Intimidation sponsored Kyle Rozewski set to fight for Kunlun Fight MMA promotion in Kazakhstan

Intimidation sponsored Kyle Rozewski is set to return to action later this month, fighting for the first time since moving permanently to China earlier this year. In his return the cage “Kyote” will compete for the Kunlun Fight MMA promotion in their April 4th even in Kazakhstan. Kyle Kyote RozewskiRozewski (8-4-1), who is undefeated while competing since moving to China, is set to take on 27-year old Askar Umbetov (2-1), a native of Kazakhstan.

Rozewski is a native of Western New York who trained at Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio before moving to China. Since signing on with Intimidation in July 2013, Rozewski (@KyoteRozewski on Twitter & InstaGram) has quickly become one of the brand’s superstars helping the company expand into Central and Western New York by sponsoring multiple Local MMA and grappling events.

Rozewski is a veteran of the two Driven MMA events in Northeast Ohio having submitted Dustin Kempf in the first round of their featured bout at the Intimidation-sponsored Driven MMA One event in March. He last fought in Cleveland in a featured bout at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10” in June 2014.

A winner of 8 of his last 10 MMA outings, Rozewski scored all four of his professional victories in the USA via submission. During his 9-fight amateur career he was involved in 4 title fights and he holds an unblemished kickboxing record at 155 pounds. In addition, Rozewski is a Hayastan Level 3 grappler under Norman Yonkers and first degree black belt in Kenpo under Robert Koch.

Kyle Rozewski w/Luke JerniganRozewski also excels outside of the cage, where he works as a writer, and has also served as a commentator for the Intimidation sponsored TNT Fight Series in New York, Coveted FC in Ohio and Pinnacle Fighting Championships in Pittsburgh. He was also the co-host of The Kyote Ugly Show, a weekly Internet radio show/podcast where he works with veteran MMA journalist David McKinney. Intimidation also released a signature shirt for Rozewski in 2014, which is available for purchase now.

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

Intimidation Clothing to release Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge signature tee, pre-orders underway

Intimidation Clothing and Cleveland, Ohio-based pro bantamweight Jerrell Hodge are pleased to announce the release of the latest signature tee from Intimidation – the Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge signature shirt. Jerrell Hodge signature shirtHodge (0-1 pro, 11-1 amateur) is expected to fight professionally for the second time at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 on March 7th, 2015, in Canton, Ohio. Pre-orders on the new “Thunderkat” shirts are underway at a special, discounted price.

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Just 25 years old, Hodge was widely considered to be perhaps the best pound-for-pound amateur fighter in the state of Ohio, if not the entire Midwest, prior to his pro debut in June 2014. The Evolve MMA product is a 2-time NAAFS national series amateur champion, becoming the first fighter since Team Intimidation’s George Comer to accomplish that feat in 2 separate divisions. Hodge was also the EFP amateur featherweight champion, as he claimed that title with a second round submission over Ethan Goss in January 2014, and he closed out his amateur career with a victory over Rich Cantolina in March 2014 to become the Pinnacle FC amateur featherweight champion. In his extensive amateur MMA career Hodge fought many of the best at 135 & 145lbs and has wins over notable pros Shane Valko (1-0 pro) and UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt (6-0 pro).

Jerrell Hodge MMAFans can follow Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge on Twitter @r3llhodg3.

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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 Clothing extends sponsorships of Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski & Rebecca “The Professor” Heintzman

Two of the biggest ambassadors of the Intimidation Clothing brand have taken the next step in their lives, and careers.

Kyle Rozewski MMAProfessional fighters Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski and Rebecca “The Professor” Heintzman – both long-time members of Team Intimidation – have relocated from the United States to live and train in Shanghai, China, where they will run and manage a gym in the area as well as assist in the operations of two other gyms in the country.

Both Rozewski and Heintzman traveled to China for a three-month training trip in 2014, and the two made the annoucement to permantly move around the world upon their return. Both professionals have also taken a big step in their relationship with Intimidation Clothing, as each has signed an extended, expanded sponsorship deal to start 2015.

“I’m very excited to announce my continued sponsorship and rapport with Intimidation Clothing and CEO Luke Jernigan as I relocate to Shanghai, China,” Rozewski said. “I’m currently undefeated in Asian MMA while wearing my favorite clothing brand and look to continue my winning ways under the banner as I work my way through the ranks.”

