Intimidation Clothing to sponsor & sell at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event in Canton, Ohio

October 2, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event, which takes place on October 4th in Canton, Ohio. Intimidation has long been a sponsor of NAAFS, which continues to be one of the best organizations in the state of Ohio. The event takes place at the Canton Civic Center and is one of the organization’s biggest annual events.

LocalMMA01_400x300The NAAFS has produced many top fighters through its annual amateur tournaments, and many of them will be competing as professionals on this card. In the main event, Cody Stevens (11-7-1) will return to the NAAFS for the first time in more than six years, as he challenges Frank Caraballo (13-7) for the organization’s featherweight title. Stevens never lost the NAAFS title after defeating Donny Walker to win it in 2008, but he has fought all around the world since then. Both fighters have been sponsored by Intimidation in the past.

Another pro title will be on the line in the co-main event, as Team Intimidation alum Antonio Castillo Jr. (8-4) challenges Bellator MMA veteran Bryan Goldsby (18-14) for the NAAFS bantamweight title. And another Intimidation alum will also be in action, as Cody Garbrandt (4-0) takes on Charlie Stanford (5-2) in a highly anticipated 135-pound matchup. Intimidation sponsored StrongStyle heavyweight “Big” John Hawk (9-5, pictured left) is also back in action, as he’ll face Bobby Brents (14-4).

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAMultiple other Intimidation alums are also on the card, including undefeated pro Wes Hanson (3-0), pro debutante Jeff Hughes (0-0), and more.

Intimidation will also be on hand with an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing Ohio based MMA 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 Frank Caraballo in main event at Fight Nite in the Flats 10 on June 7 in Cleveland

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of professional fighter Frank “The Tank” Caraballo in his upcoming main event bout on June 7 in Cleveland, Ohio. Caraballo (12-7) is set to take on 2-time UFC veteran Tommy Hayden (6-2) in the main event at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10.”

frank-caraballo02_400One of the most popular fighters in the state of Ohio, Caraballo is looking to get back on the winning track that saw him reel off six straight victories from 2011-2012. Now a coach and trainer at Cal Crowell Athletic & MMA Training Center, Caraballo has earned victories over notables Antonio Castillo Jr., Donny Walker, Dustin Kempf, and more.

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 Jerrell Hodge, 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.

#LocalMMA Monday: NAAFS & Driven MMA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

By David McKinney
Intimidation Interactive Media Staff Writer

Featherweights flock to Intimidation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekend Recap: Chapman, Comer, Hawk, Morrow, Rozewski & Zomcik highlight record weekend for Intimidation at Colosseum Combat & Driven MMA events

March 1st marked one of the biggest days in Intimidation Clothing history, with three events sponsored in three different states and multiple fighters also representing the brand in action. Sponsoring two of the most successful and respected Local MMA promotions in the Midwest, Colosseum Combat MMA in Indiana and Driven MMA (powered by the NAAFS) in Ohio, the Intimidation brand was once again the most visible supporter of Local MMA in the region.

Jessica Zomcik WMMA The Intimidation crew was on hand at the inaugural Driven MMA event in Canton, Ohio, where fans flocked to the official booth all night while sponsored fighters went 5-2 inside the cage. The all professional event featured 12 bouts, including victories by the likes of Team Intimidaton’s “Big” John Hawk, Jessica “The Zombie” Zomcik, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman, George “Bonesaw” Comer and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski. In addition, five Intimidation alums fought on the card with Tony Castillo, Jr., Maxim Grishin, Reggie Parks and Wes Hanson all picking up wins.

Hawk picked up a victory in his first appearance at heavyweight since 2011, as the 3-time Bellator MMA veteran moved to 9-5 overall with a unanimous decision win over fellow Intimidation sponsored heavyweight William “King” Penn (7-4). One of two fighters with his Intimidation signature tee on sale at the event, Hawk is a mainstay with Team Intimidation as a product of Strong Style in MMA.

