Weekend MMA Recap: Santos scores KO of the Year in Brazil while Intimidation crews continue growth in Michigan & Pennsylvania

Intimidation Clothing closed out March with one of the busiest months in company history, sponsoring multiple events and fighters in different states. The month began as strongly as any month in company history, with two top-tier MMA promotions – Driven MMA & Colosseum Combat – kicking off the month in style, and ended with Pinnacle FC capping off a great month and with a KO of the Year candidate from Luis “Sapo” Santos at XFCi 3 in Brazil.

Jerrell Hodge MMAIntimidation was  a sponsor for the PinnacleFC 6 event in Pittsburgh, along with co-main event winner Rob Hanna (4-0) and amateur main event winner Jerrell Hodge (11-1). Hanna survived an early onslaught from Intimidation alum Joey Holt (3-2) to eventually produce one of the biggest comebacks in recent MMA history after nearly being knocked out. Hodge (pictured, right) closed out his amateur career with yet another title to go along with his two NAAFS titles and EFP title, as he claimed the PinnacleFC featherweight title with a dominant three-round performance over Rich Cantolina (10-7).

While Intimidation was represented in Pittsburgh by Out of the Cage Clothing, the newest Intimidation dealer in the Steel City, Intimidation Clothing’s Michigan Distributor were also on hand in Jackson, Michigan for the Prison City Fight League. The all-amateur event featured 25 ammy fights including 5 belt fights and 3 contender fights with an impressive night of sales for the crew that is making waves for the Intimidation brand  in the state of Michigan.

Meanwhile, with the focus in the USA for Intimidation being in Michigan and Pennsylvania, the International focus was on the fast-rising XFCi promotion. An affiliate of the Intimidation-sponsored Florida promotion televised regularly on AXS TV, the XFC continued it’s recent success in Brazil with one of their most high-profile fighters, Luis “Sapo” Santos (pictured, left), in the night’s main event. Luis Santos vs Shamar Bailey - XFC 23Santos, a Bellator MMA vet and multi-time XFC vet as well, scored his 60th career professional win to improve to 60-9-1 with a front kick KO in the 3rd round of the night’s main event that is an early candidate for KO of the Year.

The upcoming weekend will be a busy one for the Intimidation Indiana crew, as they will first be on hand at Hardrock MMA 64 on Friday night in Kentucky and then POP!CON MMA in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday night. Meanwhile, Shad will have the Intimidation Michigan Distributors on the road again selling and supporting Local MMA in Michigan.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style 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.

Intimidation to sponsor veteran Luis “Sapo” Santos in XFCi 3 main event in Sao Paulo, Brazil

March 28, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of veteran welterweight Luis “Sapo” Santos in his upcoming main event bout. Santos (59-9-1) is set to face Alfredo Morales (15-4-1) in the main event at XFCi 3 on March 29th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Luis Santos vs Shamar Bailey - XFC 23After making his debut in 2000 and posting an impressive resume with nearly 60 wins, Santos signed with Bellator in 2011 and eventually made it to the semifinals of the Season 5 Welterweight Tournament. A veteran of nearly 70 professional fights, Santos has posted an incredible 45 finishes during his career and was been sponsored by Intimidation multiple times including during his time in Bellator and the XFC. A product of American Top Team, Santos will continue to wear the Intimidation premium quality MMA fight shorts in his fights.

Santos is one of the hottest fighters in all of MMA, as he is currently riding a 5-fight winning streak with four of those wins coming via knockout or TKO in under a minute. After competing on XFC shows on AXS TV in the U.S., Santos will now compete on the organization’s international arm, as XFCi 3 will be broadcast on Rede TV in his home country of Brazil.

Intimidation is also a sponsor of the XFC organization, a partnership that will continue when the promotion returns to the U.S. later this year.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor 17-1 fighter Fabricio Guerreiro in Bellator featherweight tournament on Spike TV

January 22, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of perhaps the next Bellator star hailing from Brazil, as Fabricio Guerreiro (17-1-1, 0-0 BFC) will be representing the popular clothing brand during his debut in the Bellator Season 8 Featherweight Tournament, which is set to begin at Bellator 88 on February 7 and will air live on Spike TV.

Fabricio Guerreiro Bellator 88 bannerGuerreiro signed with Bellator in November, and immediately became perhaps a favorite to win the Season 8 Featherweight Tournament. The Brazilian has earned stoppages in 15 of his 17 victories, including 12 submissions. He is currently riding a 5-fight winning streak, including avenging his only loss to Rafael Manteiga with a submission 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. 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 Thiago Michel at Bellator 87 in lightweight tournament bout on Spike TV

January 17, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of lightweight star Thiago Michel in the upcoming Bellator Season 8 Lightweight Tournament, which is set to begin on Spike TV on January 31st. Michel (11-3, 1-1 BFC) is slated to take on Russian knockout artist Alexander Sarnavskiy (21-1, 1-1 BFC) in the first round of the tournament which takes places at Bellator 87 at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Bellator MMA cageMichel hails from Brazil and made his Bellator debut during the Season 6 Lightweight Tournament, where he defeated Rene Nazare in the first round before dropping a split decision to Brent Weedman in the semifinals. He has since returned to his native country and got back on the winning track with a TKO win before returning to Bellator for the organization’s much-anticipated debut on Spike TV. Along with having an impressive MMA record that includes 10 knockouts, Michel also boasts a 27-2 kickboxing record and recently competed for It’s Showtime in his native Brazil.

