Weekend MMA Recap: Santos scores KO of the Year in Brazil while Intimidation crews continue growth in Michigan & Pennsylvania

Intimidation Clothing closed out March with one of the busiest months in company history, sponsoring multiple events and fighters in different states. The month began as strongly as any month in company history, with two top-tier MMA promotions – Driven MMA & Colosseum Combat – kicking off the month in style, and ended with Pinnacle FC capping off a great month and with a KO of the Year candidate from Luis “Sapo” Santos at XFCi 3 in Brazil.

Jerrell Hodge MMAIntimidation was  a sponsor for the PinnacleFC 6 event in Pittsburgh, along with co-main event winner Rob Hanna (4-0) and amateur main event winner Jerrell Hodge (11-1). Hanna survived an early onslaught from Intimidation alum Joey Holt (3-2) to eventually produce one of the biggest comebacks in recent MMA history after nearly being knocked out. Hodge (pictured, right) closed out his amateur career with yet another title to go along with his two NAAFS titles and EFP title, as he claimed the PinnacleFC featherweight title with a dominant three-round performance over Rich Cantolina (10-7).

While Intimidation was represented in Pittsburgh by Out of the Cage Clothing, the newest Intimidation dealer in the Steel City, Intimidation Clothing’s Michigan Distributor were also on hand in Jackson, Michigan for the Prison City Fight League. The all-amateur event featured 25 ammy fights including 5 belt fights and 3 contender fights with an impressive night of sales for the crew that is making waves for the Intimidation brand  in the state of Michigan.

Meanwhile, with the focus in the USA for Intimidation being in Michigan and Pennsylvania, the International focus was on the fast-rising XFCi promotion. An affiliate of the Intimidation-sponsored Florida promotion televised regularly on AXS TV, the XFC continued it’s recent success in Brazil with one of their most high-profile fighters, Luis “Sapo” Santos (pictured, left), in the night’s main event. Luis Santos vs Shamar Bailey - XFC 23Santos, a Bellator MMA vet and multi-time XFC vet as well, scored his 60th career professional win to improve to 60-9-1 with a front kick KO in the 3rd round of the night’s main event that is an early candidate for KO of the Year.

The upcoming weekend will be a busy one for the Intimidation Indiana crew, as they will first be on hand at Hardrock MMA 64 on Friday night in Kentucky and then POP!CON MMA in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday night. Meanwhile, Shad will have the Intimidation Michigan Distributors on the road again selling and supporting Local MMA in Michigan.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style clothing & training 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 Pahlavan Promotions “Amateur Fight Night #22” event in Florida on March 22

Intimidation Clothing is once again headed to the Sunshine State, as the brand is set to sponsor the upcoming Pahlavan Promotions “Amateur Fight Night #22″ event in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 22nd. The event, which features both amateur MMA and kickboxing, will mark the second partnership between the two companies and Intimidation’s first organization sponsored in the state of Florida.

Local MMA - IntimidationPromoting since 2008, Ali Tareh was recognized by the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame earlier last year as the Muay Thai & MMA Promoter of the Year for 2012. A second degree black belt in kickboxing, Tareh states his goal as “At Pahlavan Fight Promotions, it is our goal to hold amateur fight events four times a year to afford local fight talent to rise up to their potential and reach their goals; whether their goal is to continue as far as possible in amateur fights or to receive enough experience to begin a professional career.”

Pahlavan Promotions hosts fight events at the beautiful Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club. The resort is located downtown St. Petersburg and is an amazing and high class venue. The ballroom at the Vinoy allows Pahlavan Promotions to pack thousands of spectators for an unforgettable evening of fights. You won’t find this level of class and professionalism at any other amateur event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. 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 XFC to hold open tryouts on January 25th in South Carolina

January 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, Local / Regional MMA, News

The Intimidation Clothing-sponsored XFC is scheduled to host its next open tryout later this month, as the organization will look to lock down new talent on January 25th at Charleston MMA in Hanahan, South Carolina, which is also an official Intimidation Clothing retailer.

Dom O'Grady - XFCThe tryouts have an exciting prize on the line – a 5-fight contract with one of the few national MMA organizations in the United States. The Florida-based promotion has had its events broadcast on AXS TV for the past few years, and looks to grow even more heading into 2014 with international expansion scheduled.

