UFC on FOX sees four Intimidation alumni with big opportunities in front of them

July 21, 2015 by  
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UFC on FOX 16 goes down Saturday night in Chicago, and four alumni of the Intimidation brand are all in action on the MMA world’s biggest stage. Jessamyn Duke, Daron Cruickshank, Ben Saunders and Jessica Eye each have big fights, each in their own way. In likely the most high-profile fight of each fighter’s career, Saturday night could determine the fate of each fighter as they move forward in the UFC rankings. Jessamyn Duke with UFC Champ Ronda RouseyFor Eye, a title shot against Ronda Rousey may be next, for others their jobs may be on the line.

Kicking off the night’s card for the Intimidation Clothing alumni is Jessamyn Duke, fighting in the night’s 2nd fight. Duke (3-2) faces off with Elizabeth Phillips (4-3) as she fights for her job after losing 2 straight following a win in her UFC debut. Intimidation sponsored Duke in her first three professional MMA fights, all under the Invicta FC banner, and released the Jessamyn Duke signature tees during her time on the popular TUF 18 program.

Daron Cruickshank, a member of the UFC’s roster since the beginning for 2012, will step into the Octagon for the 12th time on Saturday night as he looks to improve his 6-4-1 UFC record. Now 16-6-1 overall, Cruickshank faces James Krause (21-7, 2-3 UFC) as he looks for his first win after a No Contest and loss in his past two fights. Daron Cruickshank MMAIntimidation sponsored Cruickshank in multiple fights in 2010 and 2011 which spurred him onto The Ultimate Fighter’s 15th season.

For Ben Saunders, a second chance with the UFC has proven quite successful thus far. After an impressive 4-3 record in the UFC from 2007 to 2010, Saunders was cut and later signed with Belator MMA. Intimidation sponsored Saunders in Bellator’s Welterweight Tournament in 2011 as he continued to face many of the top 170lb fighters in the world. Now back in the UFC after a 7-3 stint with Belator MMA, Saunders looks for a 3rd straight win inside the Octagon.

Finally, the biggest fight of Jessica “Evil” Eye’s career serves as the night’s main event at UFC on FOX 16. At 1-1-1 her UFC record does not scream title shot, but in a thin division looking for rivals to take on Champion Ronda Rousey, Eye’s match-up with Miesha Tate could be everything she needs to vault her into the national MMA limelight. Jessica Eye MMA - NAAFSAfter a 10-1 run at 125lbs where she climbed to #1 in the world in her weight class, Eye made the move to 135lbs in 2013 and signed on with the UFC to compete against the most high-profile women in the sport. While Intimidation supported her in 9 consecutive pro fights over a span of four years from 2010-2013, the company created the Jessica Eye signature tee in both men’s and women’s styles which the company sold at many of her fights in and around Cleveland.

While none of these great athletes will be donning Intimidation Clothing on Saturday night, each played an important role in helping build the Intimidation brand over the years. We wish each fighter the best of luck as they look to advance on the highest profile stage in Mixed Martial Arts.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle clothing 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 to sponsor Bryan “The Beast” Baker live on Spike TV in Bellator welterweight semifinals

February 15, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of Bryan “The Beast” Baker in the semifinals of the Bellator Season 8 Welterweight Tournament. Baker steps in as an alternate to take on Douglas Lima in the semifinals at Bellator 90 next week which will air live on Spike TV at 10 pm ET on Thursday, February 21st.

Bryan Baker MMAThis will be the first time that Intimidation sponsors “The Beast,” who has an overall record of 18-4 including an 8-3 record in Bellator. Originally a middleweight, Baker made it to the finals of the Season 2 middleweight tournament before losing to current champion Alexander Shlemenko. Then he made it to the Season 5 middleweight tournament semifinals before dropping to welterweight and entering the Season 6 Welterweight Tournament, where he again made the finals before losing to Karl Amoussou.

Also known for surviving leukemia, Baker is a fan favorite and immediately enters as one of the favorites to take the welterweight tournament crown despite being an alternate. Throughout his six year pro MMA career, Baker has fought for the WEC, King of the Cage, the MFC and of course Bellator. While in the WEC, Baker went 2-1 with his lone loss being a short-notice fight with perennial UFC top contender Chael Sonnen.

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.

