Weekend Recap: Castillo, Chojnacki, Durnell & Michaels propel Intimidation brand to record weekend

Intimidation Clothing once again had a very busy weekend, as the summer months have set a new standard for the brand. August has been one of the best in company history, and along with providing record numbers in sales, Intimidation continues to sponsor the many of the top fighters and MMA promotions in the Midwest. As the brand featured crews at events in Indiana, Michigan and multiple events in Ohio, it was the Intimidation sponsored pros that did the hard work at events across the nation.

Tony Castillo MMAIntimidation was live on hand at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 in Cleveland, Ohio, with multiple fighters sponsored on the card. Most notably, featherweight Antonio Castillo Jr. (8-4, pictured left) earned a 145-pound title shot with his second round submission over Brett Ewing (4-4). John Hawk (8-5) also put on a Fight of the Night performance in the night’s main event, although he came up just short of victory by losing a decision.

Near Pittsburgh, Intimidation sponsored fighters Shane Chojnacki (3-0) and Anthony Durnell (10-2) took home victories in the main and co-main events, with both fighters receiving great fights from tough opponents. Chojnacki competed for Pinnacle Fighting Championships in his hometown of the Steel City for the first time, and the Fight Club Pittsburgh product earned a second round submission over previously unbeaten foe Reggie Parks (2-1). Durnell put on a Fight of the Night performance against Amran Aliyev (3-3) in the co-headliner, and announced that he has signed a developmental deal with Bellator MMA, where he will compete in November.

Meanwhile, at IT Fight Series 22 in Findlay, Ohio, Intimidation sponsored fighter Robbie “The Machine” Michaels (1-0, pictured right) was successful in his pro debut, as he took home a unanimous decision win over Chad Kelly (0-1). Robbie Michaels MMAMichaels is now 6-0 overall after finishing off a 5-0 amateur career earlier this year.

Finally, in action at MMA events in Indiana and Idaho Carson Gainey and Chuck Fordyce both came up short of their goal for the weekend while supported by the Intimidation brand.

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.

 

Castillo photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

 

Weekend Recap: Intimidation’s push in St. Louis market a huge success, national presence continues to grow

Intimidation Clothing continues to sponsor the top MMA fighters and organizations in the Midwest week in and week out, and while many saw this past weekend as an “off weekend,” the Intimidation brand was still hard at work, sponsoring a victorious Eric Irvin as well as three different events in three states.

Eric Irvin MMARising lightweight prospect Eric Irvin (6-3) is now unbeaten while wearing the Intimidation brand, as the Missouri native took home a victory in his home state in the co-main event at the MMA Sport Federation event. Intimidation was also a sponsor of the MMA Sport Federation event, as the organization packed the house in St. Louis for a successful showing. The event marked the first venture into St. Louis for the Intimidation brand as the company’s footprint continues to grow at a rapid pace.

In Kentucky, Intimidation sponsored the HOOKnSHOOT event, as the second-longest running organization in the U.S. took its show on the road from Indiana to Kentucky. The Intimidation booth remained busy throughout the night at HOOKnSHOOT as well as at the Intimidation sponsored the Caged Madness 25 event in Akron, Ohio as the brand continues to sponsor and support both Midwestern-based MMA promotions.

Intimidation also sponsored flyweight Joe Pegg in the RFA 8 main event, which aired on AXS TV as well as Carson Gainey at the MMA Sport Federation event as both fell short of their goal of having their hands raised.

Looking ahead, this weekend will feature the Intimidation brand at the Pinnacle Fighting Championship event near Pittsburgh in Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, and multiple fighters will also be sponsored, including headliners Mark Cherico and Donny Walker, Justin Steave and Khama Worthy.

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 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 Credit: Jimmy Range Photography

Intimidation to sponsor EFP’s Caged Madness event in Ohio, HookNShoot event in Kentucky

Intimidation Clothing continues to be a leader in supporting local MMA like no other company, and this weekend will be no different, as Team Intimidation will sponsor both the HOOKnSHOOT event in Henderson, Kentucky and the EFP: Caged Madness 25 event in Akron, Ohio. Intimidation has been a longtime sponsor of both organizations, and these are the two latest offerings from two of the longest-running organizations in the Midwest.

