Weekend MMA Recap: Brian Rogers adds another highlight reel knockout to resume at Bellator 119

Intimidation Clothing had a “knockout” of a weekend, with Team Intimidation producing one of the more memorable weekends in recent memory. Brian Rogers Bellator 119 flying knee KOFrom highlight reel finishes on a national stage to successes sponsoring local and regional MMA events, Mother’s Day weekend was another shining achievement for Team Intimidation.

Team Intimidation cornerstone fighter Brian “The Predator” Rogers produced yet another highlight reel knockout win, as he put Adrian Miles to sleep with a flying knee in the second round of their middleweight bout at Bellator 119. Rogers has now produced 9 knockouts in 11 career wins, and he produced the latest victory while walking out wearing his latest signature shirt, which features him landing one of his patented flying knees. The win was also the Attack Poker “Attack of the Night” on the Spike TV broadcast earning Rogers even more recognition with the fans of Bellator MMA who already know Brian from the flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61.

Brian Rogers MMAIn other news, Team Intimidation fighter Rob “The Destroyer” Morrow (14-16) produced yet another win, as he earned a second round TKO victory over Rashad Brooks at Extreme Challenge 231 in Iowa after taking the fight on just two days’ notice. Morrow (pictured, lower right) has now produced 5 wins in his last 6 bouts, and is 7-3 in his last 10. He is also the Intimidation sponsored Colosseum Combat light heavyweight champion.

Intimidation’s Kentucky/Indiana crew was on hand at the inaugural Indestructible Fight Club event in Owensboro, Kentucky, which was promoted by the same group that runs the Indiana Fighting Championship. The group had another banner night, selling Intimidation’s popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more and saw the selection of Intimidate Cancer tees as the popular style of the night.

To cap off the weekend, UFC Fight Night 40 saw two Intimidation alums in action with Daron Cruickshank and Anthony Lapsley both in action. While Lapsley did not have the result he wanted, Cruichshank scored another highlight-reel KO of his own only to be overshadowed by Matt Brown’s performance in the night’s main event. Brown, who held a MMA seminar at GriffonRawl MMA Academy in August 2010 which was sponsored by Intimidation Clothing, scored a thrilling TKO win over Erick Silva in the 3rd round in Cincinnati.

Rob Morrow MMALooking ahead, Intimidation has yet another busy weekend set coming up, with four events sponsored in four different states. On top of that, all four events are in different aspects. Intimidation’s IN/KY crew will headline the weekend as they travel to Kokomo, Indiana for the long-time sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion. In Ohio, an Intimidate Cancer event will take place as Intimidation will be on hand for the Hubbard Leukemia Society Fundraising Family Day in Hubbard, Ohio. Intimidation will also be on hand at the New York State Grappling Championships in Fredonia, New York, as well as Prison City Fight League’s “25 to Life” MMA event  in Jackson, Michigan.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA 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.

Luke Zachrich joins long list of Intimidation alums in the UFC with debut at UFC on FOX 11

April 17, 2014 by  
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After a long and successful career, yet another Intimidation alum has signed with the UFC, as Luke Zachrich is set to make his promotional debut at UFC on FOX 11 this weekend. Zachrich (13-2, 0-0 UFC) is set to face Caio Magalhaes (7-1, 2-1 UFC) on the preliminary card, which will air on FOX Sports 1.

Luke Zachrich MMAA veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 7 and Bellator MMA, Zachrich is a native of Columbus who will make his first UFC appearance after 8 years as a pro fighter. Zachrich enters the UFC on the strength of a 3-fight winning streak, including a win UVC 20 in August 2012, when he claimed the organization’s middleweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Nick Kraus in that event’s headliner. Zachrich also posted victories over Marcus Finch at UVC 23 last year and then a submission victory over Justin Gamble last summer. The owner of Ronin Training Center, Zachrich has built Central Ohio’s top MMA gym that features fast-rising pros and some of Ohio’s top amateurs. Zachrich is also a local restaurant owner and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where he is ranked in the top ten in the world.

Zachrich joins a fast-growing list of Intimidation alumni who are currently signed with the UFC, including heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic, female bantamweights Jessamyn Duke, Jessica “Evil” Eye, and Sarah McMann, lightweight Charlie “The Spainard” Brenneman, Strikeforce veteran “Relentless” Roger Bowling, karate superstar Daron Cruickshank, and rising star Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley. In addition, five Intimidation alumni appeared on the premier of The Ultimate Fighter 19 headlined by Dan “Dragon” Spohn.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing UFC inspired MMA clothing brand 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.

