Team Intimidation’s Eric Irvin returns to action May 16th at Ameristar Casino in Kansas City

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of rising lightweight star Eric Irvin, who returns to action on May 16th at Ameristar Casino in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. The event, known as “Evolution,” will be promoted by Rumble Time Promotions.

Eric Irvin MMAIrvin signed on as an official member of Team Intimidation prior to his last bout, which he won via unanimous decision over Adam Ward. The standout fighter is 3-1 in his last 4 bouts, with his only loss coming to UFC lightweight Charlie Brenneman.

Irvin captains the Destruction MMA team based in the Farmington, Missouri, with the 27-year-old possessing a well-rounded game with a wrestling base. After beginning MMA, Irvin posted a 10-1 amateur record, with his lone loss coming to current UFC welterweight Lance Benoist. Now a professional, Irvin has earned stoppages in four of his last five victories, including two knockouts and two submissions. Irvin has not been afraid to test himself as a fighter, with his last loss coming in the aforementioned Brenneman’s hometown of Altoona, PA. Irvin has also posted victories over The Ultimate Fighter/Bellator veteran Jeremiah Riggs and Strikeforce veteran Charon Spain.

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

Luke Zachrich joins long list of Intimidation alums in the UFC with debut at UFC on FOX 11

April 17, 2014 by  
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After a long and successful career, yet another Intimidation alum has signed with the UFC, as Luke Zachrich is set to make his promotional debut at UFC on FOX 11 this weekend. Zachrich (13-2, 0-0 UFC) is set to face Caio Magalhaes (7-1, 2-1 UFC) on the preliminary card, which will air on FOX Sports 1.

Luke Zachrich MMAA veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 7 and Bellator MMA, Zachrich is a native of Columbus who will make his first UFC appearance after 8 years as a pro fighter. Zachrich enters the UFC on the strength of a 3-fight winning streak, including a win UVC 20 in August 2012, when he claimed the organization’s middleweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Nick Kraus in that event’s headliner. Zachrich also posted victories over Marcus Finch at UVC 23 last year and then a submission victory over Justin Gamble last summer. The owner of Ronin Training Center, Zachrich has built Central Ohio’s top MMA gym that features fast-rising pros and some of Ohio’s top amateurs. Zachrich is also a local restaurant owner and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where he is ranked in the top ten in the world.

Zachrich joins a fast-growing list of Intimidation alumni who are currently signed with the UFC, including heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic, female bantamweights Jessamyn Duke, Jessica “Evil” Eye, and Sarah McMann, lightweight Charlie “The Spainard” Brenneman, Strikeforce veteran “Relentless” Roger Bowling, karate superstar Daron Cruickshank, and rising star Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley. In addition, five Intimidation alumni appeared on the premier of The Ultimate Fighter 19 headlined by Dan “Dragon” Spohn.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing UFC inspired 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 alum Charlie Brenneman re-signs with UFC

January 6, 2014 by  
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Yet another Intimidation Clothing alum is now a member of the UFC’s roster. This time, it’s Charlie Brenneman, who will begin his second stint with the world’s largest organization when he steps in as a late replacement for Jason High to take on Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 35 in Georgia.

Charlie Brenneman MMABrenneman (19-5, 4-4 UFC), a Pennsylvania native, put together a 4-4 record in his first stint with the UFC from 2010-2012 including wins over High, Amilcar Alves, Rick Story, and Daniel Roberts. He was cut from his contract after a second straight loss to Kyle Noke at UFC 152, and he then returned to the regional scene where he was sponsored by the Intimidation brand in a pair of bouts.

“The Spaniard” compiled a 4-0 record on the regional scene after dropping to the lightweight division, including a recent victory over Kyle Baker to claim the CFFC lightweight title. He will return to welterweight for the short-notice fight against UFC newcomer Dariush (6-0), but he will likely return to 155 pounds after the bout.

Charlie Brenneman - IntimidationBrenneman joins Intimidation alums Jessica Eye, Stipe Miocic, Daron Cruickshank, Roger Bowling, Sara McMann and Anthony Lapsley in the UFC. Intimidation has also sponsored seminars with UFC contenders Gray Maynard and Matt Brown in recent years.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on FOX, SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Heintzman photo courtesy of CFFC.

Intimidation Weekend #MMA Recap: Mojo Horne, Lee Morrison score impressive wins on busy weekend

It was a busy weekend for Team Intimidation, with fighters competing in different corners of the world and on large shows. Most notably, longtime Team Intimidation member Billy “Mojo” Horne (12-4) made quick work of Kelly Pennington (2-3) in the main event at Absolute Action MMA 35 in Northern Kentucky. Mojo Horne poses with fansThe Cincinnati native submitted Pennington in less than two minutes with a rear naked choke. A Strikeforce and Bellator veteran, Horne (pictured with fans, right) made his first appearance in nearly a year, as he also submitted Trey Houston with a rear naked choke in the first round in his last outing at Bellator 78.

