Featherweights flock to Intimidation

Intimidation Clothing prides itself on identifying the top upcoming talent in mixed martial arts, and many of the sport’s top featherweight prospects have been sponsored by the brand.

Currently one of the sport’s hottest prospects, Pittsburgh’s Khama Worthy (6-2) recently improved to 4-0 with three impressive knockouts since dropping to the featherweight division last year. Frank Caraballo MMAA member of Team Intimidation since his amateur career, “The Death Star” scored another big finish at PinnacleFC 7 on Memorial Day weekend, where he knocked out Anthony Morgan (5-3) in the co-main event in Pittsburgh. The flashy, athletic striker is one of a plethora of talented fighters at or near 145lbs at Fight Club Pittsburgh where the Intimidation name has been a mainstay for years.

Intimidation has also been a longtime sponsor of NAAFS featherweight champion Frank Caraballo (12-7), who has long been lauded as one of the top prospects in mixed martial arts. Now training and coaching at Cal Crowell Fitness, Athletic & MMA Training Center, “The Tank” (pictured, right) is set to headline the Driven MMA/NAAFS Fight Nite in the Flats X card in Cleveland on June 7th. As one of the most popular fighters in Northeast Ohio, Caraballo has won 7 of his last 10 fights and looks to pickup another win in front of the home crowd in Cleveland.

Cody Stevens MMACody “The Wolverine” Stevens (11-7-1) has been sponsored by Intimidation many times in the past and is known as one of Ohio’s most popular and durable fighters. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Stevens (pictured, left) has stepped in with the likes of Shinya Aoki, Jimmie Rivera, Dustin Neace, Wilson Reis, Donny Walker and more in his storied career. Having recently fought as a bantamweight as well, Stevens recently became a member of the Strong Style Fight Team, which is an official Intimidation dealer in Northeast Ohio. Stevens has also lived and trained in Thailand, where he is a member of Tiger Muay Thai and was set to face in-state rival Caraballo before an injury postponed that battle.

Outside of the Ohio Valley, Intimidation is a longtime sponsor of former CFA featherweight champion Jordan Parsons (10-1), who has posted three straight victories after a yearlong layoff. Most recently, he made his Bellator debut at Bellator 117 in Iowa, where he earned his third career knockout victory with a 1-2 combination to put his opponent to sleep just 4 seconds into the second round. With a very good record and a win inside Bellator’s cage under his belt, Parsons is vying for a tournament spot in Bellator MMA’s deep 145lb division.

One of the newest members of Team Intimidation, Terry House (6-8) is one of the Chicagoland area’s most popular fighters. A 4-time veteran of the Intimidation-sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana, House (pictured, right) also promotes anti-bullying in the area. Terry House MMAHe will be back in action on May 31st in Hammond, Indiana for the Intimidation sponsored United Combat League event outside of Chicago, just across the Indiana/Illinois border.

One of the longest-running sponsorships for the Intimidation brand in the 145lb division is with Bobby Emmons. One of the first fighters from Indiana ever sponsored by Intimidation, Emmons fights at both 145 and 155lbs and has his own signature tee from the popular brand which is the largest supporter of Local MMA in the Midwest, if not the USA. Emmons is a former top contender for the highly-respected Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana and has the clever nickname “White Trash BJJ.” Most recently, Emmons took a fight in Pittsburgh on a week’s notice and scored a 1st round submission win to improve his pro record to 4-3.

While Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker has fought just once since April of 2012, the 2-time UFC veteran has a resume few can argue with. A member of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy, Walker was one of the first fighters ever sponsored by the Intimidation brand and his signature tee was released just before winning the NAAFS featherweight title in August 2011. A police officer by day, Walker has faced many top names at 135 and 145 pounds in the Midwest.

Kyle Kyote Rozewski MMAFinally, Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski is one of the hottest featherweight prospects in the Midwest. After starting his pro MMA career at 0-2 Rozewski made the move and transition from near his hometown in Buffalo, New York to Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio. Since that change “Kyote” (pictured, left) has gone 4-1 with his lone loss coming to retired top MMA prospect Anthony Durnell (14-4). Over a three year pro career Rozewski’s three losses have come to three fighters with a combined pro record of 21-5, and his most recent win came at the expense of one of Ohio MMA’s long-standing warriors in Dustin “The Reaper” Kempf in March 2014. Rozewski will look to continue his hot streak opposite Wes Hanson (2-0) at Driven MMA’s NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats X in Cleveland on June 7th.

The aforementioned Kempf and Durnell, both Team Intimidation members for years, know tough battles just like those mentioned above. While Kempf, also a police officer by day, has fought a ringer over the years including Walker, Caraballo, Rozewski and top bantamweight prospect Isaiah Chapman, “The Reaper” continues to remain active with a 6-7 pro record. Meanwhile Durnell, a member of Fight Club Pittsburgh, announced his retirement from the sport in late 2013 after a 5-1 record in his final 6 pro fights.

