Masters of Fate saw big finishes from ONE Championship strawweight champ Joshua Pacio, and promotional stalwart Geje Eustaquio.
ONE Championship’s return to Manila, Philippines went down Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena, with a strawweight championship fight atop the card. Joshua Pacio, fresh off back-to-back fights to Yosuke Saruta, was making the first title defense of his current reign against Rene Catalan at Masters of Fate.
It didn’t take long for ‘The Passion’ to get the job done. A second round arm-triangle choke sealed the deal for Pacio, who improved to 18-3 with the win.
While it was Pacio earning a finish in the main event, Geje Eustaquio may have stolen the show with his spinning back kick KO of Toni Tauru earlier in the night. Check that out below, plus results and a gallery of highlights from ONE Championship: Masters of Fate.
🇵🇭 THE REMATCH KING REIGNS SUPREME 🇵🇭
Geje Eustaquio knocks out former foe Toni Tauru with a THUNDEROUS spinning back kick in Round 3!#WeAreONE #ONEChampionship #MastersOfFate pic.twitter.com/poyTGJSTta
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) November 8, 2019
ONE Championship: Masters of Fate Results
Joshua Pacio def. Rene Catalanvy by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 2, 2:29 – for the ONE strawweight world championship
Eduard Folayang def. Amarsanaa Tsogookhuu by unanimous decision
Sangmanee Sathian MuayThai def. Azize Hlali by unanimous decision
Geje Eustaquio def. Toni Tauru by knockout, Round 3, 2:11
Stamp Fairtex def. Bi Nguyen by unanimous decision
Li Kai Wen def. Paul Lumihi by knockout, Round 1, 2:39
Yoshitaka Naito def. Pongsiri Mitsatit by unanimous decision
Kongsak PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym def. Han Zi Hao by inanimous decision
Robin Catalan def. Gustavo Balart by knockout, Round 2, 4:43
Tukkatatong Petpayathai def. Hiroaki Suzuki by split decision
Kim Jae Woong def. Rafael Nunes by TKO (knees), Round 3, 0:38
Kim Kyu Sung def. Akihiro Fujisawa by knockout, Round 1, 1:08
Roshan Mainam def. Khon Sichan by submission (arm lock), Round 1, 3:22