Intimidation to sponsor & sell at Big Bully MMA event in St. Clairsville, OH on Wednesday night

November 20, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing will provide fight fans with new apparel for that after-Thanksgiving nap, as the popular clothing brand will be available at the Big Bully MMA “Get in the Cage II” event in St. Clairsville, Ohio on Wednesday, November 21. Jon Washington MMAIn partnership with Big Bully Sports Nutrition, former WWE star Nick “Big Bully” Busick will put on his second offering for fans in Eastern Ohio on Thanksgiving eve.

Intimidation also sponsored and sold at the first Big Bully MMA event in May, and along with a successful night, Intimidation also sponsored victorious pros Jon Washington (pictured, left) and Doug Sparks at the event. The second event features a full lineup of amateur talent and takes place at the James Carnes Center. The card includes former West Virginia University linebackers Branko Busick (3-0) and Zach Flynt (0-0), and former Marshall University linebacker Cody Tominack (2-0).

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.

Grishin, Duell, Heiland complete successful night for Intimidation at NAAFS Caged Vengeance 12

October 22, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is well-established in the Northeast Ohio market, and it was evident how deep the ties run over the weekend, as three of four pro winners on the “NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12” card were sponsored by the popular brand. Along with sponsoring the event and selling its popular apparel, Intimidation was also all over the cage in sponsoring more than a dozen of all of the fighters on the card.

Nick Duell MMALight heavyweight Maxim Grishin (14-6) capped off an exciting night of fights by stopping Bill Hill with a TKO in the first round. Now living in Northeast Ohio and training at the Strong Style Academy in Independence, “Maximus” features to be a huge contender in the NAAFS 205-pound division after picking up his seventh win in eight outings.

Intimidation has been a longtime supporter of former NAAFS welterweight champion Nick “Savage” Duell (10-3), and the popular fighter got a much-needed win in a knockout of the night performance when he crushed Jay Buck with an upkick in the first round. Duell had been on a rough 1-2 stretch over the past year-plus, but it was a return to success as he got back to his winning ways and produced one of his patented highlight reel knockouts.

Lightweight “Smokin” Joe Heiland (8-2-1) rounded out the main card with another win sporting Intimidation gear, as he claiming a hard-fought unanimous decision over fellow Intimidation fighter Jon “The Beast” Washington (5-4). Washington came out strong in the first round, but Heiland turned the bout into a gritty, hard-nosed fight and did enough to take home the decision on the scorecards. Joe Heiland vs Jon WashingtonIt was the second win in a row for Heiland after he picked up a victory at “Fight Nite in the Flats 8” earlier this year.

It was also a successful night for Intimidation-sponsored amateurs, as Evolve MMA product Josh Lasich (5-1) claimed the 2012 NAAFS welterweight title with a victory over Emmanuel Kangah. In the bantamweight division, two Intimidation sponsored fighters will square off for the 135-pound title in December, as both Jerrell Hodge (5-1) and Shane Valko (6-0) both advanced with impressive victories. Middleweight Nick Halkides (3-1) also advanced to December’s “Night of Champions” with a victory over Tony Dipiero.

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 Intimidation on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

 

Photos courtesy of CCR Photography.

Intimidation to sponsor popular lightweight Joe Heiland at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12 on October 20th

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of lightweight “Smokin” Joe Heiland at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12. Heiland, who holds an impressive 7-2-1 pro record, will face Jon “The Beast” Washington (5-3) – also an Intimidation-sponsored fighter – in a 155 pound battle. Joe Heiland vs Julian Lane at Bellator 66The “Caged Vengeance 12” event features the semifinals of the well-respected NAAFS amateur series and takes place at the Z-Plex in Streetsboro, Ohio.

“Smokin” Joe Heiland, a teacher by day, has been a pro since 2007 and started his career with five consecutive wins. A product of the StrongStyle Fight Team from Independence, Ohio, the 30 year old Heiland has competed for Bellator as well as NAAFS and other regional promotions and is one of the most popular fighters in the area.

“Caged Vengeance 12” is expected to be one of the biggest NAAFS events of the year, with a headliner featuring former NAAFS welterweight champion Nick Duell. In addition to at least five pros and a whopping ten amateurs, Intimidation Clothing will also be sponsoring the entire NAAFS event and every NAAFS event throughout the 2012 year.

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 Jon “The Beast” Washington at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12 on October 20th

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of with Jon “The Beast” Washington (@JonTheBeast1) in his  upcoming bout at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12 on October 20th. Washington (5-3), is a former UVC amateur champion and professional title challenger. Washington will square off with popular lightweight Joe Heiland (7-2-1), who will also be sponsored by Intimidation.

Jon Washington recently squared off with top MMA prospect Lance Palmer at UVC 20 in August, where he lost a hard fought Jon Washington MMAdecision in the night’s co-main event. Prior to that, he defeated Wisconsin’s “Captain” Morgan Sickinger (9-6) in the main event at Big Bully MMA in Niles, Ohio in May 2012. Washington began his pro MMA career with four straight wins but dropped consecutive decisions outside of the Buckeye State to two fighters with a combined 13-1 pro record. In May he bounced back with a 2nd round submission victory over Sickinger. Washington has fought for several regional MMA promotions in Ohio including the NAAFS, Big Bully MMA and the UVC and was featured on MMA Junkie leading up to his last fight.

