South Korea and the Philippines were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on May 17, 2019. ONE Championship held the combat sports event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. The 10th bout was between Kim Kyu Sung, 26, of Jeonju, South Korea and Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 30, of Baguio City, Philippines.
Kim solely represented South Korea at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Eustaquio was one of the two representatives of the Philippines. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States were also represented.
Representing Team Lakay, Eustaquio has been competing professionally since 2011. He joined ONE Championship in 2012.
“ONE: Enter the Dragon” marked Eustaquio’s 15th ONE Championship bout. He reigned as the ONE Flyweight World Champion from June 23, 2018 to January 25, 2019.
Kim is training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore. He made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Enter the Dragon.”
In 2018, Kim moved to Singapore to try out for Evolve MMA’s Evolve Fight Team. His martial arts background includes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing.
Kim and Eustaquio competed in a ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix alternate bout. Olivier Coste served as the referee.
After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Coste raised the hand of Eustaquio, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” improved the professional MMA record of Eustaquio to 12 wins and 7 losses. On the other hand, Kim now has 9 wins and 3 losses.
“ONE: Enter the Dragon” Main Events
Both fighting out of the Netherlands, Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, 34, and Regian “The Immortal” Eersel, 25, competed for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Championship in the co-main event. The latter won the title via unanimous decision.
Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Championship: Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan in the main event. The Singaporean challenger dethroned the Japanese defending champion via technical knockout.
Check the complete results for “ONE: Enter the Dragon” on Conan Daily.