 

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Intimidation Clothing sponsored Karl Amoussou wins Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament

July 28, 2012 by  
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When Karl Amoussou was new to Bellator coming off a loss to Sam Alvey in a middleweight bout, the native of France knew that changes would need to be made to reach the next level in his training and career. That change was made in thanks to sponsors, Intimidation Clothing included, helping fund Amoussou’s move to the USA to train at the Daddis Fight Camp in Philadelphia, PA in the summer of 2011. One year later not only is Amoussou fighting in a new division but he has won four straight at a lower weight including three straight in the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament to win the $100,000 prize and earn a title shot at Ben Askren.

Karl Amoussou MMAAmoussou, one of Intimidation Clothing’s core group of sponsored fighters, took on Bryan Baker in the Season 6 Welterweight Tournament finals at Bellator 72 on July 20th scoring what many call a candidate for Submission of the Year. Amoussou needed just 56 seconds to submit Baker with a heel hook that resulted in the winning of the 170 pound tournament and a shot at the undefeated Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, likely to come this Fall. The win improved Amoussou to 16-4-2 over his six year pro MMA career that has seen him fight for Bellator, M-1 Global and Strikeforce.

A French professional mixed martial artist now living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and training at the Daddis Fight Camp, Amoussou has faced many notable MMA fighters throughout his career including Arman Gambaryan, Lucio Linhares, Trevor Prangley, Kazuhiro Nakamura and Sam Alvey, all fighters who consistently fight at 185 lbs or higher. He defeated Chris “The Assassin” Lozano (9-3, 2-3 Bellator) by 1st round rear naked choke in the quarterfinals of the Season 6 Bellator Welterweight Tournament at Bellator 63 in March 2012. Amoussou then followed that win with at Bellator 69 in May defeating previously unbeaten David Rickels by split decision and with the win over Baker has won four straight and five of his past siz fights.

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

Intimidation sponsored Karl Amoussou faces Bryan Baker on MTV2 in Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final

July 16, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing sponsored Karl Amoussou will return to action on Friday night at Bellator 72 in Tampa, Florida. Amoussou, one of Intimidation Clothing’s core group of sponsored fighters since 2011, will face Bryan Baker in the Season 6 Welterweight Tournament finals. The Bellator 72 event will take place on Friday night July 20th at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET.

Karl Amoussou MMAA veteran of the Bellator, Strikeforce & M-1 promotions, Karl “Psycho” Amoussou (15-4-2, 3-1 Bellator) is a French professional mixed martial artist now living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and training at the Daddis Fight Camp. A pro since 2006, Amoussou has faced many notable MMA fighters throughout his career including Arman Gambaryan, Lucio Linhares, Trevor Prangley, Kazuhiro Nakamura and Sam Alvey, all fighters who consistently fight at 185 lbs or higher. He defeated Chris “The Assassin” Lozano (9-3, 2-3 Bellator) by 1st round rear naked choke in the quarterfinals of the Season 6 Bellator Welterweight Tournament at Bellator 63 in March 2012. Amoussou then followed that win with at Bellator 69 in May defeating previously unbeaten David Rickels by split decision and enters the Baker fight with three straight wins and four wins in five fights.

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

Intimidation to sponsor Bellator veteran Luis “Sapo” Santos at CFA 7 in Coral Gables, Florida

June 24, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce their sponsorship of Bellator veteran Luis “Sapo” Santos at CFA 7. Santos, a former Bellator Welterweight Tournament semifinalist, will be sponsored by the Intimidation brand for the 4th time as he faces Valdir Araujo in a welterweight battle. The event, CFA 7, will take place on Saturday, June 30th at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Luis Sapo Santos MMASantos (53-8-1) has an impressive resume which includes an 18 fight win streak to start his professional career. A pro since 2000 with over 60 career fights under his belt and a stellar record, “Sapo” went 2-2 in four fights for the Bellator promotion before being released after a loss to Ryan Ford (18-4) in early May. A product of American Top Team, Santos will be sponsored by the Intimidation brand for the 4th time wearing Intimidation’s premium quality MMA fight shorts in each of his previous three 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 regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 50 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 Credit: Bellator Fighting Championships

Intimidation Clothing caps off fantastic streak of sponsorships during Bellator’s 6th season

June 3, 2012 by  
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As the Bellator Fighting Championship organization capped off a highly successful 6th season at Bellator 70 on May 25th, the Intimidation brand was able to capitalize on that success. Luis Nogueira MMAOver 12 Bellator tournament fights televised on MTV2 this past Spring, Intimidation sponsored fighters went 10-2 with both Luis Nogueira and Karl Amoussou both advancing to their tournament final to take place this summer. Bellator will return to action on Friday night June 22nd from the Mountaineer Casino in Chester, West Virginia.

