#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

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 to sponsor & sell at inaugural Driven MMA event March 1st in Canton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming inaugural Driven MMA event, which takes place on March 1 at the Canton Civic Center in Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAOne of the most exciting new organizations in the country, Driven MMA will provide the first all-pro card in the state of Ohio since December 2012, when PurgatoryFS 10 took place in Toledo. Driven MMA, a partner of the Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS, aspires to be the world’s preeminent feeder league for UFC – and the world’s most forward thinking digital fight company.

The fight card is one of the best in the Buckeye State in years, with multiple big show veterans and up-and-coming prospects littering the card. In the main event, former Bellator MMA tournament finalist Dan Hornbuckle (20-7) will take on Cincinnati product and Strikeforce/Bellator MMA veteran Dom Steele (10-4). UFC veteran Rodney Wallace (19-7-1) looks to give Intimidation-sponsored Strong Style MMA product Maxim Grishin (14-6) his toughest test to date, as the two light heavyweights will serve as the night’s co-main event.

The card also features a host of Team Intimidation fighters, including rising featherweight Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski, former NAAFS heavyweight champion and Bellator MMA vet “Big” John Hawk, Bellator MMA veteran William Penn, pro debuting top-ranked amateur female Jessica “The Zombie” Zomcik, top bantamweight prospect Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman, veteran lightweight George “Bonesaw” Comer and featherweight Dustin Kempf, and Grishin, one of the top rising light heavyweight prospects in the sport.

Intimidation - Local MMAAlong with sponsoring the event and many of the night’s top fighters, Intimidation will also be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts and more with an official booth. The event serves as part of the huge March 1st date for Intimidation, which could be one of the biggest in company history.

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

 

Photo credit: Mike Wrobel, ShootItMMA.com

March 1st shaping up to be huge date for Intimidation & for Local MMA in the Midwest

March 1, 2014. Mark your calendars MMA fans, especially if you live in the Midwest. Intimidation Clothing is pleased to be working with three promotions on that date to sponsor events in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan as the brand continues to be the industry’s biggest supporter of Local MMA. Ryan Thomas MMAIntimidation will feature crews at all three events and will be stocked full of the latest styles of t-shirts, hoodies, women’s apparel, hats, beanies and more while also sponsoring a variety of fighters across the region.

The premier of Driven MMA in Canton, Ohio is where we start our look ahead as the state of Ohio is in for a treat on the same weekend as the Arnold Sports Festival taking place in Columbus. With the first all-pro card in the state of Ohio since Bellator 66 in April 2012, Driven MMA’s inaugural event has the makings of an instant classic with the areas top pros from top to bottom. Working in conjunction with the NAAFS, a slew of former NAAFS pro and amateur champions will appear on this card including Nick Duell, John Hawk, Isaiah Chapman, George Comer and more. In addition, 2013 Tuff-N-Uff Woemn’s 145lb Champion Jessica Zomcik returns home to make her pro debut while two Intimidation staples – Kyle Rozewski & Dustin Kempf – are scheduled for a bout that has with “Fight of the Night” written all over it. Isaiah Chapman MMAIn addition to sponsoring each of the previously mentioned fighters on the Driven MMA card, Intimidation will have a fully-stocked booth at the event with each fighter sporting a specific different walkout tee.

In Kokomo, Indiana, Mark Slater (pictured below) is a bit of a celebrity. The promoter for Colosseum Combat MMA might be one of the best sponsorship-hustling promoters in the industry – and that is saying a lot. Having now worked with Intimidation to sponsor each of his shows for two years straight, the Colosseum Combat promotion is seeing more and more Intimidation in and around their cage. On March 1st that is no different as reigning CC Professional Welterweight Champion Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas is set to defend his title. A UFC, Bellator and XFC vet, Thomas (17-8) has been sponsored by Intimidation in 3 of his past 4 fights including this one and is 2-0 fighting inside the the Colosseum Combat cage. Meanwhile former #1 featherweight contender Bobby Emmons will also rock Intimidation once again in Kokomo. The decorated grappler is expected to unveil his new “White Trash BJJ” signature tee at the event with the shirt on display and on sale at the Intimidation booth.

