Multiple Intimidation sponsored fighters nominated for Ohio MMA Awards from OHMMA.com

December 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing has long been a major part of the Ohio MMA scene, and that much is evident in the 2012 Ohio MMA Awards, which are presented by OHMMA.com. Voting for the awards is now underway, and many Intimidation-sponsored fighters and organizations are up for awards.

luke-zachrich_300Gym of the Year – Two of the gyms nominated – Evolve MMA and Strong Style MMA – are official Intimidation dealers, and Intimidation has also worked with multiple fighters from each of the four gyms nominated. In addition to Luke Zachrich (pictured, left) and several amateurs from Ronin Training Center, Intimidation has worked with Stipe Miocic, Jessica Eye, Brian Rogers, Forrest Petz and more from Strong Style, Travis Clark Doug Kulbis and most of the amateur fight team at Evolve and also works with Jason Butcher from the Jorge Gurgel Academy.

Amateur Fighter of the Year – Intimidation has sponsored Tim Dunn and Jerrell Hodge, two of the favorites for the award. Dunn won three titles – UVC, RAMA, and OFC – in his four bouts this year and is expected to turn pro in early 2013. Hodge won the NAAFS amateur bantamweight title and could repeat in 2013 if he decides to stay active after the new year.

Knockout of the Year – Intimidation-sponsored fighter Brian Rogers (pictured, right) is a clear favorite for the award, as his knockout over Vitor Vianna was named as the best knockout in Bellator history earlier this year. Intimidation-sponsored Nick Duell and Isaiah Chapman are also nominated for the award, as are amateur fighters Hodge and Dunn.

Brian Rogers Bellator 61Submission of the Year – Longtime Intimidation-sponsored Jessica Eye submitted Zoila Gurgel in perhaps the biggest upset of the year at Bellator 83, and Kenny Jackson and Jason Butcher have also been sponsored by Intimidation in 2012.

National Event of the Year – Intimidation was present at both Bellator 66 and Bellator 78, selling at both events and sponsoring many fighters on both cards while longtime sponsored fighter “Relentless” Roger Bowling fought on the Strikeforce card in Columbus in March.

Ohio Event of the Year – UVC 20, RFO Big Guns 11, and NAAFS Night of Champions were all sponsored by Intimidation, and this award is currently one of the closest in voting.

Isaiah Chapman v Dustin KempfFight of the Year – Nearly every fight features a fighter who was sponsored by Intimidation, including the Isaiah Chapman vs. Dustin Kempf (pictured, left) fight where both fighters were sponsored by the brand.

National Fighter of the Year – Stipe Miocic and Daniel Straus have both been sponsored by Intimidation in the past, and Brian Rogers recently signed a new extension with Intimidation for 2013. Intimidation also sponsored a Matt Brown MMA seminar at GriffonRawl MMA Academy in 2010.

Pro Fighter of the Year – The three favorites – Caraballo, Chapman, and Eye – have all are regularly sponsored by Intimidation, and all three could be seen on the national stage in 2013.

Story of the Year – Jessica Eye had the biggest win of her career when she submitted Zoila Gurgel at Bellator 83, and that win is nominated for Story of the Year. Stipe Miocic is also nominated for the award for his rise as one of the UFC’s top heavyweight prospects, and Intimidation-sponsored fighters Dan Spohn and John Hawk are also nominated for the award.

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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. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD 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 and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Zachrich, Lee, Buck, Blackwell & Hanna score wins on record weekend for the Intimidation brand

Once again, fighters sponsored by Intimidation Clothing had a successful weekend over the weekend of August 4th.

Following a lengthy layoff, Luke Zachrich (pictured) earned a hard-fought victory by unanimous decision over Nick Kraus at UVC 20. The win marked the first for Zachrich since 2009, and should send a notice to middleweights around the world that he is healed up and looking to stake his claim in the division.

Also at UVC 20 in Columbus, Rob Hanna won by submission due to strikes over Nate Clark. Hanna made a successful transition to the professional ranks after a stand-out career as an amateur.

At the NAAFS’ first show in Eastlake, Ohio, fan-favorite Terry Blackwell earned a split decision victory over a very game opponent in Brandon Suber. With the win, Blackwell moves up to 3-1 as a professional and 8-1 overall in his MMA career.

Intimidation Clothing also sponsored Johnny Buck in his XFC 19 fight, which ended in dramatic fashion with a KO victory for Buck. In fact, Buck and Intimidation Clothing got some national publicity when the knockout was featured HERE in a clip on ESPN (Buck’s KO can be seen at 0:20 in the video). The fight aired live on AXS TV and got some recognition on the popular MMA website Middle Easy.

Intimidation Clothing was also proud to sponsor Evolve MMA’s Doug Kulbis, Buckeye MMA’s Jon Washington and Indiana-based middleweight Nick Kraus, who all came up short in their bouts on the UVC 20 card. Also representing Intimidation Clothing but coming up short was Adam (David) Mays, who dropped his bout at XFC 19, live on AXS TV.

Stay tuned to IntimidationMMA.com for more sponsorship updates as we continue to grow our brand in the world of MMA.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA 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 to sponsor lightweight Rob Hanna at UVC 20 in Columbus, Ohio

August 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation ClothingTM is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Robert Hanna, IV at UVC 20 on August 4th in Columbus, Ohio. Hanna (1-0) will face off with Buckeye MMA’s Nathan Clark (1-0) in the first of four professional bouts on the Ultimate Victory Challenge card. The event, UVC 20: Clash at the Coliseum is presented by the Intimidation brand and will take place on August 4th, 2012 in conjunction with the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

UVC 20 @ the Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OhioRobert Hanna, IV (1-0 pro) completed a 13-2 amateur MMA career in March before making his pro debut in June 2012. In his pro debut Hanna submitted Brian Burgan in less than two minutes to continue the winning streak that he had as an amateur which includes six amateur wins and one pro victory. The sponsorship of Hanna now means the Intimidation brand will be sponsoring five of eight pros on the UVC 20 card including Luke Zachrich and Nick Kraus who fight in the night’s main event, Jon Washington in the co-main event and Doug Kulbis in a pro bout along with multiple amateur fighters.

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.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Evolve MMA featherweight Doug Kulbis at UVC 20 in Columbus, Ohio

Intimidation ClothingTM is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Doug Kulbis at UVC 20 on August 4th in Columbus, Ohio. Kulbis, a product of the rapidly growing and popular Evolve Fight Team in Medina, Ohio, will face Jeremy Kitts in one of four pro bouts on the UVC card. Doug Kulbis MMAThe event, UVC 20: Clash at the Coliseum is presented by the Intimidation brand and will take place on August 4th, 2012 in conjunction with the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

Doug Kulbis (3-3) completed a 7-0 amateur MMA career winning the 2009 NAAFS Amateur Championship and turned pro in 2010. After losing his pro debut Kulbis is 3-2 in his five most recent fights and seeks his fourth win in six pro fights. Kulbis trains alongside Intimidation sponsored UFC veteran Ryan “The Lion” Madigan and Travis “The Terror” Clark at Evolve MMA, an official Intimidation Clothing dealer. His opponent, Kitts (2-3), is a product of the Chillicothe Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (CAMMA) in Chillicothe, Ohio and has won two of his past three fights.

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.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.