Intimidation continues long-time sponsorship of George “Bonesaw” Comer at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 in Canton, Ohio

March 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of rising lightweight star George “Bonesaw” Comer in his upcoming bout at the NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 card on March 7 in Canton, Ohio. Comer (5-1) is set to take on Joey Holt (4-2) in a featured 155-pound battle. George Comer & Luke JerniganA previous bout between the two longtime Ohio MMA veterans was rained out at an Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS event at Geneva-on-the-Lake in July 2011.

A former two-time NAAFS national amateur series champion in the lightweight and welterweight divisions, Comer is the only fighter to accomplish that feat in two different NAAFS divisions and is one of the top prospects in the Buckeye State with a 14-1 overall in his mixed martial arts career. A member of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy  – an official Intimidation Clothing dealer– along with UFC veterans Jason Dent and Donny Walker, Comer comes in looking to win his sixth bout in a row after reeling off consecutive victories over Khama Worthy, Stephen Singleton, Brian Camozzi, Anthony Morgan, and Joe Lile Jr. A dominant wrestler who is known for his always-entertaining post-fight interviews, Comer remains a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio.

George Comer MMAIntimidation Clothing released a signature shirt for Comer (pictured on George above) last year.

> CLICK HERE to buy the George “Bonesaw” Comer signature tee

Fans can follow Comer on Twitter @GeorgeComerMMA.

Intimidation alums Isaiah “The Beast”  Chapman and Antonio Castillo Jr. were also expected to be in action at the March 7th event, fighting for the NAAFS bantamweight title. UFC veteran Branden Hinkle will also be in action on the same night, as he will be competing in a boxing event in West Virginia while another long-time Intimidation alum Dan Spohn will be fighting on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

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 to sponsor George “Bonesaw” Comer at Coveted Fighting Championship 3 in Mentor, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of fast-rising lightweight star George “Bonesaw” Comer in his upcoming bout on June 21st in Mentor, Ohio. George Comer MMAComer (4-1) is set to competed in the highly anticipated co-main event, where he will face Indiana product Joe Lile, Jr. (5-1) in a match-up of fighters looking to make it to the national level.

Comer is a product of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy, where he trains alongside UFC veterans Jason Dent and Donny Walker. After an unbeaten 9-0 amateur career where he captured both the NAAFS welterweight and lightweight titles, he dropped his professional debut to Clint Musser in 2011. Since then he is unbeaten at 4-0, with three submission wins. His wins have all come over notable opponents, including Khama Worthy, Stephen Singleton, Brian Camozzi, and Anthony Morgan. His most recent outing saw him submit Morgan with an arm triangle in the third round at the inaugural Driven MMA event in Canton, Ohio.

As an amateur, Comer was a 2-time NAAFS Amateur Champion winning the 2011 Lightweight and 2012 Welterweight title. This fight for Coveted Fighting Championship marks Comer’s first pro fight outside of the NAAFS after fighting eight times for the NAAFS in his nine amateur bouts.

Intimidation Clothing will debut Comer’s new signature Bonesaw Nation shirt which will be available at the event.

George Comer MMAAlong with sponsoring Comer, Intimidation will also be on hand with an official booth at the event, and is set to sponsor Comer’s teammate Bryon McCroskey (1-0) in another featured lightweight professional bout as well as amateur Cody Lewis in a bantamweight bout.

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.

#LocalMMA Monday: NAAFS & Driven MMA

June 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

The first installment of IntimidationMMA.com’s #LocalMMA Monday features perhaps the biggest name in all of Local MMA, as the co-branded NAAFS/Driven MMA organization kicks us off. Based out of Canton, Ohio, the North American Allied Fight Series was founded in 2005 as “Gladiator Fighting” with current CEO Greg Kalikas in conjunction with veteran kickboxer Duke Roufus. NAAFS in the FlatsSince then, the organization has promoted more than 125 live events in the Midwest and has become one of the most respected amateur leagues in the country.

Kalikas’ NAAFS developed into a powerhouse on the local scene, holding the majority of their events in Canton, Akron and Cleveland before eventually branching out from events in Northeast Ohio to hold events all over the state. Then the organization was one of the first promoters to hold an event in West Virginia when the state regulated MMA in 2012. Over its nearly decade as an organization, the NAAFS has come to be known as a leader in amateur MMA, women’s MMA, and producing top talent for the UFC, Bellator MMA and other national organizations.

Stipe Miocic UFCThe list of names that have competed inside the NAAFS cage reads like a who’s who of MMA, including current welterweight top contender Matt Brown, current UFC heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic, women’s MMA star Jessica Eye, UFC veterans Jason Dent, Forrest Petz, Ben Rothwell, Dave Herman, Phil Davis, Donny Walker and more along with current TUF 19 star Dan Spohn, former Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus, Bellator knockout artists Brian Rogers and many more.

