Intimidation alums find success in the cage during holiday season

December 9, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing has long been a supporter of up-and-coming mixed martial artists, and many of the fighters who have donned the popular brand in the past have found major successes on varying levels, including in the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting. Dan Spohn UFCIntimidation has sponsored hundreds of fighters in the company’s five year history, and has produced signature shirts for more than a dozen different athletes.

Most recently, here are the Intimidation alums who have seen success in the sport:

Dan “Dragon” Spohn (9-4) – After starring as a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 19 and making his official UFC debut earlier this year, Spohn returned to his hometown of Columbus in November, where he moved his record to 3-0 fighting in Ohio’s capital with a first round submission over Michael Cockerham in less than a minute. Spohn, who hopes to make it back to the UFC in 2015 with another win or two, has been a member of Team Intimidation dating back to his fourth professional fight. Intimidation sponsored Spohn en route to his winning the NAAFS light heavyweight title, in his 9-second knockout win at Bellator 51, and his two recent fights for the UVC in Columbus. The Cambridge native is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS champion Josh Stansbury.

Josh “Sandman” Stansbury (6-2) – Stansbury is the reigning NAAFS light heavyweight champion and was also the amateur heavyweight champion for NAAFS in 2007. Most recently, he traveled to Colorado in November, where he won the light heavyweight title for Prize Fighting Championships with a first round submission win over Jeremy Osheim. Jessica Eye MMAStansbury was also a cast member on TUF 19, but he suffered an injury in his prelimary fight, which he happened to be dominating.

Jessica “Evil” Eye (11-2) – Eye is a current member of the fast-growing UFC women’s bantamweight division, but before she entered the Octagon she was Ohio’s most popular fighter. A longtime member of Team Intimidation during her early professional career, Eye became a fan favorite and is a pioneer for women’s MMA in the Buckeye State. Most recently, she picked up her first official UFC win with a TKO victory over Leslie Smith at UFC 180 in November. Intimidation released a signature shirt for Eye in 2012, and Eye is also the creator of the Eye Believe signature line of apparel, of which some stock remains through IntimidationClothing.com.

Hector “El Toro” Urbina (17-8-1) – Urbina is an Ohio native who now makes his home in Florida training with American Top Team. Urbina has been sponsored multiple times by Intimidation, and he is the former middleweight and reigning welterweight champion for the Intimidation sponsored NAAFS organization. He was also a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 19, and he made his official UFC debut with a win over Edgar Garcia last month at UFC 180 in Mexico.

Mike “The Marine” Richman (18-5) – A former Bellator tournament finalist, Richman has now become the No. 1 contender in the organization’s bantamweight division with back-to-back knockout wins in bouts on Spike TV. Most recently, he stopped UFC veteran Nam Phan in just 46 seconds at Bellator 131 in November. Stipe Miocic UFCIntimidation sponsored Richman both in bouts for Bellator and in bouts that took place in his home state prior to his signing with Bellator. His next bout will be in March, when he faces former Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas for a likely title shot.

 

Stipe Miocic (12-1) – Miocic (pictured, right) is one of the sport’s top heavyweights, and he’ll be fighting for a title shot when he takes on former champion Junior Dos Santos in the main event at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13. Intimidation sponsored Miocic through his early pro career, when he was dominant on the regional scene winning the NAAFS heavyweight title.

Dustin “Bam Bam” Parrish (2-0) – Parrish, who hails from Indiana, boasted an impressive 9-1 record as an amatuer and is one of the fastest-rising stars on the Midwest MMA scene. Now training at American Top Team in Indianapolis, Parrish got his start in MMA after going to a local martial arts school just to take a break from wrestling. He is now 2-0 as a pro following a first round submission win over veteran Ryan McIntosh at LFC 55 in Indianapolis in November.

Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (5-0) – An Ohio native who regularly brings some of the biggest crowds to fights in his home state, Garbrandt recently signed with the UFC after posting 5 knockouts through his first 5 pro fights. He’ll make his Octagon debut at UFC 182 on January 3, where he will face veteran Marcus Brimage. Intimidation sponsored Garbrandt throughout much of his amateur and early pro career, and the Pinnacle FC bantamweight champion has become one of the sport’s biggest prospects since moving to California to train at Team Alpha Male with the likes of former WEC champion Urijah Faber and current UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw.

