Geje Eustaquio ready to chase another ONE title shot after vengeful win over Thai foe
Geje Eustaquio avenged his loss to Thai foe Anatpong Bunrad after a dominant performance in the rematch. Photo from ONE

GEJE Eustaquio is relieved to finally be back on the winning track after avenging his loss to Thai flyweight Anatpong Bunrad in ONE: Dynasty of Heroes last week in Singapore. 

Eustaquio looked poised for a title shot last year but was eventually derailed as he lost via first round submission to Finnish Toni Tauru in Manila last December. 

The now 9-5 Lakay banger quickly put that loss behind him as he returned the favor to his former tormentor in Bunrad by eking out a split decision victory. 

“It’s a breath of fresh air, ‘cause I am back on the winning side," Eustaquio said. 

"Of course, this will not be the end. There will be new assignments in the future. Anyone who wants to face me next, I am ready to dance with you.”

Eustaquio, however, was left surprised after with the split decision verdict, thinking that he clearly outworked his rival in a pulsating three-round showdown. 

After a slow start, Eustaquio started to get his feet under him in the ensuing rounds to take control of the match for good. 

“I was surprised with the three judges’ decision. I was expecting a unanimous decision win against my opponent," Eustaquio said. 

“Rounds Two and Three, I knew it’s all mine because I was landing my strikes. I was consistent with that. My work rate was much better this time around as well," he added. 

But for him, a win is a win and he knows that it puts him in a good position to contend for the flyweight title, currently held by interim titlist Adriano Moraes. 

“I am so happy whether it’s split or unanimous. I am the winner. I respect the three judges’ decision. I know I did my best inside the cage,” he said.

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