Intimidation & UrFight alums nominated for 2015 BluegrassMMA Awards

December 14, 2015 by  
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Multiple Intimidation and UrFight alumni have been nominated for the 2015 BluegrassMMA Awards, including alums in nearly every category.

Adam Milstead MMABluegrassMMA covers local MMA events in the Ohio Valley region, including Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Western Pennsylvania. One of the best MMA media outlets, they have a huge footprint in the area and employ some of the best MMA journalists.

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Voting for their 2015 Awards is underway, and runs through December 31st. Check out some of the Intimidation alums who have been nominated:

Pro Fighter of the Year: Adam Townsend, Joey Holt, Nick Browne, Rob Hanna

Pro Fight of the Year: Josh Longood, Khama Worthy, Antonio Castillo Jr., Justin Steave, Rob Hanna

adam-townsend01Pro Knockout of the Year: Adam Milstead, Nick Browne

Pro Submission of the Year: Adam Townsend, Eric Moell

Event of the Year: Colosseum Combat, Hardrock MMA, NAAFS, Pinnacle FC, RFO

Promotion of the Year: Colosseum Combat, Hardrock MMA, NAAFS, Pinnacle FC, RFO

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Intimidation to release signature tee for undefeated bantamweight Nathan “Mayhem” Maness, pre-orders underway

Nathan Maness signature teeIntimidation Clothing is pleased to team up with fast-rising, undefeated bantamweight prospect Nathan Maness on the latest addition to Intimidation’s signature shirt program. Maness (5-0 pro), who has fought at weights from 135 to 155lbs, joins a exclusive list of athletes with a signature tee from Intimidation which includes UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock, UFC bantamweights Jessica Eye & Jessamyn Duke, Bellator MMA knockout artist Brian Rogers and a variety of UFC veterans and up-and-coming stars.

> CLICK HERE to buy the Nathan “Mayhem” Maness signature tee online today!

Nathan “Mayhem” Maness recently improved his undefeated professional MMA record to 5-0 in late March to extend his unblemished record which includes a 10-0 amateur record. A veteran of two formerly-sponsored local MMA promotions by Intimidation, HOOKnSHOOT and HardRock MMA, Maness made his pro debut in July 2013. A product of Team R.O.C. in of Albemarle, North Carolina, Maness trains with UFC vet Rodney Wallace and WSOF vet Jordan Rinaldi. At age 16 Maness and some friends began “putting together little tournaments outside after watching a few UFC events.” Eventually he took his training to the next level and continues to pass each test put before him. In a world full of fighters who will not take on tough tests, Maness is no stranger to the tough fight as his last three opponents have a combined 15-1 pro record in fights outside of against the man known as “Mayhem.”

The Nathan Maness signature t-shirt will be a men’s cut regular fit black shirt made from 4.5 oz combed ringspun 100% cotton which has a super soft feel and is lightweight.

> CLICK HERE to buy the Nathan “Mayhem” Maness signature tee online today!

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.

Weekend Recap: Buffalo, Columbus, Indianapolis & more get a taste of Intimidation during busy weekend

The Intimidation Clothing brand continues to spread across the country, typically with multiple events in multiple states sponsored each weekend. This past weekend was no different, with 5 events sponsored across four different states, and with crews at three of the events. The culmination of sponsoring events across the Midwest and beyond, this weekend once again proved that Intimidation Clothing is indeed the biggest supporter of Local MMA in the industry.

Kyle Rozewski w/Luke JerniganIntimidation was live on hand at TNT Fight Series in Buffalo, and as the New York MMA community continues the fight to get the sport legalized in the state, organizations like TNT and owner Don Lilly are doing all they can to prove that it will be an asset to the economy. Team Intimidation fighter Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (pictured, right w/Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan) was on hand providing commentary for the event, and he called the action as sponsored amateur fighter David Whitman moved his record up to 2-2 with a stoppage victory.

Intimidation was also on hand at IT Fight Series 26 in Columbus, Ohio, with the organization’s debut in the capital city. The night saw a whirlwind of finishes and fans flocking to the Intimidation booth. The fights were fast and furious in the cage and the night ended as Reggie Parks – a fighter that Intimidation has worked with multiple times – took home a split decision victory in the entertaining main event.

reggie-parks02_400Intimidation’s Indiana crew was also busy, covering the Art of War 10 event in Indianapolis. One of the most consistent events in the state, Mad Wolf Promotions continues to put on shows that draw fans, who in turn flock to the Intimidation brand. Intimidation was also a sponsor for EFP’s Caged Madness 29 in Midvale, Ohio, and Hardrock MMA 65 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Looking ahead, Team Intimidation will be on hand at Coveted Fighting Championship 3 in Mentor, Ohio next weekend, and Team Intimidation fighters George Comer and Bryon McCroskey will also be in professional action on the card.

