Intimidation Clothing to release Matt “Kid Lightning” Veal signature tee, pre-orders underway

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the latest addition to the brand’s signature tee lineup – Matt “Kid Lightning” Veal. The popular MMA featherweight from Ontario, Canada, is a frequent participant at MMA events in nearby Minnesota and is a former top contender at 145lbs for the respected SEG/Driller MMA promotion that has been sponsored by Intimidation Clothing many times in the past. Matt Veal signature t-shirtFighting out of the Leading Edge Gym in Thunder Bay, Ontario, “Kid Lightning” is a Bellator MMA veteran with wins over notables Morgan Sickinger (17-8), WEC vet Courtney Buck, top prospects Melvin Blumer (11-2) and Marvin Blumer (11-4).

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Veal (11-10 pro) has seen much of his professional MMA success in the state of Minnesota including a 2-0 record for Savage Entertainment and 2-1 record for SEG/Driller Promotions. Most recently he faced top prospect Nick Compton (9-4) where he dropped a split decision in their 145lb title fight in September 2013.

Matt Veal MMAFans can follow Matt “Kid Lightning” Veal on Twitter @KidLightningMMA.

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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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.

Weekend MMA Recap: Brian Rogers adds another highlight reel knockout to resume at Bellator 119

Intimidation Clothing had a “knockout” of a weekend, with Team Intimidation producing one of the more memorable weekends in recent memory. Brian Rogers Bellator 119 flying knee KOFrom highlight reel finishes on a national stage to successes sponsoring local and regional MMA events, Mother’s Day weekend was another shining achievement for Team Intimidation.

Team Intimidation cornerstone fighter Brian “The Predator” Rogers produced yet another highlight reel knockout win, as he put Adrian Miles to sleep with a flying knee in the second round of their middleweight bout at Bellator 119. Rogers has now produced 9 knockouts in 11 career wins, and he produced the latest victory while walking out wearing his latest signature shirt, which features him landing one of his patented flying knees. The win was also the Attack Poker “Attack of the Night” on the Spike TV broadcast earning Rogers even more recognition with the fans of Bellator MMA who already know Brian from the flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61.

Brian Rogers MMAIn other news, Team Intimidation fighter Rob “The Destroyer” Morrow (14-16) produced yet another win, as he earned a second round TKO victory over Rashad Brooks at Extreme Challenge 231 in Iowa after taking the fight on just two days’ notice. Morrow (pictured, lower right) has now produced 5 wins in his last 6 bouts, and is 7-3 in his last 10. He is also the Intimidation sponsored Colosseum Combat light heavyweight champion.

Intimidation’s Kentucky/Indiana crew was on hand at the inaugural Indestructible Fight Club event in Owensboro, Kentucky, which was promoted by the same group that runs the Indiana Fighting Championship. The group had another banner night, selling Intimidation’s popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more and saw the selection of Intimidate Cancer tees as the popular style of the night.

To cap off the weekend, UFC Fight Night 40 saw two Intimidation alums in action with Daron Cruickshank and Anthony Lapsley both in action. While Lapsley did not have the result he wanted, Cruichshank scored another highlight-reel KO of his own only to be overshadowed by Matt Brown’s performance in the night’s main event. Brown, who held a MMA seminar at GriffonRawl MMA Academy in August 2010 which was sponsored by Intimidation Clothing, scored a thrilling TKO win over Erick Silva in the 3rd round in Cincinnati.

Rob Morrow MMALooking ahead, Intimidation has yet another busy weekend set coming up, with four events sponsored in four different states. On top of that, all four events are in different aspects. Intimidation’s IN/KY crew will headline the weekend as they travel to Kokomo, Indiana for the long-time sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion. In Ohio, an Intimidate Cancer event will take place as Intimidation will be on hand for the Hubbard Leukemia Society Fundraising Family Day in Hubbard, Ohio. Intimidation will also be on hand at the New York State Grappling Championships in Fredonia, New York, as well as Prison City Fight League’s “25 to Life” MMA event  in Jackson, Michigan.

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.

