Intimidation continues long-time sponsorship of George “Bonesaw” Comer at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 in Canton, Ohio

March 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of rising lightweight star George “Bonesaw” Comer in his upcoming bout at the NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 card on March 7 in Canton, Ohio. Comer (5-1) is set to take on Joey Holt (4-2) in a featured 155-pound battle. George Comer & Luke JerniganA previous bout between the two longtime Ohio MMA veterans was rained out at an Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS event at Geneva-on-the-Lake in July 2011.

A former two-time NAAFS national amateur series champion in the lightweight and welterweight divisions, Comer is the only fighter to accomplish that feat in two different NAAFS divisions and is one of the top prospects in the Buckeye State with a 14-1 overall in his mixed martial arts career. A member of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy  – an official Intimidation Clothing dealer– along with UFC veterans Jason Dent and Donny Walker, Comer comes in looking to win his sixth bout in a row after reeling off consecutive victories over Khama Worthy, Stephen Singleton, Brian Camozzi, Anthony Morgan, and Joe Lile Jr. A dominant wrestler who is known for his always-entertaining post-fight interviews, Comer remains a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio.

George Comer MMAIntimidation Clothing released a signature shirt for Comer (pictured on George above) last year.

> CLICK HERE to buy the George “Bonesaw” Comer signature tee

Fans can follow Comer on Twitter @GeorgeComerMMA.

Intimidation alums Isaiah “The Beast”  Chapman and Antonio Castillo Jr. were also expected to be in action at the March 7th event, fighting for the NAAFS bantamweight title. UFC veteran Branden Hinkle will also be in action on the same night, as he will be competing in a boxing event in West Virginia while another long-time Intimidation alum Dan Spohn will be fighting on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

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 continues long-time sponsorship of “Big” John Hawk at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 in Canton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of veteran fighter “Big” John Hawk, as he prepares to face rising MMA star Curt Lemmon (4-0) in a heavyweight title bout at the upcoming NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 event on March 7th Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk MMAHawk (10-5) continues his run in his return to heavyweight, as his victory over William Penn in March 2014 was the first fight for the former NAAFS heavyweight champ in the division since 2010. He then followed up that win with a victory over Bobby Brents at NAAFS: Rock ‘N Rumble 8 last October. Hawk has become known as one of the most durable fighters in the sport, including racking up a 2-1 win under the Bellator MMA banner with an upset win over Marcus Vanttinen at Bellator 66 highlighting his time in the organization.

Hawk will look to become the NAAFS heavyweight champion for the second time, as he won the title with a victory over Joe McCall in 2010 before dropping to light heavyweight. The title was then won by and later vacated by Intimidation alum Stipe Miocic when he signed with the UFC in 2011.

Hawk is a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio and comes in looking for his fifth win in seven outings. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Hawk is an outspoken member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, which is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer.

John Hawk & Brian Rogers MMAHawk has not one but two signature t-shirts from Intimidation, including the original gray and an updated red signature shirt that was released in June. It was one of the most popular items at the Intimidation booth at the Fight Nite in the Flats 10 event in Cleveland last June, and Hawk wasn’t even competing on the card.

> CLICK HERE to buy the “Big” John Hawk signature tee

Intimidation Clothing now offers signature shirts for more than 20 different fighters, including Brian Rogers, Jessamyn Duke, Jason Dent, Donny Walker, Jessica Eye, Mark Cherico, Forrest Petz, Ken Shamrock, Wes Sims, and more.

Intimidation alums Isaiah “The Beast”  Chapman and Antonio Castillo Jr. were also expected to be in action at the March 7th event, fighting for the NAAFS bantamweight title. UFC veteran Branden Hinkle will also be in action on the same night, as he will be competing in a boxing event in West Virginia while another long-time Intimidation alum Dan Spohn will be fighting on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

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

Intimidation Clothing to release Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge signature tee, pre-orders underway

Intimidation Clothing and Cleveland, Ohio-based pro bantamweight Jerrell Hodge are pleased to announce the release of the latest signature tee from Intimidation – the Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge signature shirt. Jerrell Hodge signature shirtHodge (0-1 pro, 11-1 amateur) is expected to fight professionally for the second time at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 on March 7th, 2015, in Canton, Ohio. Pre-orders on the new “Thunderkat” shirts are underway at a special, discounted price.

