Intimidation sponsored fighter Dan Spohn featured in “Rise Immortal Rise” music video

August 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighter Dan “Dragon” Spohn is featured prominently in a music video that was recently released by Columbus-based artist Kelly Fierce, entitled “Rise Immortal Rise.” Spohn, Intimidation’s Athlete of the Month in August, is a focal point of the video, which features him wearing Intimidation’s EliteFighter board shorts during training sessions.

Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorAlso featured is UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown, who took part in an Intimidation sponsored seminar at GriffonRawl MMA Academy in 2011. Brown is wearing gear from the Ohio-based Swollen Knuckles Clothing company.

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Multiple Central Ohio-based fighters and personalities, including UFC welterweight Matt Brown and rising light heavyweight Dan Spohn, are featured in the new music video by Kelly Fierce, entitled “Rise Immortal Rise.”

Brown and Spohn are featured prominently, and the song has Brown’s nickname – “Immortal” – in the title. Also featured in the rock video by the Ohio artist is Columbus radio personality Jeremy Loper, an avid MMA fan who is also the play-by-play commentator and show host for Ultimate Victory Challenge.

The video also features Cameron Fachman, a Columbus actor who had a small role in Hunger Games and is set to appear in the upcoming release of Ender’s Game this fall.

Others featured in the video include 99.7 The Blitz jockey Ronni Hunter, pro bantamweightCornelius Godfrey, pro lightweight Jamie Walker, amateur welterweight D.J. Weatherby, and more.

The song is available for purchase for just $.99 on KellyFierce.com.

 

The video is below:

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 sponsored Dan Spohn to fight at NAAFS: Caged Fury 20 in Columbus, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that sponsored light heavyweight Dan “Dragon” Spohn (6-3) will return to the cage on November 10th at NAAFS: Caged Fury 20. Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorSpohn, who has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand since early 2011, a span of six pro fights, is expected to face UFC veteran Sean Salmon, his fellow coach at Buckeye MMA in Columbus. The event, NAAFS: Caged Fury 20, will take place on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

A four-time Bellator veteran, Spohn is 5-0 fighting on NAAFS cards and has provided some spectacular finishes as a longtime staple on the Ohio MMA scene. While he recently was supported by the Intimidation brand for his tryouts for TUF 17 in Las Vegas, the UFC later chose to go with middleweight participants despite Spohn turning many heads at the tryouts.

In the fight Spohn is expected to wear Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts along with an Intimidation tee. He will look to break a losing streak after starting his pro career at 6-0 and break back into the mix for the NAAFS Light Heavyweight title.

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 sponsored Brian “The Predator” Rogers slated to fight at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation sponsored Brian “The Predator” Rogers will return to the Bellator cage at in October at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio. Brian "The Predator" RogersThe event, which was first reported by GatewayMMA.com’s David McKinney, has been confirmed by MMA Junkie and is also expected to include the return to the cage of Bellator Women’s 115 pound Champion Zoila (Frausto) Gurgel. Rogers, who is probably best known for his Bellator 61 flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna in the Middleweight Tournament quarterfinals last spring, is expected to be part of the MTV2 televised portion of the card. Intimidation Clothing, a sponsor of Rogers since early 2011, will once again outfit Rogers with premium quality EliteFighterTM board shorts. Bellator 78 takes place on Friday, October 26th at the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University in the Dayton area in Fairborn, Ohio. Intimidation Clothing plans to be a sponsor of the event and sell live at Bellator 78 and tickets are now available for Bellator 78 through Ticketmaster using the promo code “BROG” at checkout.

Brian “The Predator” Rogers is a fighter known for his 1st round knockouts, something his To Be Announced opponent will need to be aware of. One of the best follows a fan could ask for on Twitter, the addition of @BRogThePredator to the fight card will surely draw from his fan base in both Columbus and the Cleveland/Akron/Canton areas. A semifinalist in each of the past two Bellator Middleweight Tournaments, Rogers’ KO of Vianna in the first round of the Season 6 Middleweight Tournament was ranked as the Bellator’s promotion #1 knockout in 70+ events earlier this year.

Brian Rogers training with Brian StannRogers, pictured to the left training with UFC Middleweight Brian Stann in Atlanta in August 2012, continues to train with many of the top 185+ pound fighters in the world, regularly trains with the UFC’s Chris Camozzi as well as his Strong Style Martial Arts teammates Stipe Miocic, John Hawk and more.