Finally, the Cashfeddy Fight League makes their first move into Michigan’s wide-open Local MMA market holding their inaugural event in Grand Rapids. Mark Slater - Colosseum Combat MMAThe all-amateur event is one of several MMA promotions that Intimidation has worked with over the past two years thanks to Shad Thomsen’s hard work and resiliency in the local Michigan MMA market.

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

Intimidation Clothing December Athlete of the Month – Jessica Zomcik

December 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Athlete of the Month, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its official Athlete of the Month for December 2013: Jessica “The Zombie” Zomcik.

Jessica Zomcik WMMA - Tuff-N-UffZomcik is coming off of the biggest win of her amateur career, as she traveled to Las Vegas for the second time over the Thanksgiving weekend where she defeated Shannon Reed via TKO in the second round to claim the Tuff-N-Uff amateur featherweight title. Now sporting a 9-3 record, Zomcik has gone 4-0 in her last 4 bouts, including 3 wins via stoppage. She has also been perhaps the most dominant amateur female fighter in 2013, going 3-0 including wins over Jena Baldwin, Bryanna Fissori, and Reed. Heading into 2014, she plans to make the jump to the professional ranks and has already been contacted by multiple top organizations who would like her to fight for them.

A former hockey player, Zomcik moved from Pennsylvania to train at powerhouse MMA gym, Evovle MMA. Since relocating to Evolve, she has blossomed in her career to become the #1 ranked 145-pound amateur female fighter in the world, as well as the #1 ranked pound-for-pound amateur female fighter in the state of Ohio according to OHMMA.com.

Jessica Zomcik MMAThe Tuff-N-Uff organization has produced many stars in mixed martial arts, specifically in the women’s realm. Recent tournament winners have included Team Intimidation member and unbeaten pro Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke and top pound-for-pound female fighter and UFC champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.

A 8-time NAAFS veteran, Zomcik posted back-to-back wins under the NAAFS banner in later 2012 and early 2013 and was featured in a piece on Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio earlier this year. The NAAFS, one of the most well-respected regional MMA promotions in the Midwest, has proven to be one of the most progressive MMA promotions in the world in terms of embracing and promoting women’s MMA.

An accomplished grappler, Zomcik is a regular at grappling tournaments across the region having competed in over 30 tournaments in the past few years while winning 24 of those events and placing 1st in both the NAGA and Grapplers Quest national tournaments. Jessica Zomcik MMAAn athlete her entire life, Zomcik played football in high school and first girl in Pennsylvania’s District 10 to score in a high school football game. She later played on the Erie team in the women’s football league.

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.

Weekend MMA Recap: Hogans wins pro debut while Intimidation sponsors fighters & events in Minnesota, New York, Ohio & Pennsylvania

Intimidation Clothing had a massive showing on the last busy weekend of mixed martial arts action for the 2013 calendar year, with fighters sponsored in four states including two events sponsored in their home state of Ohio.

Ryan Hogans MMATeam Intimidation was live on hand at the “NAAFS: Night of Champions 2013” event in Akron, where Tuff-N-Uff champion Jessica Zomcik signed autographs at the official Intimidation booth throughout the night. The event featured the crowning of 7 new champions in the NAAFS National Amateur Series, including Evolve MMA’s Jerrell Hodge, Instigator Fight Team’s Seth Shaffer, lightweight Nick Browne, Strong Style Fight Team’s J.T. Miller, and more. Miller was one of several fighters sponsored by Intimidation on the night in Akron, Ohio.

The Intimidation crew was also live at the latest TNT Fight Series event near Buffalo, where the brand served as a title sponsor along with having an official booth. A massively successful night at the booth saw the company continue their strategic growth plan in the state of New York while sponsored amateur fighter David Whitman dropped his bout by decision.

Intimidation also sponsored 2 fighters at the “Gladiators of the Cage: The North Shore’s Rise to Power III” event in Pittsburgh, as Ohio-based featherweight Ryan Hogans (1-0) was successful in his pro debut with a second round submission via triangle over Steve Jones. Hogans (pictured with coach Rob Majors, left) had a successful 15-fight amateur career, and finally decided to make the jump to the pro ranks after more than 3 years as an amateur. Also in action at the GOTC event was Intimidation sponsored amateur Andy Anderson, who dropped his debut via knockout in the third round. Intimidation booth at MMA fightsMeanwhile, in Minnesota, Intimidation sponsored professional featherweight Donald Williams (3-3) unfortunately came up shore at the Shine 2 MMA event.

