Pittsburgh fighters provide highly successful weekend for Intimidation at first Pinnacle FC event

December 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing has made a concerted effort to break into the Steel City, and the final weekend of 2012 was a key cog in increasing brand recognition inside one of the biggest MMA hotbeds in the Mid-Atlantic area. Four fighters who were sponsored by the popular clothing brand picked up victories at the inaugural Pinnacle FC event, with three of those wins coming via stoppage. Intimidation was also a presenting sponsor of the inaugural Pinnacle FC and was in attendance selling its popular t-shirts, beanies, hoodies, and more.

Milstead, Steave & Cherico from Fight Club PittsburghIn the main event, featherweight Mark Cherico (3-0) extended his unbeaten streak, winning for the third time as a pro via rear naked choke in the first round. He moved his overall MMA record to 12-0, and a late opponent switch at weigh-ins the day before the fight didn’t affect his ability to pick up a win in front of his hometown fans over Ohio product Chris Dunn (2-3).

Adam Milstead (3-1) is now 3-0 since making the transition to the heavyweight division, and all three wins have come via stoppage. The Pittsburgh native stopped Bobby Gurley (2-3) with strikes in the first round, further cementing his place as perhaps the best heavyweight prospect in the area.

Anthony Durnell (12-4) has competed all over the world, but he had yet to compete in his hometown of Pittsburgh as a professional fighter. That changed on Saturday night, as he was able to give his hometown fans a late Christmas present with a unanimous decision over Kentucky product Jeremy Pender (8-6) in one of the evening’s more anticipated bouts.

And finally, fan favorite and Pittsburgh/West Virginia product Justin Steave (3-2) picked up his second win in a row, as “The Hawk” stopped New Yorker Amran Aliyev (1-1) with a rear naked choke in the second round. The popular fighter is now officially back over the .500 mark after a pair of highly disputed decision losses marred his early career.

Steel City by IntimidationPittsburgh products Mike Wilkins (2-1) and Khama Worthy (1-2) were also in action while sponsored by Intimidation, as all six sponsored fighters are products of Fight Club Pittsburgh, an official Intimidation dealer featuring a variety of the company’s popular styles.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD 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 and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.


Pictured: Adam Milstead, Justin Steave & Mark Cherico at Fight Club Pittsburgh

Photo Credit: Intimidation Interactive Media

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