#LocalMMA Monday: NAAFS & Driven MMA

June 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

The first installment of IntimidationMMA.com’s #LocalMMA Monday features perhaps the biggest name in all of Local MMA, as the co-branded NAAFS/Driven MMA organization kicks us off. Based out of Canton, Ohio, the North American Allied Fight Series was founded in 2005 as “Gladiator Fighting” with current CEO Greg Kalikas in conjunction with veteran kickboxer Duke Roufus. NAAFS in the FlatsSince then, the organization has promoted more than 125 live events in the Midwest and has become one of the most respected amateur leagues in the country.

Kalikas’ NAAFS developed into a powerhouse on the local scene, holding the majority of their events in Canton, Akron and Cleveland before eventually branching out from events in Northeast Ohio to hold events all over the state. Then the organization was one of the first promoters to hold an event in West Virginia when the state regulated MMA in 2012. Over its nearly decade as an organization, the NAAFS has come to be known as a leader in amateur MMA, women’s MMA, and producing top talent for the UFC, Bellator MMA and other national organizations.

Stipe Miocic UFCThe list of names that have competed inside the NAAFS cage reads like a who’s who of MMA, including current welterweight top contender Matt Brown, current UFC heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic, women’s MMA star Jessica Eye, UFC veterans Jason Dent, Forrest Petz, Ben Rothwell, Dave Herman, Phil Davis, Donny Walker and more along with current TUF 19 star Dan Spohn, former Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus, Bellator knockout artists Brian Rogers and many more.

In addition to its top names, NAAFS has come to be known for featuring women’s MMA, spearheaded by the first woman of Ohio MMA, Jessica “Evil” Eye. Eye competed in the first women’s bout in NAAFS history, headlined the first all-female card, became the first female amateur NAAFS champion, and became the first female to headline a card featuring men for the organization as well. NAAFS has also featured other top female talent, including Aisling Daly, Carina Damm, Rebecca Heintzman, Jessica Zomcik, Tamikka Brents and more.

Donny Walker NAAFS ChampionOn top of all of this, the NAAFS is one of a limited number of Local MMA promotions to co-promote events with Bellator MMA having worked together  on Bellator 51 in Canton and Bellator 66 in Cleveland, Ohio and Bellator 71 in West Virginia.

While the pro fighters brought fans to NAAFS events, it has been the astounding amateur talent that has kept them there. The NAAFS National Amateur Series is a true proving ground for amateur fighters who want to make it to the next level, and many top names have claimed NAAFS amateur gold before turning pro. Those names include Isaiah Chapman, George Comer, Nick Duell, Jessica Eye, Jerrell Hodge, and many more.

“It is hard to deny the resume that the NAAFS has built in the past decade,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Now with Driven MMA they put on the cards that everyone else in the Midwest looks at and wishes they could duplicate. Few organizations have done more to further Local MMA in the USA, especially East of the Mississippi, as the NAAFS.”

The organization promotes many must-see events, including the annual “Fight Nite in the Flats” and “Rock N Rumble” summer events at Jacobs Pavilion in Downtown Cleveland, as well as their annual “Night of Champions” to award amateur titles.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAIn 2014, the NAAFS became an all amateur series, with the berth of a new wing of the organization, Driven MMA. Driven MMA debuted in March 2014, and Driven MMA One was the biggest MMA card to hit Ohio in years. The event featured an all-pro lineup that showcased top fighters, including Bellator MMA veteran Dan Hornbuckle, UFC veteran Rodney Wallace, former NAAFS champion Frank Caraballo, and rising local stars like Chapman, Comer, Kyle Rozewski and more.

Now, the two wings will team up for the first time, as Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10 this weekend in Cleveland. The card features both professional and amateur talent, and it is headlined by Frank Caraballo taking on UFC veteran Tommy Hayden in a featherweight match-up. Also included on the card are several familiar names for Ohio MMA fans including Chapman, Rozewski, Hodge, RJ Buck, Dave Lastafka and more.

 

By David McKinney
Intimidation Interactive Media Staff Writer

Intimidation to sponsor veteran “Big” John Hawk at Driven MMA on March 1 in Canton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of veteran fighter “Big” John Hawk, as he prepares to face fellow Bellator MMA veteran William Penn (7-3) in a heavyweight bout at the inaugural Driven MMA event on March 1 in Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAHawk (8-5) will make his first appearance in the heavyweight division since 2010, when he defeated Joe McCall at NAAFS: Caged Fury 9 to win the organization’s heavyweight title. Since then, he has become known as one of the most durable fighters in the light heavyweight division, including racking up a 2-1 win under the Bellator MMA banner with an upset win over Marcus Vanttinen at Bellator 66 highlighting his time in the organization.