Intimidation Clothing alum Charlie Brenneman re-signs with UFC

January 6, 2014 by  
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Yet another Intimidation Clothing alum is now a member of the UFC’s roster. This time, it’s Charlie Brenneman, who will begin his second stint with the world’s largest organization when he steps in as a late replacement for Jason High to take on Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 35 in Georgia.

Charlie Brenneman MMABrenneman (19-5, 4-4 UFC), a Pennsylvania native, put together a 4-4 record in his first stint with the UFC from 2010-2012 including wins over High, Amilcar Alves, Rick Story, and Daniel Roberts. He was cut from his contract after a second straight loss to Kyle Noke at UFC 152, and he then returned to the regional scene where he was sponsored by the Intimidation brand in a pair of bouts.

“The Spaniard” compiled a 4-0 record on the regional scene after dropping to the lightweight division, including a recent victory over Kyle Baker to claim the CFFC lightweight title. He will return to welterweight for the short-notice fight against UFC newcomer Dariush (6-0), but he will likely return to 155 pounds after the bout.

Charlie Brenneman - IntimidationBrenneman joins Intimidation alums Jessica Eye, Stipe Miocic, Daron Cruickshank, Roger Bowling, Sara McMann and Anthony Lapsley in the UFC. Intimidation has also sponsored seminars with UFC contenders Gray Maynard and Matt Brown in recent years.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle apparel 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.

Year In Review: 2013 proves to be highly successful for the growth of the Intimidation brand

At this time of year we hear much about resolutions to get better and looking back at what has been accomplished over the past 12 months. Here at Intimidation Clothing, things are not much different, although the moniker of “getting better” is not something we take for granted – it’s a daily goal. After a 2012 that saw Intimidation Clothing continue to sponsor Bellator events and a host of top-tier regional MMA promotions as well as fighters on major TV networks, 2013 had a lot to live up to. And indeed it did as 2013 proved to be a banner year for our company breaking every known record the company had established in past years. Since starting this company in late 2009, the Intimidation brand has steadily grown into one of the most recognizable names in the MMA and combat sports industry, and we take a look back at the year that was in our 2013 Year in Review.

Charlie Brenneman MMAThe year began strong with the sponsorship of one of the more high-profile MMA fighters Intimidation has worked with as Charlie Brenneman (pictured, right) fought in Altoona, Pennsylvania on January 8th, defeating a fighter we would later come to sponsor and become a big fan of in Eric Irvin. Brenneman, a 8-fight UFC vet who made the move from 170lbs to lightweight in 2013, has since gone 4-0 at 155lbs as he looks to once again make a name for himself in the UFC.

Also early in January, the impact of Jessica Eye’s win over Zoila Gurgel in December 2011 was seen as she rocketed to the top of the Women’s MMA rankings. Eye, who bounced between Bellator MMA and the highly-respected and Intimidation sponsored NAAFS, was ranked as the #1 female fighter in the world at 125lbs before announcing the move to 135lbs late in 2013.

As the month of January wore on the Intimidation brand continued to get high-profile exposure as Brian Rogers presented at the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas and AXS TV’s Best of 2012 featured a variety of Intimidation-sponsored fighters. As Bellator MMA geared up for their debut on Spike TV, and flew both Rogers and Eye out for the premier at Bellator 85, Intimidation continued its strong push on the Local MMA scene into Indiana. With a fully-stocked crew traveling to events put on by Colosseum Combat MMA, Mad Wolf Promotions/Art of War, Rocktagon MMA, Chris Lytle’s Midwest Fight Series, HookNShoot and more, Intimidation Clothing was able to replicate our strong presence as the biggest supporter of Local MMA in Ohio and do the same in Indiana. Chris Lytle at Intimidation boothMeanwhile, the aforementioned Rocktagon MMA promotion and Intimidation began their partnership in January 2013 ti increase Intimidation’s TV exposure and add more regional events to the company’s slate as Rocktagon has held events in Ohio, Indiana, Texas, California and more.

