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Geje Eustaquio
Born (1989-04-06) April 6, 1989 (age 29)
Baguio City, Philippines
Other namesGravity
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionBantamweight (2011 – 2012) Flyweight (2012 – present)
StyleSanda, Wushu, Kick-Boxing
Fighting out ofBaguio City, Philippines
TeamTeam Lakay Wushu
RankWushu Black Belt
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission2
By decision7
By submission2
By decision4
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: August 10, 2018

Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio (born April 6, 1989) is a Filipino professional mixed martial artist, kick-boxing practitioner and a wushu National Champion.[1][2] He is the former ONE Championship Interim Flyweight Champion[3] and the current Unified ONE Championship Flyweight Champion.[4]

Biography[edit | edit source]

He was born and raised in the highlands of Baguio City, Philippines. In his youth, he is an avid fan of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and other action movie actors that influenced him on martial arts.[5] At the age of 14 he joined a kick-boxing and wushu event that fueled his passion for sports.[6] Over time he then joined the national team and earned a wushu scholarship to the University of the Cordilleras were he meet the famous couch Mark Sangiao.[7] In 2009, he successfully completed his Bachelor of Science in Education, and took a teaching job in a National High School.[8] But soon realizes his real passion of MMA, he then turned professional and made his debut in 2011.[9] Finished his master's degree in Physical Education in 2016 while being an active mixed martial artist.[10]

Mixed martial arts career[edit | edit source]

Universal Reality Combat Championship[edit | edit source]

Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio made his debut on February 2011 with the Filipino MMA promotion Universal Reality Combat Championship in URCC: Baguio Invasion 3 against the Filipino boxer turned mixed martial artist Rex Wa-o and won via submission due to punches in 0:46 seconds of the very first round.

Pacific Xtreme Championship[edit | edit source]

On his second bout he fought against Rogelio Plomeda of Bacolod City Philippines and won via TKO. He tasted his first loss in his third bout in PXC: Pacific Xtreme Combat 28, where he meet David Cho of Korean Top Team in a questionable split decision loss.[11]

Team Lakay Championship[edit | edit source]

He joined a home coming event on a local tournament called Team Lakay Championship were he met Rabin Catalan. Eustaquio dominated Catalan and forced him to tap in a triangle choke.

ONE Championship[edit | edit source]

He signed with ONE Championship in 2012 and made his debut[12] against BJJ Champion Alex Silva of Brazil who will later become a ONE Championship Minimumweight Champion.[13] Lost his second bout of the organization against Andrew Leone on decision, but came back winning against Filipino fan-friendly Eugene Toquero[14] and Japanese Kentaro Watanabe[15] both by decision.He would then challenged Adriano Moraes for his ONE Championship Flyweight Champion belt, but ended up losing via second round Guillotine Choke in 2014.[16]

After the title fight "Gravity" suffered another set back when he challenge Thailand Muay Thai Champion Anatpong Bunrad in a split decision verdict in 2015,[17] but in May 2017 ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes he won against the Thailander in a thrilling 3 Round Split decision Victory rematch.[18]

Back in 2016 he fought against the Malaysian fighters Saiful Merican and Gianni Subba, knocking Out Merican[19] and decisioning Giani Subba.[20] Up until he fought Toni Tauru of Finland were he loss via first round rear-naked choke submission.[21]

On ONE Championship: Total Victory held in Jakarta, Indonesia, he fought the former ONE Championship Flyweight Champion Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan in a tactical fight, he end up losing to a disputed split decision loss.[22] But he was granted a challenge for the Interim ONE Championship Flyweight Belt against no other than Kairat Akhmetov in a rematch on ONE Championship: Global Heroes held in Manila.[23] Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio dominated Kairat Akhmetov and won a clear unanimous decision win against the Kazakhstani Native.[24]

Given the result of ONE Championship: Global Heroes, Eustaquio is gunning against the Brazilian BBJ Champion Adriano Moraes for a title rematch, which was held in ONE Championship: Pinnacle of Power Macau, China June 2018 after back to back fight and competitive 5 round action Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio emerged victorious and won via split decision. And became the Unified ONE Championship Flyweight Champion.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Eustaquio, upon the advice of fellow Team Lakay member Edward Kelly, takes up mountain biking to compliment his mixed martial arts training. He bikes in Baguio, and is considering a career in cycling after retiring from MMA.[25] In December 2018, Baguio feted Team Lakay's ONE world champions a Champions Parade. Eustaquio said himself that "We look to hold on to these belts for a bit longer."[26]

Commenting on the 2018 Ateneo de Manila Junior High School bullying incident, he said that "This world deserves superheroes not villains" and that the bully, who is a taekwondo practitioner, be "brave and responsible enough to ask apology".[27]

