Geje pumped up for One FC title bout

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PROBABLY the toughest training camp yet, Igorot mix martial arts fighter Geje Eustaquio remains upbeat of his chances when he guns for the biggest win of his career.

With barely a week before he enters the One FC cage for the world flyweight championship belt on Sept. 12 in Cambodia, Geje remains upbeat of his chances.

"The hardest training camp we ever had but I know this would help me attain my goal of winning the title, not just for me but also for Team Lakay and for our country," said Eustaquio who is set to wrap up his nine weeks of training on Saturday.


The BS Education graduate will be facing Brazillian jujitsu expert Adriano Moraes in the main event of Asia's largest mma promotion dubbed "Rise of Kingdom" set in Phonm Phen.

Eustaquio added his conditioning would be his biggest weapon in his upcoming fight after incorporating cross fit training in their regimen.

"This is the highest level of conditioning so far and I'm very happy about it," added the soft spoken Team Lakay fighter who will be the second Filipino to vie for the championship belt after teammate Honorio Banario captured the featherweight belt back in 2012.

Moraes is considered as one of the most dangerous fighters in the world with his high-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and lightning quick strikes instrumental in his 11 wins so far.

The Brazilian fighter earned the right to compete for the flyweight world championship with his sound technical submission of Kosuke Suzuki.

Meanwhile, One FC CEO Victor Cui said the largest sports media property in Asian history is seen to bring high level of mix martial arts competition which debuts in Cambodia.

“Rise of Kingdom is a highly anticipated bout that pits two of the best flyweights in the world against each other and promises a night of intense action and heart-thumping excitement,” added Cui.

Four bouts are also expected to give fight fans a night to remember with Coros Fodor and Vuyisille Colossa squaring off in a rematch while Suasday Chau debuts against on Arnaud Lepont.

Also in the fight card is Radeem Rahman facing off Sung Ming Yen while Amir Khan takes Jian Kai Chee.

Colossa is one of the best stand-up fighters to ever compete in MMA and the fact that most of his wins have come by way of KO reflects his ultra-aggressive style while Fodor was one of the top lightweights in Strikeforce where he ran up an impressive record and was on course for a title shot.

A Muay Thai champion and submission grappling champion, Fodor has gone to battle with some of the best in the business and wants to introduce himself to fight fans in Cambodia.

Rahman is the first Singaporean to compete inside the One FC cage after emerging victorious in his debut when he defeated Susovan Ghosh from India back in 2011 while Sung Ming Yen is a Taiwanese mixed martial arts pioneer who has proven himself as one of the top mixed martial artists in the country.

Sung is equally adept in both grappling and striking, and prides himself on his aggressive style. He defeated Singaporean Nicholas Lee in less than a minute in his One FC debut.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 04, 2014.


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