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 adds affordable new training gear options, kids’ board shorts to rapidly expanding product line

July 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured Products, News

In an effort to continually expand and diversify their product line, Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the addition of new rashguards, shorts and kids’ board shorts. Joey Holt & Josh Stansbury MMAEach item is priced at $45 or below in an effort to give consumers more options from the Intimidation brand without sacrificing quality. The new gear is now available on the company’s online store at IntimidationClothing.com and available in a variety of sizes.

“We have been working to add new workout and training gear for several months,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “We already sponsor many of the top pro fighters in the Midwest, and by carrying more training gear we are better able to equip these fantastic athletes with basic items that contribute to their success. In addition, we wanted to offer another level of workout apparel to complement our high-end EliteFighter board shorts which are some of the highest quality board shorts in the industry.”

The expansion into offering kids’ board shorts and additional shorts and rashguards will continue as the company plans to add new vale tudo shorts in the coming months as well. In addition, the brand’s expansion continues to open doors for additional new product offerings.

Intimidation Kids GearIntimidation 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 events on MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. 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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

Photo – Right: Joey Holt (left) and NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion Josh Stansbury (right) wearing Intimidation’s new rashguards and board shorts.

 

Photo – Left: Intimidation’s kids’ board shorts.

Chris Gregory’s Photo with Jon Jones & Gerald Harris selected as June Shot of the Month winner

June 28, 2012 by  
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Chris Gregory with Jon Jones & Gerald HarrisIntimidation Clothing is pleased to announce our “Shot of the Month” contest winner for June is Chris Gregory. Gregory, who submitted the photo to the right with himself between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and UFC vet Gerald Harris, had the photo taken at a XFL event in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Intimidation Clothing’s new “Shot of the Month” contest debuted in June open to fans, customers and sponsored fighters or anyone who owns an Intimidation brand product. For two weeks fans who posted a picture on our Facebook page or on Twitter of themselves wearing an Intimidation product were entered to win a free pair of Intimidation’s EliteFighter board shorts.

Kirk, Penn & Stansbury score wins to highlight stellar weekend for Intimidation Clothing

The Intimidation brand was out in full force over the weekend sponsoring fighters in Minnesota, Ohio and West Virginia and had yet another great weekend. In addition to selling at Bellator 71 in Chester, West Virginia, at an event that featured several local fighters and the opening round of the Summer Series 2012 Light Heavyweight Tournament, Intimidation representatives were also on hand at NFC 7: Field of Fury in Carroll, Ohio talking to many of the top MMA related businesses from the Columbus/Central Ohio area. Once the dust settled the weekend proved to be a highly successful one with new sponsorships and additional dealers expected to come from the events.

William Penn MMAOn Friday night at Bellator 71 the Intimidation brand had five fighters scheduled to be sponsored but after John Hawk’s fight was cancelled just four stepped into the Bellator cage. The big winner on the night was Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury who submitted Dan Spohn in the first round to win the NAAFS Light Heavyweight title in his Bellator debut. Now 4-2, Stansbury is riding high with four straight wins and some new hardware.

On Saturday night at NFC 7 in Carroll, Ohio, the main event featured William “The King” Penn (pictured, right) in yet another impressive performance as he scored a TKO win over Jason Riley. While both men wore Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter board shorts, Penn, a Bellator veteran, won his 4th straight fight. He now has wins over a UFC veteran josh Hendricks in November 2011 for the NAAFS and a win over Strikeforce vet Riley this past weekend for the NFC.

Also on Saturday the Intimidation brand sponsored Bellator veteran Nick Kirk for the first time. Coming off his first career pro loss at Bellator 67 in May, Kirk bounced back nicely scoring a TKO win at the 4:59 mark of round one. Kirk used improved boxing skills to defeat his opponent by TKO and improve to 8-1 as a pro.

Another busy weekend is upcoming for Intimidation with the company’s first ever sponsorship of a RFO event in Mansfield, Ohio. In addition to selling at RFO: Mansfield Mayhem 12 the brand will be sponsoring several amateur fighters including Ryan Lose, Joe Callari and Dan Ramacciato from GriffonRawl MMA Academy, Brandon Poindexter from the Evolve Fight Team and Jake Anderson.

