Intimidation to sponsor amateur star Jerrell Hodge at PinnacleFC 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of amateur star Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge, who is set to compete in his last amateur bout on March 29th in Pennsylvania. Hodge (10-1) is set to challenge champion Rich Cantolina (10-6) for the PinnacleFC featherweight title in a bout that will serve as the amateur main event at Pittsburgh Challenge Series 6.

Jerrell Hodge MMAJust 24 years old, Hodge is widely considered to be perhaps the best pound-for-pound amateur fighter in the state of Ohio. The Evolve MMA product is a 2-time NAAFS national series amateur champion, becoming the first fighter since Team Intimidation’s George Comer to accomplish that feat in 2 separate divisions. Hodge is also the EFP featherweight champion, as he claimed that title with a second round submission over Ethan Goss in January. Currently riding a 6-fight winning streak, Hodge is on the verge of making his professional debut, which he plans to do following the bout with Cantolina. In his extensive amateur MMA career Hodge has fought many of the best at 135 & 145lbs and has wins over notable pros Cody Garbrandt (3-0 pro) and Shane Valko (1-0 pro). His past 8 opponents had a combined 49-22 amateur record after subtracting losses that came to Hodge.

Along with sponsoring Hodge, Intimidation is also set to sponsor unbeaten pro fighter Rob Hanna (3-0) in his co-main event bout against Joey Holt (3-1). Official representatives will also be on hand at the Out of the Cage Clothing booth selling Intimidation branded t-shirts, hoodies and Mark Cherico signature tees.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor Chris LeRusso in Pro Wrestling Express bout on Saturday near Pittsburgh, PA

November 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Athlete Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of “The Untouchable” Chris LeRusso (@ChrisLeRusso) in his rubber match against “The Trending Topic” Jack Pollock at the Pro Wrestling Express event in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Chris LeRusso - PWX WrestlingAs the PWX 3 Rivers champion, LeRusso is one of the most popular wrestlers in the PWX organization and is on the verge of a title shot.

LeRusso got his start in pro wrestling after earning his black belt in Tae Kwan Do as a kid. From there, he entered pro wrestling school and carved out a niche for himself as a popular wrestler in the Pennsylvania/Ohio/West Virginia area, winning several titles along the way. Also a member of Fight Club Pittsburgh, LeRusso trains alongside Intimidation-sponsored MMA fighters like Mark Cherico, Adam Milstead, Justin Steave, and Cody Garbrandt.

Check out video of the last meeting between LeRusso and Pollock below.

For more information on the PWE “Do or Die” event, visit www.pwxtv.com.

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

Ould, Beebe complete another successful weekend for Intimidation Clothing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intimidation Clothing sponsors UFC Watch Party in Valley View, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce their sponsorship of of Wednesday night’s Stipe Miocic UFC Watch Party to take place at Murphy’s Ale House in Valley View, Ohio. While Stipe Miocic (7-0, 1-0 UFC, @smiocic) steps into the UFC’s famed Octagon for the 2nd time in his MMA career, many of his friends and training partners will be watching just a few miles from their home gym, Strong Style Martial Arts. Expected to be in attendance throughout the night include Bellator fighters Brian “The Predator” Rogers (@BRogThePredator), Jessica “Evil” Eye (@jessicaevileye) and “Big” John Hawk (@BigJohnHawk) as well as top pro prospect Nick “The Savage” Duell (@SavageDuell) and top amateur prospect Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove). Stipe Miocic MMAOther athletes from the gym are also expected to attend the event which will feature Intimidation products for sale at special discounts and giveaways including $5 off the Rogers, Eye and Hawk shirts with a free Strong Style/Intimidation beanie with each purchase. In addition, Brian Rogers’ Bellator 61 walkout tee will be available for sale at the event.

Event: UFC Fight Night on Fuel TV
When:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Where: Murphy’s Ale House, 7503 Granger Road, Valley View, OH 44125
Time: 7 pm ET start time
Contact: Facebook Stipe Miocic Watch Party page

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & fight gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 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 on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Garbrandt, Burbol, Arce & more at NAAFS event in Cleveland, Ohio

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, Fighter Sponsorships, News

Cody Garbrandt MMAIntimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of several of the top amateur fighters in the Midwest at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 10 in Cleveland, Ohio. The event, which will have select fights broadcast on SportsTime Ohio in the coming weeks, will take place at the historic Gray’s Armory in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, February 18th with doors opening at 5 pm ET.

Included on the list of Intimidation sponsored amateurs are Cody Garbrandt (5-1) from the Strong Style Fight Team, John Burbol (5-4) from Team GriffonRawl, Andrew Law (7-2), Vince Bullard (3-0) and Ryan Arce (3-0) from Evolve MMA and Nick Browne (1-0) from the Uniontown Fight Club in Pennsylvania. John Burbol MMAThe six amateur fighters have a combined record of 24-7 against some of the best amateur MMA competition in the nation.

The sponsorship of Arce, Browne, Bullard, Burbol, Garbrandt and Law comes in conjunction with Intimidation’s sponsorship of multiple pro fighters on the pro/am card and the NAAFS event. Intimidation Clothing is a proud sponsor of all NAAFS events.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & fight gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 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 on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter.

It’s Fight Nite!

Few times does Intimidation Clothing ever make such a big deal about an event. Few times is an event so entirely big in the world of MMA in the Midwest as tonight’s NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 7 event. Rain or shine, live from the Nautica Pavilion in the Flats in downtown Cleveland, the fans will be treated to the biggest and arguably best annual MMA event in the state of Ohio.

Isaiah Chapman MMAThe card featured three title fights and a fourth fight worthy of main event status with six pro fights in all as well as 10 planned amateur bouts. Included in the amateur fights are some of the top up-and-coming amateur fighters in the region including possibly the three most hyped amateur bantamweights in the Midwest. Tyler Saltsman faces Cody Garbrandt with both looking to settle a score while top-ranked Isaiah Chapman has a fight with a relative unknown fighter on the card as well. It is likely that the Saltsman vs. Garbrandt winner will get a shot at Chapman, the defending 2010 NAAFS Amateur Bantamweight Champion, later this summer. Both Chapman and Saltsman will be sponsored by Intimidation Clothing at this event.

In the pro fights, Intimidation is sponsoring 6 of the 12 pro fighters beginning with Clint Musser who will be making his pro debut. In the third pro fight of the night, 2-time Bellator vet Chris Lozano will make his return to Cleveland to face Derek Smith. Intimidation Clothing will be sponsoring Lozano in the fight, his second consecutive local fight, since being a participant in Bellator’s season four welterweight tournament. In the first of three title fights, Intimidation Clothing will sponsor Stipe Miocic as he faces Bobby Brents in the finals of the NAAFS Heavyweight Tournament with the belt on the line. That fight is followed by two Intimidation sponsored fighters, AJ Aeschilmann and Travis Clark, facing off for the NAAFS Middleweight title. Finally, in the main event of the night, Jessica “Evil” Eye will face Ireland’s Aisling Daly in the night’s main event for the NAAFS Women’s Championship. Intimidation will be sponsoring Eye for the 3rd time in 4 pro fights and selling their Jessica Eye signature shirts at the event.

For fans who cannot make the event, tonight’s fights will be available via online Pay Per View through AmericaOne.com for just $9.95. Click here for PPV details or check out NAAFS.tv.