Intimidation Weekend Recap: Busy weekend sees success at MMA, grappling events across the nation

Intimidation Clothing has kicked off the month of August with two extremely busy weekends, with the second weekend of the month being one of the busiest in recent memory. Intimidation sponsored two events in Ohio, with one MMA event and one grappling event. Intimidation also sponsored multiple professional and amateur fighters.

Jessica Zomcik - BJJ / GrapplingAt XFO 48 near Chicago, Intimidation sponsored pro fighter Pat Hastings (1-0) picked up a win in his professional debut with a TKO victory over Robert Katzfey (0-1). In amateur action, David Sorensen (4-0) picked up the XFO amateur bantamweight title with a victory over Jeremy Rennels (1-2).

Intimidation also sponsored UVC 25: Fair Fights in Athens, Ohio, an event that saw nearly 4,000 fans show up to see Chris McKinney submit Jordan Schembri (3-1) with a slick arm bar just 27 seconds into the main event. A packed house saw the first MMA show in Athens, just footsteps from Ohio University. For a full review of the UVC 25 event, check out the results here on the Ohio MMA News website.

In other action, Intimidation and Cast Iron Supplements sponsored fighter Nick “Nyquil” Rhoads (4-2) picked up a win at the Jackson’s MMA event in New Mexico. Rhoads picked up a unanimous decision over Conrad Padilla in the night’s co-main event.

Carter Mottley, Pito Castro & Thomas Ceculski at the AGCIntimidation also sponsored the American Grappling Challenge submission grappling event, which took place in Northeast Ohio near Akron. Multiple Intimidation-sponsored athletes were also in action, as Kyle Rozewski took bronze in the nogi division, while his Evolve MMA teammate Jessica Zomcik (pictured, right) finished first in nogi with submissions in all of her matches, while also finishing seconds in the gi competition. Meanwhile, decorated youth grappler Pito Castro took first place in both gi and nogi, while Carter Mottley and Thomas Ceculski III (all pictured, left) both had strong showings. In addition, Evolve MMA owner John Cook won gold at both the nogi and gi divisions at light heavyweight, going 4-0 overall and newly-sponsored Josh Longood took home silver in the nogi advanced division.

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 can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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.

Weekend Recap: Rozewski & Hanson impress as Intimidation continues sponsorship of NAAFS, Art of War MMA events

Intimidation Clothing continues to be the country’s biggest supporter of local MMA, and that much was evident in the sponsoring of two major local events in two Midwestern states over the weekend, as well as multiple fighters.

Tony Castillo & Dustin KempfNAAFS: Caged Vengeance 14 took place in Carrollton, Ohio, and Intimidation Clothing was on hand yet again. In addition to serving as a title sponsor for the event, Intimidation also sponsored the winners in both professional bouts, as Kyle Rozewski and Wes Hanson were both victorious. Rozewski (3-3) evened his pro record in the co-main event, as he submitted Rhett Northcraft (1-4) with a rear naked choke after dropping him with a head kick. In the main event, Wes Hanson (1-0) stopped Chaz Holloway (0-1) with a guillotine choke after a back-and-forth bout. Scheduled to fight in the night’s main event, Dustin Kempf (pictured, right with Tony Castillo) saw his opponent withdraw with an injury the week of the fight. Check out a full recap of the Caged Vengeance 14 event on the Ohio MMA News website.

Art of War 7 took place in Indianapolis, and Intimidation was on hand selling at its official booth as a continued sponsor of events by Mad Wolf Promotions. Intimidation sponsored amateur Cameron VanCamp earned the lightweight title by defeating Markus Hall via rear naked choke in the first round, and Dustin Parrish dropped an extremely close split decision to Sean Fallon in the main event in what was perhaps the most anticipated amateur bout in Indiana MMA history. For a full recap of the Art of War 7 event, check out the Bluegrass MMA website.

Intimidation will be back in action with two events this weekend, as the crew will travel to Athens, Ohio for UVC 25 at the Athens County Fair. Also sponsored will be the American Grappling Challenge event near Akron and a Saturday night MMA event from Victorium MMA in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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 can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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.