In addition to its top names, NAAFS has come to be known for featuring women’s MMA, spearheaded by the first woman of Ohio MMA, Jessica “Evil” Eye. Eye competed in the first women’s bout in NAAFS history, headlined the first all-female card, became the first female amateur NAAFS champion, and became the first female to headline a card featuring men for the organization as well. NAAFS has also featured other top female talent, including Aisling Daly, Carina Damm, Rebecca Heintzman, Jessica Zomcik, Tamikka Brents and more.

Donny Walker NAAFS ChampionOn top of all of this, the NAAFS is one of a limited number of Local MMA promotions to co-promote events with Bellator MMA having worked together  on Bellator 51 in Canton and Bellator 66 in Cleveland, Ohio and Bellator 71 in West Virginia.

While the pro fighters brought fans to NAAFS events, it has been the astounding amateur talent that has kept them there. The NAAFS National Amateur Series is a true proving ground for amateur fighters who want to make it to the next level, and many top names have claimed NAAFS amateur gold before turning pro. Those names include Isaiah Chapman, George Comer, Nick Duell, Jessica Eye, Jerrell Hodge, and many more.

“It is hard to deny the resume that the NAAFS has built in the past decade,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Now with Driven MMA they put on the cards that everyone else in the Midwest looks at and wishes they could duplicate. Few organizations have done more to further Local MMA in the USA, especially East of the Mississippi, as the NAAFS.”

The organization promotes many must-see events, including the annual “Fight Nite in the Flats” and “Rock N Rumble” summer events at Jacobs Pavilion in Downtown Cleveland, as well as their annual “Night of Champions” to award amateur titles.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAIn 2014, the NAAFS became an all amateur series, with the berth of a new wing of the organization, Driven MMA. Driven MMA debuted in March 2014, and Driven MMA One was the biggest MMA card to hit Ohio in years. The event featured an all-pro lineup that showcased top fighters, including Bellator MMA veteran Dan Hornbuckle, UFC veteran Rodney Wallace, former NAAFS champion Frank Caraballo, and rising local stars like Chapman, Comer, Kyle Rozewski and more.

Now, the two wings will team up for the first time, as Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10 this weekend in Cleveland. The card features both professional and amateur talent, and it is headlined by Frank Caraballo taking on UFC veteran Tommy Hayden in a featherweight match-up. Also included on the card are several familiar names for Ohio MMA fans including Chapman, Rozewski, Hodge, RJ Buck, Dave Lastafka and more.

 

By David McKinney
Intimidation Interactive Media Staff Writer

Featherweights flock to Intimidation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intimidation Clothing & GriffonRawl MMA Academy to release custom, co-branded zip-up hoodie

November 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Products, News

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce their continued partnership with the GriffonRawl MMA Academy as the two companies are set to release a new, custom hoodie. GriffonRawl hoodiesThe zip-up hoodie, which will be available for pre-order at the GriffonRawl IGC Tournament on November 23rd in Mentor, Ohio, is the first co-branded hoodie from the two companies after the release of a co-branded tee a year ago. The new hoodie joins the co-branded tees, beanies and bags that have been for sale at the gym over the past several years.

Established in 1997, GriffonRawl MMA Academy is owned and operated by UFC and The Ultimate Fighter 9 veteran Jason Dent, who is one of the most popular fighters in the state of Ohio. Alongside Dent is fellow UFC veteran Donny Walker, as well as top MMA prospect George Comer, all of which are regularly sponsored by the Intimidation brand. Along with sponsoring the gym’s pro fighters, Intimidation has been a sponsor of GriffonRawl amateur fighters for the past four years. GriffonRawl is also an official Intimidation Clothing dealer, and along with the new GriffonRawl tee, both Jason Dent and Donny Walker have their own signature tees available for sale at the gym and online at IntimidationClothing.com as well.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. The company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing sponsors the third annual GriffonRawl IGC tournament on November 23rd

November 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming third annual GriffonRawl IGC Grappling Tournament at the GriffonRawl Academy in Mentor, Ohio on November 23rd. Jason Dent & Donny WalkerThe third annual tournament, the IGC is an internal grappling tournament that also features invites from select gyms in the region like Rising Dragon MMA, Rock Hard MMA, Vanyo Martial Arts, Strong Style MMA, Evolve MMA, World Kickboxing Academy, and more.

A longtime sponsor of GriffonRawl athletes and UFC veterans Jason Dent and Donny Walker, as well as pro George Comer and more, Intimidation will be live at the event with special one-time pricing on select items including the Jason “Dynamite” Dent and Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker signature tees. The GriffonRawl Academy is also an Intimidation Clothing dealer as the two have worked together for years with Intimidation also sponsoring nearly every seminar and special event at the gym in the past three years.