Team Intimidation’s Brian “The Predator” Rogers returns to the Bellator cage on May 9th

After an unfortunate situation leading up to his last scheduled bout in March, Team Intimidation’s Brian “The Predator” Rogers already has his next date inside the Bellator MMA cage scheduled. brog-training05_0913Rogers (10-6, 3-4 Bellator) is set to return at Bellator 119, which takes place on May 9th at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada. Rogers will face Johan Romming (9-4-1) at the event.

Known for his devastating knockout power, Rogers has compiled a long list of highlight reel knockouts and is one of the most popular middleweights in Bellator. In his 10 pro wins, Rogers has won via 1st round stoppage nine times with 8 KO/TKOs.

A native of Northeast Ohio, Rogers trained with the Strong Style Fight Team for years but has transitioned his fight camp to Colorado for this fight, where he is training at Factory X Muay Thai with the likes of UFC middleweight Chris Camozzi (pictured with Rogers, right), former Bellator world champion and current #1 contender Joe Warren, Team Intimidation’s Brian Camozzi, and more.

A 2-time Bellator MMA Middleweight Tournament semifinalist, Rogers is no stranger to exciting finishes, including a flying knee over Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61 that has been named as the best knockout in organization history multiple times. Known for his devastating knockout power, Rogers has compiled a long list of highlight reel knockouts and is one of the most popular middleweights in Bellator. Chris Camozzi & Brian RogersIn his 10 pro wins, Rogers has won via 1st round stoppage nine times with 8 KO/TKOs.

A longtime sponsored fighter, Rogers also has his own Intimidation Clothing signature t-shirt. The former special education teacher is now a full-time fighter, and he made headlines when he had a fundraising drive to raise money for his former school prior to a fight last year. He also continues to give back to the education community as a public speaker and more.

Fans of Rogers can pick up the latest official Brian Rogers signature tee from Intimidation Clothing, which features him landing a flying knee.

Brian Rogers Bellator MMAIntimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & 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.

Year In Review: 2013 proves to be highly successful for the growth of the Intimidation brand

At this time of year we hear much about resolutions to get better and looking back at what has been accomplished over the past 12 months. Here at Intimidation Clothing, things are not much different, although the moniker of “getting better” is not something we take for granted – it’s a daily goal. After a 2012 that saw Intimidation Clothing continue to sponsor Bellator events and a host of top-tier regional MMA promotions as well as fighters on major TV networks, 2013 had a lot to live up to. And indeed it did as 2013 proved to be a banner year for our company breaking every known record the company had established in past years. Since starting this company in late 2009, the Intimidation brand has steadily grown into one of the most recognizable names in the MMA and combat sports industry, and we take a look back at the year that was in our 2013 Year in Review.

Charlie Brenneman MMAThe year began strong with the sponsorship of one of the more high-profile MMA fighters Intimidation has worked with as Charlie Brenneman (pictured, right) fought in Altoona, Pennsylvania on January 8th, defeating a fighter we would later come to sponsor and become a big fan of in Eric Irvin. Brenneman, a 8-fight UFC vet who made the move from 170lbs to lightweight in 2013, has since gone 4-0 at 155lbs as he looks to once again make a name for himself in the UFC.

Also early in January, the impact of Jessica Eye’s win over Zoila Gurgel in December 2011 was seen as she rocketed to the top of the Women’s MMA rankings. Eye, who bounced between Bellator MMA and the highly-respected and Intimidation sponsored NAAFS, was ranked as the #1 female fighter in the world at 125lbs before announcing the move to 135lbs late in 2013.

As the month of January wore on the Intimidation brand continued to get high-profile exposure as Brian Rogers presented at the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas and AXS TV’s Best of 2012 featured a variety of Intimidation-sponsored fighters. As Bellator MMA geared up for their debut on Spike TV, and flew both Rogers and Eye out for the premier at Bellator 85, Intimidation continued its strong push on the Local MMA scene into Indiana. With a fully-stocked crew traveling to events put on by Colosseum Combat MMA, Mad Wolf Promotions/Art of War, Rocktagon MMA, Chris Lytle’s Midwest Fight Series, HookNShoot and more, Intimidation Clothing was able to replicate our strong presence as the biggest supporter of Local MMA in Ohio and do the same in Indiana. Chris Lytle at Intimidation boothMeanwhile, the aforementioned Rocktagon MMA promotion and Intimidation began their partnership in January 2013 ti increase Intimidation’s TV exposure and add more regional events to the company’s slate as Rocktagon has held events in Ohio, Indiana, Texas, California and more.