 

Dan Spohn & Jessica Eye photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation to sponsor veteran “Big” John Hawk at Driven MMA on March 1 in Canton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of veteran fighter “Big” John Hawk, as he prepares to face fellow Bellator MMA veteran William Penn (7-3) in a heavyweight bout at the inaugural Driven MMA event on March 1 in Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAHawk (8-5) will make his first appearance in the heavyweight division since 2010, when he defeated Joe McCall at NAAFS: Caged Fury 9 to win the organization’s heavyweight title. Since then, he has become known as one of the most durable fighters in the light heavyweight division, including racking up a 2-1 win under the Bellator MMA banner with an upset win over Marcus Vanttinen at Bellator 66 highlighting his time in the organization.

Hawk is a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio and comes in looking for his fourth win in six outings. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Hawk is an outspoken member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, which is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer. Most recently, Hawk dropped unanimous decision in the NAAFS light heavyweight championship fight at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 last August, which was one of the best fights in the state during 2012. One of the top fighters in the Buckeye State, Hawk is also ranked as the No. 4 professional light heavyweight in Ohio by @OhioMMARankings.

John Hawk & Brian Rogers MMAHawk will be one of a host of fighters sporting the Intimidation brand during the Driven MMA event, including Kyle Rozewski, Maxim Grishin, William Penn, Jessica Zomcik, Isaiah Chapman, George Comer, and Dustin Kempf. Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor for the event and will be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA 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 courtesy of ShootItMMA.com.

Intimidation to sponsor John Hawk at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 on March 30 in Canton, Ohio

March 16, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of light heavyweight “Big” John Hawk at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 on March 30 in Canton, Ohio. Hawk (7-4) will take on King of the Cage and ProElite veteran Raymond Lopez (7-3) in one of the evening’s featured professional bouts.

John Hawk MMAA former NAAFS heavyweight champion and 3-time Bellator veteran, Hawk is a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio and comes in looking for his third win in four outings. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Hawk is an outspoken member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, which is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer. One of the top fighters in the Buckeye State, Hawk is also ranked as the No. 5 professional light heavyweight in Ohio by OHMMA.com.

Along with sponsoring Hawk, Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor of NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 and will sponsor pros Isaiah Chapman, Frank Caraballo, Nick Duell, Antonio Castillo Jr. and George Comer. 1050-webIntimidation will also be in attendance selling its popular t-shirts, hats, fight shorts, Hawk’s walkout tee for the event (pictured, left) and his signature shirt and the company will sponsor multiple amateur fighters on the night’s preliminary card.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Blackwell, Chapman, Hawk, Kempf & Taylor at NAAFS Night of Champions in Medina, Ohio

November 30, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is unparalleled in its sponsorship of Northeast Ohio fighters, and that trend will continue at NAAFS Night of Champions 2012 on Dec. 15 in Medina, where the popular clothing brand will be represented by at least five professional fighters on one of the year’s biggest cards.

John Hawk MMA“Big” John Hawk (7-4) will make his return to the NAAFS cage after a 2-1 stint in Bellator, where he may not be done making waves on a national level. Originally slated to take on reigning 205lb champ Josh Stansbury, the former NAAFS heavyweight champion will now take on an opponent to be named as he looks for his third win in four outings. Of course Hawk is one of a select few fighters with their own signature tee from Intimidation (pictured) and fans can buy the John Hawk signature shirt online at IntimidationClothing.com.

Intimidation will also sponsor both fighters in what is sure to be an electrifying lightweight title bout. Torrance “Tyrant” Taylor (10-9-1) will take on Terry Blackwell (3-1) in a match-up of two of the hottest 155-pound fighters in the state. Taylor made his return to the cage in August after an extended layoff, but there was no rust, as he put a beatdown on Tom Waters to earn a third round TKO. Known for his flashy striking, Taylor has also rounded out the grappling part of his game and figures to be a tough out as he is now able to focus more on training after earning his economics degree from Cleveland State University. Blackwell is the leader of Instigator Fight Team, and is riding a three-fight winning streak, including a decision victory over Brandon Suber in August. Also known for his striking, Blackwell is sure to provide tough opposition for the surging Taylor.

