first_imgView comments Moraes got the nod of all three judges as he avenged his loss to Eustaquio in June 2018 when the Filipino became champion and evened their match up at 1-1.The Brazilian fighter, though, could not help but be impressed with Eustaquio’s grit, not giving up despite Moraes’ ridiculous submission attempt that had the Filipino fighter’s left leg bending in an awkward angle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTwo fighters showing respect after the match. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/“I was very close to submission, but he didn’t tap out. Oh my god,” said Moraes, who thanked Manila for the warm response.Moraes called the absurd hold “the Mikinho back knee lock” in what he described as one submission technique that tapped everyone out at his stable American Top Team. More fireworks ensued in the fifth with the two exchanging big shots in their standup game before Moraes, once again, got the top position on the ground right up until the final bell rang.Team Lakay lost its second title in a week following Joshua Pacio’s split decision loss in his strawwweight title match last Saturday in Jakarta.Next title defense for the famed Baguio stable is Eduard Folayang’s lightweight rematch against Shinya Aoki in March.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img ONE: Team Lakay’s Honorio Banario absorbs TKO loss, fails to advance in Lightweight Grand Prix Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Adriano Moraes is back on top of the flyweight division. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It was a fitting end to ONE Championship’s first trilogy.Facing off for the final time, both fighters went at it tooth and nail but it was Adriano Moraes who managed to regain the ONE World flyweight title against rival Geje Eustaquio from Team Lakay in ONE: Hero’s Ascent Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img

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