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 sponsored Luis Nogueira fights in Tournament Final live on MTV2 at Bellator 73 in Tunica, Mississippi

August 13, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Luis “Betao” Nogueira in his Bantamweight Tournament final bout at Bellator 73 in Tunica, Mississippi. Luis Nogueira @ Bellator 51Nogueira, a pro since early 2008, has started his career at 14-2 (4-1 Bellator) having won 10 of his past 11 fights defeating Alexis Vila and Hiroshi Nakamura en route to a date in the Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament final. The Bellator 73 event will take place on Friday night at Harrah’s Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET and the prelims aired live on Spike.com.

Nogueira, who made his Bellator debut at Bellator 42 in April, scored a unanimous decision over Jerod Spoon before falling to Ed West at Bellator 51 in the first round of the Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament. The native of Brazil then bounced back with a win two weeks later at Bellator 53 and opened the Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament with a decision win over Alexis Vila at Bellator 65 and scored a 3rd round KO of Hiroshi Nakamura at Bellator 70. In his 14 professional wins Nogueira has scored 5 KO/TKOs, 2 submissions and 7 decisions. A member of Brazil’s Renovacao Fight Team, Nogueira and his teammates train in the USA at Thunder MMA & Muay Thai in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and official Intimidation dealer.

A win in the tournament final over Marcos Galvao (12-5-1) would give him the chance to avenge his only other pro loss coming to Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas in 2008. Luis Nogueira MMANogueira will walk out wearing Intimidation’s top-selling Cross tee and an Intimidation hat with the company’s logo on his vale tudo fight shorts. Nogueira will face off with Marcos Galvao (12-5, 3-2 Bellator), a fighter who defeated Ed West and Travis Marx to earn the tournament final fight.

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

 

Photo (right) courtesy of of Hexlinc Photography.

Rick Hawn, Luis Nogueira score wins at Bellator 70 sponsored by Intimidation Clothing

May 25, 2012 by  
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Two Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighters scored the biggest wins of their MMA careers on Friday night at Bellator 70. Rick Hawn and Luis Nogueira both moved a step closer to a Bellator title as Hawn, while sponsored by both Catastrophe Inc. and Intimidation, won the Season 6 Lightweight Tournament with a unanimous decision win over Brent Weedman. Luis Nogueira MMAMeanwhile Luis Nogueira (pictured), a fighter sponsored in each of his past four pro fights by the Intimidation brand, scored a 3rd round TKO win over Hiroshi Nakamura to advance to the Bellator Bantamweight Tournament finals. Both fighters won their fights which were televised on MTV2.

Rick Hawk (14-1, 6-1 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 next face Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler, likely during the Fall of 2012.

Luis Nogueira (14-2, 4-1 Bellator) who made his Bellator debut at Bellator 42 in April, scored a unanimous decision over Jerod Spoon before falling to Ed West at Bellator 51. The native of Brazil then bounced back with a win two weeks later at Bellator 53 and opened the Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament with a decision win over Alexis Vila at Bellator 65. Nogueira will fight Marcos Galvao in the finals of the Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament likely during the Bellator Summer Series 2012.

Ed & Enzo, Intimidation ClothingServiceMaster 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. In 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.

Intimidation to sponsor Luis Nogueira live on MTV2 in Bantamweight Tournament Semifinals at Bellator 70

May 11, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Luis “Betao” Nogueira in his Bantamweight Tournament semifinal bout at Bellator 70 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nogueira, a pro since early 2008, has started his career at 13-2 (3-1 Bellator) having won 9 of 10 fights with his lone loss coming last Fall at Bellator 51 in the Bellator Bantamweight Tournament quarterfinals in Canton, Ohio. Luis Nogueira 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.

Nogueira, who made his Bellator debut at Bellator 42 in April, scored a unanimous decision over Jerod Spoon before falling to Ed West at Bellator 51. The native of Brazil then bounced back with a win two weeks later at Bellator 53 and opened the Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament with a decision win over Alexis Vila at Bellator 65. In his 13 professional wins Nogueira has scored 4 KO/TKOs, 2 submissions and 7 decisions with his only other pro loss coming to Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas in 2008.

Nogueira will walk out wearing Intimidation’s top-selling Cross tee and an Intimidation hat with the company’s logo on his vale tudo fight shorts. Nogueira will face off with Hiroshi Nakamura (15-5, 1-0 Bellator), a fighter who has a 13-2-1 record in his last 16 fights.

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.