Intimidation sponsored Dan “Dragon” Spohn in action on TUF 19 tonight on FOX Sports 1

April 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter began with a bang two weeks ago with a heavy Intimidation flavor, as five Intimidation alumni took to one of the biggest stages in Mixed Martial Arts, led by Team Intimidation’s own Dan “Dragon” Spohn. dan-spohn02_500Tonight, Spohn’s journey on TUF 19 will take another step before our eyes at 10 pm ET on FOX Sports 1.

A long-time member of Team Intimidation, Dan “Dragon” Spohn has been a staple of the brand since his early days as a professional Mixed Martial Artist and throughout his NAAFS title run, his days with Bellator MMA, during his 9-second KO at Bellator 51, and his two most recent professional fights in Columbus, Ohio for the UVC. His time on The Ultimate Fighter started with a bang – literally. Just seconds into the fight Spohn landed a hard right on the ear of a charging Tyler King to score one of the fastest knockouts in the history of The Ultimate Fighter. “One of the nastiest knockouts I’ve ever seen in my life,” said former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar.

Spohn (8-3) is a native of the Cambridge area and is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion & now TUF 19 vet Josh Stansbury.

In a season featuring middleweight and light heavyweight fighters, Intimidation alumni and NAAFS vets Hector Urbina, Doug Sparks, Mike King and Josh Stansbury all had the chance to fight to get into the TUF 19 house. Urbina and King joined the cast as middleweights, while Doug Sparks and Josh Stansbury did not make it into the house as Sparks was submitted and Stansbury injured his knee and was forced to withdraw despite a dominating performance before the injury.

Dan Spohn MMAThe 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.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style 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.

 

 

Photo Credit (right): Hexlinc Photography

 

 

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