> Buy the new Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge signature tee online today!

Just 25 years old, Hodge was widely considered to be perhaps the best pound-for-pound amateur fighter in the state of Ohio, if not the entire Midwest, prior to his pro debut in June 2014. The Evolve MMA product is a 2-time NAAFS national series amateur champion, becoming the first fighter since Team Intimidation’s George Comer to accomplish that feat in 2 separate divisions. Hodge was also the EFP amateur featherweight champion, as he claimed that title with a second round submission over Ethan Goss in January 2014, and he closed out his amateur career with a victory over Rich Cantolina in March 2014 to become the Pinnacle FC amateur featherweight champion. In his extensive amateur MMA career Hodge fought many of the best at 135 & 145lbs and has wins over notable pros Shane Valko (1-0 pro) and UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt (6-0 pro).

Jerrell Hodge MMAFans can follow Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge on Twitter @r3llhodg3.

Buy the new Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge signature tee online today!

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 veteran “Big” John Hawk at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 in Canton, Ohio

October 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of veteran fighter “Big” John Hawk, as he prepares to face fellow MMA veteran Bobby Brents (14-4) in a heavyweight bout at the upcoming NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event in Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk MMAHawk (9-5) continues his run in his return to heavyweight, as his victory over William Penn in March was the first fight for the former NAAFS heavyweight champ in the division since 2010. Hawk has become known as one of the most durable fighters in the sport, including racking up a 2-1 win under the Bellator MMA banner with an upset win over Marcus Vanttinen at Bellator 66 highlighting his time in the organization.

Hawk is a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio and comes in looking for his fourth win in six outings. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Hawk is an outspoken member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, which is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer.

Hawk has not one but two signature t-shirts from Intimidation, including the original gray and an updated red signature shirt that was released in June. It was one of the most popular items at the Intimidation booth at the Fight Nite in the Flats 10 event in Cleveland, and Hawk wasn’t even competing on the card.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAAlong with sponsoring Hawk, Intimidation will also serve as a sponsor for the Rock N Rumble 8 event in Canton and will be on hand with an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA clothing & fight 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 Clothing to sponsor & sell at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event in Canton, Ohio

October 2, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event, which takes place on October 4th in Canton, Ohio. Intimidation has long been a sponsor of NAAFS, which continues to be one of the best organizations in the state of Ohio. The event takes place at the Canton Civic Center and is one of the organization’s biggest annual events.

LocalMMA01_400x300The NAAFS has produced many top fighters through its annual amateur tournaments, and many of them will be competing as professionals on this card. In the main event, Cody Stevens (11-7-1) will return to the NAAFS for the first time in more than six years, as he challenges Frank Caraballo (13-7) for the organization’s featherweight title. Stevens never lost the NAAFS title after defeating Donny Walker to win it in 2008, but he has fought all around the world since then. Both fighters have been sponsored by Intimidation in the past.

Another pro title will be on the line in the co-main event, as Team Intimidation alum Antonio Castillo Jr. (8-4) challenges Bellator MMA veteran Bryan Goldsby (18-14) for the NAAFS bantamweight title. And another Intimidation alum will also be in action, as Cody Garbrandt (4-0) takes on Charlie Stanford (5-2) in a highly anticipated 135-pound matchup. Intimidation sponsored StrongStyle heavyweight “Big” John Hawk (9-5, pictured left) is also back in action, as he’ll face Bobby Brents (14-4).

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAMultiple other Intimidation alums are also on the card, including undefeated pro Wes Hanson (3-0), pro debutante Jeff Hughes (0-0), and more.

Intimidation will also be on hand with an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing Ohio based MMA clothing brand 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 releases new signature shirt for rising MMA featherweight Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of their new Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski signature shirt. Kyle Rozewski signature teeA veteran of 9 amateur and 8 professional MMA fights, Rozewski is a native of Western New York who now lives in Northeast Ohio and trains at Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio. Since signing on with Intimidation in July 2013, Rozewski (@EvolveKyote on Twitter, @KyoteRozewski on InstaGram) has quickly become one of the brand’s superstars helping the company expand into Central and Western New York by sponsoring multiple Local MMA events. In addition, Rozewski has been a key piece to helping Intimidation establish sponsorships with amateur David Whitman and rising WMMA star Rebecca Heintzman.

