Team Lakay's Eustaquio returning to MMA action


Posted at May 20 2014 08:12 PM | Updated as of May 21 2014 04:12 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Team Lakay's Geje Eustaquio will return to mixed martial arts action when he goes up against Japanese flyweight Kentaro Watanabe in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 14.

Eustaquio will fight Watanabe in the undercard of "ONE FC: Era of Champions," which will also feature Indonesia's Yohan Mulia Legowo, who will be facing Malaysia's Ev Ting.

Eustaquio, nicknamed "Gravity," showcased his newly acquired wrestling skills in his flyweight bout against fellow Filipino Eugene Toquero last December.

He nearly submitted Toquero in the second round before outpunching the Muay Thai specialist in the third for a unanimous decision win.

He will be looking to win a shot at the ONE FC Flyweight title by taking on the equally dangerous Watanabe, who has come through the ranks of the Shooto organization with his signature lightning-quick striking style that has made him a favorite among Japanese fight fans.