Intimidation Clothing adds new dealer: Michigan Top Team near Detroit in Dearborn, Michigan

September 2, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the addition of a new dealer to its growing list of retailers across the country, as Michigan Top Team in Dearborn, Michigan has joined Team Intimidation. This new great Midwest addition joins over 50 other outlets across the country and around the world where fans can purchase Intimidation gear.

Michigan Top Team is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and fitness based gym. michigan-tt_400They offer a wide variety of classes for all ages, genders, and goals. MTT was founded in 2013 by professional fighters Daron Cruickshank, Jason Fischer, and Cody Stamann, and is the home for Michigan’s top MMA professional and amateur superstars. This combination of an experienced coaching staff and positive environment makes MTT anyone’s best choice!

The gym features many notable fighters, including Intimidation alum and current UFC lightweight contender Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank, current Bellator lightweight Jason Fischer, top 135-145 pound prospect Cody Stamann, multi-time Bellator veteran Josh Burns, MMA veteran Bo Harris, MMA veteran Josh Robinson, and many more.

The addition of Michigan Top Team to the list of Intimidation retail stores and dealers comes on the heels of Intimidation Clothing’s second straight sponsorship of a WXC MMA event in the Detroit area after years of hard work building the brand by Shad Thomsen and the entire Intimidation Clothing staff.

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.

Weekend MMA Recap: Evans, Horne & Tickle score impressive wins sponsored by Intimidation

In a MMA busy weekend across the Ohio Valley, Intimidation Clothing was represented well, including events in Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Multiple fighters picked up big wins while being sponsored by the brand, including a TUF vet, a title fight winner, and a potential future UFC star.

Chris Tickle w/Daron CruickshankIntimidation sponsored the “WXC 52: Evolution” event near Detroit on August 15th, including sponsoring some of the most notable fighters on the card. While veteran pro MMA fighter Eric Moon’s fight was scrapped at the last minute, TUF 15 veteran Chris Tickle (9-7) and new WXC welterweight champ David Evans (3-1) were both able to bring home wins for the brand. Tickle, pictured with TUF 15 teammate & UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank, earned a dominant unanimous decision victory over Andrew Morais (3-2), receiving scores of 30-27 on all 3 judges’ scorecards. Evans picked up a win in the main event, outlasting the more experienced DeQuan Townsend (7-3) to earn a unanimous decision in the 5-round title fight.

Intimidation also sponsored the successful EFP: Caged Madness 31 event in Akron, Ohio. Multiple notables were in action, including Bellator veteran Robert White (4-1) in the main event. Multiple fighters who have sported the Intimidation brand in the past competed at the event, including Reggie Parks (3-2-1), Bellator veteran Dustin Kempf (6-8), and more.

And finally, longtime Intimidation sponsored fighter Billy “Mojo” Horne (15-4) racked up his fourth straight victory at Turf Wars 20 in Northern Kentucky, as he dominated Donta Wade (3-1) over 3 rounds to earn a unanimous decision in the main event. There have been rumors floating around that Mojo could be on his way to a national organization very soon.

Also in action was Team Intimidation’s own Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski as he made his pro boxing debut in Toledo, Ohio. While a decision did not go his way, Rozewski continues to focus on his upcoming training trip in China.

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 Clothing sponsors “WXC: Evolution” this weekend near Detroit, Michigan

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming “WXC 52: Evolution” event, which is set to take place at the Southgate Civic Center on August 15 near Detroit, Michigan.

Intimidation - Local MMAWXC is one of Michigan’s longest running and most successful organizations, hosting regular events featuring some of Michigan’s finest amateur MMA talent. The organization started in 2008 on the heels of the UFC’s first entry into Michigan, and has been promoting events since. The WXC 52: Evolution event is set to feature 15 bouts, including the organization’s first all-pro lineup. The main event features Intimidation sponsored David Evans (2-1) taking on DeQuan Townsend (7-2) for the WXC welterweight title.