Dustin Kempf MMAIn another marquee bout, unbeaten bantamweight Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman (3-0) will look to stay unbeaten as he takes on Dustin Kempf (6-5) in what figures to be his toughest test to date. Chapman is riding an 11-fight winning streak dating back to his amateur career, where he was a two-time NAAFS National Amateur Champion. Coming off of a loss to the surging Frank Caraballo for the interim featherweight championship at Bellator 51, Kempf makes his return to the cage after an extended layoff and looks to make waves in a new lighter division.

Intimidation Clothing will also serve as a title sponsor of the NAAFS Night of Champions 2012 event, as it does for all NAAFS events.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor NAAFS Night of Champions 2012 in Medina, Ohio on December 15th

November 27, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of “Night of Champions 2012,” one of the best offerings of the year from Northeast Ohio-based NAAFS promotion. Torrance Taylor MMAThe sponsorship continues a partnership where Intimidation serves as a title sponsor for each event from the organization throughout the year and the company will be on hand selling their premium quality apparel at the NAAFS event. NAAFS Night of Champions 2012 takes place on Saturday, December 15th at the Medina Fairgrounds in Medina, Ohio.

This year’s event figures to be one of the biggest in company history, as a professional title will be decided in the lightweight division along with the culmination of the 2012 NAAFS National Amateur Series, where seven more champions will be crowned. In addition, select fights from the event will be aired on the weekly NAAFS Cage Fighting program on SportsTime Ohio which airs on Friday nights at 9 pm ET.

The lightweight title will  be up for grabs between two Intimidation sponsored fighters, as Torrance “Tyrant” Taylor (11-7-1 – pictured, right) will battle Terry Blackwell (3-1) for the interim 155-pound strap. Isaiah Chapman MMATaylor, a product of Rising Dragon in Cleveland, and Blackwell of Team Instigator in Canton, represent two of the successful historic fight teams in the region. Also, Intimidation sponsored fighter Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman (3-0 – pictured, left) of Rock Hard MMA in Akron will look to continue his meteoric rise up the professional ranks as he battles fellow Team Intimidation member Dustin Kempf in a key bantamweight battle. The winner of the Chapman vs. Kempf fight is expected to fight for the NAAFS pro series 135lb title in 2013. Along with popular light heavyweight “Big” John Hawk, the former NAAFS pro series heavyweight champion, multiple amateurs will also be sponsored by Intimidation at the Night of Champions event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of athletic apparel & MMA 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 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 Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Intimidation sponsored fighters provide spectacular, award-winning finishes on national stage for Bellator

September 18, 2012 by  
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The Intimidation brand is synonymous with fantastic finishes, especially for the top fighters inside the Bellator organization. Many fighters bearing the Intimidation logo have provided exciting knockouts and submissions for Bellator, including Brian Rogers, Season 6 Welterweight Champion Karl Amoussou, top-ranked female fighter Jessica Eye and former Olympian Alexis Vila to name a few.

Brian Rogers MMABrian Rogers came on board with Intimidation in 2011, and “The Predator” has produced three highlight reel knockouts in that span. At “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Hendo” Rogers broke onto the national scene with a TKO over Ian Rammel, and he followed up that performance with a head kick in the first round of Bellator’s Season 5 Middleweight Tournament that earned him a victory over Victor O’Donnell. Upon returning in the Season 6 tournament, Rogers (pictured, left) provided a Knockout of the Year candidate with his flying knee finish over Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61, which has since been named the best knockout in Bellator history. That same knockout was named as one of the finalists for Knockout of the Year at the 2012 World MMA Awards.

Karl Amoussou has taken a different path to Bellator success, as the Frenchman submitted two of three foes en route to becoming the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament champion. Karl Amoussou - Bellator MMAHe tapped Chris Lozano with a rear naked choke in the quarterfinals, and he then earned a title shot against Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren with a heel hook finish over Bryan Baker that is a Submission of the Year candidate. Like Rogers above, Amoussou is one of Intimidation’s core of fighters who are supported in their fights and training throughout the year.