Zomcik – who sported the “I ♥ #WMMA” tee on her way to the cage – was successful in her pro debut, as the Evolve MMA product picked up where she left off in her amateur career with a 5th straight win overall since switching camps to Evolve MMA. Isaiah Chapman MMAZomcik (pictured, right) completed her 9-3 amateur MMA career by winning the Tuff-N-Uff Women’s 145lb Tournament in November and is starting to be seen nationally as one of the top prospects in Women’s MMA.

Chapman (pictured, left) made his return to the cage in nearly a year after an injury, and picked up a unanimous decision over Charles Stanford (4-2) to move to 5-1 overall. With his Intimidation signature tee on display and for sale throughout the night, Chapman, a long-time member of Team Intimidation, got back on track after ending his amateur career at 12-1 and starting his pro career at 4-0.

Comer continued his run as the most consistent lightweight in Ohio, as he moved to 4-1 overall with a dominant 3-round submission victory over Anthony Morgan (3-1). After a 9-0 amateur career saw Comer struggle to finish his opponents, it is apparent that his training at GriffonRawl MMA is paying off as he scored his third finish in four pro wins.

Kyle Rozewski MMAAnd finally, Rozewski (pictured, right) picked up a win with a first round triangle submission over fellow Team Intimidation member Dustin Kempf. Rozewski, who signed an expanded sponsorship deal with Intimidation earlier this year, earned his fourth win in five fights with each of the four wins coming via stoppage.

Meanwhile, at the sponsored Colosseum Combat XXVIII event in Kokomo, Indiana, sponsored fighter Robert “The Destroyer” Morrow (13-15) successfully defended his light heavyweight title, as he moved to 7-3 in his last 10 fights with a first round TKO victory over Keith Smetana. The win earned him the “Performance of the Night” honors from BluegrassMMA, who were there covering the event. While Intimidation planned to have multiple others fighters sponsored at the event, between injuries and no-show opponents, Morrow was the lone fighter sponsored on the night.

Finally, Intimidation sponsored the Cashfeddy Fight League, a newly-formed Michigan MMA promotion in Grand Rapids.

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

 

Photos courtesy of ShootItMMA.com

Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighters dominate latest Ohio MMA Rankings

April 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

Intimidation Clothing has long been touted as the “biggest supporter of Ohio MMA,” and further proof comes with the recent release of OHMMA.com’s Ohio MMA Rankings for April 2013, where more than half of the 40 professional fighters are currently sponsored or have been sponsored by the popular clothing brand.

Frank Caraballo MMASome of these fighters the Intimidation brand has sponsored in the past include top-ranked fighters in the featherweight (Daniel Straus), lightweight (Roger Bowling), and heavyweight (Stipe Miocic) divisions, while the brand has worked with notables like Bellator middleweight Brian Rogers (#2 middleweight), Isaiah Chapman (#2 bantamweight), Frank Caraballo (#2 featherweight – pictured), Torrance Taylor (#2 lightweight), Luke Zachrich (#3 middleweight), Dan Spohn (#3 light heavyweight), John Hawk (#4 light heavyweight), Adam Milstead (#2 heavyweight), and Tim Dunn (#5 heavyweight) in each of their most recent fights. In addition to the professional rankings, more than 20 of the ranked amateurs have also been sponsored by the Intimidation brand. Click through to view all of the Ohio MMA rankings April 2013 update.

OHMMA.com - Ohio MMA NewsOHMMA.com, also known as Ohio MMA News, is dedicated to bringing fans the best Buckeye State MMA coverage with event previews and recaps, interviews, pictures, rankings, and more. Veteran local MMA reporter David McKinney serves as the site’s managing editor and lead writer, with top-notch photographer Chris Range serving as the head visual reporter.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 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 Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow Intimidation’s interactive marketing wing on Twitter @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation sponsored pro fighters go 9-2-1 during weekend of record brand expansion

Intimidation Clothing has completed another record breaking weekend as the company sponsored six MMA events across the USA with crews selling at four of those events. Frank Caraballo & Nick Duell w/Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan From South Dakota to Kentucky, the Intimidation brand continued its rapid brand expansion inside and outside of the world of Mixed Martial Arts while sponsored professional fighters went  9-2-1 overall. From thrilling finishes and dominating decisions to record sales at events, it is clear to see why Intimidation is one of the fastest growing brands of lifestyle apparel in the USA.

