Intimidation alums find success in the cage during holiday season

December 9, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing has long been a supporter of up-and-coming mixed martial artists, and many of the fighters who have donned the popular brand in the past have found major successes on varying levels, including in the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting. Intimdation has sponsored hundreds of fighters in the company’s five year history, and has produced signature shirts for more than a dozen different athletes.

Dan Spohn UFCMost recently, here are the Intimidation alums who have seen success in the sport:

Dan “Dragon” Spohn (9-4) – After starring as a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 19 and making his official UFC debut earlier this year, Spohn returned to his hometown of Columbus in November, where he moved his record to 3-0 fighting in Ohio’s capital with a first round submission over Michael Cockerham in less than a minute. Spohn, who hopes to make it back to the UFC in 2015 with another win or two, has been a member of Team Intimidation dating back to his fourth professional fight. Intimidation sponsored Spohn en route to his winning the NAAFS light heavyweight title, in his 9-second knockout win at Bellator 51, and his two recent fights for the UVC in Columbus. The Cambridge native is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS champion Josh Stansbury.

Josh “Sandman” Stansbury (6-2) – Stansbury is the reigning NAAFS light heavyweight champion and was also the amateur heavyweight champion for NAAFS in 2007. Most recently, he traveled to Colorado in November, where he won the light heavyweight title for Prize Fighting Championships with a first round submission win over Jeremy Osheim. Stansbury was also a cast member on TUF 19, but he suffered an injury in his prelimary fight, which he happened to be dominating.

Jessica Eye MMAJessica “Evil” Eye (11-2) – Eye is a current member of the fast-growing UFC women’s bantamweight division, but before she entered the Octagon she was Ohio’s most popular fighter. A longtime member of Team Intimidation during her early professional career, Eye became a fan favorite and is a pioneer for women’s MMA in the Buckeye State. Most recently, she picked up her first official UFC win with a TKO victory over Leslie Smith at UFC 180 in November. Intimidation released a signature shirt for Eye in 2012, and Eye is also the creator of the Eye Believe signature line of apparel, of which some stock remains through IntimidationClothing.com.

Hector “El Toro” Urbina (17-8-1) – Urbina is an Ohio native who now makes his home in Florida training with American Top Team. Urbina has been sponsored multiple times by Intimidation, and he is the former middleweight and reigning welterweight champion for the Intimidation sponsored NAAFS organization. He was also a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 19, and he made his official UFC debut with a win over Edgar Garcia last month at UFC 180 in Mexico.

Mike “The Marine” Richman (18-5) – A former Bellator tournament finalist, Richman has now become the No. 1 contender in the organization’s bantamweight division with back-to-back knockout wins in bouts on Spike TV. Most recently, he stopped UFC veteran Nam Phan in just 46 seconds at Bellator 131 in November. Intimidation sponsored Richman both in bouts for Bellator and in bouts that took place in his home state prior to his signing with Bellator. His next bout will be in March, when he faces former Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas for a likely title shot.

Stipe Miocic UFC

Stipe Miocic (12-1) – Miocic (pictured, right) is one of the sport’s top heavyweights, and he’ll be fighting for a title shot when he takes on former champion Junior Dos Santos in the main event at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13. Intimidation sponsored Miocic through his early pro career, when he was dominant on the regional scene winning the NAAFS heavyweight title.

Dustin “Bam Bam” Parrish (2-0) – Parrish, who hails from Indiana, boasted an impressive 9-1 record as an amatuer and is one of the fastest-rising stars on the Midwest MMA scene. Now training at American Top Team in Indianapolis, Parrish got his start in MMA after going to a local martial arts school just to take a break from wrestling. He is now 2-0 as a pro following a first round submission win over veteran Ryan McIntosh at LFC 55 in Indianapolis in November.

Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (5-0) – An Ohio native who regularly brings some of the biggest crowds to fights in his home state, Garbrandt recently signed with the UFC after posting 5 knockouts through his first 5 pro fights. He’ll make his Octagon debut at UFC 182 on January 3, where he will face veteran Marcus Brimage. Intimidation sponsored Garbrandt throughout much of his amateur and early pro career, and the Pinnacle FC bantamweight champion has become one of the sport’s biggest prospects since moving to California to train at Team Alpha Male with the likes of former WEC champion Urijah Faber and current UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw.

 

Dan Spohn & Jessica Eye photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor & sell at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event in Canton, Ohio

October 2, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event, which takes place on October 4th in Canton, Ohio. Intimidation has long been a sponsor of NAAFS, which continues to be one of the best organizations in the state of Ohio. The event takes place at the Canton Civic Center and is one of the organization’s biggest annual events.

LocalMMA01_400x300The NAAFS has produced many top fighters through its annual amateur tournaments, and many of them will be competing as professionals on this card. In the main event, Cody Stevens (11-7-1) will return to the NAAFS for the first time in more than six years, as he challenges Frank Caraballo (13-7) for the organization’s featherweight title. Stevens never lost the NAAFS title after defeating Donny Walker to win it in 2008, but he has fought all around the world since then. Both fighters have been sponsored by Intimidation in the past.

Another pro title will be on the line in the co-main event, as Team Intimidation alum Antonio Castillo Jr. (8-4) challenges Bellator MMA veteran Bryan Goldsby (18-14) for the NAAFS bantamweight title. And another Intimidation alum will also be in action, as Cody Garbrandt (4-0) takes on Charlie Stanford (5-2) in a highly anticipated 135-pound matchup. Intimidation sponsored StrongStyle heavyweight “Big” John Hawk (9-5, pictured left) is also back in action, as he’ll face Bobby Brents (14-4).

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAMultiple other Intimidation alums are also on the card, including undefeated pro Wes Hanson (3-0), pro debutante Jeff Hughes (0-0), and more.

Intimidation will also be on hand with an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing Ohio based 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 to sponsor Jerrell Hodge in pro debut at Fight Night in the Flats 10 on June 7 in Cleveland, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge in his upcoming professional debut on June 7 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jerrell Hodge & Kyle Rozewski MMAHodge (0-0) is set to compete at bantamweight on the professional portion of the upcoming “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10.”

Just 24 years old, Hodge (pictured w/Evolve MMA teammate Kyle Rozewski, right) is widely considered to be perhaps the best pound-for-pound amateur fighter in the state of Ohio, if not the entire Midwest. 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, and he closed out his amateur career with a victory over Rich Cantolina in March to become the Pinnacle FC featherweight champion. Currently riding a 7-fight winning streak, Hodge is perhaps the most exciting prospect in Ohio. In his extensive amateur MMA career Hodge fought many of the best at 135 & 145lbs and has wins over notable pros Cody Garbrandt (4-0 pro) and Shane Valko (1-0 pro).

jerrell-hodge02_450Intimidation is also set to serve as a sponsor of Fight Nite in the Flats 10, and will be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more. Intimidation is also set to sponsor Frank Caraballo, Kyle Rozewski, and Isaiah Chapman at the event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA 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 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  
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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  
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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  
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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.