Intimidation to sponsor Shah Shamhalaev live on MTV2 at Bellator 84 in featherweight tournament final

December 3, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of rising featherweight star Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the upcoming Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament finals at Bellator 84. The fight will mark the 3rd straight fight in which Shamhalaev and the Intimidation brand have worked together after impressive TKO wins at Bellator 76 and Bellator 79 earlier this Fall. Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorThe tournament finals, which were originally scheduled for Bellator 83 in Atlantic City, will take place at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on Friday, December 14th and will air live on MTV2.

Shamhalaev has racked up an impressive 11-1-1 record inside the cage, with his only loss coming to 18-0 UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov in his third career fight. Since then, he is unbeaten in his last ten fights, including an impressive and dominant first round TKO victor over Cody Bollinger in the tournament quarterfinals at Bellator 76 and an even more impressive 1st round TKO win over Mike Richman at Bellator 79.

Shamhalaev signed with Bellator earlier this year, and immediately made the transition from training at Red Fury Fight Team in Russia to training with Team BombSquad in Ithica, New York. The sponsorship of Shamhalaev continues the recent partnership between Intimidation and BombSquad. Shamhalaev was recently featured on MMAjunkie leading up to his Bellator debut.

In addition to Shamhalaev, the Intimidation brand was also be seen on long-time sponsored female fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye on the MTV2 broadcast at the original Bellator 83 event. Intimidation was also in attendance at Bellator 75, Bellator’s last appearance in Hammond which is just outside of Chicago.

Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorIntimidation 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.

 

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Intimidation sponsored Njokuani and Shamhalaev pick up weekend wins on national TV

November 4, 2012 by  
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Two fighters sporting Intimidation gear picked up wins on national TV over the weekend, as Chidi Njokuani (9-3) and Shah Shamhalaev (11-1-1) both earned knockouts. Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorNjokuani picked up a third round TKO over Phil Dace in the co-main event at RFA 4, which was broadcast live on AXS TV, while Shamhalaev earned a first round TKO over Mike Richman at Bellator 79, which was aired on MTV 2.

Njokuani, whose brother Anthony is a lightweight contender in the UFC, completely outclassed Phil Dace with his adept striking skills, eventually earning a TKO early in the third round. “Chidi Bang Bang” became the first person to stop Dace, as he picked up his seventh win via knockout or TKO in his career. Ranked as one of the top welterweight prospects in the sport, the 23-year-old could now receive some attention from larger organizations.

In just his second fight in the U.S., Team Bombsquad product Shamhalaev picked up his second TKO win and earned a spot in the Bellator featherweight finals with a TKO over Mike Richman, who was also sponsored by Intimidation in the bout. Chidi Njokuani MMAShamhalaev will now face the winner of next week’s bout between Wagnney Fabiano and Rad Martinez in December for $100,000 and a shot at the Bellator featherweight title.

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.

Intimidation Clothing’s Luke Jernigan on ESPN Radio-Ashtabula today at 4:20 pm ET

November 1, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan joins 970 WFUN – ESPN Radio’s affiliate in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Jernigan joins “The Sports Report” hosts Russ Simione and Cody Slaybaugh at approximately 4:20 p.m. ET to discuss the latest happenings in the world of Mixed Martial Arts including a recap of last Friday’s Bellator 78 event that took place in Dayton, Ohio, where Brian “The Predator” Rogers won live on MTV2. In addition Jernigan will take a look at upcoming MMA events including this weekend’s Bellator 79 event and the latest UFC news. This all comes at a time where the Intimidation brand has been getting a large amount of exposure on radio & internet broadcast programs.

A free stream of the show is available at www.espn970wfun.com.

Intimidation to sponsor Shahbulat Shamhalaev live on MTV2 in featherweight semifinals at Bellator 79

October 28, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of rising featherweight star Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the upcoming Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament semifinals, where he will take on fellow Intimidation-sponsored fighter Mike “The Marine” Richman. Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorThe tournament semifinals will take place at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada on Friday, November 2nd and will also air live on MTV2.

Shamhalaev has racked up an impressive 10-1-1 record inside the cage, with his only loss coming to 18-0 fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov in his third career fight. Since then, he is unbeaten in his last nine fights, including an impressive and dominant first round TKO victor over Cody Bollinger in the tournament quarterfinals at Bellator 76.

Shamhalaev signed with Bellator earlier this year, and immediately made the transition from training at Red Fury Fight Team in Russia to training with Team BombSquad in Ithica, New York. The sponsorship of Shamhalaev continues the recent partnership between Intimidation and BombSquad. Shamhalaev is a noted striker and figures to be a favorite heading into the tournament’s final four. Shamhalaev was recently featured on MMAjunkie leading up to his Bellator debut.

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.

 

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Intimidation to sponsor Ed Carpenter live on Spike.com at Bellator 79 in Rama, Ontario

October 28, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of rising heavyweight prospect Ed Carpenter (5-3), who is set to face Josh Appelt (7-2) at Bellator 79 in Rama, Ontairio. The event, Bellator 79, will take place at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada, with the Carpenter vs. Appelt bout airing live on the Spike.com broadcast preliminary card.

A product of the Midwest Training Center just outside of Chicago, Carpenter has developed a reputation as a finisher, with five finishes in five career victories. He comes into his Bellator debut, however, looking to bounce back from consecutive losses in his last two outings. A veteran of the Intimidation sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Indiana, Carpenter has also fought for M-1 Global and Pro Elite during his pro career. Also making his Bellator debut, Appelt is riding a three-fight winning streak has finishes in six of seven career victories.