The sponsorship of Jon Washington comes in conjunction with Intimidation’s sponsorship of each NAAFS event. Along with sponsoring the event, Intimidation will sponsor pros Nick Duell, Mark Cherico, Heiland and Maxim Grishin, along with several amateurs in the NAAFS national amateur semifinals.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & fight 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 60 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.

UVC and Intimidation Clothing agree to expanded partnership through 2013

(PRESS RELEASE) COLUMBUS, Oh. – Ultimate Victory Challenge, LLC is proud to announce an expanded partnership with Intimidation Clothing to serve as a title sponsor for all UVC mixed martial arts events through the 2013 calendar year. With the agreement, UVC and Intimidation Clothing will use cross-branding promotions to further extend the reach of both organizations.

UVC MMA“We’re proud to have Intimidation Clothing on as our title sponsor through 2013,” said UVC co-owner Rick Pyles. “Having Luke Jernigan and Co. in attendance at each event is a huge coup for us. You just don’t find companies that support MMA as much as they do, and we’re proud to be working with them. They have the best MMA apparel in the business, and having them on board with UVC will help our growth in 2013 as well as theirs.”

Intimidation Clothing began a relationship with UVC in 2011, and that agreement expanded in 2012, when the Ohio-based apparel company served as a title sponsor for “UVC 20: Clash at the Coliseum” in August. The biggest event in UVC history, Intimidation also sponsored main card fighters Luke Zachrich, Nick Kraus, Jon Washington, Doug Kulbis, and Rob Hanna, along with several amateur fighters.

“I am very pleased to continue to work with and expand our relationship with the UVC. The Intimidation brand always looks to partner with classy, reputable organizations and, in my opinion, Rick Pyles and his staff are some of the finest individuals in the MMA industry today,” said Intimidation Clothing CEO Luke Jernigan.

This expanded partnership begins with UVC 21 in October and will continue through 2013.

About Ultimate Victory Challenge

Ultimate Victory Challenge, LLC is the premier promoter of mixed martial arts (MMA) cage fights in Central Ohio. Founded in 2008, UVC operates under direction of the progressive Ohio Athletic Commission and has held 20 events to date. UVC has featured many of the area’s top fighters, including Luke Zachrich, Lance Palmer, Victor O’Donnell, Julian Lane, Jon Washington, and Matt Lanning. UVC is a family-friendly MMA experience that puts fighters first. For more information on UVC, visit www.UltimateVictory.org.

About Intimidation Clothing

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 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.

Zachrich, Lee, Buck, Blackwell & Hanna score wins on record weekend for the Intimidation brand

Once again, fighters sponsored by Intimidation Clothing had a successful weekend over the weekend of August 4th.

Following a lengthy layoff, Luke Zachrich (pictured) earned a hard-fought victory by unanimous decision over Nick Kraus at UVC 20. The win marked the first for Zachrich since 2009, and should send a notice to middleweights around the world that he is healed up and looking to stake his claim in the division.

Also at UVC 20 in Columbus, Rob Hanna won by submission due to strikes over Nate Clark. Hanna made a successful transition to the professional ranks after a stand-out career as an amateur.

At the NAAFS’ first show in Eastlake, Ohio, fan-favorite Terry Blackwell earned a split decision victory over a very game opponent in Brandon Suber. With the win, Blackwell moves up to 3-1 as a professional and 8-1 overall in his MMA career.

Intimidation Clothing also sponsored Johnny Buck in his XFC 19 fight, which ended in dramatic fashion with a KO victory for Buck. In fact, Buck and Intimidation Clothing got some national publicity when the knockout was featured HERE in a clip on ESPN (Buck’s KO can be seen at 0:20 in the video). The fight aired live on AXS TV and got some recognition on the popular MMA website Middle Easy.

Intimidation Clothing was also proud to sponsor Evolve MMA’s Doug Kulbis, Buckeye MMA’s Jon Washington and Indiana-based middleweight Nick Kraus, who all came up short in their bouts on the UVC 20 card. Also representing Intimidation Clothing but coming up short was Adam (David) Mays, who dropped his bout at XFC 19, live on AXS TV.

Stay tuned to IntimidationMMA.com for more sponsorship updates as we continue to grow our brand in the world of MMA.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA 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 lightweight Rob Hanna at UVC 20 in Columbus, Ohio

August 1, 2012 by  
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Intimidation ClothingTM is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Robert Hanna, IV at UVC 20 on August 4th in Columbus, Ohio. Hanna (1-0) will face off with Buckeye MMA’s Nathan Clark (1-0) in the first of four professional bouts on the Ultimate Victory Challenge card. The event, UVC 20: Clash at the Coliseum is presented by the Intimidation brand and will take place on August 4th, 2012 in conjunction with the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

UVC 20 @ the Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OhioRobert Hanna, IV (1-0 pro) completed a 13-2 amateur MMA career in March before making his pro debut in June 2012. In his pro debut Hanna submitted Brian Burgan in less than two minutes to continue the winning streak that he had as an amateur which includes six amateur wins and one pro victory. The sponsorship of Hanna now means the Intimidation brand will be sponsoring five of eight pros on the UVC 20 card including Luke Zachrich and Nick Kraus who fight in the night’s main event, Jon Washington in the co-main event and Doug Kulbis in a pro bout along with multiple amateur fighters.