Mixed martial arts record[edit | edit source]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–6 Adriano Moraes Decision (Split) ONE: Pinnacle of Power June 23, 2018 5 5:00 Macau, China Won the ONE Flyweight Championship
Win 10–6 Kairat Akhmetov Decision (Unanimous) ONE: Global Superheroes April 27, 2018 3 5:00 Manila, Philippines Won the Interim ONE Flyweight Championship
Loss 9–6 Kairat Akhmetov Decision (Split) ONE: Total Victory Sep 16, 2017 3 5:00 Jakarta, Indonesia
Win 9–5 Anatpong Bunrad Decision (Unanimous) ONE: Dynasty of Heroes May 26, 2017 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 8–5 Toni Tauru TKO (Rear-Naked Choke) ONE :Age of Domination Dec 2, 2016 1 3:55 Pasay City Philippines
Win 8–4 Gianni Subba Decision (Unanimous) ONE 41: Global Rivals April 15, 2016 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
win 7–4 Saiful Merican KO (Punch and Soccer Kick) ONE FC 38: Clash of Heroes January 23, 2016 1 1:26 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Loss 6–4 Anatpong Bunrad Decision (Split) ONE FC 26: Valor of Champions April 24, 2015 3 5:00 Manila, Philippines
Loss 6–3 Adriano Moraes Submission (Guillotine Choke) ONE FC 20: Rise of the Kingdom Sep 12, 2014 2 3:54 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Win 6–2 Kentaro Watanabe Decision (unanimous) ONE FC 13: Era of Champions June 14, 2014 3 5:00 Jakarta, Indonesia
Win 5–2 Eugene Toquero Decision (unanimous) ONE FC 9: Rise to Power May 31, 2013 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
Loss 4–2 Andrew Leone Decision (Unanimous) ONE FC 9: Rise to Power May 31, 2013 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
Win 4–1 Rabin Catalan Submission(Triangle Choke) Team Lakay Wushu Xanda - MMA Eliminations 6: Total Domination December 15, 2012 1 2:41 Baguio City, Philippines
Win 3–1 Alex Silva Decision (Unanimous) ONE FC 2: Battle of Heroes Feb 11, 2012 3 5:00 Jakarta, Indonesia
Loss 2–1 David Cho Decision (Split) Pacific Xtreme Combat 28 Nov 26, 2012 3 5:00 Pasig City, Philippines
Win 2–0 Rogelio Plomeda TKO (Punches) Pacific Xtreme Combat 26 Aug 20, 2011 1 6:25 Manila, Philippines
Win 1–0 Rex Wa-O Submission (Punches) URCC Baguio 3: Invasion Feb 19, 2011 1 4:40 Baguio City,Philippines

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Sherdog.com. "Geje". Sherdog.
  2. "Geje Eustaquio - ONE Championship". ONE Championship.
  3. Corp., ABS-CBN. "Geje Eustaquio decisions Kairat Akhmetov to become ONE interim flyweight champion". ABS-CBN SPORTS.
  4. "Geje Eustaquio Claims Split Decision Win Over Adriano Moraes at ONE: Pinnacle of Power - MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com.
  5. "How Bruce Lee Inspired Geje Eustaquio On His Martial Arts Journey - ONE Championship". ONE Championship.
  6. "The Definitive Preview To Adriano Moraes VS Geje Eustaquio II - Fight News Asia". 21 June 2018.
  7. "Every Day Is A School Day For ONE Champion Geje Eustaquio, Asia News".
  8. Corp., ABS-CBN. "Former teacher Geje Eustaquio chose his path to martial arts". ABS-CBN SPORTS.
  9. "From academia to MMA: Geje Eustaquio hopes to fly Filipino flag high".
  10. Corp., ABS-CBN. [https://sports.abs-cbn.com/onechampionship/news/2018/06/21/geje-eustaquio-puts-pursuit-learning-hold-43269 "ONE: With title responsibilities, Geje Eustaquio�s pursuit for further learning has been put on hold"]. ABS-CBN SPORTS. replacement character in |title= at position 49 (help)
  11. "Geje Eustaquio - - Page 2". mmaorient.wordpress.com.
  12. "Alex Silva vs. Geje Eustaquio, ONE FC 2 - MMA Bout Page - Tapology". Tapology.
  13. ONE Championship (10 May 2018). "ONE: Full Fight - Alex Silva vs. Yoshitaka Naito - A Stellar Striking Showcase - December 2017" – via YouTube.
  14. "Eugene Toquero VS Geje Eustaquio - ONE Championship". ONE Championship.
  15. "ONE FC: Eustaquio beats Watanabe to set-up Moraes flyweight title clash".
  16. Sherdog.com. "Adriano Moraes Submits Geje Eustaquio to Become First One FC Flyweight Champion". Sherdog.
  17. Sherdog.com. "One Championship 26 - Valor of Champions". Sherdog.
  18. "Geje Eustaquio VS Anatpong Bunrad II - ONE Championship". ONE Championship.
  19. "VIDEO: Brutal soccer kick KO at ONE Championship 38".
  20. "Geje Eustaquio vs. Gianni Subba from ONE: Global Rivals – Full Fight - Fight Network".
  21. "Full Match Replay: Toni Tauru VS Geje Eustaquio - ONE Championship". ONE Championship.
  22. News, ABS-CBN. "MMA: Geje Eustaquio loses close match vs Kazakh opponent".
  23. "Kairat Akhmetov rematches Geje Eustaquio for ONE interim flyweight title in Manila".
  24. Leongson, Randolph B. "Geje Eustaquio exacts revenge, wins ONE interim flyweight title".
  25. Lozada, Bong (2018-12-14). "Geje Eustaquio considering career in mountain biking after mixed martial arts | Inquirer Sports". sports.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  26. Dalupang, Denison Rey A. (2018-12-03). "Team Lakay honored with 'Champions Parade' after title-laden year | Inquirer Sports". sports.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  27. Hernandez, Ernest. "Bullying is not the way for a true martial artist – Team Lakay". Manila Bulletin Sports. Retrieved 2018-12-24.

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