Already one of the fastest growing brands associated with the MMA and combat sports industry, Intimidation Clothing’s presence in the past two seasons of Bellator events is getting noticed across the industry. Rarely can highlights be seen on Bellator programming that does not show multiple fights with Intimidation’s premium quality board shorts or the Intimidation logo. In fact, Brian Rogers’ Bellator 61 flying knee knockout was named Bellator’s best KO in the promotion’s history and is shown at the beginning of each Bellator television broadcast. Brian Rogers MMAIn addition, the Bellator highlights featuring Intimidation sponsored fighters have been broadcast on Spike TV, HDNet and more giving the Intimidation brand continued exposure across the USA and beyond.

Overall, Cleveland’s Bellator 66 saw the most love from the Intimidation brand as the company sponsored eight fighters at the event including local favorites Brian “The Predator” Rogers, Jessica Eye, Dan Spohn, John Hawk, Donny Walker and more. Because of the regional importance the brand also expects to have a major presence at Bellator 71 in West Virginia with Travis “The Terror” Clark, Dan “Dragon” Spohn, “Big” John Hawk and Josh Stansbury to be sponsored on the card already.

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 50 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.

Catastrophe Inc. teams up with Intimidation for sponsorship of Rick Hawn in Bellator Lightweight tournament final

May 24, 2012 by  
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Ed & Enzo, The Masters of Disaster and their upcoming hit show Catastrophe Inc. have teamed up once again with the Intimidation brand for the sponsorship of Rick Hawn in the Lightweight Tournament final at Bellator 70. Rick Hawn MMAThe Bellator 70 event will take place on Friday night May 25th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET.

Rick Hawk (13-1, 5-1 Bellator) was a 2004 U.S. Olympian who turned pro in Mixed Martial Arts in 2009, advanced to Bellator’s Season 5 Welterweight Tournament final where he lost a split decision to Jay Hieron at Bellator 43. Ten months later he made his lightweight debut at Bellator 62 knocking out Ricardo Tirloni then followed it with a KO of Lloyd Woodard at Bellator 66 in Cleveland. Hawn will face Brent Weedman in the Lightweight Tournament Championship with the winner to face Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler, likely during the Fall of 2012.

The disaster response & restoration experts, ServiceMaster by AmeriSteam, affectionately known as Ed & Enzo, The Masters of Disaster (@MOD_Ed_Enzo), the creators of Catastrophe Inc., handle everything from emergency plumbing services to sump pump repair, sump pump replacement to sump pump evaluations, flooded basements from storms or faulty plumbing, backed up sewage, sewer repair/diagnostics, pipe leaks, broken pipes, frozen pipes, and pipe leak detection as well as 24 hour emergency clean-ups, disaster clean-ups, disaster recovery, trauma scene clean-ups and more. Ed & Enzo, Intimidation ClothingIn addition to unveiling co-branded shirts with Catastrophe Inc. and Intimidation at Bellator 66 (pictured) in Cleveland, Ohio, Ed & Enzo are also sponsors of Brian “The Predator” Rogers, Jessica “Evil” Eye, Stipe Miocic and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & fight 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 50 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 on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

Amoussou, Hinkle headline 6-0 weekend for Intimidation sponsored pros at MMA & boxing events

Intimidation sponsored pro fighters in MMA and boxing scored an undefeated record this weekend at events across the USA. While Bellator 69 was playing out on MTV2 with Karl Amoussou in action in the semifinals of their Season 6 Welterweight Tournament in Louisiana, the Intimidation crew was at the first MMA event in the history of Charleston, West Virginia. A night after sponsoring Reality Cage Combat in Charleston, Intimidation traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to sponsor Newhouse Promotions’ No Vet Left Behind boxing event and complete the stellar weekend.

Karl Amoussou – Fighting in the semifinals of the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament, Amoussou scored a split decision win over previously unbeaten David Rickels on MTV2 to advance to the Tournament final. Amoussou will face Bryan Baker in the Welterweight Tournament final expected to take place during the 2012 Summer Series.