In February, longtime Team Intimidation member Dan “Dragon” Spohn made his debut for the UVC in Columbus, Ohio and started a memorable year on a high note. Spohn scored submission wins at both UVC 22 in January and UVC 23 in May to bounce back from a rough 2012 and open doors for greater things in his MMA career. As Spohn headlined the UVC events, Intimidation continued their support of the Ultimate Victory Challenge promotion in Columbus, Ohio throughout the year as the two organizations expect to work together for years to come.

Brian Rogers, Isaiah Chapman & Jessica EyeIntimidation’s annual trip to the Arnold Sports Festival took place in March where the brand featured Eye, Rogers, Spohn, TUF 7 vet Luke Zachrich, UFC & TUF 10 vet Wes Sims and fast-rising prospect Isaiah Chapman signing autographs at the company’s booth. The Arnold once again provided a plethora of picture opportunities and fantastic exposure for the brand and featured the public release of Intimidation’s popular Irish “Shamrocked” tee design.

March continued strong with the brand sponsoring explosive knockout artist Chidi Njokuani live on AXS TV at RFA 7 near Denver, Colorado and continued with the sponsorship of NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 in Canton, Ohio – one of the best fight cards in Ohio MMA history. Featuring Intimidation sponsored Isaiah Chapman, Frank Caraballo, George Comer, John Hawk, Nick Duell, Antonio Castillo, Jr. and Julian Lane along with Intimidation alum Travis Clark and later-signed Jessica Zomcik, the event not only had a truly stacked fight card but was also a sell-out that thrilled the fans in attendance.

Jessica Eye MMA - Bellator2013 also saw Intimidation Clothing continue its strong support of women’s MMA. As long-time Team Intimidation member Jessica “Evil” Eye continued her winning streak and made the jump in weight to join the UFC, the company also continued their work with another awesome member of the current UFC bantamweight division in Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke. After Duke was the company’s Athlete of the Month in March 2013, she proceeded to fight at Invicta FC 5 in Kansas City, sign autographs at the company’s booth at XFC 23 in Louisville, Kentucky in April, and later appear on TUF 18 on Fox Sports 1 before earning her roster spot with a win on the TUF Finale in November. Intimidation also sponsored Tanikka Brents, Rebecca Heintzman, Amber Stautzenberger, Kelly Warren and Kaitlin Young during the year and inked the top-ranked amateur at 145lbs in the world, Jessica Zomcik, to a sponsorship contract. A product of Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio, Zomcik went on to win the 2013 Tuff-N-Uff Featherweight Championship in Las Vegas to cap off her amateur career.

The company continued its strong support of the Local MMA scene by signing on to sponsor all Hardrock MMA events in 2013 and beyond in late March and continued the strong push into the Kentucky MMA scene in sponsoring the XFC’s return to the Bluegrass State at XFC 23 in Louisville on April 19th. Meanwhile, the company continued their growth outside of MMA in signing then 8-time Amateur National Champion boxer Cam F. Awesome (pictured, right) in early April. Awesome, who has had a banner year in 2013 as he pushes forward towards the 2016 Olympics, is a plant-based athlete and has won more titles in his weight class than anyone in the history of USA boxing. Cam F Awesome - BoxingHe is also a well-known local role model in Kansas City and is a proud Big of the Big Brother Big Sister program. and a strong advocate of cancer prevention and awareness via plant-based nutrition.

As April continued, Intimidation sponsorship of many of the best prospects in MMA continued seeing Mark Cherico and Brian Camozzi both continue to fight while sponsored by the Intimidation brand. Cherico (5-0), one of Pittsburgh’s most popular fighters and Camozzi (2-1), the Colorado-based lightweight and younger brother of UFC middleweight Chris Camozzi, continued to show the growth of the Intimidation brand across the nation.

May was a slow month for MMA but saw the Intimidation brand sponsor UVC 23 in Columbus as well as main event winner Dan Spohn (pictured, left). Dan Spohn MMAIn addition to Spohn, Intimidation sponsored Ronin Training Center owner Luke Zachrich, StrongStyle MMA’s Joe Heiland and more at another event rich with ties to the Intimidation brand. Later in the month, Intimidation-sponsored Brian Rogers and Jessica Eye made a second public appearance in Andover, Ohio’s Pymatuning Valley Middle School where the two athletes spoke on the importance of making good life choices, the effects of bullying and more.