Joby Sanchez won the XFC’s last open tryout in 2012, and he has gone on to win his first two bouts under the XFC banner.

For more information on the tryouts, visit the page here.

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

Year In Review: 2013 proves to be highly successful for the growth of the Intimidation brand

At this time of year we hear much about resolutions to get better and looking back at what has been accomplished over the past 12 months. Here at Intimidation Clothing, things are not much different, although the moniker of “getting better” is not something we take for granted – it’s a daily goal. After a 2012 that saw Intimidation Clothing continue to sponsor Bellator events and a host of top-tier regional MMA promotions as well as fighters on major TV networks, 2013 had a lot to live up to. And indeed it did as 2013 proved to be a banner year for our company breaking every known record the company had established in past years. Since starting this company in late 2009, the Intimidation brand has steadily grown into one of the most recognizable names in the MMA and combat sports industry, and we take a look back at the year that was in our 2013 Year in Review.

Charlie Brenneman MMAThe year began strong with the sponsorship of one of the more high-profile MMA fighters Intimidation has worked with as Charlie Brenneman (pictured, right) fought in Altoona, Pennsylvania on January 8th, defeating a fighter we would later come to sponsor and become a big fan of in Eric Irvin. Brenneman, a 8-fight UFC vet who made the move from 170lbs to lightweight in 2013, has since gone 4-0 at 155lbs as he looks to once again make a name for himself in the UFC.

Also early in January, the impact of Jessica Eye’s win over Zoila Gurgel in December 2011 was seen as she rocketed to the top of the Women’s MMA rankings. Eye, who bounced between Bellator MMA and the highly-respected and Intimidation sponsored NAAFS, was ranked as the #1 female fighter in the world at 125lbs before announcing the move to 135lbs late in 2013.

As the month of January wore on the Intimidation brand continued to get high-profile exposure as Brian Rogers presented at the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas and AXS TV’s Best of 2012 featured a variety of Intimidation-sponsored fighters. As Bellator MMA geared up for their debut on Spike TV, and flew both Rogers and Eye out for the premier at Bellator 85, Intimidation continued its strong push on the Local MMA scene into Indiana. With a fully-stocked crew traveling to events put on by Colosseum Combat MMA, Mad Wolf Promotions/Art of War, Rocktagon MMA, Chris Lytle’s Midwest Fight Series, HookNShoot and more, Intimidation Clothing was able to replicate our strong presence as the biggest supporter of Local MMA in Ohio and do the same in Indiana. Chris Lytle at Intimidation boothMeanwhile, the aforementioned Rocktagon MMA promotion and Intimidation began their partnership in January 2013 ti increase Intimidation’s TV exposure and add more regional events to the company’s slate as Rocktagon has held events in Ohio, Indiana, Texas, California and more.

In February, longtime Team Intimidation member Dan “Dragon” Spohn made his debut for the UVC in Columbus, Ohio and started a memorable year on a high note. Spohn scored submission wins at both UVC 22 in January and UVC 23 in May to bounce back from a rough 2012 and open doors for greater things in his MMA career. As Spohn headlined the UVC events, Intimidation continued their support of the Ultimate Victory Challenge promotion in Columbus, Ohio throughout the year as the two organizations expect to work together for years to come.

Brian Rogers, Isaiah Chapman & Jessica EyeIntimidation’s annual trip to the Arnold Sports Festival took place in March where the brand featured Eye, Rogers, Spohn, TUF 7 vet Luke Zachrich, UFC & TUF 10 vet Wes Sims and fast-rising prospect Isaiah Chapman signing autographs at the company’s booth. The Arnold once again provided a plethora of picture opportunities and fantastic exposure for the brand and featured the public release of Intimidation’s popular Irish “Shamrocked” tee design.