Also, new Team Intimidation member Lee Morrison (13-3) was victorious at M-1 Challenge 42 in St. Petersburg, Russia, as he earned a split decision over Mikhail Malyutin (27-11). The Washington product was also featured in MMAjunkie.com’s ‘Fight Path’ series leading up to his fight and is one of the newest member of Team Intimidation (pictured, left).

Lee Morrison MMAAt ONE FC 11 in Singapore, Ohio native Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens (11-6-1) came up just short in the biggest fight of his life, as he dropped a unanimous decision to veteran Shinya Aoki (34-6) in the night’s co-main event.

In Intimidation Alumni news, Jessica “Evil” Eye (11-1) was victorious in her UFC debut, as she took home a split decision win over former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman (16-3) at UFC 166 in Houston. Two other Intimidation Alumni – heavyweight Eric Prindle and welterweight Karl Amoussou – came up short at Bellator 104 on Friday night.

Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorMeanwhile, the Intimidation crew was live in Parma, Ohio near Cleveland at the PRIME Wrestling “Wrestlution” event where a large crowd took in some Independent Circuit pro wrestling on Sunday afternoon.

Upcoming this weekend, Team Intimidation will be busy at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships 28 event in Atlantic City, New Jersey as sponsored fighter and “The Ultimate Fighter 16” veteran Julian “Night Train” Lane (5-2-1) is set to take on undefeated prospect Paul Felder (5-0), and top female prospect Rebecca Heintzman (0-0) will make her pro debut after a perfect 6-0 amateur career. Also, Team Intimidation alum and UFC veteran Charlie Brenneman (18-5) will take on Kyle Baker (11-4) for the CFFC lightweight title in the main event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation alums continue to see success inside the UFC’s octagon

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing prides itself on seeking out the top up-and-coming talent in the mixed martial arts industry and beyond, and it would stand to reason that many Team Intimidation alums would go on to see successes at the top level of the sport, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Stipe Miocic UFCWhile Intimidation has sponsored many UFC veterans – including Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia, recently retired Forrest Petz, “Ultimate Fighter 9” veteran Jason Dent, eccentric heavyweight Wes Sims, top lightweight Charlie Brenneman, and tough bantamweight Donny Walker – many fighters currently inside the Octagon have also donned the brand over the past few years:

Stipe Miocic
Currently one of the UFC’s hottest heavyweight prospects, Miocic was sponsored by Intimidation during his NAAFS Heavyweight Championship title run in 2011 as he began his pro career at 6-0 before signing with the UFC. The former collegiate baseball player and wrestler is a member of the Strong Style Fight Team – which is an official Intimidation dealer – alongside other Team Intimidation members Brian Rogers, John Hawk, Joe Heiland and more. Jessica Eye & Eye Believe MerchandiseHe most recently defeated Gabriel Gonzaga in January at UFC on FOX 11 and moved his UFC record to 5-1.

Jessica “Evil” Eye
When Bellator MMA dissolved its women’s division earlier this year, the Strong Style product became the hottest free agent in MMA. Just days later, she signed on to be a part of the UFC’s fast-growing women’s bantamweight division. The Ohio native put her 7-fight winning streak on the line when she made her organizational debut against former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 on October 19th where Eye earned a hard-fought split decision win (which was later overturned to a no contest). She will be back in the cage at UFC 170 when she faces Alexis Davis. Intimidation’s Jessica Eye signature shirt is one of the company’s most popular fighter shirts and Intimidation is also the former online outlet of the Eye Believe line of clothing & merchandise.

“Relentless” Roger Bowling
One of the best knockout artists in MMA, the Cincinnati product made his UFC debut earlier this year on the heels of having two knockout wins over the span of three fights. Roger Bowling & Brian Rogers @ Strikeforce in ColumbusNow at lightweight, Bowling (pictured on left with Brian Rogers) continues to be one of the more underrated fighters in the UFC. Bowling went 4-3 in his seven Strikeforce fights and was sponsored before his Strikeforce signing and multiple times inside the Strikeforce cage by Intimidation, who also makes the Roger Bowling signature tee.

Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank
This well-rounded fighter has a background in both karate and wrestling, and he made his way into the UFC after starring on The Ultimate Fighter 15. He has put together an impressive 4-2 record inside the Octagon, including wins over tough veteran Yves Edwards and Mike Rio in his last outing at UFC on FOX 11. The Michigan native is currently climing the UFC’s steep lightweight ladder. UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank with Intimidation CEO Luke JerniganIntimidation and Cruickshank worked together for nearly two years over a span of five fights before signing with the UFC as he went 5-0 while sponsored by the Intimidation brand.

