Intimidation Clothing to release new signature shirt for UFC vet Branden Hinkle

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of their new “Iron Lion” Branden Hinkle signature shirt. Branden Lee Hinkle signature teeA 3-time UFC veteran,”The Iron Lion” Branden Hinkle (16-11-1 MMA, 4-0 boxing) boasts notable wins over Jorge Rivera, Kevin Jordan and Sean Gannon at UFC 55. Hinkle was first sponsored by the Intimidation brand in his most recent MMA fight, in May 2012 in the main event of Reality Cage Combat which was the first MMA event ever held in Charleston, West Virginia. The “Iron Lion” has also signed autographs at the company’s booth for local fans and been sponsored at multiple boxing and MMA events while fighting, cornering and coaching.

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A pro since 1998, Hinkle has fought in Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil and France with just over half of his pro MMA fights on record coming in the USA. The former WEF Heavyweight Champion was a NCAA Division II National Wrestling Champion in college at West Liberty University, where he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.

Most recently, Hinkle improved to 4-0 as a professional boxer picking up his 4th KO/TKO win in as many bouts on July 3rd in Weirton, West Virginia. He continues to work as a coach for the wrestling team at West Liberty which is a NCAA Division II wrestling powerhouse.

The “Iron Lion” Branden Hinkle signature shirt is a 100% cotton, 4.5 oz black tee featuring a custom medieval Iron Lion design on the front in silver ink with Branden’s name and signature on the back. Branden Hinkle MMAAll shirts are currently available on a pre-order basis with shipments expected to be made in September 2014.

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Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA & boxing 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 sponsored Branden Hinkle inducted into West Liberty Hall of Fame

September 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighter Branden Hinkle has been inducted into the West Liberty Hilltoppers Hall of Fame, as the longtime mixed martial artist excelled during his collegiate career at the West Virginia school.

Branden Hinkle MMAFrom the school’s release:

Branden Hinkle was a rare two-sport champion during his time at West Liberty and the multi-talented athlete has carved out a professional career in a third sport after graduation.
Hinkle was an All-Ohio wrestler and All-Conference tennis standout at Jefferson (Ohio) Area High School during the early 1990s and continued to excel in both sports at West Liberty.
A three-time NAIA All-America wrestler, Branden was the 1995 NAIA national champion at 190 pounds and earned runner-up honors at 190 pounds as a senior in 1996. Hinkle also won a WVIAC tennis championship in 1995.
Hinkle continued to wrestle after graduation, earning U.S. national freestyle All-America honors and winning two Northeastern U.S. Freestyle titles before turning to mixed martial arts.
The former Hilltopper has fought all over the world during his lengthy pro career, winning the Korean heavyweight title and the World Extreme Fighting heavyweight crown along with the Reality Super Fighting light-heavy championship.
Still active in the light-heavyweight division, Branden lives in Steubenville, Ohio where he teaches youth wrestling and trains several MMA fighters. He is the son of Marsha and the late Jack Hinkle and has two sisters, Stacy and Jennifer.

A professional since 1998, Hinkle is a three-time UFC veteran who boasts notable wins over Kevin Jordan, Jorge Rivera, and Sean Gannon – who he defeated via first round TKO at UFC 55. “The Iron Lion” has fought in Mexico, Japan, Korea, Brazil and France during his illustrious career. Most recently, he competed at Reality Cage Combat in West Virginia earlier this year, where he picked up a second round TKO victory.

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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3-time UFC vet Branden Hinkle joins Intimidation Clothing at Sunday’s Biker’s Ball in Ashtabula, Ohio

April 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, Fighter Sponsorships, News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that the company will be present and displaying at Sunday’s Biker’s Ball in Ashtabula, Ohio. Joining Intimidation and signing at their booth will be local favorite, 3-time UFC veteran Branden Hinkle, a native of nearby Jefferson. Branden Hinkle MMAHinkle, who has already agreed to be sponsored by Intimidation Clothing at his May 18 fight in Charleston, West Virginia, will be signing autographs around 11:30 am at the Intimidation booth. The Biker’s Ball is a highly successful annual event drawing hundreds to the Mt. Carmel Banquet Center. The event will begin at 11 am at 1200 East 21st Street in Ashtabula.