March continued strong with the brand sponsoring explosive knockout artist Chidi Njokuani live on AXS TV at RFA 7 near Denver, Colorado and continued with the sponsorship of NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 in Canton, Ohio – one of the best fight cards in Ohio MMA history. Featuring Intimidation sponsored Isaiah Chapman, Frank Caraballo, George Comer, John Hawk, Nick Duell, Antonio Castillo, Jr. and Julian Lane along with Intimidation alum Travis Clark and later-signed Jessica Zomcik, the event not only had a truly stacked fight card but was also a sell-out that thrilled the fans in attendance.

Jessica Eye MMA - Bellator2013 also saw Intimidation Clothing continue its strong support of women’s MMA. As long-time Team Intimidation member Jessica “Evil” Eye continued her winning streak and made the jump in weight to join the UFC, the company also continued their work with another awesome member of the current UFC bantamweight division in Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke. After Duke was the company’s Athlete of the Month in March 2013, she proceeded to fight at Invicta FC 5 in Kansas City, sign autographs at the company’s booth at XFC 23 in Louisville, Kentucky in April, and later appear on TUF 18 on Fox Sports 1 before earning her roster spot with a win on the TUF Finale in November. Intimidation also sponsored Tanikka Brents, Rebecca Heintzman, Amber Stautzenberger, Kelly Warren and Kaitlin Young during the year and inked the top-ranked amateur at 145lbs in the world, Jessica Zomcik, to a sponsorship contract. A product of Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio, Zomcik went on to win the 2013 Tuff-N-Uff Featherweight Championship in Las Vegas to cap off her amateur career.

The company continued its strong support of the Local MMA scene by signing on to sponsor all Hardrock MMA events in 2013 and beyond in late March and continued the strong push into the Kentucky MMA scene in sponsoring the XFC’s return to the Bluegrass State at XFC 23 in Louisville on April 19th. Meanwhile, the company continued their growth outside of MMA in signing then 8-time Amateur National Champion boxer Cam F. Awesome (pictured, right) in early April. Awesome, who has had a banner year in 2013 as he pushes forward towards the 2016 Olympics, is a plant-based athlete and has won more titles in his weight class than anyone in the history of USA boxing. Cam F Awesome - BoxingHe is also a well-known local role model in Kansas City and is a proud Big of the Big Brother Big Sister program. and a strong advocate of cancer prevention and awareness via plant-based nutrition.

As April continued, Intimidation sponsorship of many of the best prospects in MMA continued seeing Mark Cherico and Brian Camozzi both continue to fight while sponsored by the Intimidation brand. Cherico (5-0), one of Pittsburgh’s most popular fighters and Camozzi (2-1), the Colorado-based lightweight and younger brother of UFC middleweight Chris Camozzi, continued to show the growth of the Intimidation brand across the nation.

May was a slow month for MMA but saw the Intimidation brand sponsor UVC 23 in Columbus as well as main event winner Dan Spohn (pictured, left). Dan Spohn MMAIn addition to Spohn, Intimidation sponsored Ronin Training Center owner Luke Zachrich, StrongStyle MMA’s Joe Heiland and more at another event rich with ties to the Intimidation brand. Later in the month, Intimidation-sponsored Brian Rogers and Jessica Eye made a second public appearance in Andover, Ohio’s Pymatuning Valley Middle School where the two athletes spoke on the importance of making good life choices, the effects of bullying and more.

Early in June each year Intimidation Clothing prepares for one major event – the NAAFS’ Fight Nite in the Flats event in Cleveland, Ohio. The biggest annual MMA event in the state of Ohio, the 2013 version, Fight Nite in the Flats IX, featured scheduled fights for Intimidation sponsored UFC vets Jason Dent and Forrest Petz, top-ranked female fighter Jessica Eye and Terry Blackwell, Brian Camozzi, George Comer, Maxim Grishin, Torrance Taylor and a variety of top amateurs.

The summer months saw Intimidation make two of the biggest moves in company history adding official distributors in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Working together with newly appointed Director of Sales Wes Jones, Intimidation President & CEO Luke Jernigan stated that “the International growth of the sport of MMA cannot be ignored and Intimidation Clothing intends to continue to be a part of this global economic impact.” Kyle Rozewski w/Luke JerniganThe company continues to push forward sponsoring fighters in International events including Cody Stevens at OneFC and Lee Morrison for M-1 Global, with more announcements expected in early 2014.