Intimidation - Local MMAMultiple amateur titles will be on the line at the HOOKnSHOOT event, including the flyweight and bantamweight belts. The storied HOOKnSHOOT organization is the second longest running MMA promotion in the United States, behind only the UFC.

Explosive Fight Promotions will hold the 25th event in the Caged Madness series, as the organization brings live MMA back to Akron, Ohio on Saturday night. The event takes place at the Tadmor Shrine and will feature some of the best amateur fighters in the Buckeye State.

Intimidation continues to support a multitude of MMA events across the Midwest, as the MMA Sport Federation event in St. Louis will also be sponsored on Saturday night. Both Eric Irvin and Carson Gainey will be sponsored in featured professional fights at the MMA Sport Federation event as Intimidation continues to grow in the Show-Me State.

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 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 Carson Gainey at MMA Sport Federation event in St. Louis

June 18, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Ohio based flyweight/bantamweight Carson Gainey for his upcoming fight in St. Louis. Gainey, a pro since late 2008, will step inside the cage as a pro for the 24th time, as he is set to compete at the Intimidation sponsored MMA Sport Federation event in St. Louis, Missouri.

Carson Gainey MMAGainey (9-14) will compete for the third time in 2013 as he looks to snap a 2-fight losing streak. Most recently, he was submitted by Justin King in the second round of a bout at the Midwest Fight Series event in Indiana in May. A former Ohio University wrestler, Gainey originally hails from Youngstown, Ohio and has been a longtime member of Team Intimidation. In addition to sponsoring the Gainey, Intimidation will also serve as a sponsor for the MMA Sport Federation event as well as rising lightweight fighter Eric Irvin, who competes in the night’s co-main event.

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, attend Indiana Cage Fighting’s Destruction event in Sullivan, Indiana

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the ICF: Destruction in Sullivan, Indiana. Already a fight card with over 20 amateur fights scheduled, the fast-growing Intimidation brand will continue their support of local MMA by making their first trip to the Southwest region of the state to support and work alongside the highly experienced staff of the Indiana Cage Fighting promotion. Throughout the night special guests Mark Coleman, Wes Sims and Frank Dux will be available for autographs and fan photos, and the new Intimidation Wes Sims “Raising Ruckus” Tour shirts will be available for sale. The event, ICF: Destruction, will take place on Saturday, September 15th at the Downtown Gym in Sullivan, Indiana and also includes a submission grappling tournament earlier in the day.

Mark Coleman & Wes Sims - Intimidation

Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan (middle) with UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman (left) and TUF 10, UFC & Strikeforce vet Wes Sims (right).

No stranger to the state of Indiana, the brand has built a fantastic relationship with the ICF in recent months. “I cannot speak enough about the enthusiasm of the staff at Indiana Cage Fighting,” said Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Together with our fantastic relationships with other fighters, gyms and MMA promotions in the region, we intend to continue to build the Intimidation brand throughout the state and support local MMA in Indiana.”

The Intimidation Clothing brand is regularly seen at Colosseum Combat events in Kokomo, Indiana and on the backs of pro fighters Sean McCorkle, William Penn, Bobby Emmons, Carson Beebe, Casey Dyer, Bryant Whitaker and Carson Gainey, all of which are from Indiana or regularly fight inside the Hoosier State. Intimidation regularly sponsors Outlaw DFF fighters and will have 11 fighters sponsored from Team Outlaw fighting at the event with four of them competing in title fights.

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Outlaw Trey Ross shows off his belt sporting an Intimidation shirt and hat. Ross will seek his second belt at ICF: Destruction.

In addition to sponsoring The Complete Cutman, David Maldonado, the brand is expected to be seen much more regularly in Southwest Indiana with the ICF’s own Shane Conner now repping the brand as a regional Account Executive. While the company currently has a single Indiana-based official dealer, Area 52 MMA in Selma, with Shane’s work spreading the word and the support of this event and others that is expected to change in the near future.

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.

