Intimidation to sponsor unbeaten pro Isaac Steele at UVC 22 on Feb. 16 in Columbus, Ohio

February 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of unbeaten professional fighter Isaac Steele at UVC 22: Mayhem on Feb. 16 at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio. Steele is set to take on Tennessee native Tommy Roberts in a 170-pound bout in a featured fight at the event.

Steele has never lost in his MMA career, as he made his pro debut on the heels of a 5-0 amateur record in 2011. Since turning pro, he has gone 3-0, including two first round submission wins. Most recently, he earned a unanimous decision over Charles Dove Jr. at NAAFS: Caged Fury 18 in August. Now training at the Jorge Gurgel Academy near Cincinnati, Steele is one of the top prospects in the state of Ohio.

A former UVC amateur welterweight champion, Steele will return to UVC action for the first time since earning a TKO over Shane Gifford at UVC 10 in 2010. In addition to Steele, the Intimidation brand will sponsor heavyweights Tim Dunn and James Dishong along with light heavyweight Dan Spohn in the night’s main event.

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 70 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.

Multiple Intimidation sponsored fighters nominated for Ohio MMA Awards from OHMMA.com

December 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing has long been a major part of the Ohio MMA scene, and that much is evident in the 2012 Ohio MMA Awards, which are presented by OHMMA.com. Voting for the awards is now underway, and many Intimidation-sponsored fighters and organizations are up for awards.

luke-zachrich_300Gym of the Year – Two of the gyms nominated – Evolve MMA and Strong Style MMA – are official Intimidation dealers, and Intimidation has also worked with multiple fighters from each of the four gyms nominated. In addition to Luke Zachrich (pictured, left) and several amateurs from Ronin Training Center, Intimidation has worked with Stipe Miocic, Jessica Eye, Brian Rogers, Forrest Petz and more from Strong Style, Travis Clark Doug Kulbis and most of the amateur fight team at Evolve and also works with Jason Butcher from the Jorge Gurgel Academy.

Amateur Fighter of the Year – Intimidation has sponsored Tim Dunn and Jerrell Hodge, two of the favorites for the award. Dunn won three titles – UVC, RAMA, and OFC – in his four bouts this year and is expected to turn pro in early 2013. Hodge won the NAAFS amateur bantamweight title and could repeat in 2013 if he decides to stay active after the new year.

Knockout of the Year – Intimidation-sponsored fighter Brian Rogers (pictured, right) is a clear favorite for the award, as his knockout over Vitor Vianna was named as the best knockout in Bellator history earlier this year. Intimidation-sponsored Nick Duell and Isaiah Chapman are also nominated for the award, as are amateur fighters Hodge and Dunn.

Brian Rogers Bellator 61Submission of the Year – Longtime Intimidation-sponsored Jessica Eye submitted Zoila Gurgel in perhaps the biggest upset of the year at Bellator 83, and Kenny Jackson and Jason Butcher have also been sponsored by Intimidation in 2012.

National Event of the Year – Intimidation was present at both Bellator 66 and Bellator 78, selling at both events and sponsoring many fighters on both cards while longtime sponsored fighter “Relentless” Roger Bowling fought on the Strikeforce card in Columbus in March.

Ohio Event of the Year – UVC 20, RFO Big Guns 11, and NAAFS Night of Champions were all sponsored by Intimidation, and this award is currently one of the closest in voting.

Isaiah Chapman v Dustin KempfFight of the Year – Nearly every fight features a fighter who was sponsored by Intimidation, including the Isaiah Chapman vs. Dustin Kempf (pictured, left) fight where both fighters were sponsored by the brand.

National Fighter of the Year – Stipe Miocic and Daniel Straus have both been sponsored by Intimidation in the past, and Brian Rogers recently signed a new extension with Intimidation for 2013. Intimidation also sponsored a Matt Brown MMA seminar at GriffonRawl MMA Academy in 2010.

Pro Fighter of the Year – The three favorites – Caraballo, Chapman, and Eye – have all are regularly sponsored by Intimidation, and all three could be seen on the national stage in 2013.