2013 saw Intimidation continue to build on their regional MMA growth sponsoring events and fighters in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, California and more as well as big cities like Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Akron, Boise, Canton, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Toledo and Las Vegas. It also saw Brian “The Predator” Rogers continue to make appearances on behalf of Bellator MMA including the BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Rogers’ Bellator 61 flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna was once again named the #1 Knockout in Bellator’s history in July.

Two big pro/am MMA events from the NAAFS took place in Northeast Ohio in August as Intimidation sponsored both Caged Vengeance 14 in Carrollton and Rock ‘N Rumble 7 later in the month in Cleveland. At the Carrollton event Intimidation Clothing and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (pictured with Jernigan, above on right) began working together and doors opened almost immediately. Local MMA Series from IntimidationA native of the Buffalo, New York area, Rozewski has proven to be a great asset for the brand. In addition to getting Intimidation on board with gyms, fighters, promoters and media outlets from Western New York, Rozewski himself continues to build a name for himself inside the cage as a featherweight and outside of the cage as a commentator for the TNT Fight Series in Buffalo and for Pinnacle FC in Pittsburgh.

August also saw the release of Intimidation’s popular “Support Local MMA” t-shirts (pictured, left). After years of supporting the local MMA scene alongside MMAmadhouse, Bluegrass MMA, Cage Craze, OHMMA.com and a plethora of promoters and gyms, the Intimidation brand decided to put that support on, of all things, a t-shirt.

Brian Rogers MMANew signature shirts for multiple fighters were released in 2013 including the Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman tee in March, the Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Chercio signature tee in July and Brian Rogers’ second Intimidation signature tee featuring his flying knee KO (pictured, right). In addition, TUF 18 star Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke joined the Intimidation signature tee line, reserved for “championship level professionals” during the Fall of 2013 during her run on The Ultimate Fighter. The complete line of Intimidation MMA fighter signature shirts can be found online at IntimidationClothing.com.

Intimidate Cancer made its debut in late August and has continued to grow since then. With a popular Facebook page and the addition of 10 different ribbon colors for added cancer awareness, fans can rest assured knowing a portion of the proceeds from each shirt sold go back to cancer research and awareness. In addition, Intimidation Clothing’s Intimidate Cancer line is available for private fundraisers to help families in need.

Intimidate CancerIn September Intimidation Clothing signed on to sponsor their first two MMA events outside of the USA with MMA Battle Arena in the UK and Extreme Cage Combat in Canada. Sticking with the plan to find solid, strategic partnerships outside of the USA, Intimidation’s role as the biggest supporter of Local MMA soon became a moniker that applied to more than just the USA. Meanwhile, closer to home, Intimidation sponsored its first event in the Buffalo area in late September as the Buffalo and Western NY market became a bigger focus of the company’s regional growth plan.

As October began, Intimidation’s own Brian Rogers joined StrongStyle teammate Stipe Miocic teaching a MMA seminar in Toronto. Mojo Horne MMAThe company also sponsored consecutive MMA events in Akron as the NAAFS and EFP both scored successful events while the Indianapolis market saw two events in the same weekend with the MFS and Art of War promotions both staying busy the second weekend of October. Cincinnati’s own Mojo Horne (pictured, right) added another win at a Absolute Action MMA event in Northern Kentucky and the brand sponsored Mansfield, Ohio’s own Cody Stevens as he fought MMA legend Shinya Aoki in Singapore. As Jessica Eye made her UFC debut in successful fashion, another Intimidation alum signed with the UFC in Indiana’s own Anthony Lapsley.

2013 also featured the definition of Team Intimidation to include more than just MMA fighters. In addition to high level grapplers Pablo Castro and Robby Malof, youth grappler Pito Castro and decorated amateur boxer Cam F. Awesome, Intimidation’s sponsorships of the 614 Mud Militia in multiple Tough Mudder competitions began to open doors for the brand. It was followed by the sponsorship of 15-year old BMX standout Chris Peterie, rodeo cowboy Gearen Hale, figure competitor Tonya Rae Hickey and more. That trend is expected in 2014 with details expected to be announced soon.

