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MMA: Geje Eustaquio eyes revenge in bout for ONE interim flyweight belt

Geje Eustaquio will test himself again versus Kairat Akhmetov at Mall of Asia Arena on January 26. File/Courtesy of ONE Championship

Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio will get a chance to avenge his defeat against Kairat Akhmetov when he tackles the former ONE flyweight king in the main event of ONE: Global Superheroes at Mall of Asia Arena on January 26.

Not only will Eustaquio get an opportunity to settle the score with Akhmetov, he will also get a chance to claim the interim flyweight title at stake in the bout.

The Team Lakay stalwart lost a closely contested fight against the Kazakh fighter during their initial encounter in Jakarta last September.

Three other Filipinos are lined up in the main card of the event. 

Joshua Pacio and siblings Erik and Edward Kelly are also set to take on separate foes.

Pacio wants to spring back to ONE strawweight title contention when he takes on Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit of Thailand.

Eric “The Natural” Kelly, best remembered for his brutal bout against Aussie fighter Rob Lisita back in 2014, will face Brazil’s Rafael Nunes.

Meanwhile, Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly will square off with undefeated Cambodian fighter Meas Meul.

“This is the first in four blockbuster events in Manila in 2018, and ONE Championship is looking to kick things off with a spectacular show,” said ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong.

(For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website.)

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