Intimidation to sponsor former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski at One FC event in Philippines

August 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia  at ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation on August 31st. Sylvia, a 2-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, will face another former UFC Champ in Andrei Arlovski in what will be the 4th match-up of the two fighters. While Sylvia has won two of the three fights with Arlovski, a recent MMA Junkie article billed the two as having no love lost and Sylvia telling MMA Junkie Radio that he remembered of Arlovski: “Him being fast but having a weak chin.” Tim Sylvia, former UFC Heavyweight ChampionThe two former champions will square off at the event, ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation which takes place August 31st at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia (31-7), a pro since 2001 who fought 14 times in 21 months in 2001 and 2002, is a 13-fight veteran of the UFC and 2-time UFC Champion having won the belt at UFC 41 and again at UFC 59 with three total successful title defenses. Also a veteran of the now defunct Affliction MMA series, Sylvia has faced many of the biggest names in MMA heavyweight competition during his pro career including Randy Couture, Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski (3 times), Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Paul Buentello, Jeff Monson, Ricco Rodriguez, Ben Rothwell, Wes Sims, Brandon Vera and more.

In recent months Sylvia has been in the media extensively campaigning for a return to the UFC, and given his 9-4 record inside the octagon it is hard to argue. A winner of seven of his last eight fights, Sylvia will look to continue his hot streak this time wearing Intimidation products from head to toe.

“The sponsorship of Tim Sylvia is yet another step for the Intimidation brand onto the national MMA stage,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Fans have seen our growth first hand into one of the top brands in the Midwest and they are now able to witness our steps onto the national stage. But while our company continues to grow we will not lose sight of those who have helped us reach this level as we continue to focus on great styles, high quality products and exceptional customer service.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Strikeforce veteran Jason Riley at NFC 7 in Carroll, Ohio

June 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Columbus based heavyweight Jason Riley at the June 23rd NFC 7 event. Jason Riley MMAA 2-time Strikeforce veteran, Jason Riley (9-6) is a product of Buckeye MMA and will face off with another Midwest based heavyweight, Indiana’s William “The King” Penn (6-3). The event, NFC 7: Field of Fury will take place on June 23rd in Carroll, Ohio.

Jason “The Juggernaut” Riley (9-6, 0-2 Strikeforce) has faced many high level heavyweights including former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier. Riley will look to return to his winning ways after a 15 month layoff since fighting at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson in Columbus, Ohio in March 2011.

Riley’s originally scheduled opponent, Mike Gordon (4-1), has been replaced by Indianapolis based heavyweight William “The King” Penn (6-3), a winner of 6 of his last 8 fights. Since losing his pro debut, Penn’s lone losses have come to UFC Heavyweight and rising star Stipe Miocic and Bellator Heavyweight Blagoi Ivanov. Most recently Penn defeated UFC veteran Josh Hendricks by KO in November 2011.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.