Intimidation Clothing signs female fighting pioneer, UFC & TUF 18 vet Roxanne Modafferi

March 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the newest member of # Team Intimidation, as female fighting pioneer Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi will now be sponsored by the fast-growing clothing brand.

Roxanne Modafferi MMAA lifelong martial artist, Modafferi began training in karate when she was a teenager, and gained her brown belt in judo before graduating high school. During her college years at the University of Massachusetts, she trained at some of New England’s most notable gyms, including the Sityodtong Muay Thai Academy run by Mark DellaGrotte.

Modafferi began her mixed martial arts career while studying abroad in Tokyo, and she compiled a 5-0 record in just over a year competing for the legendary all-female Smackgirl promotion in Japan and the now Intimidation sponsored HOOKnSHOOT in Indiana. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Literature, she landed a job teaching English and Japan and returned to the Land of the Rising Sun.

In 2006 she became one of the most recognizable fighters in women’s MMA, competing against the likes of Tara LaRosa, Shayna Baszler, and Marloes Coenen in her Strikeforce debut in 2009. In 2010 she had a rematch against LaRosa at the Moosin: God of Martial Arts event, and she won by decision in what was perhaps the biggest fight in WMMA history to that point. She then fought Sarah Kaufmann for the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship in July 2010.

In August 2013, it was announced that she would compete on The Ultimate Fighter 18, once again making history as a member of the first cast of the show to feature women. After winning her preliminary fight to make it into the house, Modafferi became one of the more entertaining members of the cast, known for her quirky and happy-go-lucky attitude. She made her official UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, where she dropped a decision to Raquel Pennington.

Roxanne Modafferi MMAMost recently, she signed a deal with the all-female Invicta Fighting Championships and is expected to debut for the organization soon. She now lives in Las Vegas and trains at Syndicate MMA under head coach John Wood and assistant coaches (UFC welterweight) Mike Pyle and (UFC vet & WSOF featherweight) John Gunderson.

Intimidation has long been a supporter of female fighters, including sponsoring multiple top fighters like current UFC stars Jessica “Evil” Eye & Sara McMann, recent star on The Ultimate Fighter 18 Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke, top prospect Jessica Zomcik and many more. In addition, Intimidation also released an official “I ♥ #WMMA” tee in 2013 in an effort to show the company’s support for female fighters across the globe.

“The signing of Roxanne Modafferi is an example of the direction of where Intimidation is heading as a brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “I had no intention of adding to our roster before hearing from Roxanne, but after she was referred to us by one of Intimidation’s great alumni, my conversation with Roxanne solidified all I had heard about her and seen on The Ultimate Fighter. Roxanne’s character and attitude, and her humble approach asking to be considered for sponsorship, and her understanding of the responsibilities that a sponsored athlete must embrace made this deal a no-brainer.”

Fans can follow Modafferi on Twitter @RoxyFighter or check out her official blog.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA inspired lifestyle clothing & training 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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5 Comments on "Intimidation Clothing signs female fighting pioneer, UFC & TUF 18 vet Roxanne Modafferi"

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    […] The Intimidation brand is no stranger to the TUF house as the brand has worked with current UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank (TUF 15) as well as TUF alumni Jason Dent (TUF 9), Luke Zachrich (TUF 7) and more. Intimidation was a sponsor of Jessamyn Duke (pictured, right) during her time on TUF 18 and recently signed TUF 18 and UFC alum Roxanne Modafferi. […]

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    […] The Intimidation brand is no stranger to the TUF house as the brand has worked with current UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank (TUF 15) as well as TUF alumni Jason Dent (TUF 9), Luke Zachrich (TUF 7) and more. Intimidation was a sponsor of Jessamyn Duke during her time on TUF 18 and recently signed TUF 18 and UFC alum Roxanne Modafferi. […]

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