GEJE Eustaquio's One FC bid ended quick as he bowed to Adriano Moraes in the inaugural flyweight title bout on Friday night in Rise of the Kingdom in Cambodia.
The 25-year-old aspiring lawyer from Baguio tapped out after his Brazilian opponent caught him in a guillotine choke late in the second round of the main event.
It was a tough loss for Eustaquio, who won two straight bouts to earn a title shot. The Team Lakay product lost for the third time in nine bouts.
The 5-foot-5 Eustaquio actually dictated the fight in the opening round as he leaned on his striking prowess, before Moraes turned the game around in Round 2, where the Brazilian managed to pin down the Pinoy and secure the head lock.
Focus now turns to Eric Kelly, who is expected to see action in a featherweight title fight after scoring a sensational come-from-behind submission victory over Rob Lisita in July.