Intimidation sponsored Gainey, Khashkanov, Lane, Steave & Worthy score weekend wins

August 26, 2012 by  
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It was yet another busy weekend for the Intimidation brand as the company sponsored several fighters from Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia at MMA events in Indiana and West Virginia. Branden Hinkle & Mark Coleman with Intimidation CEO Luke JerniganThe Intimidation crew was live at NAAFS: Caged Fury 18 in Charleston and was once again very well received by the West Virginia crowd at the fights. Also in attendance at the event was UFC Hall of Famer Mark “The Hammer” Coleman and Intimidation sponsored UFC veteran Branden “The Iron Lion” Hinkle (pictured with Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan, right). Here is a look at Intimidation sponsored winners this weekend:

Carson Gainey – The natural flyweight scored another win at bantamweight at Absolute Cage Fighting in Indianapolis, Indiana. The win not only improved Gainey’s record to 9-10-1 as a pro but was also his second win over Darnell Davis (8-4) in as many fights.

Ruslan Khashkanov – Making his U.S. and Strong Style Fight Team debut Khashkanov faced a tough test fighting against long-time Intimidation sponsored Eli Garshnick. Khashkanov improved to 11-5 when two judges saw the fight 30-27 in his favor while the 3rd judge saw it 29-28 in favor of Garshnick, a product of Cold Steel MMA in Johnstown, PA.

Wes Lane – The crowd favorite and local product Wes “Limp Noodle” Lane stepped into the cage in the Charleston Civic Center for the second straight fight while sponsored by Intimidation and earned is second straight win in the process. Justin Steave MMALane (3-2 pro) is now 2-0 fighting as a bantamweight and could be looking at making some noise in the NAAFS 135 lb division considering the promotion has no pro series Bantamweight Champion.

Justin Steave – The 2010 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight Champion who won his pro debut was able to snap the two fight losing streak that followed. After a brief exchange standing Steave was able to take the fight to the ground and pound on his opponent until forcing the referee stoppage in the 1st round. Steave, pictured to the left, wore a co-branded Intimidation Clothing neon green Catastrophe Inc tee as he evened his pro record to 2-2.

Khama Worthy – Worthy, a product of PTT in Pittsburgh, bounced back from losing his pro debut in June with a 3rd round TKO win. Facing Cleveland’s Victer Crenshaw, Worthy emerged with a win for the Steel City to improve to 1-1 as a pro after winning the 2011 NAAFS Amateur Lightweight Championship.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle apparel & 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 Clothing to sponsor Carson Gainey at Absolute Cage Fighting event in Indianapolis, Indiana

August 21, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Ohio based flyweight/bantamweight Carson Gainey for his fight on Saturday night. Gainey, a pro since later 2008, will step inside the cage as a pro for the 20th time as he faces Darnell Davis (8-3) in a rematch of their June 2011 fight which Gainey won via unanimous decision. Carson Gainey MMAThe event, promoted by Absolute Cage Fighting, will take place on Saturday, August 25th at the Marriott on East 21st in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Carson Gainey (8-10-1) will fight for the 4th time in 2012 on Saturday as he looks to break a 3-fight losing streak. After a banner year in 2011 which saw Gainey go 3-0-1 in four fights, the former Ohio University wrestler has dropped three straight fights outside of his home state all via submission in 2012. No 5-3-1 in his last eight fights, the Youngstown Ohio native who struggles to find fighters at his natural weight class (125 lbs) will once again fight at 135 pounds in facing Davis. In addition to Gainey the Intimidation brand will also sponsor Indiana-based Bryant Whitaker at the Absolute Cage Fighting event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style t-shirts & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, 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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Bryant Whitaker at Absolute Cage Fighting event in Indianapolis, Indiana

August 21, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Indiana based Bryant Whitaker for his fight on Saturday night. Whitaker, a product of Area 52 MMA near Muncie in Selma, Indiana, one of Intimidation’s newest authorized dealers, will be in action for the first time since April after a June fight in Ohio was cancelled the week of the fight. The event, promoted by Absolute Cage Fighting, will take place on Saturday, August 25th at the Marriott on East 21st in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bryant Whitaker (1-1) completed an amazing 30-3 amateur MMA career in late 2011 making his pro debut in January 2012. After winning his pro debut he faced off with another of the top prospects in the Midwest in Zach Freeman (5-0) where he lost via 1st round submission. Now looking to bounce back, Whitaker gets the opportunity to fight in his home state of Indiana as the Area 52 MMA product will look to improve to 2-1 as a pro.