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 and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. 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 the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Mike “The Marine” Richman live on MTV2 in featherweight semifinals at Bellator 79

October 26, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce sponsorship of Minnesota-based fighter Mike “The Marine” Richman in the Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament semifinals. Richman sports a 13-1 mixed martial arts record and is one of the fastest rising 145-pound stars in the game. He is set to square off with fellow Intimidation-sponsored featherweight Shahbulat Shamhalaev for a spot in the 145-pound finals at Bellator 79 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada on November 2nd. The event will also be shown live on MTV 2.

Mike Richman MMARichman began his MMA career in 2008 after serving three tours as an infantryman in Iraq as part of the United States Marines, and he quickly racked up an 8-0 record with little formal training. From there, he earned a spot on the 28-man cast of “The Ultimate Fighter 12.” While Richman dropped the first bout of his career when he lost to Aaron Wilkinson in the preliminary round, he saw that as an opportunity to test himself as a fighter. Since then, he has gone 5-1 with four stoppages, including an 83-second knockout over veteran Chris Horodecki in his Bellator debut at Bellator 64 in April. Then, he proved prophetic in his tournament debut by delivering on a promised knockout over Jeremy Spoon with a head kick just 23 seconds into the bout. Overall, he has earned stoppages in 12 of his 13 victories, including five knockouts and seven submissions. He is just two victories away from $100,000 and a guaranteed title shot.

The fight will mark the third time in which Richman has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand including a September 2011 fight for SEG/Driller Promotions, a Intimidation-sponsored promotion in Minnesota. In addition to wearing Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts Richman will also be sponsored by the good people at Future Legend, another regular sponsor of Bellator fighters.

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.

Intimidation sponsored fighters provide spectacular, award-winning finishes on national stage for Bellator

September 18, 2012 by  
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The Intimidation brand is synonymous with fantastic finishes, especially for the top fighters inside the Bellator organization. Many fighters bearing the Intimidation logo have provided exciting knockouts and submissions for Bellator, including Brian Rogers, Season 6 Welterweight Champion Karl Amoussou, top-ranked female fighter Jessica Eye and former Olympian Alexis Vila to name a few.

Brian Rogers MMABrian Rogers came on board with Intimidation in 2011, and “The Predator” has produced three highlight reel knockouts in that span. At “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Hendo” Rogers broke onto the national scene with a TKO over Ian Rammel, and he followed up that performance with a head kick in the first round of Bellator’s Season 5 Middleweight Tournament that earned him a victory over Victor O’Donnell. Upon returning in the Season 6 tournament, Rogers (pictured, left) provided a Knockout of the Year candidate with his flying knee finish over Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61, which has since been named the best knockout in Bellator history. That same knockout was named as one of the finalists for Knockout of the Year at the 2012 World MMA Awards.

Karl Amoussou has taken a different path to Bellator success, as the Frenchman submitted two of three foes en route to becoming the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament champion. Karl Amoussou - Bellator MMAHe tapped Chris Lozano with a rear naked choke in the quarterfinals, and he then earned a title shot against Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren with a heel hook finish over Bryan Baker that is a Submission of the Year candidate. Like Rogers above, Amoussou is one of Intimidation’s core of fighters who are supported in their fights and training throughout the year.

Four of the five highlight reel knockouts at Bellator 51 came from Intimidation sponsored fighters. Joey Holt blasted Clint Musser with a flying knee in the first round (pictured, right), and not to be outdone, Dan Spohn introduced himself to the national MMA scene with a nine-second KO of his own. Both Holt and Spohn were featured on HDNet (now AXS TV) as 2011 finalists for the Bazzie Award for KO Kick of the Year. John Hawk earned a TKO over Allen Weickart, but the shot heard around the mixed martial arts world was Alexis Vila’s overhand right that completely put former Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren to sleep in the night’s main event.

Joey Holt KO of Clint Musser at Bellator 51The bantamweight division has seen a healthy dose of Intimidation fighters, as both Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament finalists were sponsored by the brand. Luis Nogueira earned his spot in the finals with a highlight reel knockout over Hiroshi Nakamura at Bellator 70.

Meanwhile, Season 7 has truly taken the spectacular finishes to a new level. The Intimidation brand has been regularly seen on both MTV2 and Spike.com and the highlights are regularly broadcast on MMA Uncensored on Spike TV as well as Inside MMA on AXS TV.

Fighters from Intimidation’s home state of Ohio did their best to show the depth of talent in the Buckeye State as middleweights Mojo Horne (rear naked choke) and Jason Butcher (guillotine choke) both scored 1st round submissions live on Spike.com at Bellator 78 in Dayton. Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorMeanwhile, one of Intimidation’s core sponsored fighters, Jessica “Evil” Eye, was able to show fans on a national stage why she is already one of the most popular fighters in the state of Ohio. Fighting opposite Bellator Women’s 115lb Champion Zoila Gurgel in a 125lb bout at Bellator 83, Eye scored a 1st round technical submission against her rival in just 58 seconds of cage time.

But the stellar finishes in Bellator’s Season 7 were not limited to Ohio-based fighters. The brand’s ties to Minnesota were seen on MTV2 as Mike Richman added yet another stunning KO scoring a head kick to drop his opponent at Bellator 76 and advance to the semifinals. In addition, New York’s Team Bombsquad was well represented as Shahbulat Shamhalaev scored consecutive TKO wins inside the Bellator cage at Bellator 76 and again three weeks later. Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorFighting fellow Intimidation sponsored Richman at Bellator 79, Shamhalaev connected yet again to score the 1st round TKO and advance to the Season 7 Featherweight Tournament finals at Bellator 84.

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.