November was Jessica Zomcik’s time to shine as the top-ranked ammy proved to be worthy of her ranking in taking the women’s 145lb Tuff-N-Uff title in Las Vegas. Jessica Zomcik WMMA - Tuff-N-UffAs Intimidation continued their growth in Indianapolis adding the MMA Fit Club as an official dealer, the brand continued to build upon their strong Indiana presence sponsoring Colosseum Combat MMA once again as well as main event title challenger Danny Surface.

December saw Intimidation lock in deals with two companies expected to be a major piece of the company’s growth in 2014. The Florida-based XFC, which aired all 2012 and 2013 events on AXS TV, featured the Intimidation brand inside their cage at XFC 27 in Muskegon, Michigan and will continue to bring added exposure to the Intimidation name in 2014. Meanwhile the Vegas Fight Tour, which takes fans to the top gyms in Las Vegas, Nevada and features Intimidation prizes and giveaways, was also inked to a deal to help both companies get added exposure. Meanwhile, Intimidation stayed busy on December 7th sponsoring events in the Buffalo, NY area as well as Akron, OH as the TNT Fight Series and NAAFS were both in action. As the year came to a close, former CFA featherweight champ Jordan Parsons continued his winning streak to improve to 9-1 with a win close to home in Minnesota. Vegas Fight Tour - Las VegasOn the final weekend of 2013, Intimidation was able to sponsor Evolve MMA’s Justin “Harry” Lester wrestling seminar as the 4-time state champion in Ohio and 2012 Olympian instructed fans at the gym in Medina, Ohio.

“Looking back, I could not be much happier about the way things have gone in 2013 for our brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “I expect fans will see the continued, unmatched support of the Local MMA scene in 2014 as well as some very strategic expansion into other sports.”

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

 

Intimidation to sponsor Pahlavan Promotions “Amateur Fight Night #21” event in St. Petersburg, Florida

Intimidation Clothing is headed to the Sunshine State, as the brand is set to sponsor the upcoming Pahlavan Promotions “Amateur Fight Night #21” event in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 11th. The event, which features both amateur MMA and kickboxing, will mark the first partnership between the two companies and Intimidation’s first event sponsored in the state of Florida.

Local MMA - IntimidationPromoting since 2008, Ali Tareh was recognized by the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame earlier this year as the Muay Thai & MMA Promoter of the Year for 2012. A second degree black belt in kickboxing, Tareh states his goal as “At Pahlavan Fight Promotions, it is our goal to hold amateur fight events four times a year to afford local fight talent to rise up to their potential and reach their goals; whether their goal is to continue as far as possible in amateur fights or to receive enough experience to begin a professional career.”

Pahlavan Promotions hosts fight events at the beautiful Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club. The resort is located downtown St. Petersburg and is an amazing and high class venue. The ballroom at the Vinoy allows Pahlavan Promotions to pack thousands of spectators for an unforgettable evening of fights. You won’t find this level of class and professionalism at any other amateur event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. 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 teams up with the XFC for partnership that includes live AXSTV branding

November 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, Local / Regional MMA, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce a sponsor partnership with the Xtreme Fight Championship (XFC). The deal with the Tampa, Florida based MMA promotion begins immediately and is expected to include live AXSTV branding in 2014. Ryan Thomas MMAThe first Intimidation-sponsored event in the new deal will include XFC27: Frozen Fury on December13th in Muskegon, MI – one of the biggest MMA events to come to the state of Michigan in years.

The two parties first worked together in April 2013 at XFC 23: Louisville Slugfest in April in Louisville, Kentucky and the companies have remained in contact since that time. However, after months of discussion, a deal was struck for a deal to greatly benefit both parties.

“Working with the XFC will accomplish several goals for the Intimidation brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “First, the Intimidation brand will be seen live on AXSTV in 2014 to bring greater brand awareness. It also adds a credible, established brand partner with a history of excellence on both the regional and national levels that a company of our size needs. It is truly an honor to associate our name with the XFC.”

Luis Santos vs Shamar Bailey - XFC 23Over the years the Intimidation brand has sponsored a variety of fighters inside their cage live on AXSTV including Team Intimidation mainstay Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas (pictured) as well as Luis “Sapo” Santos, Shamar Bailey, Johnny Buck, Jason Hicks & more.

