GEJE Eustaquio aims to silence his doubters as the flyweight champion defends his title against Brazil’s Adriano Moraes in One: Hero's Ascent on January 25 at MOA Arena.
Moraes (17-3) took the first bout, humbling the Igorot challenger with a second-round guillotine choke back in September 2014. Eustaquio (11-6) became the interim champ with a win over Kairat Akhmetov before avenging his defeat to Moraes four years later, claiming the undisputed title via split decision in June 2018.
Other Team Lakay bets are also in action to start the year as they continue what has been a sensational year for the Benguet stable in 2018.
Danny Kingad (10-1) seeks to stretch his three-fight win streak when he takes on Japanese flyweight Tatsumitsu Wada (20-9-2), while Honorio Banario (14-7) aims to progress in the One Lightweight World Grand Prix when he faces off against Hawaiian Lowen Tynanes (9-0) in the quarterfinals.
Muay Thai star Rodtang Jitmuangnon of Thailand meets Fahdi Khaled of Tunisia, while Netherlands' Brown Pinas clashes with Thailand's Bangpleenoi Petchyindee Academy.
Elias Mahmoudi of France will make his One Super Series debut against Japan’s Yukinori Ogasawara.
South Korean mixed martial artist Sung Jong Lee tries to build his stock in the One featherweight division as he takes on Tang Kai of China, as Malaysian striker Mohammed Bin Mahmoud is meets Hiroaki Suzuki of Japan.
Indonesian flyweight Egi Rozten kicks off the action when he meets India's Himanshu Kaushik in the preliminaries.