Rebecca Heintzman MMA“Even before I was a title contender, Intimidation has been an amazing sponsor in making sure I’m well-dressed and provided for in all my mixed martial arts endeavors,” Rozewski said. “I’m excited to sell the brand and expose the Chinese culture to one of the premier brands from America during my journey. So a big thank you to Luke and the label for allowing me such a great opportunity and more importantly for being a great comfort in an unusual situation.”

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

Intimidation Clothing releases new signature shirt for rising MMA featherweight Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of their new Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski signature shirt. Kyle Rozewski signature teeA veteran of 9 amateur and 8 professional MMA fights, Rozewski is a native of Western New York who now lives in Northeast Ohio and trains at Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio. Since signing on with Intimidation in July 2013, Rozewski (@EvolveKyote on Twitter, @KyoteRozewski on InstaGram) has quickly become one of the brand’s superstars helping the company expand into Central and Western New York by sponsoring multiple Local MMA events. In addition, Rozewski has been a key piece to helping Intimidation establish sponsorships with amateur David Whitman and rising WMMA star Rebecca Heintzman.

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Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (4-4) is a veteran of the first two Driven MMA events in Northeast Ohio having submitted Dustin Kempf with a triangle (or “Kyangle”) in the first round of their featured bout at the Intimidation-sponsored Driven MMA One event in March. Kyle Rozewski MMAHe fought most recently in Cleveland in a featured bout at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10.”

A winner of 4 of his last 6 outings, Rozewski now holds all four of his professional victories via submission. During his 9-fight amateur career he was involved in 4 title fights and he holds an unblemished kickboxing record at 155 pounds. In addition, Rozewski is a Hayastan Level 3 grappler under Norman Yonkers and first degree black belt in Kenpo under Robert Koch.

Rozewski also excels outside of the cage, where he works as a writer, and also serves as a commentator for the Intimidation sponsored TNT Fight Series in New York, Coveted FC in Ohio and Pinnacle Fighting Championships in Pittsburgh. He is also the co-host of The Kyote Ugly Show, a weekly Internet radio show/podcast where he works with veteran MMA journalist David McKinney.

Kyle Kyote Rozewski MMAThe Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski signature shirt is a 100% cotton, 4.5 oz black tee featuring a custom coyote design on the front with Kyle’s name and signature on the back. All shirts are currently available on a pre-order basis with shipments expected to be made in late August 2014.

> BUY NOW – Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski signature t-shirt

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

Weekend #MMA Recap: Intimidation continues success in Cleveland at Driven MMA’s Fight Nite in the Flats

As always, the Intimidation Clothing brand was a major presence at the annual Fight Nite in the Flats event in Cleveland, once again having a banner night at the 10th edition of the event. This year both Driven MMA and NAAFS teamed up to offer fans at Jacobs Pavilion a great night of fights, just as Intimidation and UR Fight teamed up to offer fans a one-stop shop for their MMA apparel needs.

Isaiah Chapman MMAIntimidation Clothing sponsored four professional fighters on the night, including the winners in the night’s main event and co-main event bouts. In the co-main event, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman (6-1) put on yet another impressive performance, as his signature shirts sold like hotcakes at the official Intimidation booth all night. Chapman (pictured, left) picked up his second victory in a row, earning a unanimous decision over fellow top prospect Andrew Whitney (9-3) in a featured bout.

In the night’s main event, Team Intimidation fighter Frank “The Tank” Caraballo (13-7) earned perhaps the most impressive victory of his career, as he finished 2-time UFC veteran Tommy Hayden (6-3) via verbal submission in the second round. Other Intimidation pros in action included Evolve MMA fighters Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (4-4) and Jerrell Hodge (0-1). In amateur action, a pair of Intimidation athletes from sponsored gyms squared off, as Rising Dragon’s Tobiaus Taylor (5-1) earned a split decision over GriffonRawl’s Ahmad Douglas (3-1).

Longtime Team Intimidation fighter Brian “The Predator” Rogers was also in attendance, as he provided color commentary for the live Internet Pay-Per-View broadcast of the event alongside longtime announcer John Strmac. Frank Caraballo MMAAnd current TUF 19 star Dan “Dragon” Spohn signed autographs for fans at the official Intimidation booth during intermission at the event with UFC stars Stipe Miocic and Jessica Eye signing beside him. Full results from Fight Nite in the Flats 10 can be found at BluegrassMMA.com.