In addition to sponsoring the Evans, Intimidation is also set to sponsor Bellator MMA veteran Eric Moon (14-12-1) and “The Ultimate Fighter 15” veteran Chris Tickle (8-7) at the event.

The sponsorship of the event continues Intimidation’s foray into Michigan, which has been spearheaded by fighter turned Intimidation rep Shad Thomsen. In addition Intimidation has sponsored events across the state including XFC 27 in Muskegon last December.

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 pros David Evans, Eric Moon & Chris Tickle at WXC 52 near Detroit

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of 3 standout professional fighters at this weekend’s “WXC 52: Evolution” event, which is set to take place near Detroit on Friday. Intimidation is set to sponsor headliner David Evans (2-1), Bellator MMA veteran Eric Moon (14-12-1), and “The Ultimate Fighter 15” veteran Chris Tickle (8-7) at the event.

WXC 52 Detroit MichiganEvans will compete in the main event, as he faces XFC veteran DeQuan Townsen (7-2) for the WXC professional welterweight title. Evans has posted impressive wins in his last 2 outings, including a 39-second knockout last November.

Moon is one of the most recognizable fighters in Michigan, having competed all over the state and around the country. He’ll take on Quartus Stitt (7-6) at WXC 52, as he looks for his third win in his last five outings.

The Chicagoland area native Tickle competed on TUF 15, where he made his way into “the house” with an impressive 24-second TKO victory. In addition to Tickle fighting on the pro card, his fellow TUF 15 friend Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank, an Intimidation alum, will also be in attendance. He is looking to gain footing since his time on the show, as he’ll face Andrew Morais (3-1) in a featured pro bout at WXC 52.

WXC is one of Michigan’s longest running and most successful organizations, hosting regular events featuring some of Michigan’s finest amateur MMA talent. The organization started in 2008 on the heels of the UFC’s first entry into Michigan, and has been promoting events since. The WXC 52: Evolution event is set to feature 15 bouts, including the organization’s first three pro fights in which Intimidation will have a sponsored fighter in all three fights.

The sponsorship of the event continues Intimidation’s foray into Michigan, which has been spearheaded by fighter turned Intimidation rep Shad Thomsen. In addition Intimidation has sponsored events across the state including XFC 27 in Muskegon last December.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle clothing 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: Intimidation excels again at Ohio & Michigan MMA events

Intimidation Clothing was busy as always this past weekend, with two events sponsored in two different states to close out a banner month of May.

MMA Promoter Matt Trukovich RFOIntimidation was on hand at RFO: Big Guns 13 in Mansfield, Ohio on Saturday night, selling gear at an official booth where promoter Matt Trukovich posed for a quick picture (right) on a busy night. The fight card produced as always, including a victory for All American J.D. Ramsey (3-0) in the night’s featured amateur bout. Ramsey, who is sponsored by Intimidation and trains with fellow Team Intimidation member and UFC veteran Branden Hinkle, kept his perfect record intact with a unanimous decision victory over the highly regarded Nick Stuff (6-2) in the amateur main event.

Intimidation was also on hand at the WXC 50 event near Detroit on Friday night, once again increasing the brand exposure in the state of Michigan. Fans packed inside the Southgate Civic Arena, many of them donning Intimidation gear and witnessing 15 amateur bouts on the night.

Intimidation alum Stipe Miocic was perhaps the biggest MMA star of the weekend, as the former NAAFS champion moved his UFC record to 6-1 as he stopped Fabio Maldonado via TKO in just 35 seconds in the main event at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. The former Cleveland State wrestler and baseball player was sponsored by Intimidation in multiple fights prior to entering the UFC.