Hawk is a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio and comes in looking for his fourth win in six outings. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Hawk is an outspoken member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, which is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer. Most recently, Hawk dropped unanimous decision in the NAAFS light heavyweight championship fight at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 last August, which was one of the best fights in the state during 2012. One of the top fighters in the Buckeye State, Hawk is also ranked as the No. 4 professional light heavyweight in Ohio by @OhioMMARankings.

John Hawk & Brian Rogers MMAHawk will be one of a host of fighters sporting the Intimidation brand during the Driven MMA event, including Kyle Rozewski, Maxim Grishin, William Penn, Jessica Zomcik, Isaiah Chapman, George Comer, and Dustin Kempf. Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor for the event and will be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

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.

 

Photo courtesy of ShootItMMA.com.

March 1st shaping up to be huge date for Intimidation & for Local MMA in the Midwest

March 1, 2014. Mark your calendars MMA fans, especially if you live in the Midwest. Intimidation Clothing is pleased to be working with three promotions on that date to sponsor events in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan as the brand continues to be the industry’s biggest supporter of Local MMA. Ryan Thomas MMAIntimidation will feature crews at all three events and will be stocked full of the latest styles of t-shirts, hoodies, women’s apparel, hats, beanies and more while also sponsoring a variety of fighters across the region.

The premier of Driven MMA in Canton, Ohio is where we start our look ahead as the state of Ohio is in for a treat on the same weekend as the Arnold Sports Festival taking place in Columbus. With the first all-pro card in the state of Ohio since Bellator 66 in April 2012, Driven MMA’s inaugural event has the makings of an instant classic with the areas top pros from top to bottom. Working in conjunction with the NAAFS, a slew of former NAAFS pro and amateur champions will appear on this card including Nick Duell, John Hawk, Isaiah Chapman, George Comer and more. In addition, 2013 Tuff-N-Uff Woemn’s 145lb Champion Jessica Zomcik returns home to make her pro debut while two Intimidation staples – Kyle Rozewski & Dustin Kempf – are scheduled for a bout that has with “Fight of the Night” written all over it. Isaiah Chapman MMAIn addition to sponsoring each of the previously mentioned fighters on the Driven MMA card, Intimidation will have a fully-stocked booth at the event with each fighter sporting a specific different walkout tee.

In Kokomo, Indiana, Mark Slater (pictured below) is a bit of a celebrity. The promoter for Colosseum Combat MMA might be one of the best sponsorship-hustling promoters in the industry – and that is saying a lot. Having now worked with Intimidation to sponsor each of his shows for two years straight, the Colosseum Combat promotion is seeing more and more Intimidation in and around their cage. On March 1st that is no different as reigning CC Professional Welterweight Champion Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas is set to defend his title. A UFC, Bellator and XFC vet, Thomas (17-8) has been sponsored by Intimidation in 3 of his past 4 fights including this one and is 2-0 fighting inside the the Colosseum Combat cage. Meanwhile former #1 featherweight contender Bobby Emmons will also rock Intimidation once again in Kokomo. The decorated grappler is expected to unveil his new “White Trash BJJ” signature tee at the event with the shirt on display and on sale at the Intimidation booth.

Finally, the Cashfeddy Fight League makes their first move into Michigan’s wide-open Local MMA market holding their inaugural event in Grand Rapids. Mark Slater - Colosseum Combat MMAThe all-amateur event is one of several MMA promotions that Intimidation has worked with over the past two years thanks to Shad Thomsen’s hard work and resiliency in the local Michigan MMA market.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA inspired lifestyle clothing & 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.

Intimidation Clothing Athlete of the Month – Dan “Dragon” Spohn

August 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Athlete of the Month, News, Sponsorships

Life as a fighter is full of highs and lows, and one mixed martial artist who has experienced both in his career is light heavyweight Dan “Dragon” Spohn. A dedicated father and family man, the Columbus native has competed as a martial artist for nearly his entire life; Spohn is a black belt in Kachido Akijitsu and is known for his creative striking style and well-rounded mixed martial arts game. A longtime member of Team Intimidation, Spohn is the Intimidation Clothing Athlete of the Month for August 2013.

Dan Spohn MMASpohn was on top of the world in September 2011, as he had just earned the second fastest knockout in Bellator history with 9-second KO of Dane Bonnigson in his debut at Bellator 51, moving his record to 6-0. Then the NAAFS champion after a victory over John Hawk earlier in the year, Spohn signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator with the intent to eventually earn a place in one of the organization’s tournaments for a chance to fight his way to #1 contender status.

And that’s when the tough times started. Spohn lost his next bout in Bellator just over a month later, as he fell to Kelvin Tiller via split decision at Bellator 56. Then Spohn got an opportunity to fight for Bellator once again in Ohio, as he welcomed Attila Vegh to the U.S. for the first time. The bout was back-and-forth through three rounds between the two counter punchers, but once again Spohn was on the wrong side of a split decision.