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 Clothing to sponsor Hardrock MMA 65 on June 14th in Louisville, Kentucky

Continuing with a busy weekend of sponsoring events for Intimidation Clothing, the brand is set to continue its sponsorship of one of Kentucky’s top promotions, as Hardrock MMA 65 takes place on June 14th in Louisville.

Local MMA - IntimidationHardrock MMA is one of the biggest and longest running MMA events in Kentucky, holding more than 60 events in the state and their fifth event this year with Hardrock 65. The event features a pro and amateur lineup, and in true Hardrock fashion, 19 bouts are currently slated for the show. The main event features Isaiah Ferguson (5-0), the younger brother of UFC veterans B.J. and Josh Ferguson, taking on veteran Jeremy Myers (5-13). Another pro bout features the professional debut of Hardrock MMA amateur welterweight champion Quinton Parks (0-0, 12-7 am) against Robert Howard (3-5). In addition to the professional bouts, amateur titles will be on the line at bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight.

While the Intimidation brand is no stranger to Kentucky MMA having sponsored events across the state as well as having worked with undefeated UFC bantamweight Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (3-1, 1-1 UFC) and local favorite Brandon Hurst. Intimidation Clothing has also been a sponsor of XFC, Absolute Action MMA and Spartan FC events in the past few years as well as numerous fighters from the state and at events inside the borders of the Bluegrass state and is a long-time sponsor of the popular BluegrassMMA.com MMA news site.

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

Weekend MMA Recap: Parrish & Whitaker impress as Intimidation scores another winning weekend in Indiana, Kentucky & Michigan

The first weekend of April was busy for Intimidation Clothing, as fighters and events were sponsored all over the country to start a month filled with action.

Multiple fighters were in action at the Midwest Fight Series event in Indianapolis, as Dustin Parrish and Bryant Whitaker both picked up wins on the card. Dustin Parrish MMAFor Parrish (1-0), it was a successful first foray into the pro ranks after a 9-1 amateur career that saw him as one of the most heralded amateurs in the Hoosier State. Parrish (pictured, right) took a split decision victory over Frank Sloan while Bryant Whitaker (4-2) took a second round submission victory over fellow Team Intimidation fighter Kyle Nickle (2-2) at the same MFS events. With the win Whitaker (pictured, left) has won 3 in a row after a 1-2 start to his professional MMA career. Also on the card, Intimidation sponsored fighter Cameron VanCamp (0-0-1) fought to a majority draw against Cody Groves (0-1-1) in his professional debut. In amateur action Chris Tanner improved his record with a first round submission victory and David Dever dropped a TKO loss to David Stephens.

The Intimidation Indiana/Kentucky crew had a busy weekend, first putting together a banner night at Hardrock MMA 64 in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, and then appearing at the POP!CON comic con event in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday. Team Intimidation fighters were in no short supply at the POP!CON event, as Ruben Perez, Ryan Conaway, Markus Hall and Patrick Ruby all made appearances at the Intimidation booth to greet and interact with fans and sign autographs. The Intimidation Michigan crew also had a successful night at the Exiled MMA: Insurgent event in Cedar Springs, Michigan.

Bryant Whitaker MMAThe Hardrock MMA 64 event was bittersweet for Team Intimidation, because despite a successful night at the Intimidation booth, the planned professional debut of longtime Team Intimidation fighter Brandon Hurst was scratched at the last minute due to his opponent pulling out of the fight with an injury.

In Washington, sponsored fighter and Bellator MMA veteran Scott Thometz (6-3) dropped a hard fought battle, as he succumbed to a TKO against Jacob Boysen (6-1).

This weekend, Intimidation will invade Western New York once again on the back of cornerstone Team Intimidation fighter Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski. First up, Rozewski will be on hand to provide a seminar at Robert Koch’s International Black Belt Academy in Alden, New York with Team Intimidation in attendance followed by Intimidation’s sponsorship of the New York State Grappling Championship in Fredonia, NY.

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

 

Parrish Photo Credit: Ten Foto

Whitaker Photo Credit: Midwest Fight Series

HOOKnSHOOT stars to join pro Bobby Emmons at Intimidation’s POP!CON booth

Intimidation Clothing’s roots in Southern Indiana, Kentucky and Northern Tennessee have never been stronger and that will all be on display this weekend. Bobby Emmons MMAA night after the Intimidation Indiana/Kentucky crew will travel to Louisville, KY for HardRock MMA 64 for the originally scheduled pro debut of Brandon “Showtime” Hurst, the crew will be right back at it on Saturday morning at POP!CON in Evansville, Indiana with a slew of Intimidation-sponsored MMA fighters who are also celebrities in the region.

