Intimidation sponsored Mark Cherico looks to remain unbeaten in Pinnacle FC main event near Pittsburgh

June 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

“The Pride of Bloomfield” will return to the cage for the toughest test of his MMA career, and once again he’ll be fighting in his own backyard. After being named as the “best fighter in Pittsburgh” in 2012 by one fan site, Chercio will take on UFC veteran Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker in the main event at “Pittsburgh Challenge Series 3,” which takes place on June 29th in Cannonsburg, just outside of Pittsburgh. Mark Cherico MMACherico will be one of several fighters sponsored on the card as the Intimidation brand will also be in attendance selling their top quality t-shirts, hoodies, hats and merchandise.

Cherico, who signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with the Intimidation brand in 2012, may only have just four pro fights, but the 2011 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight Champion has racked up an impressive string of 13 finishes in 13 total combined fights. A MMA Instructor at Fight Club Pittsburgh who also represents Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh, Cherico had been sponsored by Intimidation ClothingTM dating back to his amateur career. Cherico earned a first round stoppage wins over Mark Wilson and Chris Dunn in late 2012 to improve to 3-0 as a pro, then earned his fourth first round stoppage in as many outings when he finished veteran Billy Vaughan with an armbar in the main event at Pittsburgh Challenge Series 2 in April. He will face experienced pro and UFC veteran Donny Walker (18-10) who will fight for the first time in 2013 his last three fights were with the UFC and Bellator.

Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (4-0 pro, 9-0 amateur) made his NAAFS debut in August 2011 after a 7-0 record fighting for the American Hardcore, Rocktagon and Cage of Chaos promotions. He then won both of his NAAFS amateur fights scoring a submission of Mike Putnam in August and a TKO win over Russ Brletrick in November. After winning the NAAFS Amateur Featherweight title in November 2011 at the annual Night of Champions event in defeating Brletrick, Cherico enjoyed a successful pro debut with a 1st round rear naked choke win at NAAFS: Caged Fury 17 in Morgantown, WV. In his 13 combined fights, Cherico has finished each opponent with 12 submissions and one TKO. Mark Cherico MMAA fan favorite who is known for his entertaining introductions and celebrations, Cherico is one of several up and coming prospects from Fight Club Pittsburgh, an official Intimidation dealer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in selling the Intimidation brand can apply to become an Intimidation Clothing dealer and Intimidation products can be found for sale online at 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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