Branden Hinkle – In a battle that featured a 14-year pro and UFC veteran versus a prospect, the experience won out as Branden Hinkle earned a TKO win in round 2. After his opponent weighed in at 218 pounds for their scheduled light heavyweight bout, Hinkle, while wearing Intimidation’s EliteFighter board shorts, punished Roane on the ground raining down with punches and elbows for the win.

Antonio Nieves BoxingWes Lane – The man nicknamed “Limp Noodle” with a sea of fans waving foam noodles throughout the night made sure those fans went home happy as he scored a TKO win. With the win Lane improves to 2-2 after a successful debut at 135 pounds.

Eric Moon – After taking the fight on just a couple days notice, MASH fight Team member Eric Moon scored a _ win. A fighter who has been sponsored by Intimidation many times in the past two years, Moon traveled from Michigan to West Virginia for the 170 lb fight which improves his record to 10-9-1.

Matt Garretson – After struggling at the start of his pro career, Matt Garretson picked up his first pro win at the Reality Cage Combat event. One of many from the Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA gyms across the region, Garretson sent the fans home happy after locking in a rear naked choke in the 2nd round.

Antonio Nieves – Rounding out the weekend for Intimidation was Antonio Nieves (pictured, right), a product of Strong Style Martial Arts and Old School Boxing, improved to 2-0 as a professional scoring a majority decision. Nieves has now fought both of his professional fights for Intimidation sponsored Newhouse Promotions which holds boxing events in Cleveland, Ohio.

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 50 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 to sponsor Karl Amoussou live on MTV2 in Welterweight Tournament Semifinals at Bellator 69

May 11, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing sponsored Karl Amoussou will return to action on Friday night at Bellator 69 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Amoussou, one of Intimidation Clothing’s core group of sponsored fighters since 2011, will look to advance to the tournament finals when he faces undefeated David Rickels (10-0, 1-0 Bellator). The Bellator 69 event will take place on Friday night May 18th at the L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET.

Karl Amoussou MMAA veteran of the Bellator, Strikeforce & M-1 promotions, Karl “Psycho” Amoussou (14-4-2, 2-1 Bellator) is a French professional mixed martial artist now living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and training at the Daddis Fight Camp. A pro since 2006, Amoussou has faced many notable MMA fighters throughout his career including Arman Gambaryan, Lucio Linhares, Trevor Prangley, Kazuhiro Nakamura and Sam Alvey, all fighters who consistently fight at 185 lbs or higher. He defeated Chris “The Assassin” Lozano (9-3, 2-3 Bellator) by 1st round rear naked choke in the quarterfinals of the Season 6 Bellator Welterweight Tournament at Bellator 63 in March 2012.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA fight shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

Intimidation to sponsor Luis “Sapo” Santos live on MTV2 at Bellator 67 in Rama, Ontario, Canada

May 1, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce their sponsorship of Welterweight Luis “Sapo” Santos at Bellator 67. Santos, a pro since 2000 with over 55 career fights under his belt and a stellar 50-7-1 record, will enter the Bellator cage for the 4th time in his career. The event, Bellator 67, will take place on Friday, May 4th at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada, with the live televised bouts airing on MTV2 beginning at 8 pm ET.

Luis Sapo Santos MMASantos (50-7-1, 2-1 Bellator) has an impressive resume which includes an 18 fight win streak to start his professional career. He won his Bellator debut at Bellator 45 in May by decision over Nicolae Cury and defeated Dan Hornbuckle (22-5, 3-3 Bellator) in the first round of the Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Tournament, at Bellator 49 in September. He followed with a loss to UFC vet Ben Saunders in the Welterweight Tournament semifinals at Bellator 53. At Bellator 67 Santos will face Ryan Ford (17-4), a 9-time veteran of the MFC in Canada. The winner is expected to earn a place in Bellator’s Season 7 Welterweight Tournament to take place this Fall.

The sponsorship of Santos will be one of three fighters sponsored at Bellator 53 including fellow Bellator Welterweight Tournament semifinalist Chris Lozano and bantamweight Luis Nogueira on the preliminary card. Santos will feature Intimidation’s premium quality MMA fight shorts in the bout against Saunders.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA clothing & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA fight shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

 

Photo Credit: Bellator Fighting Championships

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