In February, longtime Team Intimidation member Dan “Dragon” Spohn made his debut for the UVC in Columbus, Ohio and started a memorable year on a high note. Spohn scored submission wins at both UVC 22 in January and UVC 23 in May to bounce back from a rough 2012 and open doors for greater things in his MMA career. As Spohn headlined the UVC events, Intimidation continued their support of the Ultimate Victory Challenge promotion in Columbus, Ohio throughout the year as the two organizations expect to work together for years to come.

Brian Rogers, Isaiah Chapman & Jessica EyeIntimidation’s annual trip to the Arnold Sports Festival took place in March where the brand featured Eye, Rogers, Spohn, TUF 7 vet Luke Zachrich, UFC & TUF 10 vet Wes Sims and fast-rising prospect Isaiah Chapman signing autographs at the company’s booth. The Arnold once again provided a plethora of picture opportunities and fantastic exposure for the brand and featured the public release of Intimidation’s popular Irish “Shamrocked” tee design.

March continued strong with the brand sponsoring explosive knockout artist Chidi Njokuani live on AXS TV at RFA 7 near Denver, Colorado and continued with the sponsorship of NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 in Canton, Ohio – one of the best fight cards in Ohio MMA history. Featuring Intimidation sponsored Isaiah Chapman, Frank Caraballo, George Comer, John Hawk, Nick Duell, Antonio Castillo, Jr. and Julian Lane along with Intimidation alum Travis Clark and later-signed Jessica Zomcik, the event not only had a truly stacked fight card but was also a sell-out that thrilled the fans in attendance.

Jessica Eye MMA - Bellator2013 also saw Intimidation Clothing continue its strong support of women’s MMA. As long-time Team Intimidation member Jessica “Evil” Eye continued her winning streak and made the jump in weight to join the UFC, the company also continued their work with another awesome member of the current UFC bantamweight division in Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke. After Duke was the company’s Athlete of the Month in March 2013, she proceeded to fight at Invicta FC 5 in Kansas City, sign autographs at the company’s booth at XFC 23 in Louisville, Kentucky in April, and later appear on TUF 18 on Fox Sports 1 before earning her roster spot with a win on the TUF Finale in November. Intimidation also sponsored Tanikka Brents, Rebecca Heintzman, Amber Stautzenberger, Kelly Warren and Kaitlin Young during the year and inked the top-ranked amateur at 145lbs in the world, Jessica Zomcik, to a sponsorship contract. A product of Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio, Zomcik went on to win the 2013 Tuff-N-Uff Featherweight Championship in Las Vegas to cap off her amateur career.

The company continued its strong support of the Local MMA scene by signing on to sponsor all Hardrock MMA events in 2013 and beyond in late March and continued the strong push into the Kentucky MMA scene in sponsoring the XFC’s return to the Bluegrass State at XFC 23 in Louisville on April 19th. Meanwhile, the company continued their growth outside of MMA in signing then 8-time Amateur National Champion boxer Cam F. Awesome (pictured, right) in early April. Awesome, who has had a banner year in 2013 as he pushes forward towards the 2016 Olympics, is a plant-based athlete and has won more titles in his weight class than anyone in the history of USA boxing. Cam F Awesome - BoxingHe is also a well-known local role model in Kansas City and is a proud Big of the Big Brother Big Sister program. and a strong advocate of cancer prevention and awareness via plant-based nutrition.

As April continued, Intimidation sponsorship of many of the best prospects in MMA continued seeing Mark Cherico and Brian Camozzi both continue to fight while sponsored by the Intimidation brand. Cherico (5-0), one of Pittsburgh’s most popular fighters and Camozzi (2-1), the Colorado-based lightweight and younger brother of UFC middleweight Chris Camozzi, continued to show the growth of the Intimidation brand across the nation.