Looking to Intimidation’s rich crop of alumni, the brand has also worked with a plethora of top 145lb fighters. Mark Cherico MMAAmong that list is Pittsburgh MMA stars Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (6-0) and Justin Steave (6-4), former MTV Caged star Tony Kelley (2-0) and rising Ohio MMA star Antonio Castillo, Jr.. While Cherico (pictured, right) was sponsored by Intimidation in his final amateur fights and several professional fights, he remains one of the top prospects in the featherweight division and is rumored to be near the top of the UFC’s watch list. His teammate Justin “The Hawk” Steave was sponsored by Intimidation as an amateur and early in his pro MMA career as he won 4 straight fights in 2012-2013.

Tony “Primetime” Kelley was sponsored by Intimidation in both of his first two professional bouts, where he has earned victories in both with 1st round stoppages. Finally Castillo, a winner of 6 of his last 7 fights and the past 4 straight, was a staple of the Intimidation brand at MMA events in Cleveland for years as he built his name into one of the most avoided featherweights in the Midwest.

On the national stage, Intimidation has sponsored multiple notable fighters in Bellator’s featherweight tournaments, which has become a cornerstone division for the organization throughout its history. shah-shamhalaev01_400In the past, Intimidation has sponsored former Bellator Featherweight Champion and tournament winner Daniel Straus, tournament winner and Shah Shamhalaev (pictured, left), as well as Mike Richman, Marlon Sandro, Fabricio Guerreiro, Mike Corey, and Genair da Silva.

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.

Team Intimidation’s Jordan Parsons set to fight at Bellator 117

April 10, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of Jordan “Pretty Boy” Parsons, who is set to make his Bellator MMA debut next week at Bellator 117. Parsons (9-1) will take on Tim Bazer (14-15) as part of the prelims in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which will air live on Spike.com.

Jordan Parsons MMAIntimidation has been a longtime sponsor of the Minnesota native Parsons, including sponsoring him in his most recent bout – a win over Damien Hill at a Driller MMA event this past December, which earned him the organization’s lightweight title. The 23-year-old is a former CFA featherweight champion, but he was forced out of the cage for 12 months dealing with a nasty staph infection and other setbacks after his lone loss in June 2012. He returned successfully last year and looked better than ever in improving to 9-1 in his pro MMA career.

Considered one of the top featherweight prospects in MMA, Parsons signed with Bellator MMA in February. He made a name for himself by winning the $20,000 CFA featherweight tournament to claim the organization’s first 145-pound title. He went through James Polodna, James Cianci and Danny Chaves en route to winning the CFA 145 pound belt in February 2012 at the CFA 5 event. In his first title defense, Parsons was upset by Lazar Stojadinovi to lose his belt. After the aforementioned year off, he returned to his hometown last year and earned victories over Derek Getzel and Hill. In his nine pro wins Parsons has finished four opponents with two submissions and two TKO victories and has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand multiple times throughout his pro career.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA inspired 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 sponsored featherweight Jordan Parsons signs with Bellator MMA

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to congratulate longtime Team Intimidation member Jordan Parsons (9-1) on his recent signing with Bellator MMA. A rising star in the sport, the Minnesota native is expected to make his organizational debut during Bellator MMA’s upcoming 10th season, which is set to begin airing on Spike TV later this month.

Jordan Parsons MMAIntimidation has been a longtime sponsor of Parsons, including sponsoring him in his most recent bout – a win over Damien Hill at a Driller MMA event this past December, which earned him the organization’s lightweight title. The 23-year-old is a former CFA featherweight champion, but he was forced out of the cage for 12 months dealing with a nasty staph infection and other setbacks after his lone loss in June 2012, but he made a successful return last year and looked better than ever.

Considered one of the top featherweight prospects in MMA, Parsons made a name for himself by winning the $20,000 CFA featherweight tournament to claim the organization’s first 145-pound title. He went through James Polodna, James Cianci and Danny Chaves en route to winning the CFA 145 pound belt in February 2012 at the CFA 5 event. In his first title defense, Parsons was upset by Lazar Stojadinovi to lose his belt. After the aforementioned year off, he returned to his hometown last year and earned victories over Derek Getzel and Hill. In his nine pro wins Parsons has finished four opponents with two submissions and two TKO victories and has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand multiple times throughout his pro career.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle clothing & training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor featherweight Jordan Parsons at Driller MMA/SEG event in Minneapolis

June 24, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of rising featherweight star Jordan Parsons at this weekend’s Driller MMA/SEG event. Parsons (7-1) will return to the cage nearly one year after his last fight, as he has finally overcome a nasty staph infection as well as several other setbacks en route to his return. Jordan Parsons MMAThe 22-year-old is set to take on Derek Getzel (7-4) at the Driller/SEG event “Havoc at the Hyatt” in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Considered one of the top featherweight prospects in MMA, Parsons made a name for himself by winning the $20,000 CFA featherweight tournament to claim the organization’s first 145-pound title. He went through James Polodna, James Cianci and Danny Chaves en route to winning the CFA 145 pound belt in February 2012 at the CFA 5 event. In his last outing, Parsons was upset by Lazar Stojadinovi to lose his belt almost exactly one year ago. In his seven pro wins Parsons has finished three opponents with one submission and two TKO victories and has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand multiple times throughout his pro career.