Early in June each year Intimidation Clothing prepares for one major event – the NAAFS’ Fight Nite in the Flats event in Cleveland, Ohio. The biggest annual MMA event in the state of Ohio, the 2013 version, Fight Nite in the Flats IX, featured scheduled fights for Intimidation sponsored UFC vets Jason Dent and Forrest Petz, top-ranked female fighter Jessica Eye and Terry Blackwell, Brian Camozzi, George Comer, Maxim Grishin, Torrance Taylor and a variety of top amateurs.

The summer months saw Intimidation make two of the biggest moves in company history adding official distributors in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Working together with newly appointed Director of Sales Wes Jones, Intimidation President & CEO Luke Jernigan stated that “the International growth of the sport of MMA cannot be ignored and Intimidation Clothing intends to continue to be a part of this global economic impact.” Kyle Rozewski w/Luke JerniganThe company continues to push forward sponsoring fighters in International events including Cody Stevens at OneFC and Lee Morrison for M-1 Global, with more announcements expected in early 2014.

2013 saw Intimidation continue to build on their regional MMA growth sponsoring events and fighters in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, California and more as well as big cities like Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Akron, Boise, Canton, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Toledo and Las Vegas. It also saw Brian “The Predator” Rogers continue to make appearances on behalf of Bellator MMA including the BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Rogers’ Bellator 61 flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna was once again named the #1 Knockout in Bellator’s history in July.

Two big pro/am MMA events from the NAAFS took place in Northeast Ohio in August as Intimidation sponsored both Caged Vengeance 14 in Carrollton and Rock ‘N Rumble 7 later in the month in Cleveland. At the Carrollton event Intimidation Clothing and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (pictured with Jernigan, above on right) began working together and doors opened almost immediately. Local MMA Series from IntimidationA native of the Buffalo, New York area, Rozewski has proven to be a great asset for the brand. In addition to getting Intimidation on board with gyms, fighters, promoters and media outlets from Western New York, Rozewski himself continues to build a name for himself inside the cage as a featherweight and outside of the cage as a commentator for the TNT Fight Series in Buffalo and for Pinnacle FC in Pittsburgh.

August also saw the release of Intimidation’s popular “Support Local MMA” t-shirts (pictured, left). After years of supporting the local MMA scene alongside MMAmadhouse, Bluegrass MMA, Cage Craze, OHMMA.com and a plethora of promoters and gyms, the Intimidation brand decided to put that support on, of all things, a t-shirt.

Brian Rogers MMANew signature shirts for multiple fighters were released in 2013 including the Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman tee in March, the Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Chercio signature tee in July and Brian Rogers’ second Intimidation signature tee featuring his flying knee KO (pictured, right). In addition, TUF 18 star Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke joined the Intimidation signature tee line, reserved for “championship level professionals” during the Fall of 2013 during her run on The Ultimate Fighter. The complete line of Intimidation MMA fighter signature shirts can be found online at IntimidationClothing.com.

Intimidate Cancer made its debut in late August and has continued to grow since then. With a popular Facebook page and the addition of 10 different ribbon colors for added cancer awareness, fans can rest assured knowing a portion of the proceeds from each shirt sold go back to cancer research and awareness. In addition, Intimidation Clothing’s Intimidate Cancer line is available for private fundraisers to help families in need.

Intimidate CancerIn September Intimidation Clothing signed on to sponsor their first two MMA events outside of the USA with MMA Battle Arena in the UK and Extreme Cage Combat in Canada. Sticking with the plan to find solid, strategic partnerships outside of the USA, Intimidation’s role as the biggest supporter of Local MMA soon became a moniker that applied to more than just the USA. Meanwhile, closer to home, Intimidation sponsored its first event in the Buffalo area in late September as the Buffalo and Western NY market became a bigger focus of the company’s regional growth plan.

As October began, Intimidation’s own Brian Rogers joined StrongStyle teammate Stipe Miocic teaching a MMA seminar in Toronto. Mojo Horne MMAThe company also sponsored consecutive MMA events in Akron as the NAAFS and EFP both scored successful events while the Indianapolis market saw two events in the same weekend with the MFS and Art of War promotions both staying busy the second weekend of October. Cincinnati’s own Mojo Horne (pictured, right) added another win at a Absolute Action MMA event in Northern Kentucky and the brand sponsored Mansfield, Ohio’s own Cody Stevens as he fought MMA legend Shinya Aoki in Singapore. As Jessica Eye made her UFC debut in successful fashion, another Intimidation alum signed with the UFC in Indiana’s own Anthony Lapsley.