The event comes on the heels of a record weekend for the Intimidation brand after the company displayed and sponsored 7 fighters on the Bellator 66 card in Cleveland on Friday night. In addition, Intimidation Clothing, a mainstay at NAAFS events, will also be displaying again on Saturday night at NAAFS: Combat Challenge 20 in Akron. The company remains active in their home region of Northeast Ohio sponsoring fighters, working with gyms and supporting MMA in the area. The Intimidation brand also has  12 authorized dealers in the state of Ohio, 10 of which are located in the Northeast part of the state.

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 Clothing continues efforts to strengthen name in local Ashtabula County

Intimidation Clothing is a company built on the talents of individuals. It is because of these talents that the company is pleased to continue to build their name in their hometown region in and around Ashtabula County, Ohio. Branden Hinkle MMAAlready one of the biggest MMA apparel brands in the Midwest, Intimidation has made many efforts to build their brand in Ashtabula County in many ways by working with local MMA fighters & events as well as local school districts and ESPN 970 WFUN in Ashtabula.

In recent months, Intimidation’s presence has been strongly felt in Ashtabula County’s MMA scene. Sponsorship of the NAAFS’ annual War on the Shore event in Geneva on the Lake on July 23rd was followed by the sponsorship of Jefferson native Branden Hinkle’s (pictured) wrestling clinic at Jefferson Area High School on July 31st. The company has also stated their intentions of sponsoring Hinkle, a UFC vet, as he continues to add to his impressive MMA resume. In addition, Intimidation added Esther’s Sports Card in the Ashtabula Mall as an authorized dealer in July and the company is expected to announce another dealer in the County in the coming week. To add to all of this, Intimidation President & CEO Luke Jernigan began a series of interviews with ESPN 970 WFUN’s Angle of Pursuit program in August which will cover both national and local Mixed Martial Arts discussion.

“We are serious about building our name in our local region, a region that has been hit very hard by the economic times,” said Jernigan.Jefferson Falcons Intimidation T-Shirt “I have every intention of building this company into one that helps brings jobs to our region and I hope our neighbors in and around Ashtabula County will continue to buy our gear and help us achieve those goals.”

On top of the above, Jernigan himself has personally been a speaker at career day events in two Ashtabula Count yschool districts, Jefferson Area High School as well as Pymatuning Valley Local Schools in Andover, Ohio. As a result of these appearances, the company has also announced the release of a Jefferson Falcons t-shirt (pictured, left) to be released this week. The shirt, which will be available through the Jefferson Area Athletic Boosters, will be sold as a fundraiser for the group in a joint venture.

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 board shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

Intimidation Clothing visits wrestling clinic with Jefferson grad, UFC vet Branden Hinkle

Branden Hinkle MMAIntimidation Clothing was pleased to be on hand on Sunday afternoon as UFC veteran and Jefferson native Branden Hinkle taught a wrestling seminar at Jefferson Area High School. A former US National Freestyle All-American and Division II NCAA National Championship wrestler, Hinkle is a 1991 graduate of Jefferson Area High School and a bit of a local legend around Ashtabula County. Hinkle a MMA heavyweight who fought 3 times in the UFC in 2005 & 2006, last fought in April 2011 and sports a 15-11 record as a professional. Throughout his 13-year pro MMA career Hinkle has faced many of the sport’s top fighters including Gabriel Gonzaga, Jorge Rivera, Sean Gannon, Jeff Monson, Chris Tuchscherer, Kevin Jordan and more.

For the event Hinkle wore Intimidation’s premium-quality MMA shorts as well as a Intimidation sponsor tee as he instructed a solid crowd of middle and high school wrestlers from multiple school districts including Pymatuning Valley, Ledgemont, Geneva and of course Jefferson. Intimidation Clothing was also pleased to provide giveaways to several of the students in attendance.

Branden Hinkle wrestling clinicIntimidation 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 40 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA board shorts, rashguards and more. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.