|Adriano Moraes raises the One flyweight championship belt after retaking it from Geje Eustaquio. One Championship|
PASAY--Adriano Moraes stunned the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night when he took the One flyweight belt back from Geje Eustaquio in the main event of One: Hero's Ascent.
Despite the jampacked crowed rooting for Eustaquio, the Brazilian proved that the championship belt belongs to him after prevailing in their third showdown.
After a relatively slow first round, Moraes found an opportunity to take Eustaquio to the ground in Round 2.
Eustaquio, however, was able to overturn things and even forced two takedowns later in the round.
Both pugilists had their own dose of striking prowess in Round 3, but Moraes attempted on a rare submission on Eustaquio in Round 4, stretching his leg at full extent.
After five rounds, judges Ian Cartwright, Rosenberg Rosete, and Joey Lepiten gave Moraes the nod.
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