May was a slow month for MMA but saw the Intimidation brand sponsor UVC 23 in Columbus as well as main event winner Dan Spohn (pictured, left). Dan Spohn MMAIn addition to Spohn, Intimidation sponsored Ronin Training Center owner Luke Zachrich, StrongStyle MMA’s Joe Heiland and more at another event rich with ties to the Intimidation brand. Later in the month, Intimidation-sponsored Brian Rogers and Jessica Eye made a second public appearance in Andover, Ohio’s Pymatuning Valley Middle School where the two athletes spoke on the importance of making good life choices, the effects of bullying and more.

Early in June each year Intimidation Clothing prepares for one major event – the NAAFS’ Fight Nite in the Flats event in Cleveland, Ohio. The biggest annual MMA event in the state of Ohio, the 2013 version, Fight Nite in the Flats IX, featured scheduled fights for Intimidation sponsored UFC vets Jason Dent and Forrest Petz, top-ranked female fighter Jessica Eye and Terry Blackwell, Brian Camozzi, George Comer, Maxim Grishin, Torrance Taylor and a variety of top amateurs.

The summer months saw Intimidation make two of the biggest moves in company history adding official distributors in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Working together with newly appointed Director of Sales Wes Jones, Intimidation President & CEO Luke Jernigan stated that “the International growth of the sport of MMA cannot be ignored and Intimidation Clothing intends to continue to be a part of this global economic impact.” Kyle Rozewski w/Luke JerniganThe company continues to push forward sponsoring fighters in International events including Cody Stevens at OneFC and Lee Morrison for M-1 Global, with more announcements expected in early 2014.

2013 saw Intimidation continue to build on their regional MMA growth sponsoring events and fighters in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, California and more as well as big cities like Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Akron, Boise, Canton, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Toledo and Las Vegas. It also saw Brian “The Predator” Rogers continue to make appearances on behalf of Bellator MMA including the BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Rogers’ Bellator 61 flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna was once again named the #1 Knockout in Bellator’s history in July.

Two big pro/am MMA events from the NAAFS took place in Northeast Ohio in August as Intimidation sponsored both Caged Vengeance 14 in Carrollton and Rock ‘N Rumble 7 later in the month in Cleveland. At the Carrollton event Intimidation Clothing and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (pictured with Jernigan, above on right) began working together and doors opened almost immediately. Local MMA Series from IntimidationA native of the Buffalo, New York area, Rozewski has proven to be a great asset for the brand. In addition to getting Intimidation on board with gyms, fighters, promoters and media outlets from Western New York, Rozewski himself continues to build a name for himself inside the cage as a featherweight and outside of the cage as a commentator for the TNT Fight Series in Buffalo and for Pinnacle FC in Pittsburgh.

August also saw the release of Intimidation’s popular “Support Local MMA” t-shirts (pictured, left). After years of supporting the local MMA scene alongside MMAmadhouse, Bluegrass MMA, Cage Craze, OHMMA.com and a plethora of promoters and gyms, the Intimidation brand decided to put that support on, of all things, a t-shirt.

Brian Rogers MMANew signature shirts for multiple fighters were released in 2013 including the Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman tee in March, the Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Chercio signature tee in July and Brian Rogers’ second Intimidation signature tee featuring his flying knee KO (pictured, right). In addition, TUF 18 star Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke joined the Intimidation signature tee line, reserved for “championship level professionals” during the Fall of 2013 during her run on The Ultimate Fighter. The complete line of Intimidation MMA fighter signature shirts can be found online at IntimidationClothing.com.

Intimidate Cancer made its debut in late August and has continued to grow since then. With a popular Facebook page and the addition of 10 different ribbon colors for added cancer awareness, fans can rest assured knowing a portion of the proceeds from each shirt sold go back to cancer research and awareness. In addition, Intimidation Clothing’s Intimidate Cancer line is available for private fundraisers to help families in need.

Intimidate CancerIn September Intimidation Clothing signed on to sponsor their first two MMA events outside of the USA with MMA Battle Arena in the UK and Extreme Cage Combat in Canada. Sticking with the plan to find solid, strategic partnerships outside of the USA, Intimidation’s role as the biggest supporter of Local MMA soon became a moniker that applied to more than just the USA. Meanwhile, closer to home, Intimidation sponsored its first event in the Buffalo area in late September as the Buffalo and Western NY market became a bigger focus of the company’s regional growth plan.

