#LocalMMA Monday: Colosseum Combat MMA

June 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

Mixed martial arts events have been popping up across the country in cities big and small, with varying levels of success. Typically when you see an event in a smaller city you expect a smaller show, but that’s not the case in Kokomo, Indiana (population: 45,000).

Mark Slater - Colosseum Combat MMAColosseum Combat MMA is arguably the best organization in the state of Indiana, and it became so while operating solely in the state’s 13th largest city. Colosseum Combat has become a go-to for top amateur and professional fighters alike, and the “little organization that could” regularly attracts some of the best regional talent available in the Midwest.

Owner and promoter Mark Slater has helped grow the organization to become one of the best regional events in the country, with highlights regularly shown on AXS TV’s “Inside MMA.”

Slater took over as owner in 2009 after the organization was launched by Jay Martin in 2006.

“Jay had built a good reputation for the organization so it was easy to start where he left off and grow the promotion each show,” Slater said. He’ll run his 20th show as owner – Colosseum Combat’s 30th overall – on October 11th, once again in Kokomo.

Colosseum Combat MMA girlsAlso acting as the promotion’s matchmaker, Slater has attracted some of the best regional talent to the organization throughout the years. UFC and Bellator MMA veteran Ryan Thomas is the organization’s current welterweight champion, and fighters like current UFC star Anthony Lapsley, UFC veteran Shamar Bailey, former WEC champion Chase Beebe, World Series of Fighting star Carson Beebe, and TUF veterans Dustin Neace, Daniel Head, and Casey Dyer have all competed inside the Colosseum Combat cage.

In addition to the big show veterans, regional stars like James Porter, Johnathan Ivey, Nick Kraus, Rob Morrow and Team Intimidation stars Bobby Emmons and Danny Surface have all graced Colosseum Combat MMA’s cage in the past.

With well-balanced matchmaking and ever-increasing fan support, Colosseum Combat stands out as a big-time player on the local MMA scene.

When asked about the reason for his success, Slater had this to say, “[Colosseum Combat] is a local MMA show where fighters can fight in front of a nice crowd in a professional setting.”

 

By David McKinney
Intimidation Interactive Media Staff Writer

Intimidation to sponsor former world champ Chase Beebe at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 this weekend in Cleveland

August 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe in his upcoming bout this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. Beebe (24-10) is set to take on Frank Caraballo (12-5) for the NAAFS featherweight title at Rock N Rumble 7. Also a 4-time Bellator veteran, Beebe – along with his brother Carson – is a longtime member of Team Intimidation.

Chase Beebe Bellator MMABeebe comes in looking to snap out of a 2-fight losing streak, but before that he was on a 6-fight winning streak. Beebe began his pro MMA career in 2006 and proceeded to win 11 of his first 12 fights winning the WEC Bantamweight belt at WEC 26. Following a successful defense at WEC 30, Beebe lost his belt to Miguel Torres at WEC 32. After a rough patch that saw his pro record fall to 11-6 overall, Beebe has gone 11-3-1 in his last 15 fights. Chase Beebe is the older brother of fellow Intimidation-sponsored Carson Beebe as the popular brand has sponsored both Beebe brothers multiple times in the past year plus.

Along with sponsoring Beebe, Intimidation is also set to sponsor headliners Josh Stansbury and John Hawk, along with pro featherweight Antonio Castillo Jr., and several amateur fighters. Intimidation will also be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more and is a title sponsor for the Rock N Rumble 7 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 and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. 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 Weekend Recap: Carson Beebe & Luis Santos earn wins at XFC, WSOF events

Intimidation Clothing continues to support the sport’s fastest rising fighters, as more and more of them continue to compete on some of the largest stages in the world. Luis Santos vs Shamar Bailey - XFC 23Team Intimidation fighters were in action over the weekend as Luis Santos and Carson Beebe were both victorious in two different parts of the country.

First, welterweight fighter Luis Santos (57-9) earned his 32nd career knockout, as he flattened Dave Couchaine with a head kick in just 10 seconds at XFC 24 in Tampa on Friday night. The 60+ fight veteran has now earned three quick stoppages in a row, including a 22-second TKO in Brazil in May and a 62-second TKO over Shamar Bailey at the Intimidation sponsored XFC 23 event in April (pictured, right).

In other action, fast-rising bantamweight prospect Carson Beebe (14-2) bounced back from just the second loss of his career, as he earned a unanimous decision over Joe Murphy at World Series of Fighting 3 in Las Vegas on Friday. Beebe’s bout aired on the preliminaries, which aired on various different websites across the Internet. Carson Beebe MMAThe 24-year-old Beebe (pictured, left) is now 8-1 in his last 9 bouts and remains one of the top bantamweight prospects in the sport.