POP!CON, a Comic Con event that features vendors from across the landscape including comic books, Martial Arts and more. The convention features exhibitors, professionals, and of course fans for the 2-day event and is organized in part by Jeff Osborne of the Intimidation sponsored HOOKnSHOOT promotion. The storied HOOKnSHOOT organization is the second longest running MMA promotion in the United States, behind only the UFC.

Joining Shane Conner and the Intimidation Indiana/Kentucky crew will be professional featherweight & lightweight Bobby “White Trash BJJ” Emmons along with local HOOKnSHOOT amateur flyweight champion Ruben Perez, amateur super heavyweight champ Ryan Conaway, and former lightweight champion Markus Hall. Ruben Perez MMAThe four athletes will be stopping by the Intimidation Clothing booth to greet fans and take pictures throughout the day Saturday at the POP!CON event.

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 Brandon Hurst in pro debut at Hardrock MMA 64 in Louisville, Kentucky

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of Brandon “Showtime” Hurst, as he is set to make his professional debut this weekend in his home state of Kentucky. Brandon Hurst MMAHurst (0-0 pro, 6-3 amateur) is set to take on Eric Jarvis (0-0 pro, 6-10 amateur) at the Hardrock MMA 64 event in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday.

Hurst is no stranger to the Intimidation brand having been sponsored in the past as the company continues it’s strong growth in the Bluegrass State. After starting his amateur career 1-2, he went on to win his next six in a row, including a victory over Jarvis at XFC 23 just under a year ago. Now, he’ll make his professional debut in his hometown, where he is expected to once again bring a large crowd.

In addition to sponsoring Hurst, Intimidation will also serve as a sponsor for the Hardrock MMA 64 event and will be on hand with an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Brandon Hurst MMAIntimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & 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.

 

Photo Credit: Steve White Photography

Intimidation’s Indiana/Kentucky crew stays busy with HardrockMMA 64 and POP!CON this weekend

Intimidation Clothing‘s Indiana/Kentucky crew will be busy this weekend, as they are headed to a pair of events in two different states to kick off April with a bang.

HardRock MMA 64 - Louisville, KYFirst up, Intimidation will continue its sponsorship of Hardrock MMA on Friday night, as Hardrock MMA 64 goes down in Lousiville, Kentucky. The pro/am event features many top fighters from the area, including TUF 14 veteran B.J. Ferguson (10-4), unbeaten prospect Isaiah Ferguson (5-0).  Team Intimidation member and rising star Brandon Hurst (6-3 ammy, 0-0 pro) in his pro debut facing fellow Intimidation-sponsored fighter Eric Jarvis in a rematch of their XFC 23 amateur fight. Hardrock MMA is one of the biggest and longest running MMA events in Kentucky, holding more than 60 events in the state and their fourth event this year with Hardrock 64.

The crew will also be on hand at POP!CON in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday, which is a Comic Con event that features vendors from across the landscape including comic books, Martial Arts and more. The convention features exhibitors, professionals, and of course fans for the 2-day event and is organized in part by Jeff Osborne of the Intimidation sponsored HookNShoot promotion. The storied HOOKnSHOOT organization is the second longest running MMA promotion in the United States, behind only the UFC.

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.

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 Clothing to sponsor Hardrock MMA 63 event in Somerset, Kentucky

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming Hardrock MMA 63 event, which is set to take place on March 8 in Somerset, Kentucky. Intimidation has sponsored multiple Hardrock MMA events in the past, including selling at different shows.

Intimidation - Local MMAHardrock MMA is one of the biggest and longest running MMA events in Kentucky, holding more than 60 events in the state and their third event this year with Hardrock 63. The event features a pro and amateur lineup, including at least 3 pro bouts. Notably, fan favorite Reggie Merriweather will be in action in the main event, as he faces Joshua Cooper. The event also features some of the best amateur fighters in the Ohio Valley area.

While the Intimidation brand is no stranger to Kentucky MMA having sponsored events across the state as well as having worked with undefeated UFC bantamweight Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (3-0, 1-0 UFC) and local favorite Brandon Hurst. Intimidation Clothing has also been a sponsor of XFC, Absolute Action MMA and Spartan FC events in the past few years as well as numerous fighters from the state and at events inside the borders of the Bluegrass state and is a long-time sponsor of the popular BluegrassMMA.com MMA news site.

#LocalMMAIntimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle clothing & 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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