The GriffonRawl IGC Grappling Tournament features a double elimination format, where first place in each division receives a trophy while second place finishers will receive a medal. GriffonRawl MMA Academy - Grappling TournamentThe tournament features seven weight classes with traditional MMA weight limits (135, 145, 155, 170, 185, 205, and 265 pounds) and will be seeded by tournament officials.

Although the tournament is an internal tournament, grapplers from other gym are welcome on an invite-only basis. To be considered for invitation, you can contact Jason Dent at 440-358-9371. For more information, click HERE.

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.

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 Clothing to sponsor Cody Stevens in main event at RFO: Big Guns 12 in Mansfield, Ohio

August 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of featherweight Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens in his upcoming bout on August 31st. Stevens (10-5-1) is set to take on TUF 14 and UFC veteran Dustin Neace (25-20-1) in the main event at RFO: Big Guns 12 Resurrection in his hometown of Mansfield, Ohio. His walkout shirt (pictured, right), Intimidation’s new red, white and blue International tee, will be available throughout the night at the Intimidation booth.

International - Red, White & BlueA longtime veteran of the Ohio MMA scene, Stevens will return home after a year training in Thailand to compete in the bout. Fighting in Mansfield for the first time since March 2012 when he submitted Anthony Durnell in the first round, Stevens is set to face perhaps his toughest test to date when he welcomes Neace to the RFO for the first time. A member of The Fight Farm in Mansfield, Stevens owns notable wins over Durnell, Adam Ward, and UFC veteran Donny Walker. Most recently, he competed in Australia in April, when he won his bout via submission in the second round.

Along with sponsoring Stevens, Intimidation is also set to sponsor TUF 16 veteran Julian Lane in the co-main event, as well as RFO featherweight champion Josh Longood in the amateur main event. Intimidation will also be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more with an official booth.

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.

Cherico, Parsons, Steave & Worthy wins highlight another successful weekend for Intimidation Clothing

It was yet another busy weekend for the Intimidation brand with pro fighters in Minnesota and Pennsylvania in action.  While the Intimidation crew traveled to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania south of Pittsburgh, the hot-seller of the weekend was Intimidation’s soon to be released Mark Cherico signature tee which is now available for pre-order. mark-cherico03_450More importantly, Cherico (pictured, right) was among four young featherweight prospects in the pro MMA ranks who scored impressive wins.

Former CFA Featherweight Champion Jordan Parsons returned to the cage for the first time in nearly a year at the Driller/SEG event “Havoc at the Hyatt” in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday night. Facing a tough Derek Getzel (7-5), Parsons scored a unanimous decision win to improve to 8-1 as a pro and keep the spotlight on his chances at being a top featherweight in the sport.

Meanwhile, just south of Pittsburgh, another three featherweight prospects from Fight Club Pittsburgh were in action. Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico took on another long-time member of Team Intimidation in UFC veteran Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker in the main event at Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 3 event. After a solid first round which saw Cherico open up a cut on Walker’s forehead, he earned a doctor’s stoppage TKO in round 2, easily the most impressive win of his career, to improve to 5-0 as a pro.

steave-worthy_450Also in action at the Pinnacle event were fellow featherweights Justin Steave and Khama Worthy (pictured, left) who both picked up impressive wins. Steave improved to 5-2 with a unanimous decision win for his 4th straight victory and Worthy, making his debut at 145lbs, scored a TKO win over cross-town rival Francis Healy. In addition, Intimidation was a proud sponsor of Donny Walker in his main event fight with Cherico and Mike Wiseman, who dropped a split decision to fall to 1-1 as a pro.

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

 

Intimidation to sponsor Justin “The Hawk” Steave at Pinnacle FC 3 near Pittsburgh

June 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of professional fighter Justin “The Hawk” Steave in his upcoming bout at Pinnacle FC 3 outside of Pittsburgh on June 29th. Steave (4-2), a product of Fight Club Pittsburgh, is set to take on fellow Pennsylvania featherweight Mike Diggs (7-4) in one of the featured pro fights on the card that includes Intimidation sponsored Khama Worthy and both Mark Cherico and Donny Walker in the main event.

Justin Steave MMAA longtime member of Team Intimidation dating back to his amateur career, Steave is a native of Weirton, West Virginia and trains at Fight Club Pittsburgh, an official Intimidation Clothing dealer, in the Steel City. A fan favorite who has been fighting since 2006, Steave has claimed 3 straight professional wins, with his most recent victory coming over Tray Taylor in the form of a 19-second knockout in January. He also claimed a victory Amran Aliyev at the Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 1 event in December, and prior to that, he stopped Donte Adams with a TKO in the first round at NAAFS: Caged Fury 18 in August.

Steave is often referred to as a “fighter’s fighter,” and he can regularly be seen cornering his teammates at local events as well as his friend Nah-Shon Burrell in the UFC.

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.

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