Looking ahead, the upcoming weekend will be yet another busy one for the Intimidation brand. Intimidation Clothing is set to serve as a sponsor for the “XFC 27: Frozen Fury” event in Muskegon, Michigan on Friday, which will air live on AXS TV. Also, Team Intimidation will be live on hand at the inaugural Trifecta MMA Promotions pro/am event in Erie, Pennsylvania on Friday night.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA 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.

Weekend MMA Recap: Jessica Zomcik wins Tuff-N-Uff gold while Intimidation brand continues nationwide growth

Intimidation Clothing moved through the holiday weekend and into the first weekend of December with one of the most successful weekends in recent memory, including two fighters winning high profile fights and a successful event in the Steel City.

Jessica Zomcik WMMA - Tuff-N-UffAt Pinnacle FC’s “Pittsburgh Challenge Series 5” just outside of the Steel City, Intimidation Clothing served as an event sponsor and was on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more. With a continued focus on the Pittsburgh market, Intimidation also had Team Intimidation unbeaten pro fighter Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico signing autographs at its official booth.

At the Pinnacle FC event, Intimidation also sponsored the winning of the evening’s main event, as TUF 16 veteran Julian “Night Train” Lane (6-3-1) took home a unanimous decision victory over Joey Holt (3-1). Lane now has some momentum with his sixth career victory and a 2-1-1 record in his last four outings.

At the Tuff-N-Uff event in Las Vegas on Friday, Team Intimidation’s Jessica Zomcik (9-3) closed out her amateur career by winning the organization’s 145-pound title with a second round TKO victory over Shannon Reed (2-2). The wins sees Zomcik joins an impressive list of former Tuff-N-Uff women’s champions including Rondy Rousey and Jessamyn Duke. Jessica Zomcik MMAZomcik is now planning to make her professional debut sometime in 2014 and has already been contacted by multiple high profile organizations as she is currently ranked as the #1 amateur female featherweight in the world.

Intimidation Clothing continues the grind as the biggest supporter of Local MMA this weekend with events sponsored in Buffalo, New York as well as both Akron and Fredericktown, Ohio, in the USA and a MMA event in Essex, England. Meanwhile, on December 13th Intimidation will sponsor MMA events in Erie, Pennsylvania and the live televised XFC 27 event in Muskegon, Michigan.

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 signs on as an official sponsor for the Vegas Fight Tour in Las Vegas, Nevada

November 26, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that it has signed on as an official sponsor for one of the most unique pieces of the mixed martial arts community, the Vegas Fight Tour in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vegas Fight Tour - Las VegasThe Vegas Fight Tour, formerly known as The MMA Experience Tour, takes fans on a unique, one-of-a-kind tour inside the MMA world, as they can catch a glimpse behind the scenes of some of the world’s top gyms. Fight fans of all kinds get the rare chance to discover what top-level fighters go through before entering the cage in “the toughest sightseeing tour in Las Vegas.”

Tour guests will visit four premier training facilities during the three-hour itinerary and have the opportunity to take photos, purchase exclusive gym merchandise, and interact with some of the world’s elite fighters. The gyms that the Vegas Fight Tour visits on a daily basis include MMA legend Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture, the popular Syndicate MMA gym, world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Boxing Club, and MMA legend Wanderlei Silva’s Wand Fight Team (Silva pictured below with Team Intimidation’s Jessica Zomcik).

Along with the opportunity to purchase gear from these top gyms, fans will also have the chance to win exclusive Intimidation Clothing merchandise as part of the tour sponsorship. Fans can find more information and book online at VegasFightTour.com.

Jessica Zomcik MMAThe sponsorship of the Vegas Fight Tour coincides with the addition of the first official Intimidation dealer in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Nutrition Centers. In addition, it comes just days before Team Intimidation’s Jessica Zomcik, the #1 ranked amateur female MMA fighter in the world at 145lbs, seeks the Tuff-N-Uff women’s 2013 championship.

