Geje Eustaquio keenly awaits Demetrious Johnson’s ONE debut in Japan

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Since winning the ONE World flyweight title in June of 2018, Eustaquio remained idle waiting for a fitting challenger to the belt he won from Adriano Moraes.And as Eustaquio sat patiently on his throne, ONE brought over one of the most iconic mixed martial artists of all time in Demetrious Johnson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJohnson was UFC’s flyweight champion and he held on to that belt for more than five years before losing to Henry Cejudo via split decision in April of 2018, but the Mighty Mouse is on a different playing field and Eustaquio’s watching over him like a king atop his tower.“I am excited to witness Demetrious Johnson’s debut just like the rest of the world,” said Eustaquio. “He is without a doubt one of the greatest, if not the greatest athlete to set foot inside the cage.” ONE: Eduard Folayang plans to keep PH in limelight after Catriona Gray’s victory LATEST STORIES Johnson (27-3) will make his ONE Championship debut on March 31, 2019 in the promotion’s A New Era in Tokyo event that features a stacked card with three World titles at stake.Welcoming Johnson to ONE is Japan’s Yuya Wakamatsu (10-3) in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix and that’s the fight Eustaquio will be watching intently.“The Flyweight World Grand Prix will have the best martial artists in the world competing for a shot at my belt,” said Eustaquio (11-6). “It is my job as a champion to watch their every move and study how they do inside the cage.”There will be eight fighters that will compete in the Grand Prix but ONE has yet to announce the other fighters, nevertheless the promotion promised that it would bring the fireworks ahead of Eustaquio’s title defense.“The flyweight division is already stacked and talented as it is, the addition of Johnson takes this division to a whole new level,” said Team Lakay’s Eustaquio.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MANILA, Philippines—Geje Eustaquio knows his reign as champion isn’t without tribulation.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “Literally everybody in my division wants to become a champion and take this belt. I am just as hungry, if not hungrier, to keep what’s mine. I will do everything it takes to keep the belt in the Philippines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more