Four of the five highlight reel knockouts at Bellator 51 came from Intimidation sponsored fighters. Joey Holt blasted Clint Musser with a flying knee in the first round (pictured, right), and not to be outdone, Dan Spohn introduced himself to the national MMA scene with a nine-second KO of his own. Both Holt and Spohn were featured on HDNet (now AXS TV) as 2011 finalists for the Bazzie Award for KO Kick of the Year. John Hawk earned a TKO over Allen Weickart, but the shot heard around the mixed martial arts world was Alexis Vila’s overhand right that completely put former Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren to sleep in the night’s main event.

Joey Holt KO of Clint Musser at Bellator 51The bantamweight division has seen a healthy dose of Intimidation fighters, as both Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament finalists were sponsored by the brand. Luis Nogueira earned his spot in the finals with a highlight reel knockout over Hiroshi Nakamura at Bellator 70.

Meanwhile, Season 7 has truly taken the spectacular finishes to a new level. The Intimidation brand has been regularly seen on both MTV2 and Spike.com and the highlights are regularly broadcast on MMA Uncensored on Spike TV as well as Inside MMA on AXS TV.

Fighters from Intimidation’s home state of Ohio did their best to show the depth of talent in the Buckeye State as middleweights Mojo Horne (rear naked choke) and Jason Butcher (guillotine choke) both scored 1st round submissions live on Spike.com at Bellator 78 in Dayton. Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorMeanwhile, one of Intimidation’s core sponsored fighters, Jessica “Evil” Eye, was able to show fans on a national stage why she is already one of the most popular fighters in the state of Ohio. Fighting opposite Bellator Women’s 115lb Champion Zoila Gurgel in a 125lb bout at Bellator 83, Eye scored a 1st round technical submission against her rival in just 58 seconds of cage time.

But the stellar finishes in Bellator’s Season 7 were not limited to Ohio-based fighters. The brand’s ties to Minnesota were seen on MTV2 as Mike Richman added yet another stunning KO scoring a head kick to drop his opponent at Bellator 76 and advance to the semifinals. In addition, New York’s Team Bombsquad was well represented as Shahbulat Shamhalaev scored consecutive TKO wins inside the Bellator cage at Bellator 76 and again three weeks later. Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorFighting fellow Intimidation sponsored Richman at Bellator 79, Shamhalaev connected yet again to score the 1st round TKO and advance to the Season 7 Featherweight Tournament finals at Bellator 84.

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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor five fighters and sell at Bellator 71 in Chester, West Virginia

Intimidation ClothingTM is pleased to announce that the company will be selling at Friday’s Bellator 71 event in Chester, West Virginia. Along with having a fully stocked booth of premium quality Intimidation products, the Intimidation brand will be sponsoring five fighters on the fight card as the company continues to strengthen its presence in West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The Bellator 71 event will be held at the Mountaineer Casino & Resort in Chester, WV, on Friday night, June 22nd with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET.
Dan Spohn & John Hawk - Bellator MMA

Dan Spohn (right) and John Hawk (left) are two of the top 205 lb fighters in the USA. The two have fought twice before and Bellator 71 will be the 3rd Bellator event with both on the same fight card.

The Intimidation brand, already one of the most recognizable brand in the MMA and combat sports industry across the Midwest, will be sponsoring five fighters on the Bellator 71 card. This list includes both fighters in the NAAFS Light Heavyweight title fight, Champion Dan Spohn and challenger Josh Stansbury, as well as light heavyweight John Hawk, featherweight Brylan Van Artsdalen and middleweight Chris Goldbaugh. Both Van Artsdalen and Goldbaugh will also be sponsored by Foundation Fight Company which is based out of Wheeling, WV, just a few miles down the road from Chester.

The event will mark the second local event with the Intimidation brand selling at a Bellator event after Intimidation Clothing was live at Bellator 66 in Cleveland. At that event the brand sponsored seven fighters including Brian “The Predator” Rogers in the Season 6 Middleweight Tournament semifinals, Top 10 ranked 125 lb female fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye, Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker, Julian Lane, Joe Heiland and the aforementioned Dan Spohn and John Hawk.

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 to sponsor John Hawk live on Spike.com at Bellator 71 in Chester, West Virginia

June 9, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of “Big” John Hawk in his Bellator 71 fight in Chester, West Virginia. A product of the Strong Style Fight Team from Independence, OH, Hawk will face Tim Carpenter 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. Hawk vs. Carpenter is scheduled to be part of the Spike.com broadcast undercard with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET.

