Multiple Intimidation alums ready for the big leagues

Intimidation Clothing has long been a supporter of Local MMA and up-and-coming regional mixed martial arts talent, and has sponsored many fighters who have made it to the national level. Among these fighters are Stipe Miocic, Jessica Eye, Brian Rogers, Daniel Straus, Cody Garbrandt, Donny Walker and more.

Adam Milstead MMAThree more fighters who have been sponsored by the Intimidation brand in the past are also nearing UFC-level status, and could potentially sign with the organization in the near future.

Fast-rising heavyweight Adam Milstead (7-1) has won seven straight bouts, and all have been via stoppage. After fighting through some injuries, “The Prototype” is now healthy and racked up back-to-back TKO wins earlier this year in under two minutes each. Undefeated at heavyweight, the Pittsburgh native continues to be a force of destruction, as his wins over Lewis Rumsey and Robert Morrow show why he could be in the UFC before long. With the Octagon headed to his hometown in February, Milstead could be a great candidate to make his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 82.

Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorDan Spohn (12-4) has already tasted a bit of UFC success, as he was on The Ultimate Fighter 19 where he produced one of the sickest knockouts in show history in just 10 seconds as he stopped Tyler King in the preliminary round. Now back on the regional scene, Spohn has been dominant, producing a 4-0 record with three stoppage wins. The former NAAFS light heavyweight champion, “Dragon” recently took a calculated risk moving up to heavyweight where he captured the CFFC title with a second round knockout win over Zu Anyanwu in December.

Mark Cherico (9-1) says he’s retired, but the Intimidation alum continues to be active in MMA. After recently opening up a gym in his native Pittsburgh area, “The Pride of Bloomfield” continues to be incredibly popular in the area and could also be a perfect candidate for UFC Pittsburgh. Mark Cherico MMAMost recently, Cherico competed in what was announced as his last MMA bout, defeating Nate Landwehr via submission at Gladiators of the Cage 19 in October.

Intimidation Clothing is a lifestyle brand of apparel targeting the Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports markets with a history of strong support for Local MMA. With a international reach which has included dealers in the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and China, the Intimidation brand has been regularly featured on the backs of top-level MMA fighters in the UFC, Bellator MMA, WSOF and a multitude of Local MMA promotions. Anyone interested can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and products are available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter and Instagram.

Intimidation & UrFight alums nominated for 2015 BluegrassMMA Awards

December 14, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Sponsorships

Multiple Intimidation and UrFight alumni have been nominated for the 2015 BluegrassMMA Awards, including alums in nearly every category.

Adam Milstead MMABluegrassMMA covers local MMA events in the Ohio Valley region, including Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Western Pennsylvania. One of the best MMA media outlets, they have a huge footprint in the area and employ some of the best MMA journalists.

Cast Your Vote Now For The 2015 BluegrassMMA Awards

Voting for their 2015 Awards is underway, and runs through December 31st. Check out some of the Intimidation alums who have been nominated:

Pro Fighter of the Year: Adam Townsend, Joey Holt, Nick Browne, Rob Hanna

Pro Fight of the Year: Josh Longood, Khama Worthy, Antonio Castillo Jr., Justin Steave, Rob Hanna

adam-townsend01Pro Knockout of the Year: Adam Milstead, Nick Browne

Pro Submission of the Year: Adam Townsend, Eric Moell

Event of the Year: Colosseum Combat, Hardrock MMA, NAAFS, Pinnacle FC, RFO

Promotion of the Year: Colosseum Combat, Hardrock MMA, NAAFS, Pinnacle FC, RFO

Cast Your Vote Now For The 2015 BluegrassMMA Awards

UrFight & Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Apex Fights 9 in Newport, Tennessee

December 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, Local / Regional MMA, News

UrFight & Intimidation Clothing are pleased to announce the sponsorship of Saturday’s Apex Fights 9 MMA & Kickboxing event. Held for the first time in Newport, Tennessee, many local fan favorites will be in action with UrFight and Intimidation products available at the company’s booth.

Apex Fights 9In addition to selling popular styles from the UrFight and Intimidation Clothing brands, UrFight will also be sponsoring amateur fighter Shawn Perkins of Clairfield. Specific UrFight styles will be available at the company’s booth with personalization available on many of those shirts, hats, shorts and more.

Details on the event can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

Intimidation Clothing is a lifestyle brand of apparel targeting the Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports markets with a history of strong support for Local MMA. With a international reach which has included dealers in the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and China, the Intimidation brand has been regularly featured on the backs of top-level MMA fighters in the UFC, Bellator MMA, WSOF and a multitude of Local MMA promotions. Anyone interested can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and products are available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter and Instagram.