Looking ahead, Intimidation will be on hand selling at three events in three states next weekend, and two other Local MMA events will be sponsored by the brand. Intimidation will be on hand at IT Fight Series 26 in Columbus, OH, TNT Fight Series in Buffalo, NY, and Art of War 10 in Indianapolis, IN. Intimidation will also serve as a sponsor for Hardrock MMA 65 in Louisville, KY, as well as Caged Madness 29 in Ohio.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & 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 Jerrell Hodge in pro debut at Fight Night in the Flats 10 on June 7 in Cleveland, Ohio

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

Just 24 years old, Hodge (pictured w/Evolve MMA teammate Kyle Rozewski, right) is widely considered to be perhaps the best pound-for-pound amateur fighter in the state of Ohio, if not the entire Midwest. The Evolve MMA product is a 2-time NAAFS national series amateur champion, becoming the first fighter since Team Intimidation’s George Comer to accomplish that feat in 2 separate divisions. Hodge is also the EFP featherweight champion, as he claimed that title with a second round submission over Ethan Goss in January, and he closed out his amateur career with a victory over Rich Cantolina in March to become the Pinnacle FC featherweight champion. Currently riding a 7-fight winning streak, Hodge is perhaps the most exciting prospect in Ohio. In his extensive amateur MMA career Hodge fought many of the best at 135 & 145lbs and has wins over notable pros Cody Garbrandt (4-0 pro) and Shane Valko (1-0 pro).

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

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

Intimidation sponsored Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski in action at Fight Nite in the Flats 10 in Cleveland, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of fast-rising featherweight star Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski in his upcoming bout on June 7 in Cleveland, Ohio. Rozewski (4-3) is set to take on Wes Hanson (2-0) in a featured bout at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10.” Rozewski recently signed an exclusive, expanded deal with Intimidation Clothing that will see him represent the brand for the foreseeable future.

Kyle Rozewski MMAThe expanded partnership came on the eve of Rozewski’s biggest fight to date, which was a March 1st victory over Bellator MMA veteran Dustin Kempf at the inaugural Driven MMA card in Canton, Ohio. Rozewski, who trains at Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio, submitted Kempf with a triangle (or “Kyangle”) in the first round of their featured bout at the Intimidation-sponsored event.

The win was Rozewski’s 4th in his last 5 outings, with his lone loss in that span coming to respected veteran Anthony Durnell (10-2) via decision. Despite being known primarily as a striker, Rozewski now holds all four of his professional victories via submission. During his 9-fight amateur career he was involved in 4 title fights and he holds an unblemished kickboxing record at 155 pounds.  In addition, Rozewski is a Hayastan Level 3 grappler under Norman Yonkers and first degree black belt in Kenpo under Robert Koch.

Kyle Rozewski MMAA native of Western New York, Rozewski has been a valuable member of Team Intimidation since first being sponsored by the brand in August 2013. Rozewski also excels outside of the cage, where he works as a writer, and also serves as a commentator for Intimidation sponsored organizations TNT Fight Series in New York and Pinnacle Fighting Championships in Pittsburgh. He also recently became the co-host of The Kyote Ugly Show, a weekly Internet radio show/podcast where he works with veteran MMA journalist David McKinney.

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

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

 

Photo (left) courtesy of Driven MMA

#LocalMMA Monday: NAAFS & Driven MMA

June 2, 2014 by  
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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 to sponsor NYS Grappling event in Fredonia, New York

May 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to once again announce its sponsorship of the New York State Grappling Championships with their next event set to go down on May 17 in Fredonia, New York.

Founded in 2004, the NYS Grappling Championships is the New York representative for Gokor Chivichyan and Gene LeBell’s Hayastan Grappling Challenge. Known for its organization and fair competition, the NYS Grappling Championships is one of the most prestigious grappling tournaments in the country. With rules that allow for competition that translates closer to MMA competition including leg lock submissions and a fair scoring system, the NYS Grappling Championships is a great opportunity for competitors and spectators alike.

Intimidation sponsored the last NYS Grappling event in April in New York, along with a successful seminar by Team Intimidation’s Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski in the Buffalo area. Competing at the event will be Intimidation sponsored Jeff Butkovich of Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio.

The event features a submission-only format, and more information can be found at www.nys-hgc.com

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

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