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.

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

Intimidation continues long-time sponsorship of “Big” John Hawk at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 in Canton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of veteran fighter “Big” John Hawk, as he prepares to face rising MMA star Curt Lemmon (4-0) in a heavyweight title bout at the upcoming NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 event on March 7th Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk MMAHawk (10-5) continues his run in his return to heavyweight, as his victory over William Penn in March 2014 was the first fight for the former NAAFS heavyweight champ in the division since 2010. He then followed up that win with a victory over Bobby Brents at NAAFS: Rock ‘N Rumble 8 last October. Hawk has become known as one of the most durable fighters in the sport, including racking up a 2-1 win under the Bellator MMA banner with an upset win over Marcus Vanttinen at Bellator 66 highlighting his time in the organization.

Hawk will look to become the NAAFS heavyweight champion for the second time, as he won the title with a victory over Joe McCall in 2010 before dropping to light heavyweight. The title was then won by and later vacated by Intimidation alum Stipe Miocic when he signed with the UFC in 2011.

Hawk is a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio and comes in looking for his fifth win in seven outings. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Hawk is an outspoken member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, which is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer.

John Hawk & Brian Rogers MMAHawk has not one but two signature t-shirts from Intimidation, including the original gray and an updated red signature shirt that was released in June. It was one of the most popular items at the Intimidation booth at the Fight Nite in the Flats 10 event in Cleveland last June, and Hawk wasn’t even competing on the card.

> CLICK HERE to buy the “Big” John Hawk signature tee

Intimidation Clothing now offers signature shirts for more than 20 different fighters, including Brian Rogers, Jessamyn Duke, Jason Dent, Donny Walker, Jessica Eye, Mark Cherico, Forrest Petz, Ken Shamrock, Wes Sims, and more.

Intimidation alums Isaiah “The Beast”  Chapman and Antonio Castillo Jr. were also expected to be in action at the March 7th event, fighting for the NAAFS bantamweight title. UFC veteran Branden Hinkle will also be in action on the same night, as he will be competing in a boxing event in West Virginia while another long-time Intimidation alum Dan Spohn will be fighting on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA inspired lifestyle apparel 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 Clothing to sponsor Eric Moell in Warrior FC flyweight title fight in Hazard, Kentucky

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Cincinnati-based professional featherweight star Eric Moell, who is set to compete for the flyweight title against Lee Spurgeon (1-2) at the upcoming Warrior FC event on March 21st in Hazard, Kentucky.

Eric Moell MMAMoell, who has been sponsored by Intimidation in the past, is currently 5-3 as a pro. After 3 quick victories under the Absolute Action MMA banner to kick off his career, he signed with XFC and competed on AXS TV twice in 2013, including at the Intimidation-sponsored XFC 23 event in Louisville in April 2013. He then returned to the regional scene and racked up two more quick stoppage victories before coming up short in his last outing. Overall, he has finished all five of his victims via submission in the first round, with just one of those wins taking more than 2 minutes.

During his 7-1 amateur MMA career which ended in 2011 when he turned pro, Moell was sponsored by the Intimidation brand in multiple fights. Moell is a member of Alliance MMA in Cincinnati and fans can follow him on twitter @ericmoell.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. The Intimidation brand is 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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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 continues sponsorship of flyweight Cory Alexander at Absolute Action MMA 41

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of rising star Cory Alexander in his upcoming bout on Febryar 27th in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Cory Alexander MMAAlexander (7-6) is set to take on another fast rising fighter in Cody Gabelman (2-0) in a featured pro bout at Absolute Action MMA 41 at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Northern Kentucky, just outside of Cincinnati.

Alexander has burst onto the scene as one of the sport’s more exciting prospects, and his 6-2 record at 125 pounds has put given him national exposure. His only losses at his natural weight class are to Dustin Ortiz, who is now on the UFC’s roster, and Juan Puerta (8-4) in his most recent outing.

A former state placer in wrestling during high school, Alexander took up MMA on a whim when his former wrestling coach turned down a fight that was eventually offered to him. He propelled that experience into a 10-1 amateur record, and he now comes into this fight with wins in 4 of his last 5 outings.

Cory Alexander MMAThe SSF Submission Academy product will compete as a member of Team Intimidation for the third time, as he sported the Intimidation brand for his victory over Lathral Perdue in June and his most recent bout against Puerta last September.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing MMA inspired clothing brand 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 sponsored Dustin “Bam Bam” Parrish in action at Colosseum Combat XXXI

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of one of the Midwest’s fastest rising stars, as Dustin “Bam Bam” Parrish is set to put his unbeaten record on the line when he returns to the cage on February 21st in Northwest Indiana. Dustin Parrish MMAParrish (2-0) is set to face Christopher Burchfield (0-0 pro, 6-4 am) in a featured professional bout at Colosseum Combat XXXI in Kokomo, Indiana.

Intimidation teamed up with the popular fighter last month to announce the release of his first-ever signature shirt, which is now on sale at IntimidationClothing.com. Parrish, now 2-0 as a pro thanks to a perfect 2014 campaign, will seek a 3rd straight win to start his pro career on February 21st fighting for Collosseum Combat MMA. Also on the card are Intimidation alums Michael Eikenberry, Tyler Combs and amateur Patrick Ruby.

Parrish who hails from Indiana, boasted an impressive 9-1 record as an amatuer and is one of the fastest-rising stars on the Midwest MMA scene. Now training at American Top Team in Indianapolis, Parrish got his start in MMA after going to a local martial arts school just to take a break from wrestling. He began his amateur MMA career in 2011 at just 18 years old, and he quickly rattled off 7 wins in 7 outings over his first two years as a fighter. All 7 of those wins came via stoppage, with the first 6 coming in the first round.

Dustin Parrish Intimidation t-shirtNow training with Carlos Diaz of American Top Team and Myron Greber of Iron Horse Martial Arts, Parrish still trains with his brother and wrestling coach Ryan Parrish at Contenders Wrestling Academy. His well-rounded training is the key to his success, as he has posted 3 TKO victories to go along with 5 submissions in his 9 wins. Parrish won both of his first two professional fights in 2014 with a decision win in April for the MFS and a submission victory in November for Legends of Fighting. Perhaps the most valuable part of Parrish is his marketability, as he is very social media savvy and is one of the best fighters at promoting the Intimidation Clothing brand via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. Fans can follow him on Twitter @BamBam_155.  

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. The Intimidation brand is 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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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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