2013 also featured the definition of Team Intimidation to include more than just MMA fighters. In addition to high level grapplers Pablo Castro and Robby Malof, youth grappler Pito Castro and decorated amateur boxer Cam F. Awesome, Intimidation’s sponsorships of the 614 Mud Militia in multiple Tough Mudder competitions began to open doors for the brand. It was followed by the sponsorship of 15-year old BMX standout Chris Peterie, rodeo cowboy Gearen Hale, figure competitor Tonya Rae Hickey and more. That trend is expected in 2014 with details expected to be announced soon.

November was Jessica Zomcik’s time to shine as the top-ranked ammy proved to be worthy of her ranking in taking the women’s 145lb Tuff-N-Uff title in Las Vegas. Jessica Zomcik WMMA - Tuff-N-UffAs Intimidation continued their growth in Indianapolis adding the MMA Fit Club as an official dealer, the brand continued to build upon their strong Indiana presence sponsoring Colosseum Combat MMA once again as well as main event title challenger Danny Surface.

December saw Intimidation lock in deals with two companies expected to be a major piece of the company’s growth in 2014. The Florida-based XFC, which aired all 2012 and 2013 events on AXS TV, featured the Intimidation brand inside their cage at XFC 27 in Muskegon, Michigan and will continue to bring added exposure to the Intimidation name in 2014. Meanwhile the Vegas Fight Tour, which takes fans to the top gyms in Las Vegas, Nevada and features Intimidation prizes and giveaways, was also inked to a deal to help both companies get added exposure. Meanwhile, Intimidation stayed busy on December 7th sponsoring events in the Buffalo, NY area as well as Akron, OH as the TNT Fight Series and NAAFS were both in action. As the year came to a close, former CFA featherweight champ Jordan Parsons continued his winning streak to improve to 9-1 with a win close to home in Minnesota. Vegas Fight Tour - Las VegasOn the final weekend of 2013, Intimidation was able to sponsor Evolve MMA’s Justin “Harry” Lester wrestling seminar as the 4-time state champion in Ohio and 2012 Olympian instructed fans at the gym in Medina, Ohio.

“Looking back, I could not be much happier about the way things have gone in 2013 for our brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “I expect fans will see the continued, unmatched support of the Local MMA scene in 2014 as well as some very strategic expansion into other sports.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel 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.

 

Intimidation Clothing alum Anthony Lapsley signs with the UFC

October 22, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that Team Intimidation alum Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley has signed with the UFC, and will debut next month at UFC 167. Lapsley (22-5) will take on veteran Jason High (17-4) in a preliminary welterweight bout during the UFC’s 20th anniversary event in Las Vegas.

Anthony Lapsley MMAA native of Indiana, Lapsley brings a 4-fight winning streak into his UFC debut, including three submissions. Intimidation has sponsored Lapsley in multiple bouts, including his most recent victory over Gerald Meerschaert at Rocktagon 23 in Cleveland earlier this year. The veteran fighter has earned 15 career submission victories, and he has won 8 of his last 9. His only loss was a controversial submission loss to Jay Hieron during a Bellator tournament bout, where the referee stopped a bout calling a technical submission when Lapsley wasn’t unconscious. Nevertheless, the exciting fighter joins a deep UFC welterweight division and looks to move his way up the 170-pound ladder.

Lapsley joins an exclusive list of Intimidation Alumni currently signed to the UFC’s roster, including top heavyweight prospect Stipe Miocic, women’s bantamweight contenders Jessica Eye & Sara McMann, and exciting lightweights Roger Bowling and Daron Cruickshank.

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 FOX, 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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. 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.

 

Intimidation alums continue to see success inside the UFC’s octagon

October 14, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing prides itself on seeking out the top up-and-coming talent in the mixed martial arts industry and beyond, and it would stand to reason that many Team Intimidation alums would go on to see successes at the top level of the sport, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Stipe Miocic UFCWhile Intimidation has sponsored many UFC veterans – including Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia, recently retired Forrest Petz, “Ultimate Fighter 9” veteran Jason Dent, eccentric heavyweight Wes Sims, top lightweight Charlie Brenneman, and tough bantamweight Donny Walker – many fighters currently inside the Octagon have also donned the brand over the past few years:

Stipe Miocic
Currently one of the UFC’s hottest heavyweight prospects, Miocic was sponsored by Intimidation during his NAAFS Heavyweight Championship title run in 2011 as he began his pro career at 6-0 before signing with the UFC. The former collegiate baseball player and wrestler is a member of the Strong Style Fight Team – which is an official Intimidation dealer – alongside other Team Intimidation members Brian Rogers, John Hawk, Joe Heiland and more. Jessica Eye & Eye Believe MerchandiseHe most recently defeated Gabriel Gonzaga in January at UFC on FOX 11 and moved his UFC record to 5-1.

