BAGUIO

Geje gets shot at redemption on May 17

BAGUIO. Geje Eustaquio spars with ONE strawweight world champion Joshua Pacio as he starts his build up for an alternate bout for the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix on May 17. (Photo by Roderick Osis)

FORMER ONE flyweight world champion Geje Eustaquio starts his title retention bid after being added to the historic ONE: Enter the Dragon bout card, which will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 17.

Eustaquio (11-7) will be seeing action in an alternate bout for the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix and takes on Kim Kyu Sung (9-2).

With seven wins by stoppage to his name, the 26-year-old from Jeonju, South Korea has emerged as a rising star in Asia, and now he will get the chance to show he belongs on the global stage for martial arts.

The winner of this match will replace any ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semifinalist who cannot compete due to injury.

The other new addition to the fight card is an alternate bout for the highly-anticipated ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix.

This contest will be a clash of youth versus experience, as Sasha Moisa (39-7) makes his promotional debut against Daniel Dawson (53-14).

Moisa is 24 years old and a WMC Muay Thai World Champion who hails from Ukraine, but lives in Bangkok, Thailand, where he trains at Behzad Warrior Academy.

His opponent is one of the most decorated athletes in martial arts history, as he has claimed four kickboxing World Titles, three Muay Thai World Titles, and one boxing World Title.

Dawson is 41, but the NRT Gym representative from Perth, Australia is still capable of bringing fireworks to the ring. He proved that in the 2018 ONE Super Series Bout of the Year.

The winner will step in to replace any World Grand Prix participant who cannot compete in the semi-final round due to injury.

This match-up will also precede all four quarter-final bouts of the tournament, which features legends like Giorgio Petrosyan, Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex, and Andy Souwer.

ONE: Enter the Dragon’s main event will feature ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki defending his coveted belt against Christian Lee.

The co-main event will be a battle for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title as Nieky Holzken meets Regian Eersel.


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