After the loss, Spohn received one more opportunity in Bellator, as he signed on to defend his NAAFS light heavyweight title against Josh Stansbury at Bellator 71 in West Virginia. And for the first time in his career, Spohn was finished as he lost via submission to Stansbury in the very first round. While Spohn was left to ponder his fighting future, Vegh began his run in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament at that same event and proceeded to win Bellator’s 205lb belt.

Dan Spohn MMABut despite the three-fight losing streak, Spohn remained upbeat and never got down on himself as a fighter. He made changes in his training and went back to controlling his own fight camps, and earlier this year he made his debut for the Columbus-based UVC organization with a submission victory over Robert Morrow in the main event at UVC 22. Suddenly Spohn was on his way back up the mountain, and his fighting career was given a new light with an organization that was willing to feature him as a main event star.

Spohn returned to the UVC in May, and once again earned a submission victory, this time stopping Aaron Mays with an arm bar in the first round. Now with two straight wins and a 8-3 pro record against some very tough competition, Dan Spohn is now ready for his next big opportunity. With an eye on the August 24th NAAFS Light Heavyweight title fight between John Hawk and Josh Stansbury, and the recent fights from the UVC closer to home, he should have several nice opportunities to extend his winning streak and gain national prominence.

“Dan is truly one of the good guys in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Few carry themselves with so much class and it is an honor for our brand to work with Dan and his wonderful family. I am truly pleased to have Dan Spohn as our August Athlete of the Month.”

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 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 to sponsor lightweight Joe Heiland in featured bout at UVC 23 on May 10th in Columbus, Ohio

May 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is excited to announce that it will once against sponsor lightweight “Smokin” Joe Heiland, as he travels to Columbus for the first time to make his UVC debut at UVC 23: Invasion on May 10th. Heiland (8-2-1) is set to take on Michigan native Augusta “Ice Ice Baby” Tindall (3-2) in a featured professional lightweight contest at the event.

Joe Heiland vs Julian Lane at Bellator 66After spending a year and a half away from MMA, Heiland returned to action in 2012 and has won 2 of 3 bouts since returning to the cage. He is also now a Bellator veteran, as the Strong Style Fight Team member continues to train with notable fighters Stipe Miocic, Brian Rogers, Forrest Petz, Jessica Eye, and more in Cleveland. He also serves as a special education teacher by day and is one of the fastest rising lightweight prospects in MMA.

Along with serving as a title sponsor for the UVC event, Intimidation will once again sponsor at least one pro in the evening’s top three professional bouts. Main event competitor Luke Zachrich and co-headliner Dan Spohn will also be sponsored by the popular clothing brand, and Intimidation will also be live on scene 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.

Weekend recap: Intimidation completes highly successful weekend at Midwest Fight Series in Indianapolis

Intimidation Clothing returned to the Hoosier State on Friday night for the second appearance of the Midwest Fight Series, an MMA promotion owned in part by UFC veteran Chris Lytle. It was the first pro/am event for MFS, and Intimidation was on hand with a highly successful night as both a presenting sponsor and at the company’s booth. Lytle himself stopped by to get a picture with the Intimidation crew after sporting the brand at weigh-ins the night before.Chris Lytle at Intimidation booth

Intimidation also sponsored Fabricio Guerriero in the Bellator featherweight tournament on Thursday night live on Spike TV, but he came up short in his bid to make it to the semifinals despite putting on a highly entertaining fight against Frodo Khasbulaev.

In the coming week, Intimidation will have yet anoth er fighter in Bellator tournament action, as Brian Rogers competes in the middleweight tournament Thursday night on Spike TV against Dan Cramer at Bellator 89 in Charlotte, North Carolina. “The Professional Predator” is looking to win the tournament to earn a rematch against new Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko and possibly avenge his Bellator 66 loss to Andreas Spang. Spang is also a member of the 185 pound tournament on the opposite side of the bracket and fighting on the same card as Rogers on Thursday night.

The Intimidation crew will also be in attendance at UVC 22: Mayhem in Columbus on Saturday, where Intimidation will once again serve as a presenting sponsor with a fully-stocked both. Four of six professional fighters on the card will also be sponsored by the popular brand, including main eventer Dan Spohn, unbeaten welterweight Isaac Steele, and heavyweights Tim Dunn and James Dishong in their highly anticipated co-main event match-up.

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 TUF 16 vet Julian Lane in CFFC title fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey

January 29, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of Julian “Night Train” Lane, who is set to compete in the main event of Cage Fury Fighting Championships 19 this weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Lane (4-0) will take on CFFC welterweight champion George Sullivan (11-3) in the final bout of the evening.