Story of the Year – Jessica Eye had the biggest win of her career when she submitted Zoila Gurgel at Bellator 83, and that win is nominated for Story of the Year. Stipe Miocic is also nominated for the award for his rise as one of the UFC’s top heavyweight prospects, and Intimidation-sponsored fighters Dan Spohn and John Hawk are also nominated for the award.

Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorTO VIEW ALL OF THE OHIO MMA AWARDS, CLICK HERE.

 

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 70 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 Jessica Eye in high profile bout against Zoila Gurgel at Bellator 83 on MTV 2

November 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce that sponsored female MMA fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye (8-1) is scheduled to face off with Zoila “Warrior Princess” Gurgel (12-1) at Bellator 83 on Dec. 7 in Atlantic City. Jessica Eye MMAThe bout will serve as a match-up of two of the top-five ranked fighters in the 125-pound women’s division and will also decide who is the top female fighter inside the state of Ohio. In addition, it will, to some extent, settle the feud between the two fighters which dates back to a Twitter controversy that started in the Summer of 2011.

A longtime member of Team Intimidation, Eye (@JessicaEvilEye) is riding a five-fight winning streak including two wins inside the Bellator cage. A member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, Eye has also headlined three cards for the popular Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS organization. Intimidation’s recent feature piece entitled All Eyes on Jessica “Evil” Eye has been a popular article over the past month and details Eye’s path toward stardom in the world of MMA.

The first Bellator women’s champion, Zoila (Frausto) Gurgel is the wife of UFC veteran and current Strikeforce lightweight veteran Jorge Gurgel. She most recently earned a decision victory over Casey Noland at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio last month after a knee injury kept her out of action for over a year.

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, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. 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.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Rogers, Butcher & Horne cap 3-0 night for Intimidation Clothing at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio

The Intimidation brand had yet another great night on Friday, October 26th in Dayton, Ohio at Bellator 78. Brian Rogers MMA - BellatorThe company featured three sponsored fighters in action with two on the live Spike.com prelims along with Brian “The Predator” Rogers on the MTV2 broadcast. The three professional fighters did not disappoint with all three winning in dominant fashion to cap off a 3-0 night for the Intimidation brand with two more impressive finishes inside the Bellator cage.

On the preliminary card Intimidation once again worked with middleweights Jason Butcher  and Billy “Mojo” Horne  as the two entered the event facing opponents with a combined 15-0 record. Neither fighter made their family, fans or sponsors sweat as both scored 1st round submission victories improving Mojo’s record to 11-4 with Butcher remaining undefeated at 5-0. For Mojo, the end came after landing solid ground and pound before locking in the rear naked choke at 3:30 in the 1st round. Meanwhile, Jason Butcher fended off the aggression of his opponent to control Asher’s head and eventually got the tap due to a 1st round guillotine choke just 93 seconds into the fight.

Jason Butcher MMA - BellatorFinally, fighting on the MTV2 televised portion of the Bellator 78 card Brian “The Predator” Rogers nearly guaranteed himself a spot in Bellator’s next middleweight tournament, expected to take place this January on Spike TV. Fighting before family, friends and fellow Intimidation-sponsored teammate Jessica “Evil” Eye, Rogers (10-4, 3-2 Bellator) scored his most technical win of his pro career with a dominating unanimous decision win. When all was said and done Rogers won all three rounds in a 30-27 on all three judges’ scorecards and appeared to be very pleased with his performance. He spoke with Jimmy Smith in the cage after the fight and proclaimed that he is the most exciting middleweight on Bellator’s roster while holding up his Ice Block Cooler.

Meanwhile, two previously sponsored fighters also score wins to keep the night perfect for those related to the Intimidation brand. On the MTV2 televised portion of the card Season 6 Featherweight Tournament Champion Daniel Straus locked in a rear naked choke late in the 2nd round to improve to 21-4 (7-1 Bellator). Strauss will return to Bellator in 2013 to fight the winner of the Bellator Featherweight title fight between Pat Curran and Patricio Freire. Billy "Mojo" Horne MMA - BellatorOn the Spike.com broadcast Rob Hanna improved to 3-0 as a pro scoring a split decision win in his first fight since Intimidation sponsored him at UVC 20 in Columbus in August 2012.