> BUY NOW – Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski signature t-shirt

Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (4-4) is a veteran of the first two Driven MMA events in Northeast Ohio having submitted Dustin Kempf with a triangle (or “Kyangle”) in the first round of their featured bout at the Intimidation-sponsored Driven MMA One event in March. Kyle Rozewski MMAHe fought most recently in Cleveland in a featured bout at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10.”

A winner of 4 of his last 6 outings, Rozewski now holds all four of his professional victories via submission. During his 9-fight amateur career he was involved in 4 title fights and he holds an unblemished kickboxing record at 155 pounds. In addition, Rozewski is a Hayastan Level 3 grappler under Norman Yonkers and first degree black belt in Kenpo under Robert Koch.

Rozewski also excels outside of the cage, where he works as a writer, and also serves as a commentator for the Intimidation sponsored TNT Fight Series in New York, Coveted FC in Ohio and Pinnacle Fighting Championships in Pittsburgh. He is also the co-host of The Kyote Ugly Show, a weekly Internet radio show/podcast where he works with veteran MMA journalist David McKinney.

Kyle Kyote Rozewski MMAThe Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski signature shirt is a 100% cotton, 4.5 oz black tee featuring a custom coyote design on the front with Kyle’s name and signature on the back. All shirts are currently available on a pre-order basis with shipments expected to be made in late August 2014.

> BUY NOW – Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski signature t-shirt

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing MMA-inspired lifestyle clothing brand 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 Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski in action at Fight Nite in the Flats 10 in Cleveland, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of fast-rising featherweight star Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski in his upcoming bout on June 7 in Cleveland, Ohio. Rozewski (4-3) is set to take on Wes Hanson (2-0) in a featured bout at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10.” Rozewski recently signed an exclusive, expanded deal with Intimidation Clothing that will see him represent the brand for the foreseeable future.

Kyle Rozewski MMAThe expanded partnership came on the eve of Rozewski’s biggest fight to date, which was a March 1st victory over Bellator MMA veteran Dustin Kempf at the inaugural Driven MMA card in Canton, Ohio. Rozewski, who trains at Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio, submitted Kempf with a triangle (or “Kyangle”) in the first round of their featured bout at the Intimidation-sponsored event.

The win was Rozewski’s 4th in his last 5 outings, with his lone loss in that span coming to respected veteran Anthony Durnell (10-2) via decision. Despite being known primarily as a striker, Rozewski now holds all four of his professional victories via submission. During his 9-fight amateur career he was involved in 4 title fights and he holds an unblemished kickboxing record at 155 pounds.  In addition, Rozewski is a Hayastan Level 3 grappler under Norman Yonkers and first degree black belt in Kenpo under Robert Koch.

Kyle Rozewski MMAA native of Western New York, Rozewski has been a valuable member of Team Intimidation since first being sponsored by the brand in August 2013. Rozewski also excels outside of the cage, where he works as a writer, and also serves as a commentator for Intimidation sponsored organizations TNT Fight Series in New York and Pinnacle Fighting Championships in Pittsburgh. He also recently became the co-host of The Kyote Ugly Show, a weekly Internet radio show/podcast where he works with veteran MMA journalist David McKinney.

Intimidation is also set to serve as a sponsor of Fight Nite in the Flats 10, and will be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more. Intimidation is also set to sponsor Frank Caraballo, Jerrell Hodge, and Isaiah Chapman at the event.

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

 

Photo (left) courtesy of Driven MMA

#LocalMMA Monday: NAAFS & Driven MMA

June 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

The first installment of IntimidationMMA.com’s #LocalMMA Monday features perhaps the biggest name in all of Local MMA, as the co-branded NAAFS/Driven MMA organization kicks us off. Based out of Canton, Ohio, the North American Allied Fight Series was founded in 2005 as “Gladiator Fighting” with current CEO Greg Kalikas in conjunction with veteran kickboxer Duke Roufus. NAAFS in the FlatsSince then, the organization has promoted more than 125 live events in the Midwest and has become one of the most respected amateur leagues in the country.