Julian Lane MMAFresh off of a stint on The Ultimate Fighter 16, Lane will compete for the first time since his time on the reality show. A regular face on the Ohio MMA scene, Lane has been competing since 2008 and will look to extend his unbeaten professional record when he faces Sullivan. Sullivan is looking for his fourth straight win, while Lane will look to stop that streak. Lane possesses victories over notables Joe Heiland and Victer Crenshaw and he defeated Diego Bautista to get into “the house” on The Ultimate Fighter. Also a Bellator vet, Lane defeated Heiland at Bellator 66 in Cleveland last May.

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 Bellator vet Dan Spohn in UVC 22 main event in Columbus, Ohio

January 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of light heavyweight Dan “Dragon” Spohn in the main event at UVC 22: Mayhem, which takes place on February 16th at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio. Spohn (6-3) will make his UVC debut against Chicago product Rob Morrow (6-12) in a 205-pound bout.

Dan Spohn MMASpohn enters the bout looking for redemption, as he attempts to rebuild his career after three straight losses inside the Bellator cage. Two of the losses were split decisions – including one to current No. 1 contender Attila Vegh – and the third was a submission loss to Josh Stansbury that also cost him his NAAFS light heavyweight title. Ready for his road to redemption, Spohn has changed his training camp to the way it was earlier in his career, when he started off 6-0 including a 9-second knockout via knee strike in his Bellator debut.

Spohn also receives the opportunity to fight in his adopted hometown of Columbus for the first time, and he anticipates a very welcoming crowd made up of fans from Columbus and his hometown of Cambridge.

Intimidation Clothing will also serve as a title sponsor of the UVC 22: Mayhem event, and will also sponsor pro fighters Tim Dunn, James Dishong and Isaac Steele along with Spohn.

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.

 

Photo courtesy of Intimidation Interactive Media.

Intimidation to sponsor Frank Caraballo in featherweight title bout at Ring of Combat in Atlantic City, New Jersey

January 5, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of rising featherweight prospect Frank “The Tank” Caraballo (11-4) in his upcoming Ring of Combat featherweight title bout. Caraballo will face WEC veteran Deividas Taurosevicius (15-5) with the 145lb belt on the line in Atlantic City, New Jersey on January 26th. Frank Caraballo MMAThe bout will serve as the main event for Ring of Combat 43 and will air via iPPV on gfl.tv and will be one of two title fights at Ring of Combat 43 with an Intimidation sponsored fighter with Andrew Osborne fighting for the ROC welterweight title at the same event.

Frank “The Tank” Caraballo is a familiar face to fans in Northeast Ohio, as he is the current featherweight champion and former lightweight champion for the Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS organization. Currently riding a six-fight winning streak including five stoppage wins in a row since dropping to 145 pounds, Caraballo holds notable wins over UFC veteran Donny Walker as well as established veterans Antonio Castillo Jr., Jeremy Czarnecki and Dustin Kempf in his past four fights. Intimidation also sponsored Caraballo, the leader of the Fearless Fight Team in Cleveland, at Bellator 51 in September 2011, where he became the interim NAAFS featherweight champion with his victory over Kempf. Taurosevicius is the current ROC featherweight champion and has competed in the IFL, WEC, and Bellator in a career that dates back to 2002. Riding a 3-fight win streak of his own, neither fighter has lost a fight in the past two years over a span of 9 straight fights.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, 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 Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography

Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighters & promotions clean up at OHMMA.com’s Ohio MMA Awards

Nearly every winner of the 2012 OHMMA.com Ohio MMA Awards has ties to Intimidation Clothing, a telling sign of the reach of the popular brand inside the Buckeye State. Jessica Eye MMAThe Ohio-based brand continues to sponsor many of the top fighters, gyms, and promotions throughout the Midwest with a huge focus in their home state heading into 2013.

Gym of the Year winner Strong Style MMA is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer, and also boasts Knockout of the Year winner Brian Rogers and Submission of the Year/Story of the Year winner Jessica Eye on its roster.

Intimidation was also present at both the Ohio Event of the Year – UVC 20,  as both a vendor and presenting sponsor at the National Event of the Year – Bellator 66. To cap it off, Intimidation has been a longtime sponsor of Promotion of the Year winner NAAFS and continues to be a presenting sponsor of the Northeast Ohio based promotion heading into 2013.

Both the Amateur Fighter of the Year – Tim Dunn – and the Pro Fighter of the Year – Isaiah Chapman – are sponsored by Intimidation, and continue to be heading into the new year. Isaiah Chapman v Dustin KempfAnd to cap it all off, both fighters who took part in the amazing fight of the year – Chapman and Dustin Kempf – did so while sporting Intimidation gear in the cage at NAAFS: Night of Champions 2012 last month.

Click the link to view all of the 2012 Ohio MMA Awards winners awarded by OHMMA.com.

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.

 

Jessica Eye photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Isaiah Chapman vs. Dustin Kempf photo courtesy of Intimidation Interactive Media.

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