Jessica “Evil” Eye
When Bellator MMA dissolved its women’s division earlier this year, the Strong Style product became the hottest free agent in MMA. Just days later, she signed on to be a part of the UFC’s fast-growing women’s bantamweight division. The Ohio native put her 7-fight winning streak on the line when she made her organizational debut against former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 on October 19th where Eye earned a hard-fought split decision win (which was later overturned to a no contest). She will be back in the cage at UFC 170 when she faces Alexis Davis. Intimidation’s Jessica Eye signature shirt is one of the company’s most popular fighter shirts and Intimidation is also the former online outlet of the Eye Believe line of clothing & merchandise.

“Relentless” Roger Bowling
One of the best knockout artists in MMA, the Cincinnati product made his UFC debut earlier this year on the heels of having two knockout wins over the span of three fights. Roger Bowling & Brian Rogers @ Strikeforce in ColumbusNow at lightweight, Bowling (pictured on left with Brian Rogers) continues to be one of the more underrated fighters in the UFC. Bowling went 4-3 in his seven Strikeforce fights and was sponsored before his Strikeforce signing and multiple times inside the Strikeforce cage by Intimidation, who also makes the Roger Bowling signature tee.

Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank
This well-rounded fighter has a background in both karate and wrestling, and he made his way into the UFC after starring on The Ultimate Fighter 15. He has put together an impressive 4-2 record inside the Octagon, including wins over tough veteran Yves Edwards and Mike Rio in his last outing at UFC on FOX 11. The Michigan native is currently climing the UFC’s steep lightweight ladder. UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank with Intimidation CEO Luke JerniganIntimidation and Cruickshank worked together for nearly two years over a span of five fights before signing with the UFC as he went 5-0 while sponsored by the Intimidation brand.

Sara McMann
Sara McMann, the silver medal winner in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, is also a 3-time medalist at the FILA World Championships, taking home silver in 2003 and bronze in both 2005 and 2007. After a career in wrestling at 138 pounds, McMann has made a name for herself in Mixed Martial Arts at 135 lbs and is 7-0 after defeating Shiela Gaff at UFC 159. McMann will get a title shot next and face Ronda Rousey at UFC 170 in February 2014.

Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley
The newest member of the UFC’s roster from this list, Lapsley signed in mid-October to fight at UFC 167. A native of Indiana, Lapsley brought a 4-fight winning streak into his UFC debut, including three submissions. Intimidation has sponsored Lapsley in multiple bouts, including his recent victory over Gerald Meerschaert at Rocktagon 23 in Cleveland in 2013. The veteran fighter has earned 15 career submission victories, and he has won 8 of his last 10. Lapsley (22-6) made his UFC debut at UFC 167 in Las Vegas last November.

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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Support Local MMA tees and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. 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.

Brenneman, Garshnick and Lapsley score finishes in unbeaten weekend for Team Intimidation

January 21, 2013 by  
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It was an unbeaten weekend for Team Intimidation, as pro fighters sponsored by Intimidation Clothing capped off a 3-0-1 stint with 3 stoppage victories and a draw. Charlie Brenneman MMAWins came from UFC veteran Charlie Brenneman and Eli Garshnick at VFL 40 in Eastern Pennsylvania, and Bellator/ShoXC veteran Anthony Lapsley at Rocktagon MMA in Cleveland, Ohio.

UFC veteran Charlie Brenneman (pictured, right) was sponsored by Intimidation for the first time, as the 8-time UFC veteran began his road back to the Octagon in a new division in the VFL 40 headliner in Altoona, PA. The fan favorite stopped Eric Irvin with a rear naked choke in just over 2 minutes, proving that Intimidation and “The Spaniard” are a tough combo to beat. Now fighting at 155lbs, Brenneman improved to 16-5 as a pro and is expected to return to action again soon.