Sara McMann
Sara McMann, the silver medal winner in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, is also a 3-time medalist at the FILA World Championships, taking home silver in 2003 and bronze in both 2005 and 2007. After a career in wrestling at 138 pounds, McMann has made a name for herself in Mixed Martial Arts at 135 lbs and is 7-0 after defeating Shiela Gaff at UFC 159. McMann will get a title shot next and face Ronda Rousey at UFC 170 in February 2014.

Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley
The newest member of the UFC’s roster from this list, Lapsley signed in mid-October to fight at UFC 167. A native of Indiana, Lapsley brought a 4-fight winning streak into his UFC debut, including three submissions. Intimidation has sponsored Lapsley in multiple bouts, including his recent victory over Gerald Meerschaert at Rocktagon 23 in Cleveland in 2013. The veteran fighter has earned 15 career submission victories, and he has won 8 of his last 10. Lapsley (22-6) made his UFC debut at UFC 167 in Las Vegas last November.

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, Support Local MMA tees 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 rising lightweight star Eric Irvin on September 14th near St. Louis

September 8, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of rising lightweight star Eric Irvin in his upcoming bout on September 14. Irvin (6-3) will look for his fourth win in five outings when he competes at the Cage Time Promotions event near his hometown in St. Louis, Missouri.

Eric Irvin MMAIrvin signed on as an official member of Team Intimidation prior to his last bout, which he won via unanimous decision over Adam Ward. The standout fighter is 3-1 in his last 4 bouts, with his only loss coming to UFC veteran Charlie Brenneman. The bout will take place at the Hollywood Casino in St. Louis, under a 12,000 square foot tent outdoors.

Irvin captains the Destruction MMA team based in the Farmington, Missouri, with the 27-year-old possessing a well-rounded game with a wrestling base. After beginning MMA, Irvin posted a 10-1 amateur record, with his lone loss coming to current UFC welterweight Lance Benoist. Now a professional, Irvin has earned stoppages in his last four of his last five victories, including two knockouts and two submissions. Irvin has not been afraid to test himself as a fighter, with his last loss coming via submission to Intimidation sponsored UFC veteran Charlie Brennaman in Brenneman’s hometown of Altoona, PA. Irvin has also posted victories over The Ultimate Fighter/Bellator veteran Jeremiah Riggs and Strikeforce veteran Charon Spain.

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.

 

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Intimidation to sponsor UFC veteran Charlie Brenneman at CFFC 23 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

August 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of UFC veteran Charlie “The Spainard” Brenneman. Charlie Brenneman MMABrenneman returns to action at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 26 on August 17th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fighting in the CFFC Lightweight title fight, Brenneman (18-5) is set to take on South Carolina product Ronnie Rogers, a veteran of nearly 30 professional fights and winner in 5 of his past 6 bouts.

Brenneman made the transition to 155 pounds after being cut from the UFC last year, and he celebrated his new weight class with a second round submission win over Eric Irvin at VFL 40 in January. He then signed a 3-fight deal with CFFC and proceeded to win two more fights to improve to 3-0 in 2013. The ultra-popular native of Central Pennsylvania owns 9 career stoppage victories and owns notable victories over Rick Story, Amilcar Alves and Jason High during his UFC days. Charlie Brenneman MMAHe now trains with Dan and Jim Miller in Eastern PA at the AMA Fight Club.

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 Clothing to sponsor fast rising Missouri lightweight Eric Irvin in St. Louis

June 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of fast-rising lightweight prospect Eric Irvin. Irvin (5-3), a 155-pound athlete based out of Farmington, Missouri, is set to compete in the co-main event at the MMA Sport Federation event in St. Louis on June 22nd.

Eric Irvin MMAIrvin captains the Destruction MMA team based in the Midwest, with the 27-year-old possessing a well-rounded game with a wrestling base. After beginning MMA, Irvin posted a 10-1 amateur record, with his lone loss coming to current UFC welterweight Lance Benoist. Now a professional, Irvin has earned stoppages in his last four victories, including two knockouts and two submissions. Irvin has not been afraid to test himself as a fighter, with his last loss coming via submission to Intimidation sponsored UFC veteran Charlie Brennaman in Brenneman’s hometown of Altoona, PA. Irvin has also posted victories over The Ultimate Fighter/Bellator veteran Jeremiah Riggs and Strikeforce veteran Charon Spain. After signing a 4-fight deal with MMA Sport Federation, Irvin looks to take the next step in his professional 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 selling the Intimidation brand can apply to become an Intimidation Clothing dealer and Intimidation products 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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