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.

 

Intimidation Clothing Bellator 71 Photo Gallery

Intimidation Clothing was pleased to be live at Bellator 71 for weigh ins and the fights and taking pictures throughout the busy and exciting weekend. In addition to selling at the event, the Intimidation brand was scheduled to sponsor five fighters for the event with four of those fights actually taking place on Friday, June 22nd at the Mountaineer Casino & Resort in Chester, West Virginia. Below is a collection of photos taken from the weekend beginning with weigh ins with photos from the fights to be added later.

Brylan Van Artsdalen - Bellator 71

Brylan Van Artsdalen prepares to step onto the scale and weigh in for his Bellator 71 featherweight fight.
 
Sean Wheelock & Jimmy Smith w/Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan

Intimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan (middle) poses with Bellator TV commentators Sean Wheelock (left) and Jimmy Smith (right).
 
 Dan Spohn MMA

Dan “Dragon” Spohn weighs in for his 4th Bellator fight.
 
 Mercedes Terrell poses with a fan

Bellator ring girl Mercedes Terrell poses with a fan after weigh ins.
 
 Chris Goldbaugh vs Kevin Zalac - Bellator 71

Chris Goldbaugh (right) faces Kevin Zalac (left) in a middleweight battle at Bellator 71.
 
 Dan Spohn vs Josh Stansbury - Bellator 71

Dan Spohn (right) and Josh Stansbury (left), both sponsored by Intimidation, will fight with the NAAFS Light Heavyweight belt on the line.
 
 Intimidation Clothing booth @ Bellator 71

The Intimidation Clothing booth was set up next to the Bellator booth located just inside the main entrance at The Harv at the Mountaineer Casino & Resort at Bellator 71.
 
Derek Wolfe, Branden Hinkle & Luke Jernigan @ Bellator 71

Intimidation President & CEO Luke Jernigan poses with Denver Broncos top 2012 draft pick Derek Wolfe (left) and 3-time UFC veteran Branden “The Iron Lion” Hinkle at Bellator 71.
 
 Rich Hale & Luke Jernigan @ Bellator 71

Jernigan with Bellator fighter Rich “Rare Breed” Hale.
 
 Justin Steave MMA

Justin “The Hawk” Steave, a native of nearby Weirton, West Virginia, stopped by the Intimidation Clothing booth.
 

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.

Intimidation sponsored Dan Spohn to defend NAAFS Light Heavyweight title live on Spike.com at Bellator 71 in Chester, WV

June 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Dan “Dragon” Spohn in his Bellator 71 fight in Chester, West Virginia. A product of the Jorge Gurgel MMA in Cincinnati, Ohio, Spohn will face Josh Stansbury in a Light Heavyweight battle at the Bellator 71 event which will be held at the Mountaineer Casino & Resort in Chester, WV, on Friday night, June 22nd. Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorSpohn vs. Stansbury II will be for the NAAFS Light Heavyweight Championship and is scheduled to be part of the Spike.com broadcast undercard with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET.

Dan “Dragon” Spohn (@DragonSpohn) is the reigning NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion and a 3-time Bellator veteran. While he currently fights for the Jorge Gurgel Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, he regularly trains with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin in the Cincinnati area and UFC Welterweight Matt Brown in Columbus. After a successful start to his pro MMA career that saw him defeat John Hawk for the NAAFS 205 lb title in May 2011, Spohn made his Bellator debut in September where he scored one of the fastest knockouts in MMA history with a 9 second KO win over Dane Bonnigson at Bellator 51. Spohn is expected to once again wear Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts (pictured) in his fight at Bellator 71 which will take place in near Wheeling in Chester, West Virginia. His opponent Stansbury (3-2) will be making his Bellator debut in the event and is riding a 3-fight winning streak having fought most recently at NAAFS: Caged Fury in Morgantown, WV in January. Stansbury lost his first two pro fights, to Spohn and to John Hawk, before running off a 3-fight win streak over the past two years.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA fight shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation Clothing expands agreement with NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion Dan “Dragon” Spohn

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce an expanded relationship with NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion Dan “Dragon” Spohn. Spohn has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand in each of his past four fights starting with his 1st round TKO win over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks in February 2011. Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorSpohn is expected to return to action at Bellator 71 when Spohn (6-2, 1-2 Bellator) will face Josh Stansbury with the NAAFS Light Heavyweight Championship on the line.

