Geje Eustaquio just turned 27 and has been a pro for over five years. By this stage of his career, we should know what to expect from the Filipino, but in January, he showcased a completely new aspect to his game.
Eustaquio finished Malaysian Muay Thai veteran Saiful Merican with a perfectly timed left hook to stun the fans in Kuala Lumpur into silence. It was his first TKO win since 2011 and, without a doubt, the best punch the Filipino has thrown in his entire career.
It shows that the former ONE Championship flyweight challenger still has plenty of room to evolve and improve. Eustaquio will be looking to register another impressive win when he faces Gianni Subba in Manila this Friday night.
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Eustaquio is a veteran of seven ONE Championship fights, while Subba has fought eight times for Asia’s biggest MMA promotion. The Filipino is hoping to build on his recent win over Merican with another highlight reel knockout.
“The knockout that I delivered the last time with Saiful Merican means that my precision gets better and my timing gets better. I focus on those aspects so that, once again, I can repeat that kind of move.”
In the aftermath of ONE Championship’s decision to eliminate weight cutting, this bout will be taking place at bantamweight. Subba will still have a significant height advantage, but Eustaquio is confident he will be able to cope with the Malaysian.
“I believe my striking will defeat his wrestling this time. I’m not worried about his wrestling because I also do wrestling. I have trained with BJJ black belts and great wrestlers who can submit me. If we stand up, striking ….View full article