Eustaquio prevails over Korean foe in grand prix clash; Corminal submits to Indian opponent

Eustaquio prevails over Korean foe in grand prix clash; Corminal submits to Indian opponent

Geje Eustaquio lands a left hook to Kim Kyu-Sung. One Championship
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Geje Eustaquio returned to his winning ways after beating Kim Kyu-Sung at One: Enter the Dragon at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday night.

Eustaquio banked on his striking skills to turn back Kim via unanimous decision in their One Flyweight Grand Prix alternate bout.

The win means Eustaquio will be an alternate to the Grand Prix and can be a replacement if one of the competitors in the main tournament begs off.

Meanwhile, Richard Corminal failed to capitalize on a huge knockdown and found himself tapping out to India's Rahul Raju.

Corminal got a huge opportunity to score his first win under One by tagging Raju with a huge strike that knocked him down.

But Raju recovered quickly and forced a rear naked choke to Corminal, submitting him with only 17 seconds left in Round 1.

In the main event, a new champion was crowned when Singapore's Christian Lee knocked out Japan's Shinya Aoki for the One lightweight title.

Lee bounced back from early disaster and unleashed a flurry to Aoki right at the start of Round 2, eventually knocking him down 51 seconds into the said round.

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