There are, if I’m not mistaken, three BJJ black belts in the whole Philippines and they are in Manilla.
On his promotional debut, the 28-year-old went the distance with a BJJ black belt and won by decision, so when Eustaquio says his team isn’t “into Jiu Jitsu” there’s a certain amount of modesty involved.
The Kazakh beat Adriano Moraes by split decision in 2015, but was beaten by the Brazilian last month, after recovering from a serious injury.
The first time Eustaquio fought Moraes was in 2014.
In the past, Team Lakay fighters have sometimes struggled against opponents with strong wrestling.