Also on the VFL 40 card, longtime Team Intimidation member Eli Garshnick (pictured, left) also earned a first round submission, as he tapped Donald Crawford Jr. at 2:49 in the first round with a keylock. The native of Johnstown, PA east of Pittsburgh got back on track with a win after suffering a close split decision loss in his last outing and improves to 9-5 overall in his pro MMA career.

Eli Garshnick MMAAt Rocktagon MMA 23 in Cleveland, Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley (pictured, bottom, right) continued his hot streak by submitting Gerald Meerschaert with a rear naked choke in just over 2 minutes. The Bellator vet has now won 8 of his last 9 bouts, with his only loss coming via a disputed submission to eventual tournament winner Jay Hieron at in Bellator. Meanwhile, “The Recipe” is 2-0 sponsored by the Intimidation as the brand continues to expand their name with Indiana-based fighters.

And finally, Cory “The Irish Car Bomb” Mahon (10-5-1) fought to a 28-28 draw against Cody Stevens in the Rocktagon MMA main event in Cleveland as an illegal upkick was the difference in the fight.

In addition to their continued strong presence in Ohio with the brand selling at the Rocktagon 23 event in Cleveland, the company also saw one of their official dealers have a good night in Lansing, Michigan. Anthony Lapsley MMAIt is expected that the company will continue to add traveling crews across the United States in the coming months.

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. The media and promotional wing of the company, Intimidation Interactive Media (@IntimidationIM), handles everything from MMA championship belts to cage rentals, event photography and more. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor nationally televised Rocktagon MMA events in Cleveland, Ohio

January 18, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce that it will sponsor the next two Rocktagon MMA events, which will be broadcast on national television. In addition to sponsoring both events, multiple fighters will be supported by the popular clothing brand, including two fighters in headlining bouts at Rocktagon 23. Cory Mahon will be sponsored by Intimidation as he takes on Cody Stevens in the night’s main event, and Anthony Lapsley will also sport Intimidation gear in his co-main event bout against Gerald Meerschaert.

Rocktagon MMAAlong with Rocktagon 23, which takes place in Cleveland on January 19th, Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor for Rocktagon 24 on March 2nd. There will be an Intimidation logo in the cage, commercial spots on their national TV broadcasts, and all of your favorite Intimidation products will be available at our booth at both events.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor Chris Lytle’s inaugural Midwest Fight Series event in Indianapolis, Indiana

January 1, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce that the popular clothing brand will serve as a sponsor for the inaugural Midwest Fight Series event in Indianapolis on Jan. 11. The organization, owned in part by UFC veteran Chris Lytle, will be a pro/am event. Lytle is a longtime MMA favorite, having competed on The Ultimate Fighter 4 and inside the Octagon an incredible 20 times. Midwest Fight Series MMAHe also works full-time as a firefighter in the Indianapolis area.

Intimidation Clothing has rapidly increased its share in the Indiana market, serving as a sponsor for some of the state’s top promoters and fighters, including Colosseum Combat along with notable pro fighters Sean McCorkle, Casey Dyer, Anthony Lapsley, Bobby Emmons and more. At the all-amateur Midwest Fight Series event Intimidation will have several members of Outlaw DFF sponsored including Roxanne Grimm, Richie Kerner, Richard Poe and Trenton Lewis all in action. In addition, the company’s Indiana sales team will be in attendance selling the brand’s top-quality merchandise.

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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Anthony Lapsley at Rocktagon 23 in Cleveland, Ohio

December 23, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of fast-rising prospect Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley at Rocktagon 23 on Jan. 19 in Cleveland, Ohio. Lapsley (21-5) will put his three fight winning streak on the line as part of the evening’s pro lineup that will also feature Intimidation-sponsored Cory Mahon when he takes on Roufusport product Gerald Meerschaert in the night’s co-main event.

Anthony Lapsley MMAAn Indianapolis product, Lapsley (pictured in middle with his cornermen) has won 7 of his last 8 bouts with his only loss coming to Jay Hieron in Bellator tournament action. He has also competed for King of the Cage, HDNet Fights, ShoXC and the Intimidation sponsored Colosseum Combat promotion in his career since turning pro in 2006. Overall, he has earned 17 stoppage in 21 career victories, including 14 wins by way of submission. This fight will mark the second straight fight where Lapsley and the Intimidation brand have worked together.

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 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.

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