UrFight & Intimidation to sponsor Adam Townsend in RFA main event on AXSTV

UrFight and Intimidation Clothing are proud to announce the sponsorship of RFA headliner Adam “Primetime” Townsend live on AXSTV. Adam Townsend MMATownsend (14-3, @AdamTownsendMMA) will square off with Ernest Chavez (9-2) on Friday night in the main event at RFA 33 in Costa Mesa, California. The RFA MMA event will be televised on AXS TV with the main card beginning at 10 pm ET.

The first fighter ever sponsored by UrFight, Adam “Primetime” Townsend is a member of the D-Evil Fight Team in Johnson City, Tennessee. At 14-3, Townsend has won 8 straight and has finished his opponent 10 times in his 14 wins. This will be his 4th fight of 2015 after a very busy 2014 which saw Townsend step into the cage six times.

This marks the first dual sponsorship of a MMA fighter since the Intimidation & UrFight brands announced their merger a week ago. Both brands were available to the public together for the first time at the Happy Valley Fight Series boxing event in Elizabethton, TN last weekend and will be supporting Local MMA in the region again this weekend

Intimidation Clothing is a lifestyle brand of apparel targeting the Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports markets with a history of strong support for Local MMA. With a international reach which has included dealers in the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and China, the Intimidation brand has been regularly featured on the backs of top-level MMA fighters in the UFC, Bellator MMA, WSOF and a multitude of Local MMA promotions. Anyone interested can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and products are available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter and Instagram.

Intimidation Clothing & UrFight announce merger of two of Local MMA’s biggest supporters

Intimidation Clothing, LLC and UrFight are pleased to announce that the two companies have agreed to terms to team up in a never before seen merger. UrFight & Intimidation ClothingThe two brands, which both cater to the MMA/Combat Sports Industry, plan to take their individual strengths and combine them in what will surely benefit MMA fighters, gyms and promoters on the local level. After years of competing against each other, a newly-formed collaboration will work to better serve Local MMA and expand the awareness for both brands across the globe.

Long known for their personalized MMA fighter shirts, UrFight has proven to be the hardest working brand in the industry. Commonly seen at multiple Local MMA events across the South, Midwest and East Coast, the brand has sponsored several hundred fighters across the USA and plans to continue to expand their sponsorship roster.

“For years I have had a tremendous amount of respect for the UrFight team,” said Intimidation Clothing Founder Luke Jernigan, who will now serve as the Director of Marketing & PR for both brands. “They are the only brand that I ever found that could out-hustle Intimidation when we were at our peak, and their outside-of-the-box thinking is something I have always envied. To be able to team up with this group is going to be tremendous for the Local MMA market as we build both brands and take them to the next level.”

To kick the partnership off, both UrFight and Intimidation products will be available for sale at the Happy Valley Fight Series event in Elizabethton, Tennessee on Saturday, December 5th.

MMA fighters looking to benefit from the merger can apply for sponsorship with UrFight as long as they have a fight lined up in the near future. Continued expansion of Intimidation Clothing’s sponsorship program will be announced in the coming months.

Intimidation Clothing is a lifestyle brand of apparel targeting the Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports markets with a history of strong support for Local MMA. With a international reach which has included dealers in the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and China, the Intimidation brand has been regularly featured on the backs of top-level MMA fighters in the UFC, Bellator MMA, WSOF and a multitude of Local MMA promotions. Anyone interested can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and products are available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter and Instagram.

Intimidation founder Luke Jernigan joins Cage Zombies Radio tonight

December 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, Local / Regional MMA, News

Intimidation Clothing founder Luke Jernigan is set to join Cage Zombies Radio tonight to talk Local MMA, other MMA-focused apparel brands, fighter sponsorships and more. Luke Jernigan Intimidation ClothingHosted by long-time MMA media members Matthew Gaither and Spencer “Pablo Diablo” Kirksey, Cage Zombies Radio is a product of MMA Madhouse Productions. Jernigan is set to join Gaither and Kirksey at approximately 10:10 pm ET.

> Fans interested in hearing the program can do so here – Cage Zombies Radio.

Intimidation Clothing is a lifestyle brand of apparel targeting the Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports markets with a history of strong support for Local MMA. With a international reach which has included dealers in the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and China, the Intimidation brand has been regularly featured on the backs of top-level MMA fighters in the UFC, Bellator MMA, WSOF and a multitude of Local MMA promotions. Anyone interested can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and products are available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter and Instagram.