Kalikas’ NAAFS developed into a powerhouse on the local scene, holding the majority of their events in Canton, Akron and Cleveland before eventually branching out from events in Northeast Ohio to hold events all over the state. Then the organization was one of the first promoters to hold an event in West Virginia when the state regulated MMA in 2012. Over its nearly decade as an organization, the NAAFS has come to be known as a leader in amateur MMA, women’s MMA, and producing top talent for the UFC, Bellator MMA and other national organizations.

Stipe Miocic UFCThe list of names that have competed inside the NAAFS cage reads like a who’s who of MMA, including current welterweight top contender Matt Brown, current UFC heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic, women’s MMA star Jessica Eye, UFC veterans Jason Dent, Forrest Petz, Ben Rothwell, Dave Herman, Phil Davis, Donny Walker and more along with current TUF 19 star Dan Spohn, former Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus, Bellator knockout artists Brian Rogers and many more.

In addition to its top names, NAAFS has come to be known for featuring women’s MMA, spearheaded by the first woman of Ohio MMA, Jessica “Evil” Eye. Eye competed in the first women’s bout in NAAFS history, headlined the first all-female card, became the first female amateur NAAFS champion, and became the first female to headline a card featuring men for the organization as well. NAAFS has also featured other top female talent, including Aisling Daly, Carina Damm, Rebecca Heintzman, Jessica Zomcik, Tamikka Brents and more.

Donny Walker NAAFS ChampionOn top of all of this, the NAAFS is one of a limited number of Local MMA promotions to co-promote events with Bellator MMA having worked together  on Bellator 51 in Canton and Bellator 66 in Cleveland, Ohio and Bellator 71 in West Virginia.

While the pro fighters brought fans to NAAFS events, it has been the astounding amateur talent that has kept them there. The NAAFS National Amateur Series is a true proving ground for amateur fighters who want to make it to the next level, and many top names have claimed NAAFS amateur gold before turning pro. Those names include Isaiah Chapman, George Comer, Nick Duell, Jessica Eye, Jerrell Hodge, and many more.

“It is hard to deny the resume that the NAAFS has built in the past decade,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Now with Driven MMA they put on the cards that everyone else in the Midwest looks at and wishes they could duplicate. Few organizations have done more to further Local MMA in the USA, especially East of the Mississippi, as the NAAFS.”

The organization promotes many must-see events, including the annual “Fight Nite in the Flats” and “Rock N Rumble” summer events at Jacobs Pavilion in Downtown Cleveland, as well as their annual “Night of Champions” to award amateur titles.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAIn 2014, the NAAFS became an all amateur series, with the berth of a new wing of the organization, Driven MMA. Driven MMA debuted in March 2014, and Driven MMA One was the biggest MMA card to hit Ohio in years. The event featured an all-pro lineup that showcased top fighters, including Bellator MMA veteran Dan Hornbuckle, UFC veteran Rodney Wallace, former NAAFS champion Frank Caraballo, and rising local stars like Chapman, Comer, Kyle Rozewski and more.

Now, the two wings will team up for the first time, as Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10 this weekend in Cleveland. The card features both professional and amateur talent, and it is headlined by Frank Caraballo taking on UFC veteran Tommy Hayden in a featherweight match-up. Also included on the card are several familiar names for Ohio MMA fans including Chapman, Rozewski, Hodge, RJ Buck, Dave Lastafka and more.

 

By David McKinney
Intimidation Interactive Media Staff Writer

Intimidation Clothing March Athlete of the Month – Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski

This month’s featured Intimidation Clothing Athlete of the Month is Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski, a professional fighter who recently signed an expanded partnership with the popular clothing brand.

Kyle Rozewski MMAThe expanded partnership came on the eve of Rozewski’s biggest fight to date, which was a March 1st victory over Bellator MMA veteran Dustin Kempf at the inaugural Driven MMA card in Canton, Ohio. Rozewski, who trains at Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio, submitted Kempf with a triangle (or “Kyangle”) in the first round of their featured bout at the Intimidation-sponsored event.

The win was Rozewski’s 4th in his last 5 outings, with his lone loss in that span coming to respected veteran Anthony Durnell (10-2) via decision. Despite being known primarily as a striker, Rozewski now holds all four of his professional victories via submission. During his 9-fight amateur career he was involved in 4 title fights and he holds an unblemished kickboxing record at 155 pounds.  In addition, Rozewski is a Hayastan Level 3 grappler under Norman Yonkers and first degree black belt in Kenpo under Robert Koch.