The sponsorship of Bryant Whitaker adds to a growing presence by the Intimidation brand throughout the state of Indiana which includes the summer announcement that Intimidation has signed on to become a title sponsor of Colosseum Combat MMA events in and near Kokomo, Indiana. In addition to Whitaker the company will also sponsor Ohio-based Carson Gainey at the same event. In addition, Area 52 MMA in Selma, Indiana, became the company’s first dealer in Indiana and is also the home of Intimidation sponsored TUF vet Casey Dyer, and the company has built a strong presence in Southern Indiana with the sponsorship of pro Bobby Emmons as well as the Outlaw Fight Team near Vincennes.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style t-shirts & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, 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 – January 9 Update

January 9, 2012 by  
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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. After another busy few weeks closer to his home state of Indiana, Maldonado once again gets to work closer to home this weekend with another Indiana MMA event. Also be sure to check out the recent ProFighting-fans.com interview with David Maldonado, The Complete Cutman.

This past weekend allowed me to start 2012 off in a great way. Colosseum Combat had it’s first show of the year, again in Kokomo, IN. Garnering acclaim from ESPN and other sites as a must see event, it was full of action indeed. Multiple fighters sponsored by Intimidation took to the cage including Bobby Emmons, Carson Gainey, and of course myself . Bobby had multiple near submissions and earned a unanimous decision victory. The night ended in great fashion as TUF veteran Shamar Bailey engaged in a ferocious battle and earned an exciting victory. This came after a ugly cut to his forehead that caused a commotion but was kept in check and allowed the fans to see three great rounds.

The rest of my 2012 schedule is still being worked out, hopefully with some exciting news to announce in a few weeks. As always feel free to stay connected and learn more about me at www.completecutman.com or follow me on Twitter @completecutman

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.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & fight gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA fight shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

Intimidation pros complete perfect 4-0 weekend at national & regional MMA events

August 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, Fighter Sponsorships, News

Intimidation Clothing completed one of the most successful weekends in company history which included a highly successful public event and four professional fighters picking up impressive wins. With fighters from New York, Minnesota, Indiana and Ohio competing in regional events in Minnesota, Kentucky and Indiana, as well as a national event in Connecticut, the perfect 4-0 weekend was added to a Bellator 48 watch party in Kent, Ohio, which featured several of the top fighters in Northeast Ohio in attendance to support the Intimidation brand.

Rene Nazare – Intimidation Clothing took another step towards greater national recognition with the sponsorship of Lightweight prospect Rene Nazare on Saturday night at Bellator 48. The fight, which opened the live televised portion on MTV2 saw Nazare (10-0, 3-0 Bellator) dominate Juan Barrantes to score a TKO win after due to Doctor’s Stoppage after two rounds.

Marcus LeVesseurMarcus “The Prospect” LeVesseur was back in action on Friday night at the High Stakes at Hinckley Grand Casino event as he faced last minute replacement Taurean Bogguess in Hinckley, MN. Wearing Intimidation Clothing board shorts, LeVesseur (pictured) improved to 21-5 with a unanimous decision win, his 3rd straight win and 6th in his last 7 fights.

Bobby Emmons – In his first fight sponsored by Intimidation, Evansville, Indiana’s Bobby Emmons defeated Terry House via submission due to Triangle Choke in 4:01 of the 1st Round. The win came at HFC 8 in Valparaiso, Indiana and improves Emmons to 2-1 as a pro.

Carson Gainey – Carson Gainey, fighting for the 4th time in 2011, extended his current win streak to 5 with a 1st round North/South Choke submission victory over Tyrelle Olding in a bantamweight fight. Gainey was sponsored by Intimidation Clothing in this fight and the former Ohio University wrestler has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand multiple times in the past two years.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA fight shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

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