As October began, Intimidation’s own Brian Rogers joined StrongStyle teammate Stipe Miocic teaching a MMA seminar in Toronto. Mojo Horne MMAThe company also sponsored consecutive MMA events in Akron as the NAAFS and EFP both scored successful events while the Indianapolis market saw two events in the same weekend with the MFS and Art of War promotions both staying busy the second weekend of October. Cincinnati’s own Mojo Horne (pictured, right) added another win at a Absolute Action MMA event in Northern Kentucky and the brand sponsored Mansfield, Ohio’s own Cody Stevens as he fought MMA legend Shinya Aoki in Singapore. As Jessica Eye made her UFC debut in successful fashion, another Intimidation alum signed with the UFC in Indiana’s own Anthony Lapsley.

2013 also featured the definition of Team Intimidation to include more than just MMA fighters. In addition to high level grapplers Pablo Castro and Robby Malof, youth grappler Pito Castro and decorated amateur boxer Cam F. Awesome, Intimidation’s sponsorships of the 614 Mud Militia in multiple Tough Mudder competitions began to open doors for the brand. It was followed by the sponsorship of 15-year old BMX standout Chris Peterie, rodeo cowboy Gearen Hale, figure competitor Tonya Rae Hickey and more. That trend is expected in 2014 with details expected to be announced soon.

November was Jessica Zomcik’s time to shine as the top-ranked ammy proved to be worthy of her ranking in taking the women’s 145lb Tuff-N-Uff title in Las Vegas. Jessica Zomcik WMMA - Tuff-N-UffAs Intimidation continued their growth in Indianapolis adding the MMA Fit Club as an official dealer, the brand continued to build upon their strong Indiana presence sponsoring Colosseum Combat MMA once again as well as main event title challenger Danny Surface.

December saw Intimidation lock in deals with two companies expected to be a major piece of the company’s growth in 2014. The Florida-based XFC, which aired all 2012 and 2013 events on AXS TV, featured the Intimidation brand inside their cage at XFC 27 in Muskegon, Michigan and will continue to bring added exposure to the Intimidation name in 2014. Meanwhile the Vegas Fight Tour, which takes fans to the top gyms in Las Vegas, Nevada and features Intimidation prizes and giveaways, was also inked to a deal to help both companies get added exposure. Meanwhile, Intimidation stayed busy on December 7th sponsoring events in the Buffalo, NY area as well as Akron, OH as the TNT Fight Series and NAAFS were both in action. As the year came to a close, former CFA featherweight champ Jordan Parsons continued his winning streak to improve to 9-1 with a win close to home in Minnesota. Vegas Fight Tour - Las VegasOn the final weekend of 2013, Intimidation was able to sponsor Evolve MMA’s Justin “Harry” Lester wrestling seminar as the 4-time state champion in Ohio and 2012 Olympian instructed fans at the gym in Medina, Ohio.

“Looking back, I could not be much happier about the way things have gone in 2013 for our brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “I expect fans will see the continued, unmatched support of the Local MMA scene in 2014 as well as some very strategic expansion into other sports.”

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

 

Weekend MMA Recap: Rebecca Heintzman impresses Atlantic City, NJ crowd winning pro debut on highly successful weekend

There was some serious Team Intimidation flavor at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships 28 event over the weekend in Atlantic City, as two sponsored fighters were in action at the event. Following up on on a perfect 6-0 amateur career, Rebecca Heintzman (1-0) made a successful debut at the event, as she submitted Allison Haynes (0-1) in the second round of their bout. Rebecca Heintzman MMAHeintzman (pictured, right) continues to be a part of Intimidation’s support for women’s MMA, as the rising star is one of the sport’s best prospects. Also at CFFC 28, Julian Lane (5-3-1) dropped a razor thin split decision to unbeaten prospect Paul Felder (6-0) in one of the night’s featured bouts. Lane will now travel to Pittsburgh to headline Pinnacle FC 5 against another unbeaten foe in Joey Holt next month.

Team Intimidation was also represented well at the Extreme Cage Combat 18 event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as Intimidation served as a sponsor for the Canadian event. UFC veteran David Loiseau put on a show in the main event, as he claimed the ECC light heavyweight title with a 15-second TKO victory over Mike Kent. Matt McGrath also claimed the ECC welterweight title with a 3rd round TKO victory over Christ Franck at the event.