Stipe Miocic MMAMiocic (pictured, left) will be a special guest alongside fellow Ohio fighter and Intimidation alum Jessica Eye this weekend at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10” in Downtown Cleveland, this weekend as will TUF 19 star Dan “Dragon” Spohn. Intimidation will of course be on hand as a sponsor of the event with an official booth with Spohn joining the fans at the Intimidation booth to sign autographs. Team Intimidation fighters Kyle Rozewski, Jerrell Hodge, Isaiah Chapman, and Frank Caraballo will also be in professional action at the 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 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: Emmons & Worthy score impressive wins in Memorial Day weekend action

Although it was Memorial Day weekend, two Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighters were still in action in Pittsburgh to celebrate the beginning of summer and remember those who have served.

Bobby Emmons w/daughterA pair of professional fighters picked up impressive victories at Pinnacle FC 7 in Pittsburgh, as both Bobby “White Trash BJJ” Emmons (pictured, right with his daughter) and Khama “The Death Star” Worthy (pictured, left) put on a show for the fans. Emmons (4-3) stepped up on just one week’s notice and promptly submitted hometown favorite A.J. Bosley (1-3) with an arm bar in the first round. Meanwhile, Worthy (6-2) picked up his fifth straight victory as he produced his third straight knockout by finishing Anthony Morgan (5-3) with a TKO in the second round that started with a kick and a clean left hand. Both fighters were part of the successful event, which also saw Out of the Cage Clothing represent the Intimidation brand at their official booth at the event.

Intimidation will be busy for the last weekend of May, with three events sponsored in three different Midwestern states. First up on Friday, Intimidation will send a crew to Detroit, Michigan for WXC 50, Intimidation first dealings with the WXC MMA promotion. Khama Worthy MMAOn Saturday, Intimidation crews will be on hand at RFO: Big Guns 13 in Mansfield, Ohio, and the United Combat League event in Hammond, Indiana where sponsored featherweight Terry House, Jr. will look to score an win in front of his home crowd.

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 Clothing to sponsor & sell at WXC 50 on May 30 in Detroit, Michigan

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming WXC 50 event, which is set to take place at the Southgate Civic Center on May 30 near Detroit, Michigan.

Intimidation - Local MMAWXC is one of Michigan’s longest running and most successful organizations, hosting regular events featuring some of Michigan’s finest amateur MMA talent. The organization started in 2008 on the heels of the UFC’s first entry into Michigan, and has been promoting events since. The WXC 50 event is set to feature 15 bouts, including 3 title fights. The main event features Taylor Moore taking on Jerome Otler for the organization’s lightweight title.

In addition to sponsoring the event, Intimidation will also be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more.

The sponsorship of the event continues Intimidation’s foray into Michigan, which has been spearheaded by fighter turned Intimidation rep Shad Thomsen. In addition Intimidation has sponsored events across the state including XFC 27 in Muskegon last December.

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 continues strong push into Michigan’s Local MMA market thanks to Shad Thomsen’s resiliency

For years now the Intimidation Clothing name has been known as one of the biggest supporters of Local MMA across the country, but especially in the Midwest and surrounding states. The Ohio-based company regularly attends MMA events in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York and sponsors events across the nation and now in Canada and England. But while the company continues to grow, it is the people behind the scenes that deserve much of the credit.

Intimidation's Shad Thomsen with UFC Lightweight Daron CruickshankA former MMA fighter himself, Shad Thomsen is better known on Facebook as “Michigan Intimidation Distributor.” A huge MMA fan and regular at the weight bench, Thomsen is a worker – he grew up on a small farm in Sidney, Michigan and has had to work for everything he has achieved in life. What makes this even more impressive is his constant battle with dyslexia. “Shad has trouble getting his point across at times, both in speaking and online,” stated Luke Jernigan, President and CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “But what impresses me about Shad is his consistency, his resiliency and his drive. Add in a huge heart and a genuine desire to do things the right way and it shows that his character is undeniable. This is exactly why I love having him as a member of Team Intimidation.”

