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Eustaquio listed for ‘Dawn of Heroes’

GRIND. Former ONE Championship flyweight world champion Geje Eustaquio. (SSB file photo)

GEJE Eustaquio returns to the ONE Championship cage as he hopes to march back to the championship circle.

Eustaquio was recently added to the explosive Manila fight card of ONE’s Dawn of Heroes at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City where four other Team Lakay fighters will see action in the stacked card.

Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio of the Philippines is set to go up against Japan’s Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu in a ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix alternate bout.

Eustaquio is considered as one of the top flyweights in ONE who has faced the crème of the crop in the division.

In his most recent outing, Eustaquio outpointed South Korean competitor Kyu Sung Kim to win by unanimous decision.

Now, the 30-year-old has the chance to climb his way back up the flyweight ladder but standing in his way is Wakamatsu, who is eager for a victory against a top talent.

Holding a professional record of 10-4, Wakamatsu is an aggressive knockout artist with shocking power. With nine of his 10 victories coming by way of knockout, Wakamatsu is a force to be reckoned with at flyweight.

Dawn of Heroes will be headlined by ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen, who defends his belt against Japanese juggernaut Koyomi Matsushima.

In the co-main event, ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Jonathan Haggerty makes his first World Title defense against superstar Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

The rest of the bouts on the stacked card are just as epic. In a clash between lightweight legends, former ONE Lightweight World Champion and Filipino hero, Eduard Folayang, squares off in a massive match-up against four-time Lightweight World Champion Eddie Alvarez.

The finalists for the ONE Flyweight and Lightweight World Grand Prix tournaments will also be decided. In the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semi-finals, 12-time Flyweight World Champion Demetrious Johnson takes on DEEP Flyweight World Champion Tatsumitsu Wada, while Philippine phenom Danny Kingad faces the dangerous Reece McLaren.

In an explosive ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix semi-final, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio Banario meets deadly knockout artist Timofey Nastyukhin.


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