A native of Western New York, Rozewski has been a valuable member of Team Intimidation since first being sponsored by the brand in August 2013. Kyle Rozewski MMARozewski’s deal will see him don the Intimidation brand throughout the duration of 2014 with public appearances planned already.

Rozewski also excels outside of the cage, where he works as a writer, and also serves as a commentator for Intimidation sponsored organizations TNT Fight Series in New York and Pinnacle Fighting Championships in Pittsburgh. He also recently became the co-host of The Kyote Ugly Show, a weekly Internet radio show/podcast where he works with veteran MMA journalist David McKinney.

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

 

Photo (left) courtesy of Mike Wrobel, ShootItMMA.com

Weekend Recap: Chapman, Comer, Hawk, Morrow, Rozewski & Zomcik highlight record weekend for Intimidation at Colosseum Combat & Driven MMA events

March 1st marked one of the biggest days in Intimidation Clothing history, with three events sponsored in three different states and multiple fighters also representing the brand in action. Sponsoring two of the most successful and respected Local MMA promotions in the Midwest, Colosseum Combat MMA in Indiana and Driven MMA (powered by the NAAFS) in Ohio, the Intimidation brand was once again the most visible supporter of Local MMA in the region.

Jessica Zomcik WMMA The Intimidation crew was on hand at the inaugural Driven MMA event in Canton, Ohio, where fans flocked to the official booth all night while sponsored fighters went 5-2 inside the cage. The all professional event featured 12 bouts, including victories by the likes of Team Intimidaton’s “Big” John Hawk, Jessica “The Zombie” Zomcik, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman, George “Bonesaw” Comer and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski. In addition, five Intimidation alums fought on the card with Tony Castillo, Jr., Maxim Grishin, Reggie Parks and Wes Hanson all picking up wins.

Hawk picked up a victory in his first appearance at heavyweight since 2011, as the 3-time Bellator MMA veteran moved to 9-5 overall with a unanimous decision win over fellow Intimidation sponsored heavyweight William “King” Penn (7-4). One of two fighters with his Intimidation signature tee on sale at the event, Hawk is a mainstay with Team Intimidation as a product of Strong Style in MMA.

Zomcik – who sported the “I ♥ #WMMA” tee on her way to the cage – was successful in her pro debut, as the Evolve MMA product picked up where she left off in her amateur career with a 5th straight win overall since switching camps to Evolve MMA. Isaiah Chapman MMAZomcik (pictured, right) completed her 9-3 amateur MMA career by winning the Tuff-N-Uff Women’s 145lb Tournament in November and is starting to be seen nationally as one of the top prospects in Women’s MMA.

Chapman (pictured, left) made his return to the cage in nearly a year after an injury, and picked up a unanimous decision over Charles Stanford (4-2) to move to 5-1 overall. With his Intimidation signature tee on display and for sale throughout the night, Chapman, a long-time member of Team Intimidation, got back on track after ending his amateur career at 12-1 and starting his pro career at 4-0.

Comer continued his run as the most consistent lightweight in Ohio, as he moved to 4-1 overall with a dominant 3-round submission victory over Anthony Morgan (3-1). After a 9-0 amateur career saw Comer struggle to finish his opponents, it is apparent that his training at GriffonRawl MMA is paying off as he scored his third finish in four pro wins.

Kyle Rozewski MMAAnd finally, Rozewski (pictured, right) picked up a win with a first round triangle submission over fellow Team Intimidation member Dustin Kempf. Rozewski, who signed an expanded sponsorship deal with Intimidation earlier this year, earned his fourth win in five fights with each of the four wins coming via stoppage.

Meanwhile, at the sponsored Colosseum Combat XXVIII event in Kokomo, Indiana, sponsored fighter Robert “The Destroyer” Morrow (13-15) successfully defended his light heavyweight title, as he moved to 7-3 in his last 10 fights with a first round TKO victory over Keith Smetana. The win earned him the “Performance of the Night” honors from BluegrassMMA, who were there covering the event. While Intimidation planned to have multiple others fighters sponsored at the event, between injuries and no-show opponents, Morrow was the lone fighter sponsored on the night.

Finally, Intimidation sponsored the Cashfeddy Fight League, a newly-formed Michigan MMA promotion in Grand Rapids.

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

 

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