Dan “Dragon” Spohn (@DragonSpohn) is the reigning NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion and a 3-time Bellator veteran. While he currently fights for the Jorge Gurgel Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, he regularly trains with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin in the Cincinnati area and UFC Welterweight Matt Brown in Columbus. After a successful start to his pro MMA career that saw him defeat John Hawk for the NAAFS 205 lb title in May 2011, Spohn made his Bellator debut in September where he scored one of the fastest knockouts in MMA history with a 9 second KO win over Dane Bonnigson at Bellator 51. Spohn will once again wear Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts (pictured) in his fight at Bellator 71 which will take place in near Wheeling in Chester, West Virginia.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor Dan Spohn live on Spike.com at Bellator 66 in Cleveland, Ohio

April 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Light Heavyweight Dan “Dragon” Spohn at Bellator 66. Spohn will step into the Bellator cage for the 3rd time in his career as he seeks his 7th win in 8 professional fights when he faces Attila Vegh (24-4-2) live on Spike.com. The winner is expected to earn a place in Bellator’s next Light Heavyweight Tournament, rumored to take place during their Summer Series in 2012. Dan Spohn @ Bellator 51Bellator 66 takes place on Friday, April 20th at 7 pm ET at the IX Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and is held in conjunction with the Northeast Ohio based NAAFS MMA promotion.

Dan “Dragon” Spohn (6-1, @DragonSpohn) is the reigning NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion and a 2-time Bellator veteran. While he currently fights for the Jorge Gurgel Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, he regularly trains with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin in the Cincinnati area and UFC Welterweight Matt Brown in Columbus. After a successful start to his pro MMA career that saw him defeat John Hawk for the NAAFS 205 lb title in May 2011, Spohn made his Bellator debut in September where he scored one of the fastest knockouts in MMA history with a 9 second KO win over Dane Bonnigson at Bellator 51. Intimidation Clothing has sponsored Spohn in each of his past four pro fights including his February 2011 win over UFC vet Josh Hendricks. Spohn will once again wear Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts in his fight at Bellator 66, an event that on paper is one of the best fight cards in Ohio MMA history.

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.

Dan Spohn to join Clark, Eye, Hawk & Rogers signing autographs at the Arnold Sports Festival

February 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that sponsored fighter Dan “The Dragon” Spohn will join Jessica Eye and Brian Rogers as well as Travis Clark & John Hawk as the five pro MMA fighters signing autographs for Intimidation at the Arnold Sports Festival this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. It is also expected that Strikeforce Welterweight Roger Bowling (10-2, 3-2 Strikeforce, @rogerbowling) and Brandon Saling (8-5), will also stop by the booth as well as other popular fighters throughout the weekend. Bowling faces Saling at Saturday night’s Strikefore event at Nationwide Arena. Dan Spohn MMAEach of the fighters will be at the MI Entertainment booths #125 and 127 with Intimidation’s Roger Bowling, Travis Clark, Jessica Eye, John Hawk and Brian Rogers signature shirts for sale all day Saturday at the booth. MI Entertainment is an official distributor of Intimidation brand products at events across the USA.

Dan “The Dragon” Spohn (6-1, @DragonSpohn) is the reigning NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion and a 2-time Bellator veteran. While he currently fights for the Jorge Gurgel Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, he regularly trains with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin in the Cincinnati area and UFC Welterweight Matt Brown in Columbus. After a successful start to his pro MMA career that saw him defeat John Hawk for the NAAFS 205 lb title in May 2011, Spohn made his Bellator debut in September where he scored one of the fastest knockouts in MMA history with a 9 second KO win over Dane Bonnigson at Bellator 51 in September. Intimidation Clothing has sponsored Spohn in each of his past four pro fights including his February 2011 win over UFC vet Josh Hendricks.

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.