Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio believes he has a certain ‘experience’ advantage when he takes on his next challenge inside the ONE circle.
Eustaquio is scheduled to lock horns against Kim Kyu Sung of South Korea in one of the undercards of ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON, which emanates from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on 17 May.
Competing professionally for the past eight years, the Master’s Degree holder in Physical Education believes that his experience of battling the best of the best is something that he will present when he faces his South Korean counterpart.
“I’ve seen them all. I fought the best and learned a lot from them,” Eustaquio said.
“Experience always plays a big role in competition.”
Started as a kickboxer at a very young age of 14, Eustaquio later transitioned to Wushu and became a Philippine national team member.
Back in February 2012, he started his career with the Home of Martial Arts, since then, have competed 15 times and scored wins against the likes of Alex “Little Rock” Silva, Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov and Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes to name a few, who got World Championships in their martial arts resumes.
“I know we both had been through a lot in our mixed martial arts careers, but I think my mindset to handle certain situations, will play a huge factor in our match.”
But nevertheless, other than his experience that he definitely needs when he goes toe-to-toe with the organization’s newcomer Sung, Eustaquio has also worked on his continuous improvement as a warrior as Singapore will mark the start of his quest to reclaim his World Title.
“He is very tall in our division. His distance is the biggest threat I guess.”
“[But] my game has evolved and upgraded completely. For this match, I’ve worked a lot on making sure my striking is diverse and wrestling. Also Baguio Jiu jitsu..”
Eustaquio knows that a tough test awaits him in Singapore, and he vows to be ready, knowing that a win will definitely put him closer back to his gold-plated strap.
“This match will make me but not good enough to break me. I will do my best to show you a better Geje this Friday.”