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 regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. 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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Bellator veteran Luis “Sapo” Santos at CFA 7 in Coral Gables, Florida

June 24, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce their sponsorship of Bellator veteran Luis “Sapo” Santos at CFA 7. Santos, a former Bellator Welterweight Tournament semifinalist, will be sponsored by the Intimidation brand for the 4th time as he faces Valdir Araujo in a welterweight battle. The event, CFA 7, will take place on Saturday, June 30th at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Luis Sapo Santos MMASantos (53-8-1) has an impressive resume which includes an 18 fight win streak to start his professional career. A pro since 2000 with over 60 career fights under his belt and a stellar record, “Sapo” went 2-2 in four fights for the Bellator promotion before being released after a loss to Ryan Ford (18-4) in early May. A product of American Top Team, Santos will be sponsored by the Intimidation brand for the 4th time wearing Intimidation’s premium quality MMA fight shorts in each of his previous three fights.

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 regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. 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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

Photo Credit: Bellator Fighting Championships

Intimidation Shot of the Month: Submit Your Photo Wearing Intimidation Products to Win

May 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Intimidation Press Release, News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce our new “Shot of the Month” contest open to fans, customers and sponsored fighters or anyone who owns an Intimidation brand product. Stipe Miocic MMABeginning immediately and through June 14th, 2012, any fan who posts a picture on our Facebook page or on Twitter of themselves wearing an Intimidation product is entered to win a free pair of Intimidation’s EliteFighter board shorts.

How to Enter:

  • Facebook users go to www.facebook.com/intimidation, Like our page and post your picture in Intimidation gear on our Wall.
  • Twitter users make sure you first follow @IntimidationMMA then send us a public reply/tag us and attach your picture.

Photo Standards:
Intimidation Clothing is a company that takes its place in the community seriously. We ask that you please DO NOT post any photos that are not kid friendly. All photos that do not meet a kid friendly/PG rating will we deleted and will not be eligible for the “Shot of the Month” prize.

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 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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

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Cleveland’s Bellator 66 fight card stacks up as one of best in Ohio MMA history

April 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, Fighter Sponsorships, News

Friday, April 20th, 2012 will very likely go down at the best best fight card in Ohio MMA history. An event that began with two marquee names in the main event with Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki, the card has had many top local and national names added to it in recent weeks. Brian "The Predator" RogersBellator 66, the second event in Northeast Ohio by the Bellator promotion to be co-promoted with the NAAFS, will take place on Friday, April 20th, 2012 at Cleveland’s IX Center and will feature several fighters sponsored by Intimidation Clothing. Tickets for Bellator 66 are on sale and range from $30-$125 and the Intimidation brand will be in attendance as an event sponsor while selling at the event.

While Alvarez vs. Aoki is the headliner for the event, the local fans in the Cleveland area will have plenty of local stars to cheer for. After his thrilling flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61, Brian “The Predator” Rogers was quickly added to the card after Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a Ohio University alumnus and former Ohio Bobcats football player, announced that the Middleweight Tournament semifinals would take place at Bellator 66. Along with Rogers (9-3, 2-1 Bellator) vs. Bruno Santos (13-0, 1-0 Bellator) the event will also feature Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (16-1, 1-0 Bellator) facing Maiquel Falcao (29-4, 1-0). However, a week later after the completion of Bellator 62, Rebney and Bellator matchmaker Sam Caplan announced that the Season 6 Lightweight Tournament semifinals would also take place in Cleveland. This announcement meant the addition of Rick Hawn (12-1, 4-1 Bellator ) vs. Lloyd Woodard (12-1, 2-1 Bellator) and Thiago Michel (10-2, 1-0 Bellator) vs. Brent Weedman (19-7-1, 5-2 Bellator) were added to the card. As a result, the five marquee fights at Bellator 66 now feature four tournament bouts and the promotion’s biggest name in a superfight. Jessica Eye MMAWhile Brian Rogers will definitely be sponsored by Intimidation Clothing at this event, it is expected that one or more fighters in Lightweight Tournament bouts will also be sponsored by the Intimidation brand.

