ONE Championship: 'Rematch King' Geje Eustaquio looking to win yet another rematch
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 06, 2019 11:06 AM
“I am looking forward to our rematch – I want to live on that brand as the ‘Rematch King.’” - Geje Eustaquio (Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)
The Team Lakay standout looks to settle another score from the past when he battles Toni “Dynamite” Tauru once more on Friday, 8 November at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“I was not myself that time. I learned my lessons and I will do my best not to repeat the same mistakes,” Eustaquio said.
“I think staying focused and making sure that I am ready for everything when we’re in the Circle will make it a different story [this time around],” he added.
“I am looking forward to our rematch – I want to live on that brand as the ‘Rematch King.’”
There really is no question to how “Gravity” got that nickname.
After losing to Tauru in ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION last December 2016, Eustaquio got back to his old tormentors, scoring wins over Anatpong Bunrad, Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov, and Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes.
For the 30-year-old, his biggest weapon is his mind - as he is able to adjust accordingly by not repeating the same mistakes and exposing things that he failed to capitalize on in their first meeting.
He expects the same outcome in his clash with the Finn.
“I had my developments, and I improved in all aspects of my mixed martial arts game,” Eustaquio stated.
“I still need to watch out for his grappling, but I’m not afraid to mix it up on the ground.”
With their rematch just a few days away, Eustaquio is pumped up in showing how far he has improved - especially against the man who earlier exposed the things he needed to work on.
“What matters most whenever I compete is to perform to the best of my ability and give the fans an entertaining fight. They will see my improvement and growth, and I will do my best to show how I can bring my game to the next level,” he said.
“I am looking for a stoppage, and I’m hoping that I can end it by submitting him.”
Catch ONE: MASTERS OF FATE live on Friday, November 8th LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23 on LIVESTREAM via the ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and on iWant starting at 8:30 PM.
ONE: MASTERS OF FATE will also air on Sunday's Best on November 17th, Sunday, at 11:30 PM with local commentatry from Anton Roxas and Theo Castillo