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 Justin Steave at inaugural Pinnacle FC event near Pittsburgh

December 17, 2012 by  
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Along with serving as a title sponsor of the inaugural Pinnacle FC event, Intimidation Clothing will also sponsor Justin “The Hawk” Steave in one of the night’s featured pro bouts. Steave will look for his second win in a row when he takes on Amran Aliyev in a featherweight bout at the Icoplex in Cannonsburg just outside of Pittsburgh on December 29th. A product of the border town of Weirton, West Virginia, Steave trains at Fight Club Pittsburgh with many of the region’s top fighters. Steave’s Pinnacle FC promo video and interview is below.

Justin Steave MMAJustin “The Hawk” Steave (2-2) went pro in 2011 after completing a 12-4 amateur career that he capped off by winning the 2010 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight title. Steave who also regularly trains with Intimidation sponsored UFC veteran “The Iron Lion”  Branden Hinkle, is one of several up and coming prospects from Fight Club Pittsburgh along with Intimidation sponsored Mark Cherico, Adam Milstead, Jason Cardillo, Mike Wilkins and more. Fight Club Pittsburgh is an official Intimidation dealer.

After bouncing back from a decision loss in April at the NAAFS event in Morgantown, WV, Steave earned a first round TKO over Donte Adams in his next outing. The 26-year old featherweight won his pro debut in July 2011 before dropping a short-notice fight at CFA 3 in the opening round of the CFA Featherweight Tournament in Miami, Florida. The Intimidation brand will also sponsor Cherico, Milstead, Wilkins, Khama Worthy and Anthony Durnell in pro bouts at the Pinnacle FC event.

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 Justin Steave in action at NAAFS: Caged Fury 18 in Charleston, West Virginia

August 20, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that sponsored pro featherweight Justin “The Hawk” Steave will be returning to the cage this Saturday night in Charleston, West Virginia. Steave, who fights out of Weirton, West Virginia and trains at Fight Club Pittsburgh along with other gyms in the area last fought at NAAFS: Caged Fury 17 in Morgantown, West Virginia where he was also sponsored by the Intimidation brand. The event, NAAFS: Caged Fury 18 takes place in conjunction with Butch Hiles’ Reality Cage Combat on Saturday night at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

Justin Steave MMAJustin “The Hawk” Steave (1-2) went pro in 2011 after completing a 12-4 amateur career that he capped off by winning the 2010 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight title. Steave who also regularly trains with Intimidation sponsored UFC veteran “The Iron Lion”  Branden Hinkle, is one of several up and coming prospects from Fight Club Pittsburgh along with Intimidation sponsored Mark Cherico, Adam Milstead, Jason Cardillo, Mike Wilkins and more. Fight Club Pittsburgh is an official Intimidation dealer.

Steave will look to bounce back from a decision loss in April at the NAAFS event in Morgantown, WV. The 26-year old featherweight won his pro debut in July 2011 before dropping a short-notice fight at CFA 3 in the opening round of the CFA Featherweight Tournament in Miami, Florida. The Intimidation brand will also sponsor Eli Garshnick, Ruslan Khaskhanov, Wes Lane and Khama Worthy in pro fights at the same event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle apparel & 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 60 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.

 

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Intimidation to sponsor CFA Featherweight Champion Jordan Parsons at CFA 7 in Coral Gables, Florida

June 24, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of CFA Featherweight Champion Jordan Parsons as he defends his belt at CFA 7. Parsons (7-0), who won the CFA title defeating Danny Chavez at CFA 5, will make his first title defense on Saturday night against Lazar Stojadinovic. The event, CFA 7, will take place on Saturday, June 30th at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Jordan Parsons MMAConsidered one of the top featherweight prospects in MMA, Minnesota Martial Arts Academy product and North Dakota native Jordan Parsons is 3-0 fighting inside the CFA cage and 7-0 overall. The winner of the inaugural CFA Featherweight Tournament, Parsons earned a $20,000 total payday for defeating James Polodna, James Cianci and Chavez en route to winning the CFA 145 pound belt having last fought in February 2012 at the CFA 5 event. In his seven pro fights Parsons has finished three opponents with one submission and two TKO victories and has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand once before.

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 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 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

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