While the Bellator 66 event has major national appeal, the local feature fights which are put together in conjunction with the NAAFS, will feature many of the biggest names from Ohio’s hotbed of MMA talent including Jessica Eye, Donny Walker, John Hawk, Jason Dent, Frank Caraballo, Dan Spohn, Joe Heiland, Julian Lane and Tyler Combs. To put things into perspective for the local MMA market, Eye, Walker, Hawk, Dent, Caraballo, Spohn and Heiland have all been main event fighters at NAAFS or UCB events in Northeast Ohio in the past two years.

In a fight with implications for both the Bellator and NAAFS promotions, Intimidation sponsored local favorite Jessica “Evil” Eye (6-1, 1-0 Bellator) is expected to face Aisling Daly (13-2, 0-1 Bellator) in the highly anticipated rematch of their June 2011 fight which saw Daly submit Eye. Not only does the fight have the NAAFS Women’s Championship belt on the line, but it could also factor into Bellator’s future women’s tournament plans with both Eye and Daly being Bellator veterans and ranked in the Top 10 in the world at 125 lbs.

Dan Spohn @ Bellator 51Along with the Eye vs. Daly fight, the event will feature yet another fight with an NAAFS belt on the line as 2-time UFC veteran Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker (18-9) fights for the first time since his release from the UFC as he faces Frank “The Tank” Caraballo (8-4). Walker, the Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS Featherweight Champion will face the Interim Champ in Caraballo, a 2-time Bellator veteran.

Also on the card will be NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion and 2-time Bellator veteran Dan “The Dragon” Spohn (6-1), owner of the 2nd fastest KO in Bellator history, a 9-second KO at Bellator 51. Spohn (pictured, right) will face the toughest test of his MMA career in facing Attila Vegh (24-4), a recent signee to Bellator’s 205 pound division. Spohn will once again be sponsored by Intimidation in the fight as he wears Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts in his fight. Another member of Team Intimidation (#TeamIntimidation) fighter taking on possibly the toughest test of his career is “Big” John Hawk (6-4), a fighter who is very familiar with Spohn. Hawk, who fought Spohn to decision twice only to drop both fights, is expected to face Marcus Vanttinen (21-3), a fighter who Vegh defeated by decision in May 2011.

Finally, the Intimidation brand will sponsor a pair of fighters for the first time with Strong Style’s “Smokin'” Joe Heiland (6-1-1) as he faces Julian “Nitrane” Lane (3-0) from Wreckroom Athletics in Mansfield, Ohio. Donny Walker NAAFS ChampionThe two lightweights will face off in a main event worthy match-up that could have title implications in the NAAFS 155 pound division.

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 regularly being featured at Bellator events on MTV2. The brand has sponsored a long list of fighters in nationally televised fights including Brian Rogers, Ben Saunders, Marlon Sandro, Alexander Shlemenko, Ed West, Chris Lozano, Pete Spratt, Eric Schambari, Rene Nazare, Alexis Vila, Daniel Straus, Marcos Galvao, Luis Nogueira, Mike Corey and more. 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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

Photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Jason Dent scores 2nd round submission victory at WWFC event in Des Moines, Iowa

April 8, 2012 by  
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Jason “Dynamite” Dent returned to MMA action on Saturday night fighting for the first time since October 2011. Dent, a 4-time UFC veteran who was a semifinalist on The Ultimate Fighter 9, picked up the win at the World War Fighting Championships 8 event in Des Moines, Iowa. Sponsored by the Intimidation brand, Dent scored a 2nd round submission win via kimura over Paul Bird (10-4), a fighter who came in having won two straight fights and 6 of his past 8.

Jason Dent MMAJason “Dynamite” Dent (22-12), the former NAAFS Lightweight Champion, had last fought in October 2011 when he lost a 5-round decision at NAAFS: Caged Fury 15 in Cleveland, to Bellator Featherweight to Daniel Straus (18-4). While Intimidation Clothing has been working with Jason Dent and the GriffonRawl MMA Academy in Mentor, Ohio, for years now, this was the 3rd fight in which Intimidation has sponsored Dent inside the cage. For the event Dent is wore Intimidation’s Jason Dent signature shirt and EliteFighter MMA board shorts. The 4-time UFC veteran has faced notables Gleison Tibau, Roger Huerta, George Sotiropoulos, Torrance Taylor, Chris Lozano, Cameron Dollar and more over his 8-year pro MMA career and is expected to return to action at Bellator 66 in Cleveland to face Tyler Combs on April 20th.

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 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 @IntimidationMMA.

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