MTV “Caged” Star Tony Kelley to make pro MMA debut sponsored by Intimidation
After gaining an international fan base in his stint on the MMA-themed MTV reality show “Caged,” Intimidation Clothing-sponsored Tony Kelley is set to make his professional debut after a successful stint as an amateur. Kelley is planning on shooting a series of video blogs in order to help hype his professional debut, which will take place on September 15th in Arizona. As an amateur, Kelley compiled a record of 15-4, with a large number of his amateur fights unrecognized by the national MMA database.
Kelley, along with the rest of the cast members of “Caged” were based in rural Louisiana and trained together for a team called Karate Mafia. At the conclusion of the show’s first and only season to date, Kelley and another castmember were scouted by a high level gym in California where he no doubt improved his approach to the sport of MMA.
Kelley will make his pro debut for the Coalition of Combat MMA promotion on their September 15th event in Phoenix, Arizona opposite Sean Marsicane. Kelley’s first video blog is now live on FullContactFighter.com. For more updates, including links to more of Kelley’s video blogs, stay tuned to IntimidationMMA.com.
The sponsorship of Tony Kelley comes at a time of expansion as the Intimidation brand with a focus on the Southwest region of the USA. In addition to Kelley Intimidation has sponsored multiple other fighters in the region including promising young featherweight Hunter Tucker from Jackson’s MMA. The sponsorship of Kelley comes after Intimidation’s own Mark Cherico spoke to him on Twitter and referred his own sponsor.
Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA themed apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. The company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.