The action began on Thursday night as Intimidation was seen twice on SpikeTV and four sponsored fighters combined to go 3-0-1 inside the Bellator cage. Rodrigo Lima and James Edson Berto both saw their fights air on SpikeTV while Julien Williams was also able to come away with a win at Bellator 94 in Tampa, Florida.

The weekend portion started on Friday night in Chicago, Illinois where XFO 47 took place. In addition to sponsoring the event, the Intimidation brand was a first time sponsor of prospect Andre Feliciano as he improved to 3-0 as a pro with a unanimous decision win. George Comer MMAThe sponsorship of Feliciano and the XFO event continue the brand’s strong growth in the Chicago region with many pieces in place to rapidly expand in the coming months.

Saturday night the brand’s expansion continued as Intimidation sponsored a Fury Ultimate Cage Fighting event for the first time. As the FUCF promotion held another MMA event in Brookings, South Dakota, fans were treated to contests and giveaways throughout the night. Meanwhile, in Kokomo, Indiana, Colosseum Combat was in action with a solid pro/am card that continued the tradition of MMA excellence in Northeast Indiana. While Intimidation sponsored Bobby Emmons came up short of his goal in the Colosseum Combat pro featherweight title fight, there’s no doubt that the great MMA fans in Indiana will continue to get a heavy dose of Intimidation in the weeks and months to come.

In Canton, Ohio, the NAAFS put on their Caged Vengeance 13 event – one of their biggest events in recent memory. Featuring 7 amateur fights and 7 pro fights, the pro card alone featured two former champions in action, one current champ in a catchweight bout and the promotion’s inaugural bantamweight title fight. To add to that, two of the pros, George Comer and Isaiah Chapman, were both 2-time NAAFS amateur series champions. Widely regarded as one of the top MMA promotions in the Midwest, their Caged Vengeance 13 event did not disappoint as just two of seven amateur fights went the distance and both Tyler Walsh and RJ Buck scored impressive wins in finishing their opponents while sporting the Intimidation brand.

During the pro portion of the stacked card Team GriffonRawl’s George Comer (2-1) started things on a positive note with a 2nd round submission win over a submission specialist in Stephen Singleton (1-1 pro, 8-1 amateur). After a perfect 9-0 amateur career Comer, seen on the left in the Intimidation/GriffonRawl MMA Academy co-branded tee, dropped his pro debut but has bounced back with consecutive pro wins over Singleton and Khama Worthy.

Frank Caraballo MMAThe second pro bout of the night at Caged Vengeance 13 pitted one of the toughest light heavyweights on the planet in Cleveland’s John Hawk against Michigan product Ray Lopez (7-4). Hawk (8-4) was able to control the action throughout winning the battle on his feet and on the ground in a one-sided affair that saw “Big John” on the winning side of three 30-27 scorecards. NAAFS Featherweight Champion Frank “The Tank” Caraballo (pictured, right)was next to enter the cage and the bad blood created at weigh ins spilled over into his bout with Tony Hervey. Caraballo took little time to dispatch Hervey scoring a guillotine choke submission midway through the 1st round and then making sure his opponent knew who won. With the win Caraballo improved to 12-5 as a pro with 7 wins in his last 8 fights and he is now unbeaten in his past 8 NAAFS fights.

In a late addition to the card, TUF 16 veteran Julian Lane took a fight with former NAAFS Welterweight Champion Nick “The Savage” Duell on just 10 days’ notice. Antonio Castillo Jr. MMALane, fighting in his home state of Ohio for the first time since The Ultimate Fighter, traded with Duell for nearly two full rounds before Duell was able to score a TKO victory.