Team Intimidation was also on hand sponsoring the Blaze Kids Challenge near Chicago, as Premier Fight Supply represented the brand at the event. The event, designed to get kids to be more active, featured strength tests, explosion tests, speed tests, and more and continues Intimidation’s strong push into the Chicago market.

In Intimidation Alumni news, UFC veteran Charlie Brenneman (pictured, left) picked up a win over Kyle Baker in the CFFC 28 main event, and he is now 4-0 since being cut by the UFC last year and dropping to lightweight. Charlie Brenneman - IntimidationBrenneman seems poised to get the call from the UFC yeat again having now reinvented himself as a lightweight after a 4-4 run at 170lbs in the UFC from 2010-2012. Also, former Bellator tournament finalist Luis Nogueira returned stateside for the first time in more than a year, as the Brazilian submitted Frank Baca with an arm triangle choke in the first round at Bellator 105.

Looking ahead, Intimidation will have a busy first weekend of November, as Team Intimidation will be on hand sponsoring and selling at both the UVC 26 event in Columbus, Ohio, and Hardrock MMA 58 event in Bowling Green, Kentucky with crews on hand at both events.

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 FOX, 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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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.

 

Heintzman photo courtesy of CFFC.

Intimidation Weekend MMA Recap: Zomcik impresses with submission at Tuff-N-Uff in Las Vegas

Members of Team Intimidation were in action across the country this past weekend, as fighters competed as far away from Intimidation’s base in Ohio as Las Vegas. That fighter was top amateur female prospect Jessica Zomcik, who earned a victory at Tuff-N-Uff with a second round submission over Bryanna Fissori. As the top pound-for-pound amateur female fighter in the state of Ohio and #1 ranked female amateur at 145lbs in the world, Zomick (8-3) is on the verge of turning pro in the coming months. Jessica Zomcik MMAThe highly-decorated grappler will return to Tuff-N-Uff in November to fight for their 2013 Amateur Women’s Featherweight title.

Two Team Intimidation members were also in action at the Driller MMA/SEG Entertainment event in Minnesota, although unfortunately both Donald Williams and Matt Veal came up short in separate bouts. Williams succumbed to a submission in the third round after a hard fought bout, while Veal dropped a razor thin split decision in the promotion’s featherweight title fight.

Intimidation also sponsored and sold at the HardRock MMA 57 event in Kentucky, and Team Intimidation member Brandon Hurst competed for the organization’s amateur welterweight title. Hurst came up short in the bout, however, as the fighter was submitted by Que Parks in the third round.

This upcoming week will be one of the biggest weekends in recent Intimidation history, as Intimidation will sponsor four events:

  • Intimidation will sponsor and sell at Colosseum Combat XXVI in Kokomo, Indiana. Unbeaten pro prospect Brandon Clawson will also represent Team Intimidation in his bout against Lloyd Carter.
  • Intimidation will sponsor and sell at the TNT Fight Series in Buffalo, New York. Team Intimidation pro Kyle Rozewski will also provide commentary for the event.
  • Intimidation will sponsor its first Canadian event, as Extreme Cage Combat 18 takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Rocktagon MMA 29 will be sponsored by Intimidation in El Paso, Texas.

Along with those events, Intimidation will also sponsor Afghanistan & Iraq war veteran Scott Thometz at Bellator 101 live on Spike.com on Friday night.

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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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 Matt “Kid Lightning” Veal at SEG/Driller’s Chaos at Canterbury 3 in Shakopee, Minnesota

September 19, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of veteran Matt Veal in his upcoming featherweight title bout at SEG/Driller’s Caged Chaos at Canterbury 3. Veal (10-9) is set to take on Nick Compton (7-3) for the organization’s 145-pound title in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Matt Veal MMAKnown as “Kid Lightning,” Veal is a native of Ontario who has posted a record of 9-1 while competing in the state of Minnesota. Veal  scored the biggest win of his MMA career in March 2011 when he won a unanimous decision over WEC veteran Courtney Buck in Minnesota. A featherweight who has six wins in his last eight fights, the crowd favorite Veal began his career 3-1 before a rough patch that saw him go 1-4 to drop to 4-5 as a pro. Since 2010, the enthusiastic and exuberant “Kid Lightning” has gone 6-4 which included an epic battle with Will Romero, a member of Bellator’s Season 2 Featherweight Tournament field, at Bellator 67.