Intimidation also sponsored the successful Rocktagon MMA XXVII event in Cleveland on Saturday night, which featured veteran Tiawan Howard picking up a win in the main event. Intimidation was on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more. The fast-growing brand looks will stay busy this weekend with sponsored events in Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & 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 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 former WEC Champion Chase Beebe at Bellator 90

February 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe at Bellator 90. Chase Beebe MMAA three-time Bellator veteran, Beebe was formerly the #1-ranked 135-pound fighter in the world. Beebe will face Travis Marx (19-4 MMA, 1-1 BFC) in a bantamweight tournament qualifier bout.

Chase Beebe (24-7-1, 2-1 Bellator) began his pro MMA career in 2006 and proceeded to win 11 of his first 12 fights winning the WEC Bantamweight belt at WEC 26. Following a successful defense at WEC 30, Beebe lost his belt to Miguel Torres at WEC 32. After a rough patch that saw his pro record fall to 11-6 overall, Beebe has gone 11-1-1 in his last 13 fights and is currently riding a 6-fight win streak. Chase Beebe is the older brother of fellow Intimidation-sponsored Carson Beebe as the popular brand has sponsored both Beebe brothers multiple times in the past year plus.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. The company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation to sponsor former WEC Champion Chase Beebe at Flawless FC 2 in Chicago this weekend

December 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe at Flawless Fighting Championship 2 this weekend in Chicago. Chase Beebe MMAA three-time Bellator veteran, Beebe was formerly the #1-ranked 135-pound fighter in the world. Beebe will face The Ultimate Fighter 15 veteran Chris Tickle in the evening’s co-main event.

Chase Beebe (23-7-1) began his pro MMA career in 2006 and proceeded to win 11 of his first 12 fights winning the WEC Bantamweight belt at WEC 26. After a successful defense at WEC 30, Beebe lost his belt to Miguel Torres at WEC 32. After a rough patch that saw his pro record fall to 11-6 overall, Beebe has gone 9-1-1 in his last 11 fights and is currently riding a 5-fight win streak. Chase Beebe is the older brother of Intimidation-sponsored Carson Beebe.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. The company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation Clothing’s Luke Jernigan on ESPN Radio-Ashtabula today at 4:20 pm ET

November 15, 2012 by  
Filed under News

Intimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan joins 970 WFUN – ESPN Radio’s affiliate in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Jernigan joins “The Sports Report” hosts Russ Simione and Cody Slaybaugh at approximately 4:20 p.m. ET to discuss the latest happenings in the world of Mixed Martial Arts including a recap of last weekend’s Bellator, UFC and NAAFS events. In addition Jernigan will take a look at upcoming fights for sponsored fighters Mark Cherico, Carson Beebe and more while reviewing national MMA events including this weekend’s Bellator and UFC events. This all comes at a time where the Intimidation brand has been getting a large amount of exposure on radio & internet broadcast programs.

A free stream of the show is available at www.espn970wfun.com.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Carson Beebe at Tachi Palace Fights 15 this weekend in California

November 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of rising bantamweight prospect Carson “Little Juggernaut” Beebe (13-1) as he heads to California to take on Rolando Velasco (7-2-1) at Tachi Palace Fights 15 in Leemore, California. Carson Beebe MMAThe bout will serve as the evening’s co-main event. Intimidation will be sponsoring Beebe for the fourth consecutive fight, all of which he has won. He is currently riding a seven-fight winning streak, including his most recent victory over James Porter at Colosseum Combat XXII in September.

Beebe, the younger brother of former bantamweight world champion Chase Beebe, holds a 13-1 pro MMA record, including seven consecutive wins. Beebe was also a contestant on season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” A Gilbert Grappling product, Beebe is one of the top young stars in the sport, and he is ranked on many top prospect lists. The 24-year-old also starred as a wrestler on the mats at Purdue University before making his pro MMA debut in 2010. Beebe is pictured with Colosseum Combat promoter Mark Slater after Beebe’s win at HFC 12 earlier this year.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA themed apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. The company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Intimidation sponsored Beebe, Delgado & Duke score wins on busy weekend

It was yet another busy weekend for the Intimidation brand with sponsored fighters in action at multiple events across the USA and the Intimidation crew live at Bellator 75. The weekend began with Intimidation sponsoring three fighters and selling at Bellator 75 near Chicago at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank with Intimidation CEO Luke JerniganWhile the event featured a variety of exciting fights, a multitude of well-known fighters stopped by the Intimidation booth throughout the night. That list included both Chase Beebe and Bo Harris, two Intimidation sponsored fighters who battled on the event’s preliminary card, as well as UFC lightweights Clay Guida and Daron Cruickshank, UFC & Bellator veteran Shonie Carter, TUF 16 welterweight Neil Magny, Intimidation sponsored rising star Carson Beebe and more.

