flyweight Kim Kyu Sung via unanimous decision!Watch the full event on the ONE Super App http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast

Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, 17 May 2019

It did not take long for the Filipino to make his presence felt inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium as he moved forward with intent to take away his rival’s big reach advantage.

The Team Lakay representative kept the battle at close range, but also attempted a spinning kick in the opening moments of the contest, and his leg kicks continued to give the Jeonju native problems throughout the first round. He also slipped many of the South Korean’s punches with his slick head movement.

Kim was the quicker of the pair at the start of the second round, and landed a perfectly-timed overhand right which took “Gravity” by surprise. That was not the only successful strike by Kim, but it was not long before Eustaquio continued to land his precise combinations.

Team Lakay LOVES the spinning attacks!

Team Lakay LOVES the spinning attacks! Watch the full event on the ONE Super App http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast

Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, 17 May 2019

The 30-year-old closed the round with more of his trademark offense as he launched a spinning back kick to the body, which was followed by a spinning back elbow.

Eustaquio’s confidence seemed to grow as the match progressed into the third frame as he beckoned his rival to attack, and continued to evade many of the strikes that were aimed at his head. Kim, however, was not prepared to go down without leaving everything in the ring.

Midway through an exchange, the 26-year-old Evolve representative screamed at the top of his lungs, which set the crowd abuzz as he advanced forward with a flurry of strikes and caused some damage above his opponent’s left eye.

However, Eustaquio stayed active and continued to score with spinning elbows and precise punches, and Kim’s late charge was not enough to convince the judges.

After 15 minutes, all officials at ringside scored the contest in favor of “Gravity.”

The victory boosted the Baguio City native’s record to 12-7 and put him on the waiting list as an alternate for the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix. Eustaquio will replace any ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semifinalist who cannot compete due to an injury.