Fans can follow the XFC on Twitter @OfficialXFC.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Kelly Warren live on AXS TV at XFC 24 in Tampa, Florida

June 13, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Kelly Warren at Friday night’s XFC 24 event in Tampa, Florida. Warren, who recently helped Intimidation sponsored former opponent Jessica Eye prepare for her fight earlier this month, will be in action for the first time since June 2012 as she faces Courtney Casey on the night’s televised card on AXS TV.

Kelly Warren MMAKelly Warren (3-4), a product of the Michigan-based Integrated Training Systems, began her pro career with 3 consecutive wins leading to a lot of attention in the close-knit community that is women’s MMA. Thanks to the fast start she was then matched up with 4 of the Top ranked female fighters in the world at 125 pounds, Aisling Daly (13-5), Tara LaRosa (21-3), Reyna Cordoba (5-0) and #1 ranked Jessica Eye (10-1) with each resulting in a loss. She looks to return to her winning ways this weekend while sponsored by the Intimidation brand for the second consecutive fight.

Along with sponsoring Warren, Intimidation will also Bellator vet Luis “Sapo” Santos in a featured pro fight on the XFC 24 card. Santos’ fight will also air live on AXS TV as the Intimidation brand continues to be seen more and more at XFC events.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & 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 selling the Intimidation brand can apply to become an Intimidation Clothing dealer and Intimidation products 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 Bellator veteran Luis “Sapo” Santos at XFC 24 in Tampa, Florida

June 7, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of veteran welterweight Luis “Sapo” Santos in his upcoming bout at XFC 24 on June 14 in Tampa, Florida. Santos (56-9-1) will be sponsored in his second consecutive XFC fight after Intimidation sponsored “Sapo” at XFC 23 in Louisville, Kentucky in April. Luis Santos vs Shamar Bailey - XFC 23The American Top Team product will be in action for the 3rd time in 9 weeks with his XFC 24 fight televised live on AXS TV. Santos will take on Dave Courchaine (15-5) a winner of 8 straight pro fights.

After making his debut in 2000 and posting an impressive resume with over 50 wins, Santos signed with Bellator in 2011 and eventually made it to the semifinals of the Season 5 Welterweight Tournament. A veteran of over 60 professional fights, Santos has posted an incredible 42 finishes during his career and has been sponsored by Intimidation multiple times including during his time in Bellator. A product of American Top Team, Santos will continue to wear the Intimidation premium quality MMA fight shorts in his fights.

Along with sponsoring Santos, Intimidation will also Kelly Warren in a featured pro fight on the XFC 24 card. Warren’s fight will also air live on AXS TV as the Intimidation brand continues to be seen more and more at XFC events.Luis Sapo Santos MMA

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 45 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 selling the Intimidation brand can apply to become an Intimidation Clothing dealer and Intimidation products 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 rising lightweight star Trent McCown at CFA 11 near Miami, Florida

May 18, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing prides itself as an organization that supports the next wave of mixed martial arts stars, and the latest rising star to sign with the popular clothing company is lightweight Trent McCown. McCown (6-1) is set to face Yosdenis Cedeno (7-2) on the preliminary card of the Championship Fighting Alliance 11 event, which takes place on May 24 in South Florida. The main card will air live on AXS TV and features MMA veterans Mike Kyle vs. Travis Wiuff in the main event, as well as transgender fighter Fallon Fox in the co-headliner.

Trent McCown defeated Zach Juusola - CFAAn Ohio native, McCown put together an unblemished 7-0 record as an amateur before turning professional in 2010 at age 20. He immediately racked up a 4-0 record with four stoppage wins, including a 37-second victory via guillotine in his CFA debut. He is 3-1 overall in CFA action, including two straight victories in under two minutes apiece including a 37 second win over Intimidation sponsored Zach Juusola at CFA 2. The well-rounded 23-year-old is one of the fastest rising stars in the sport, and the lightweight continues to impress on the regional scene en route to a big show.

Along with sponsoring McCown, Intimidation is also set to sponsor Allanna Jones (2-1) in her co-main event bout against Fallon Fox.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & combat sports 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, 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. Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

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