Intimidation Alumni Update: Rogers & Spohn face big fights this weekend

Multiple Intimidation Clothing alumni have been making waves around the sport of mixed martial arts, from the UFC to top regional promotions and beyond.

Dan Spohn UFCA cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter 19,” Dan “Dragon” Spohn (@dragonspohn) has gone on a hot streak since his lone UFC appearance following the show, winning three straight bouts in regional action. Now, the longtime light heavyweight and former NAAFS 205b champion is about to get heavy, as the Ohio native is set to bulk up to the heavyweight division, where he will challenge Zu Anyanwu for the CFFC heavyweight title at CFFC 53 on Dec. 4 in Philadelphia. Fans interested in watching the bout can order the fight on GFL.tv.

Spohn’s signature Dragon t-shirt is one of the most unique designs in Intimidation Clothing history, and fans can pick up the shirt right today, Cyber Monday, for just $10.

Another longtime sponsored fighter, Brian “The Predator” Rogers (@BRogthePredator) is set to make his 11th appearance inside the Bellator cage at Bellator MMA 147 on Dec. 4. The Ohio native – who now lives and trains in Denver, Colorado – is set to bulk up to the light heavweight division, where he will take on Strikeforce veteran Virgil Zwicker in a 205-pound bout. The fight will air on the main card live on Spike TV. brog-training05_0913Rogers is known for some of the most vicious knockouts in Bellator history, as his flying knee has become a signature and made him a fan favorite.

Fans can pick up his iconic “flying knee” signature tee in the Intimidation store on Cyber Monday for just $10.

Despite a 9-1 record, popular fighter Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (@MarkChericoMMA) has announced his retirement from the sport of MMA. The Pinnacle FC and Gladiators of the Cage featherweight champ has instead decided to focus on running his new gym, as Mark Cherico’s Martial Arts & Fitness will open soon in the Pittsburgh area. Fans still hope to see “The Pride” in the cage sometime in the future.

Two fighters who were long sponsored by Intimidation Clothing recently put on a memorable performance in their matchup at Pinnacle FC 12 over Thanksgiving week. Khama “The Death Star” Worthy (@thedeathstar_1) and Antonio “Mexican Muscle” Castillo Jr. (@CastilloJR_MMA) showed why they have been fan favorites with a fight of the year performance in their co-main event. After Castillo dominated for much of the fight, the two spent time throwing flurries in rounds 2 and 3. Castillo dropped Worthy twice in the second round, but Worthy came out charging hard in the third round, landing a right hand and then finishing shots on the ground to earn the knockout. Check out this memorable fight here.

Jordan Parsons MMAPart of Intimidation’s massive growth in the Minnesota area, Jordan “Pretty Boy” Parsons (@PrettyBoyMMA_JP) has made a name for himself under the Bellator MMA banner. After a KO win in his first outing, Parsons submitted then 30-0 fighter Julio Cesar Neves. He recently lost his first fight for Bellator, but he figures to be a name to watch in the featherweight division in 2016.

Another fighter who has been sponsored by Intimidation and has long been a friend of the brand, Daniel Straus (@DanielStraus), is once again the Bellator MMA featherweight champion. The Cincinnati native defeated Patricio “Pitbull” Freire on his third attempt to claim the 145-pound title for a second time at Bellator 145 on Nov. 6.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle clothing with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Dan Spohn photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography

UFC on FOX sees four Intimidation alumni with big opportunities in front of them

July 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Athlete Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

UFC on FOX 16 goes down Saturday night in Chicago, and four alumni of the Intimidation brand are all in action on the MMA world’s biggest stage. Jessamyn Duke, Daron Cruickshank, Ben Saunders and Jessica Eye each have big fights, each in their own way. In likely the most high-profile fight of each fighter’s career, Saturday night could determine the fate of each fighter as they move forward in the UFC rankings. Jessamyn Duke with UFC Champ Ronda RouseyFor Eye, a title shot against Ronda Rousey may be next, for others their jobs may be on the line.

Kicking off the night’s card for the Intimidation Clothing alumni is Jessamyn Duke, fighting in the night’s 2nd fight. Duke (3-2) faces off with Elizabeth Phillips (4-3) as she fights for her job after losing 2 straight following a win in her UFC debut. Intimidation sponsored Duke in her first three professional MMA fights, all under the Invicta FC banner, and released the Jessamyn Duke signature tees during her time on the popular TUF 18 program.

