Macau-- Geje "Gravity" Eustaqio is the undisputed ONE flyweight world champion after outlasting Adriano Moraes via Split Decision in a match that went the distance and lived up to its top billing.
The Team Lakay gem displayed immense takedown defense in the most part of the bout, which needed all of 25 minutes and judges' scorecards to settle the highly-touted main event at the Studio City Events Center late Saturday.
Earlier at the night's co-main event, China's "The Panda" Xiong Jing Nan retained her World Strawweight Championship belt against challenger Laura Balin in dominating fashion.
Geje now has the unified division belt around his waist and has improved to a 39-2 record in his Mixed Martial Arts career after a victory sweetened by the fact that he avenged a 2014 defeat to the same man via submission.
"The moment I started 14 years ago, it looked impossible to get this belt, but after 14 years I realized impossible is not a word, it's just a reason, anybody can be a world champion, as long as you have the belief," said the World Champion from Team Lakay, which saw two of its three fighters in the fight night coming out victorious.
In the undercard, Danny Kingad outworked Chinese wrestling ace Ma Hao Bin to contribute a unanimous decision win in the second match of the night.
However, stablemate Edward Kelly succumbed to a ferocious ground and pound from evergreen "Tungaa" Jadambaa of Mongolia.
The fourth Filipino in the card, Rodian Dichavez from Catalan Fighting Systems lasted only 10 seconds in the first round after Chinese Li Kai Wen's thunderous right landed flush on "The Redeemer."
"I came to Macau with one mission and that is to win this belt. I know I am not capable of doing this alone," added Geje in front of a crowd consisting mostly of OFWs based in the city.
"I know God was guiding me in this match, and a very good team behind my back," he added to the cheers of his countrymen.
ONE Championship's next offering is Spirit of a Warrior next week in Yangon, before the billion-dollar fight league returns to Manila for ONE: Reign of Kings at the Mall of Asia Arena.
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