Thomsen is a former high school wrestler and track athlete who has trained for the Mixed Martial Arts world at American Muscle and Mid Michigan MMA over the years. Also a fan of weight lifting, Thomsen’s favorite quote is simply “It still your set” – something he got from CT Fletcher. After a 3-5 fighting career Thomsen was recruited into the business by Phil “The Voice” Davey, the legendary Michigan ring and cage announcer. Davey knew of Thomsen’s drive and love of the fighting game and saw an opportunity to help him do more inside the MMA industry.

Over the past year Thomsen has taken his booth of Intimidation Clothing merchandise across the state of Michigan to MMA events such as Mad Men Promotions, Capital City Fight Championships, Exiled MMA, Prison City Fight League, Empire Cage Combat and more. In addition, with Intimidation’s new deal in place with the newly-formed Lifetime MMA organization in Grand Rapids, MI, Thomsen will again be shaking hands with the fans and making deals on top-quality clothing from a brand that customers can trust.

Pictured to the right with Intimidation alum and current UFC Lightweight Daron Cruickshank, also a Michigan native, Thomsen has trained alongside the likes of Glen Baily, and the professional MMA brother and sister duo of Victor and Alanna Jones. Says Thomsen, “Victor is my little brother – I owe him for helping me. He is always there for and me.”

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

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: Team Intimidation fighters earn wins at sponsored MMA events across the Midwest

It was a busy weekend for Team Intimidation across the Midwest, as multiple events and fighters were sponsored on a busy October weekend. Intimidation was on hand at multiple events over the weekend, including Akron, Detroit and two MMA events in Indianapolis, selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more. The successful weekend saw several sponsored athletes victorious with the amateurs stealing the show.

Austin Tweedy MMAAt the Caged Madness 26 event in Akron, Ohio, Team Intimidation was on hand with a successful night, while sponsored fighters went 1-1 inside the cage. Professional heavyweight Tim Dunn (1-1) suffered his first defeat when the doctor stopped the fight with a cut in the first round. Jeremy Linville (2-1) landed a big punch on Dunn early in the fight, and the cut wouldn’t stop bleeding. Also at the Explosive Fight Promotions event, former Division II national champion wrestler JD Ramsey (2-0) remained unbeaten in his amateur career with a first round TKO victory. A disciple of Intimidation sponsored UFC veteran Branden Hinkle, Ramsey is one of the newest members of Team Intimidation.

The Indiana wing of the Team Intimidation crew had a busy weekend, as they were on hand at two Indianapolis MMA events beginning with the Midwest Fight Series: Friday Night Fights 5 event on Friday night. In one of the night’s featured pro bouts, Team Intimidation pro Austin Tweedy (3-0, pictured on right) stayed unbeaten with a 75-second submission victory over Kurstan Davenport (0-1). For a full recap of the MFS event, you can check out our friends at CageCraze.com.

Dustin Parrish with Eddie BravoIntimidation was also on hand at the Art of War 8 event on Saturday night in Indianapolis, and Intimidation Clothing September Athlete of the Month Dustin Parrish (8-1, pictured on left with Eddie Bravo) had a slick debut in the lightweight division, as he took home a unanimous decision over Gary Widget (9-5). Also in action was Zach Prager who defeated Jay Watkins via unanimous decision. For a full recap of the AoW 8 event, check out out the full recap on the Intimidation sponsored BluegrassMMA.com.

While Intimidation was seen across the Midwest, two high profile fights also saw the Intimidation brand on display thanks to the brand’s fantastic relationships in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. On Friday night’s Bellator MMA broadcast Justin “The Silverback” Wilcox scored a unanimous decision win in the semifinals to advance to the Bellator Featherwight Tournament final. Wilcox, who trains at AKA in California and Fight Club Pittsburgh alongside a variety of Intimidation sponsored fighters, was caught on the live Spike TV broadcast wearing an Intimidation beanie during warm-ups. Meanwhile, at CFA 12 in Coral Gables, Florida, Torrance “The Tyrant” Taylor, a long-time friend of the Intimidation brand, lost a close split decision for the promotion’s lightweight belt.

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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