Duell and Lane were followed into the cage by Northern Ohio fan favorite Tony “The Mexican Muscle” Castillo, Jr. (pictured, left) facing undefeated Anthony Morgan. Castillo opened each round with a fury of punches before taking his opponent to the ground as he was able to grind out a lopsided decision win. The loss drops Morgan to 3-1 as a pro after a perfect 8-0 amateur career as he is slated to fight again in just three weeks opposite Intimidation sponsored Justin Steave at the Intimidation sponsored Pinnacle FC event near Pittsburgh. Castillo, a long time member of Team Intimidation, improved to 6-4 in his pro career with four wins in his last five fights.

In the night’s main event, Intimidation sponsored bantamweight Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman once again showed his warrior spirit on the night where his first signature shirt was released. Isaiah Chapman MMAChapman was unable to come away with the win, but he showed his toughness and grit by fighting through a full three rounds with a dislocated shoulder and without the use of his left hand. He was forced to throw in the towel after the fourth round, but it was clear that it wasn’t a decision that was made lightly.

Intimidation crews were also present at the MXC event in Cedar Springs, Michigan, and the Hardrock MMA 55 event in Louisville, Kentucky.

All in all, it was a record breaking weekend as Intimidation continues to grow across the Midwest and entire U.S.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. 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 Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

 

 

Intimidation to sponsor lightweight George Comer at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 on March 30 in Canton

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of lightweight George Comer in his upcoming lightweight bout at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 on March 30 in Canton, Ohio. Known as “Bonesaw,” Comer (1-1) is set to take on unbeaten foe Stephen Singleton (1-0) in a 155-pound lightweight contest in one of the night’s featured pro bouts.

George Comer MMAA former two-time NAAFS national amateur series champion in the lightweight and welterweight divisions, Comer is the only fighter to accomplish that feat in two different NAAFS divisions and is one of the top prospects in the Buckeye State with a 9-1 overall in his mixed martial arts career. A member of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy  – an official Intimidation Clothing dealer – along with UFC veterans Jason Dent and Donny Walker, Comer comes in looking to move his professional record above .500 with a second straight win. A dominant wrestler who is known for his always-entertaining post-fight interviews, Comer remains a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio.

Along with sponsoring Comer, Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor of NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 and will sponsor pros Isaiah Chapman, Frank Caraballo, Nick Duell, Antonio Castillo Jr. and John Hawk. Intimidation will also be in attendance selling its popular t-shirts, hats, fight shorts, and more and is also expected to sponsor multiple amateur fighters on the night’s preliminary card.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 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 Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor NAAFS featherweight champ Frank Caraballo at Caged Vengeance 13 on March 30th

March 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of NAAFS featherweight champion Frank “The Tank” Caraballo in his upcoming non-title bout against Tony “Lionheart” Hervey at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 on March 30 in Canton, Ohio. Caraballo (11-5) will take on the Bellator vet Hervey (16-14) in a 150-pound catchweight bout as one of the night’s featured professional contests.

Frank Caraballo MMAOne of the Buckeye State’s top fighters, Caraballo is currently ranked as the No. 2 professional featherweight in Ohio by OHMMA.com and is the reigning NAAFS featherweight champion. Currently looking to rebound from a loss to Deividas Taurosevicius at a Ring of Combat event in January, Caraballo had been on a six-fight winning streak prior to that loss. As the leader of Cleveland’s Fearless Fight Team, Caraballo continues to be one of the biggest draws in Northeast Ohio.

Along with sponsoring Caraballo, Intimidation Clothing will also serve as a title sponsor for NAAFS Caged Vengeance 13 as well as sponsoring professional fighters Isaiah Chapman, John Hawk, Antonio Castillo Jr., Nick Duell, and George Comer. Intimidation will also be in attendance selling its popular t-shirts, hats, fight shorts, and more and is expected to sponsor multiple amateurs on the night’s preliminary card.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 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 Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

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