John Hawk MMA“Big” John Hawk (7-4, 2-1 Bellator) is coming off the biggest win of his career, a decision victory over highly rated prospect Marcus Vanttinen (21-4) at Bellator 66 in April. After defeatin Allan Weickert by TKO on Spike.com at Bellator 51 in his Bellator debut, he lost a close split decision to Roger Hollett (13-3, 1-0 Bellator) at Bellator 57 in November. Hollett is one of eight fighters expected to participate in the Bellator Summer Series 2012 Light Heavyweight Tournament and Vanttinen was scheduled to participate in the tournament before losing to Hawk at the Bellator event in Cleveland. Hawk will face Tim Carpenter (8-1, 3-1 Bellator) in what is rumored to be a reserve bout for the 205 lb tourney.

The Bellator 66 fight will mark the 7th straight fight in which the Intimidation brand has worked with “Big” John Hawk, one of the select fighters that has his own Intimidation signature t-shirt. Fans looking to support Hawk can purchase the John Hawk signature shirt (pictured) online from Intimidation at IntimidationClothing.com and at Intimidation booth at the Bellator event at the Mountaineer Casino & Resort.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor John Hawk live on Spike.com at Bellator 66 in Cleveland, Ohio

April 16, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of “Big” John Hawk in his Bellator 66 fight in Cleveland, Ohio. A product of the Strong Style Fight Team from Independence, OH, Hawk will face Marcus Vanttinen in a Light Heavyweight battle at the Bellator 66 event which will be held at the IX Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday night, April 20th. Hawk vs. Vanttinen is scheduled to be part of the Spike.com broadcast undercard with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET.

John Hawk MMAHawk (6-4, 1-1 Bellator) will face Vanttinen (21-3), a fighter who will be making his Bellator debut at the event. Vanttinen will no doubt be walking into a hostile environment facing a home town favorite in Hawk, the former NAAFS Heavyweight Champion. Hawk defeated Allan Weickert by TKO on Spike.com at Bellator 51 in September 2011 before losing a close split decision to Roger Hollett (13-3, 1-0 Bellator) at Bellator 57 in November.

The Bellator 66 fight will mark the 6th straight fight in which Intimidation Clothing has worked with “Big” John Hawk, one of the select fighters that has his own Intimidation signature t-shirt. Fans looking to support Hawk can purchase the John Hawk signature shirt (pictured) online from Intimidation at IntimidationClothing.com.

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

Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighters remain undefeated, now 9-0, fighting at Bellator events in 2012

April 10, 2012 by  
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Maybe it’s luck, but we like to think that we know how to pick them, as Intimidation Clothing can claim an undefeated record inside Bellator’s cage thus far in Season 6. Intimidation sponsored fighters, with participants thus far in the Bantamweight, Featherweight, Welterweight and Middleweight Tournaments, have gone a perfect 7-0 in Bellator Tournament bouts with non Tournament fighters adding a 2-0 record to date. Bellator Middleweight Brian RogersThis comes on the heels of an incredible run during Season 5 that saw Tournament Champion Alexander Shlemenko (185 lb), finalists Alexis Vila (135 lb), Ben Saunders (170 lb) and semifinalists Brian Rogers, Chris Lozano, Ed West, Marcos Galvao, Luis Santos and more all sponsored by Intimidation in one or more fights during the Fall of 2011.

While the Intimidation brand may be able to boast an undefeated record at Bellator events in 2012, that record will be on the line this weekend and again at Bellator 66 after the streak remained intact at Bellator 65. Both Marcos Galvao and Luis Nogueira advanced to the Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight semifinals with unanimous decision wins televised on MTV2. But Bellator 66 puts the undefeated record to the test as the Intimidation brand features 9 fighters sponsored including Brian Rogers, Thiago Michel, Jason Dent, Jessica Eye, Donny Walker, John Hawk, Dan Spohn and both Joe Heiland and Julian Lane in a lightweight battle. Rogers (pictured) will be competing in the Middleweight Tournament semifinals while Michel will be in the Lightweight Tournament semifinals with both fights scheduled to be televised live on MTV2.

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 on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

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