“Las Vegas is the fight capital of the world and there was no denying our need to increase our presence there,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “With the Intimidation brand there is no one thing that makes our brand great – it is the culmination of hundreds of fantastic relationship and a daily grind to get better at all times that opens doors like this one for our brand. I am very pleased to be able to associate the Intimidation name with The Vegas Fight Tour and I look forward to expanding the name in Las Vegas as well as across the globe.”

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 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.

 

Intimidation partners with Evolve MMA to release custom co-branded fight team tees

November 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Products

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of its newest tee, a co-branded signature tee for Evolve MMA. As one of the top mixed martial arts gyms in the Midwest, Evolve Performance Fitness & Martial Arts is an official Intimidation dealer and was one of the first supporters of Team Intimidation.

Evolve Fight Team Intimidation teeLocated in Medina, Ohio, the Evolve MMA fight team has been a force on the regional scene, producing multiple amateur and professional champions in the NAAFS and other organizations. Two of the gym’s top fighters are Team Intimidation featured fighters, as Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (3-3) is one of the most exciting featherweights in the sport, and Jessica Zomcik (8-3) is currently ranked as the No. 1 pound-for-pound amateur female in Ohio and is slated to compete in Las Vegas later this month.

The gray tee features the Evolve MMA logo on the front, with a co-branded Intimidation logo and alternate Evolve logo on the back. The design was liked by Intimidation’s staff so well that the company’s International designs were based off of the Evolve MMA tee.

The tee is already available for sale at Evolve MMA located at 387 Medina Road in Medina, Ohio. The gym’s popular fight team will be in action again at next month’s NAAFS: Night of Champions 2013, where Evolve MMA has several fighters competing for NAAFS amateur titles, including top featherweight Jerrell Hodge (9-1). In addition, Intimidation sponsored Jessica Zomcik will fight for the Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Women’s 145lb title later this month in Las Vegas.

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 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.

Team Intimidation’s Jessica Zomcik to compete for Tuff-N-Uff featherweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada

One of Team Intimidation’s top featured amateur fighters is set to compete for a title, as Jessica Zomcik will travel to Las Vegas on November 29th to compete for the Tuff-N-Uff featherweight title. Zomcik (8-3) is set to take on Shannon Reed (2-1) in the finals of a 145-pound tournament for the organization’s title.

Jessica Zomcik MMAZomcik posted back-to-back wins under the NAAFS banner in Northeast Ohio near her training home at Evolve MMA in Medina and was recently featured in a piece on Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio. Then, she submitted Bryanna Fissori with an arm bar in the second round of her Tuff-N-Uff debut in September.

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Zomcik made a name for herself in grappling and inside the cage as a member of Team DNA as she began her amateur career with a 5-3 record. However she took nearly two years off and moved to Ohio where she now trains with Evolve MMA and has since scored three dominating wins inside the cage. Recently she was ranked #1 in the amateur female MMA rankings in the 145lb division by Non Stop WMMA. During her nearly 5 years competing inside the cage, Zomcik has fought 8 times for the highly-respect NAAFS, one of the most progressive MMA promotions in the world in terms of embracing and promoting women’s MMA. She has fought many of the best female fighters in her weight class including two bouts with undefeated, Top 10 ranked pro and Intimidation sponsored Tamikka Brents (2-0 pro, 8-0-1 amateur). To put things into perspective, Zomcik’s last five opponents have a combined amateur record of 28-7.

An accomplished grappler, Zomcik is a regular at grappling tournaments across the region having competed in over 30 tournaments in the past few years while winning 24 of those events and placing 1st in both the NAGA and Grapplers Quest national tournaments. Jessica Zomcik MMAAn athlete her entire life, Zomcik played football in high school and first girl in Pennsylvania’s District 10 to score in a high school football game. She later played on the Erie team in the women’s football league.

Known as one of the top regional promotions in the country, Tuff-N-Uff has produced elite fighters, including current UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch, Roger Huerta, Shonie Carter, and more. The Tuff-N-Uff organization boasts Rousey and TUF 18 star Jessamyn Duke as former amateur champions. The November 29 event takes place at Orleans Hotel and Casino and will stream live via UStream.com.

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