In addition to Veal, the Intimidation brand will also sponsor Donald Williams in a professional bantamweight fight at the event.

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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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 Extreme Cage Combat 18 on October 25th in Halifax, Nova Scotia

September 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, Local / Regional MMA, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of its first Canadian event, as Extreme Cage Combat 18 will be sponsored by the popular brand on October 25th. The event, entitled “Road to Glory,” will go down at the Halifax Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originally scheduled for Sept. 28, the event has been rescheduled and now features a new main event.

ECC MMA HalifaxAiring on The Fight Network in Canada, ECC is one of the country’s fastest growing organizations and joins international events sponsored by Intimidation like MMA Battle Arena and Heat Sports in the United Kingdom.

The event will be headlined by a marquee battle for the organization’s vacant light heavyweight title, as former UFC title challenger David “The Crow” Loiseau (22-10) will take on rising prospect Mike Kent (9-3). The co-main event will feature an exciting featherweight scrap, as Tristan Johnson (8-4) will face Adam Lorenz (7-3).

Along with serving as a sponsor for the event, Intimidation Clothing gear and products will also be available for sale at the event.

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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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 releases new TV spot focusing on support for Local MMA

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of its new TV spot, focusing on Local MMA.

Intimidation Clothing is the biggest supporter of Local MMA and combat sports in the Midwest, working with top fighters and events in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and more. While other brands come and go, Intimidation brings a consistency to the industry rarely seen in local MMA, featuring more than 110 styles of quality t-shirts, hats, hoodies, training gear, and more. Intimidation - Local MMAYou can find Intimidation online at IntimidationClothing.com, and at sporting events across the Midwest.

The video features some of Intimidation’s top stars training and at grappling competitions, including Brian Rogers, Dan Spohn and John Hawk training at StrongStyle Martial Arts, top bantamweight prospect Isaiah Chapman at a grappling tournament at GriffonRawl MMA, and more. It also features retired UFC vet Forrest Petz as well as UFC stars Stipe Miocic and Jessica Eye, both of whom have been sponsored by the Intimidation brand several times in the past.

The video will be featured as a commercial including on NAAFS, Rocktagon MMA and Pinnacle FC programming. The commercial will be seen in multiple markets including Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh as well as across Canada.

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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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 fighters take cornering role on big stage at UFC events

Intimidation Clothing prides itself on working with the best upcoming mixed martial arts fighters in the sport, but a keen eye is also kept for fighters who have aspirations outside of the cage as well as inside of it.

Justin Steave MMATwo fighters who have long represented the Intimidation Clothing brand have recently taken on roles other than fighting, as Justin Steave and Brian Rogers expanded to cornerman roles inside the UFC.

A member of Fight Club Pittsburgh in the Steel City, Steave is a longtime favorite on the Ohio MMA and Ohio Valley scene, and he’s currently 4-2 as a professional with three straight wins. Known as “The Hawk,” Steave (pictured, right) recently traveled to California, where he cornered Nah-Shon Burrell for his UFC 157 victory over Yuri Villefort. For fans familiar with Steave, this role comes as no surprise, as he has been a mainstay on the local scene, cornering fighters from multiple different gyms and being a familiar face at regional MMA events.

Brian Rogers, who has traveled to Canada to train in Montreal multiple times, is currently training with former Olympic judoka and MMA star Rick Hawn. While in Canada, Rogers is scheduled to corner his friend and fellow middleweight Chris Camozzi on the UFC 158 main card. Fans of MMA know Rogers’ passion lies inside and outside of the cage, as the well-spoken “Predator” has served as color commentator for MMA events in the past and is regularly seen coaching his teammates and friends outside of the cage at local MMA events. Chris Camozzi & Brian RogersBoth he and Camozzi (pictured, left) have trained together throughout the past few years in both Colorado and Ohio. It has been said that Rogers has a job as an analyst and coach when he decides to hang up his gloves.

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 80 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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