Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"
Massachusetts' Terrance "T-Bone" Jean-Jacques (8-3) has been taking the "road less traveled" over the past 6 months, that road; the "Road to ONE Championship." In December of last year Jean-Jacques entered an eight man Heavyweight tournament with the RUF MMA promotion out of Arizona. On December 18th Terrance opened up the tournament at RUF 45, dispatching Michael Quintero (7-2) by Unanimous Decision. Jean-Jacques then secured his spot in the finals by battering Irvins Ayala (4-0) to a second round TKO stoppage at RUF 46 in March.
The tournament came to a conclusion Saturday night in Phoenix, Arizona as Terrance met Yimaz Wildman (4-1) in the Main Event at RUF 47. Although Wildman showed no quit, Terrance took it to him for three rounds earning a lopsided decision on the judges scorecards (29-25, 29-26, 30-25). For his troubles Jean-Jacques takes home a shiny new belt, a tournament trophy and...oh yeah! a five-fight contract with Worldwide fight promotion ONE Championship worth in the neighborhood of $140,000. Terrance will now have the chance to represent New England MMA on the World stage as we await further details on his ONE Championship debut.
ONE Championship now intends to branch out from their home in Singapore and begin to promote events in the States in the near future, where we could see Terrance make his promotional debut stateside. Fight fans will be able to stream live ONE Championship fightcards on Amazon Prime and can stay turned to New England MMA for more updates on Terrance Jean-Jacques' ONE Championship debut.