Fighting in what was expected to be a tournament qualifier, former WEC Bantamweight Champion Chase Beebe scored a decisive win over long-time Intimidation sponsored Bo Harris (7-4-1, 1-1 Bellator). Beebe (2-1 Bellator), who fell via spilt decision at Bellator 51 to Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament winner Marcos Galvao, looks to make his mark on the Bellator promotion and build on his hot streak that includes a 9-1-1 mark in his past 11 fights. Beebe is a veteran of the Intimidation sponsored XFO and Colosseum Combat promotions now holding a 22-8-1 pro record.Shane Conner & Neil Magny at the Intimidation booth

Recently signed to an expanded deal with the Intimidation brand, rising female star Jessamyn Duke proved worthy of the hype. The Kentucky native improved to 2-0 as a pro as she won yet again on an Invicta card, this time topping Marciea Allen (1-1) via 1st round submission (Armbar). A former amateur champ for Tuff-N-Uff and Absolute Action MMA, Duke was 5-2 as an amateur and is now 7-2 overall.

Meanwhile, fighting at the CFA 8 event in Coral Gables, Florida, Intimidation sponsored Oscar Delgado improved to 5-2 as a pro as he topped fellow light heavyweight Roy Jones. The American Top Team product won for the 3rd time in four fights scoring his fifth 1st round TKO win.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 70 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 the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

 

David Maldonado, The Complete Cutman – Tennessee MMA event added to the schedule

October 4, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Sponsorships

In what is now a regular column here at IntimidationMMA.com, David Maldonado, sports medicine expert, sports rehab specialist and MMA cutman tells us about his journeys across the USA working at MMA events. Sponsored by Intimidation Clothing, David has seen it all and looks to help educate fans and fighters alike. Maldonado has stayed busy throughout the Summer and into the Fall MMA season of events upcoming across the Midwest and Southeast. David Maldonado, MMA CutmanAlso be sure to check out the ProFightingFans.com interview with David Maldonado, The Complete Cutman.

Well last weekend did not disappoint at all. Knoxville got to enjoy some fantastic fights at XFC 20, including Scott Holzman, Joby Sanchez as well as Nate Landwehr who all were victorious in dominating fashion.

The following night Kokomo, IN got a special treat with endless amazing fights, with Carson Beebe, Shamar Bailey, and Luke Taylor all entertaining fans with great displays of talents while earning victories.

This Saturday I got a surprise addition to my calendar and I’m excited to work with 3FC for the first time at their show in Gatlinburg, TN. They have a solid reputation for great fights and quality events and I look forward to adding my skills to the mix.

About David Maldonado, The Complete MMA Cutman
David Maldonado is a sports medicine expert, sports rehab specialist and MMA cutman who has worked events in eight Midwest states. With a doctorate degree in physical therapy, he combines his certifications as an athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist to assist fighters and other athletes inside and outside the cage. His formal training and experience of over a decade have allowed him to work in the NFL and with multiple major universities across the country and he has appeared on HDNet/AxsTV multiple times in his cutman role.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 70 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 the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Ould, Beebe complete another successful weekend for Intimidation Clothing

September 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

It was yet another successful weekend for Intimidation Clothing, as two fighters picked up impressive victories in high-profile scraps over the weekend. Michelle Ould MMAMichelle Ould was successful in her Bellator debut over Munah Holland, and Carson Beebe continued his impressive streak with a victory at Colosseum Combat in Indiana.

A part of Intimidation’s growing support of women’s MMA, Ould picked up her third consecutive victory as she outpointed Munah Holland 30-27 on all three judges’ scorecards at Bellator 74 in Atlantic City. The fight, which also aired on Spike.com, makes Ould a favorite to be included in the upcoming Bellator women’s 125-pound tournament.

The “Little Juggernaut” Carson Beebe extended his winning streak to seven in a row, submitting the previously unbeaten James Porter with a guillotine in the second round at Colosseum Combat XXII in Kokomo, Indiana. Intimidation also served as a title sponsor for the event, which featured notables Shamar Bailey, Beebe, and more. The win moved Beebe’s professional record to an impressive 13-1, with more than half of the victories coming via stoppage.

In other news, newly-sponsored Maureen Riordon won the Blue Corner MMA women’s 135-pound amateur title in Kansas, and numerous athletes were seen wearing Intimidation gear at MMA and boxing events across the Midwest. Cody Garbrandt MMAAmong those was Bellator veteran “Big” John Hawk at the Colosseum Combat event in Kokomo, Indiana and newly-signed popular amateur Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (pictured, left) attending a boxing event in Ohio.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

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