Daron Cruickshank, a member of the UFC’s roster since the beginning for 2012, will step into the Octagon for the 12th time on Saturday night as he looks to improve his 6-4-1 UFC record. Now 16-6-1 overall, Cruickshank faces James Krause (21-7, 2-3 UFC) as he looks for his first win after a No Contest and loss in his past two fights. Daron Cruickshank MMAIntimidation sponsored Cruickshank in multiple fights in 2010 and 2011 which spurred him onto The Ultimate Fighter’s 15th season.

For Ben Saunders, a second chance with the UFC has proven quite successful thus far. After an impressive 4-3 record in the UFC from 2007 to 2010, Saunders was cut and later signed with Belator MMA. Intimidation sponsored Saunders in Bellator’s Welterweight Tournament in 2011 as he continued to face many of the top 170lb fighters in the world. Now back in the UFC after a 7-3 stint with Belator MMA, Saunders looks for a 3rd straight win inside the Octagon.

Finally, the biggest fight of Jessica “Evil” Eye’s career serves as the night’s main event at UFC on FOX 16. At 1-1-1 her UFC record does not scream title shot, but in a thin division looking for rivals to take on Champion Ronda Rousey, Eye’s match-up with Miesha Tate could be everything she needs to vault her into the national MMA limelight. Jessica Eye MMA - NAAFSAfter a 10-1 run at 125lbs where she climbed to #1 in the world in her weight class, Eye made the move to 135lbs in 2013 and signed on with the UFC to compete against the most high-profile women in the sport. While Intimidation supported her in 9 consecutive pro fights over a span of four years from 2010-2013, the company created the Jessica Eye signature tee in both men’s and women’s styles which the company sold at many of her fights in and around Cleveland.

While none of these great athletes will be donning Intimidation Clothing on Saturday night, each played an important role in helping build the Intimidation brand over the years. We wish each fighter the best of luck as they look to advance on the highest profile stage in Mixed Martial Arts.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle clothing with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to release signature tee for undefeated bantamweight Nathan “Mayhem” Maness, pre-orders underway

Nathan Maness signature teeIntimidation Clothing is pleased to team up with fast-rising, undefeated bantamweight prospect Nathan Maness on the latest addition to Intimidation’s signature shirt program. Maness (5-0 pro), who has fought at weights from 135 to 155lbs, joins a exclusive list of athletes with a signature tee from Intimidation which includes UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock, UFC bantamweights Jessica Eye & Jessamyn Duke, Bellator MMA knockout artist Brian Rogers and a variety of UFC veterans and up-and-coming stars.

> CLICK HERE to buy the Nathan “Mayhem” Maness signature tee online today!

Nathan “Mayhem” Maness recently improved his undefeated professional MMA record to 5-0 in late March to extend his unblemished record which includes a 10-0 amateur record. A veteran of two formerly-sponsored local MMA promotions by Intimidation, HOOKnSHOOT and HardRock MMA, Maness made his pro debut in July 2013. A product of Team R.O.C. in of Albemarle, North Carolina, Maness trains with UFC vet Rodney Wallace and WSOF vet Jordan Rinaldi. At age 16 Maness and some friends began “putting together little tournaments outside after watching a few UFC events.” Eventually he took his training to the next level and continues to pass each test put before him. In a world full of fighters who will not take on tough tests, Maness is no stranger to the tough fight as his last three opponents have a combined 15-1 pro record in fights outside of against the man known as “Mayhem.”

The Nathan Maness signature t-shirt will be a men’s cut regular fit black shirt made from 4.5 oz combed ringspun 100% cotton which has a super soft feel and is lightweight.

> CLICK HERE to buy the Nathan “Mayhem” Maness signature tee online today!

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA clothing & fight gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to release Terry “Da Brick” House signature tee, pre-orders underway

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that the company has teamed up with professional featherweight MMA fighter Terry House Jr. for the creation of his own signature shirt. Terry House Jr Signature ShirtKnown as “Da Brick,” House is one of the Chicagoland area’s most popular fighters and has worked with the Intimidation brand for nearly a year after joining the team during the company’s expansion efforts into Northern Indiana’s Local MMA scene.

> CLICK HERE to buy the Terry “Da Brick” House Jr. signature tee from IntimidationClothing.com!

While House has been away from MMA action for over a year he expects to look to improve upon his 6-8 pro record early this summer. A 4-time veteran of the long-time Intimidation-sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana, House also promotes anti-bullying in the Chicago area.

Terry House MMAThe new Terry House signature tee design is centered around his nickname – “Da Brick” – with Terry’s signature on the back.

> CLICK HERE to buy the Terry “Da Brick” House Jr. signature tee from IntimidationClothing.com!

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA clothing & fight gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

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