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.

David Maldonado, The Complete Cutman – XFC on AXS TV, UVC at the Ohio State Fair headline busy weekend

July 30, 2012 by  
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In what is now a regular column here at IntimidationMMA.com, David Maldonado, sports medicine expert, sports rehab specialist and MMA cutman tells us about his journeys across the USA working at MMA events. Sponsored by Intimidation Clothing, David has seen it all and looks to help educate fans and fighters alike. Maldonado has stayed busy throughout the Summer MMA season of events upcoming across the Midwest. David Maldonado, MMA CutmanAlso be sure to check out the ProFightingFans.com interview with David Maldonado, The Complete Cutman.

Invicta 2 in Kansas City was an incredible display of MMA and a first class promotion. Kudos to the matchmaker as the fights were even and full of talent. I haven’t seen such skill, smooth transitions, or heart by any other collection of fighters, male or female. I was happy to confirm that my skills are right on par with any other cutman in the industry and I look forward to continuing to prove that any chance I can.

Those next chances will come Friday and Saturday with two of the best shows the country will see this year. First, the XFC will go to Charlotte, North Carolina where Felice Herrig, Nick Newell, and Cory Hill lead a long list of talent available for fans coming to town or watching XFC 19 on AXS TV. Then on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio I will have the pleasure of seeing UVC 20 continue a high level of quality MMA entertainment. Luke Zachrich, Jon Washington, Lance Palmer, and Nick Kraus will headline a great event at the Ohio State Fair.

Keep up with my schedule online here, at CompleteCutman.com or follow me on Twitter @completecutman.

About David Maldonado, The Complete MMA Cutman
David Maldonado is a sports medicine expert, sports rehab specialist and MMA cutman who has worked events in eight Midwest states. With a doctorate degree in physical therapy, he combines his certifications as an athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist to assist fighters and other athletes inside and outside the cage. His formal training and experience of over a decade have allowed him to work in the NFL and with multiple major universities across the country and he has appeared on HDNet/AxsTV multiple times in his cutman role.

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 60 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.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Buckeye MMA welterweight Matt Lanning at UVC 20 in Columbus, Ohio

Intimidation ClothingTM is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Matt Lanning at UVC 20 on August 4th in Columbus, Ohio. Lanning will fight for the second time as a pro and the first time since October 2011 on the card which features several high level professional and amateur fights. The event, UVC 20: Clash at the Coliseum is presented by the Intimidation brand and will take place on August 4th, 2012 in conjunction with the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

Jon Washington & Matt Lanning - Buckeye MMA & Intimidation ClothingMatt “The Hammer” Lanning (1-0 pro, 7-0 amateur) completed a 7-0 amateur MMA career in August 2011 and made his pro debut soon thereafter winning a unanimous decision over Anthony Jamison, II at an LFC event in Indianapolis, Indiana in October 2011. A native of Central Ohio who has an extensive background in soccer, Lanning trains at Buckeye MMA in Gahanna, one of the most successful gyms in the Columbus area. He has fought three times previously for the fast-rising UVC promotion, each time as an amateur. In eight career fights Lanning has finished his opponent five times with three TKO wins and two submissions due to strikes. Lanning is one of several Buckeye MMA fighters on the UVC 20 card including Intimidation sponsored Jon Washington (pictured together on the right) and multiple amateurs.

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 and UVC present UFC 149 watch party at Rule 3 in Pickerington, Ohio

July 17, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing and the UVC are pleased to present a UFC 149 watch party on Saturday night at Rule 3 in Pickerington, Ohio. UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is a live on pay-per-view MMA event on Saturday, July 21st hosted by the Intimidation brand and the Ultimate Victory Challenge, the same organization that will bring Faber’s Team Alpha Male teammate Lance “The Party” Palmer back to Columbus to take on Buckeye MMA’s own Jon “The Beast” Washington at UVC 20. UVC 20 @ the Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OhioUVC 20: Clash at the Coliseum will take place on August 4th at the Ohio State Fairgrounds Coliseum with tickets available through Ticketmaster.

Saturday night’s UFC 149 watch party at Rule 3 in Pickerington features no cover charge and an opportunity to win free tickets to UVC 20. Fans are invited to come to the event and meet UVC fighters, staff and representatives from Intimidation Clothing, the leading MMA inspired apparel company in the Midwest, and sponsors of multiple fighters on the UVC 20 card. Rule 3 is an exciting, family-friendly atmosphere for food, drinks, bowling, pool, volleyball and much more!

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle 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.

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