Weekend Recap: Sponsored pros go 5-0 at UVC 23 as Intimidation sponsors events in Georgia, Indiana & Ohio

Unbeaten weekends for Intimidation sponsored fighters are not unprecedented in and of themselves, but having one event where all five pros sponsored by the brand pick up wins is pretty rare. But that’s exactly what happened at UVC 23: Invasion, which went down in front of a sold out crowd at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio on Friday night. In addition to the brand’s sponsorship of the UVC event, the fast-growing brand also sponsored Saturday’s American Grappling Challenge as well as Conflict MMA in Savannah, Georgia, and Chris Lytle’s Midwest Fight Series event in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dan Spohn MMAUVC middleweight champion Luke Zachrich (12-2) returned to the UVC cage for the second time, looking to build on his August win over Nick Kraus at UVC 20. Zachrich completely dominated Marcus Finch (7-7) in a one sided fight, proving that he outclassed the Cincinnati native in every aspect of MMA. Zachrich showed in the first round that his grappling was superior, then to prove that he is well-rounded, he spent the entire second round boxing with Finch. The third frame saw Zachrich mix up his attacks, with boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu all mixed in one. After the bout, an emotional Zachrich brought his wife and infant baby girl into the cage and expressed how hard it was to be away from them in preparation for training for this fight. He said that he wasn’t retiring for sure, but we may not see him back in the cage for a little while.

In the co-main event, longtime Intimidation sponsored fighter Dan “Dragon” Spohn (8-3) picked up his second win in a row in the UVC cage, as he submitted Aaron Mays with a slick belly down armbar in the first round. Spohn was victim to a takedown early in the bout, but the fighter formerly known as a pure striker showed off his submission game for the second fight in a row to pick up the win, and the submission of the night.

Lightweight Joe Heiland (9-2-1) made his UVC debut, as the Cleveland native picked up his third straight win with a split decision over Augusta Tindall in the fight of the night. Heiland appeared to be in trouble in the second frame after a flurry from Tindall, but he remained tough and took the fight to the ground where he had a clear advantage. After the bout, Heiland said that he had a broken jaw and that his mouth filled with blood in the second round, but he was still happy to pick up the win. He texted Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan that “a true warrior pushes through” the pain which he proved inside the cage while getting the win.

Joe Heiland MMATop bantamweight prospect Cornelius Godfrey (8-1) was sponsored by Intimidation for the first time, and he picked up a workmanlike victory over Corey Simmons (4-4) in his UVC debut. Now at Ronin Training Center in Columbus, Godfrey figures to be a force to be reckoned with on the Central Ohio MMA scene in the near future; if he isn’t contact by the UFC or Bellator first.

And finally, Matt “Angerfist” Anderson (1-1) picked up his first win as a pro, and in his first bout sponsored by Intimidation. The always entertaining fighter put on an exciting bout against Jeramy Karshner, eventually picking up the win via armbar in the second round. There is no doubt that “Angerfist” will be wearing the Intimidation brand well into the future as the combination of his fighting skills and personality are a fantastic fit for the combat sports industry’s fastest-growing brand.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & combat sports 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, 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. Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor American Grappling Challenge on May 11 in Columbus, Ohio

May 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming American Grappling Challenge event on May 11 in Columbus, Ohio. The event, which takes place in conjunction with UVC 23 on May 10 the night before, will feature several super fights with some of the top grapplers in the Midwest. The sponsorship continues Intimidation’s growth into sports outside of MMA, as the organization has sponsored several seminars, boxing events, grapplers and even a rodeo cowboy.

logo-agc_250Owned and operated by jiu-jitsu black belt Dustin Ware, the American Grappling Challenge started more than 6 years ago as the Ohio Grappling Challenge but has since grown and is one of the most well-known and respected grappling organizations in the country. The AGC’s mission and purpose is to provide a platform for competitors the chance to take part in a quality, customer centric, & highly competitive grappling competition.

Intimidation Clothing will also be in attendance at the event with a booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & combat sports 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, 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. Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to serve as title sponsor for UVC 23: Invasion on May 10th in Columbus, Ohio

April 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming UVC 23: Invasion event on Friday, May 10 in Columbus, Ohio. UVC MMAThe title sponsorship continues the agreement between Intimidation and UVC, in which Intimidation will serve as a presenting sponsor for each of the organization’s events throughout 2013.

UVC 23 is set to be an early candidate for Ohio’s event of the year, as the card features many of the top fighters from the Buckeye State and around the Midwest. In the main event, Intimidation-sponsored TUF and Bellator veteran Luke Zachrich will finally take on Marcus Finch in a bout that has been talked about for more than a year. Intimidation-sponsored Bellator veteran Dan Spohn will also make his second UVC appearance as he looks to win his second fight in a row against top Missouri-based prospect Aaron Mays. In all, the event features six professional bouts as well as seven amateur bouts, including a title fight and the continuation of the UVC Champions Series of amateur tournaments.

UVC 23Along with Zachrich and Spohn, Intimidation is also expected to feature multiple other fighters on the fight’s card. Intimidation will also serve as a sponsor for the American Grappling Challenge on the next day in Columbus, which is being held in conjunction with the UVC 23 event.

Along with serving as a title sponsor for the event, Intimidation will be in toe at the event selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA 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, 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. Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.