Team Intimidation’s Rogers and Parsons featured in “The 7 Greatest Recent KOs You Haven’t Seen”

A pair of longtime Team Intimidation fighters were recently featured in an interesting feature on Bleacher Report, focusing on “The 7 Greatest Recent KOs You Haven’t Seen.” Brian Rogers Bellator 119 flying knee KOThose two fighters are Brian “The Predator” Rogers and Jordan “Pretty Boy” Parsons.

Rogers was featured on this list at #4 for his vicious flying knee knockout over Adrian Miles at Bellator 119 in May. He’s made a career out of spectacular flying knee knockouts, as his knockout over Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61 has been named as the top KO in Bellator history multiple times. “The Predator” will be back in action looking for another KO when he faces James Irvin in the co-main event at Bellator 125 next month.

Parsons earned the top spot on the list for his absolute pasting of Tim Bazer at Bellator 117 earlier this year. The Minnesotan needed just 4 seconds in the second round to send Bazer “crashing violently to the canvas with a potent two-punch combination.”

Jordan Parsons MMAThese fighters are just two of the knockout artists on Team Intimidation. Others with notable knockouts include Dan “Dragon” Spohn, John Hawk, and more.

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

Featherweights flock to Intimidation

Intimidation Clothing prides itself on identifying the top upcoming talent in mixed martial arts, and many of the sport’s top featherweight prospects have been sponsored by the brand.

Currently one of the sport’s hottest prospects, Pittsburgh’s Khama Worthy (6-2) recently improved to 4-0 with three impressive knockouts since dropping to the featherweight division last year. Frank Caraballo MMAA member of Team Intimidation since his amateur career, “The Death Star” scored another big finish at PinnacleFC 7 on Memorial Day weekend, where he knocked out Anthony Morgan (5-3) in the co-main event in Pittsburgh. The flashy, athletic striker is one of a plethora of talented fighters at or near 145lbs at Fight Club Pittsburgh where the Intimidation name has been a mainstay for years.

Intimidation has also been a longtime sponsor of NAAFS featherweight champion Frank Caraballo (12-7), who has long been lauded as one of the top prospects in mixed martial arts. Now training and coaching at Cal Crowell Fitness, Athletic & MMA Training Center, “The Tank” (pictured, right) is set to headline the Driven MMA/NAAFS Fight Nite in the Flats X card in Cleveland on June 7th. As one of the most popular fighters in Northeast Ohio, Caraballo has won 7 of his last 10 fights and looks to pickup another win in front of the home crowd in Cleveland.

Cody Stevens MMACody “The Wolverine” Stevens (11-7-1) has been sponsored by Intimidation many times in the past and is known as one of Ohio’s most popular and durable fighters. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Stevens (pictured, left) has stepped in with the likes of Shinya Aoki, Jimmie Rivera, Dustin Neace, Wilson Reis, Donny Walker and more in his storied career. Having recently fought as a bantamweight as well, Stevens recently became a member of the Strong Style Fight Team, which is an official Intimidation dealer in Northeast Ohio. Stevens has also lived and trained in Thailand, where he is a member of Tiger Muay Thai and was set to face in-state rival Caraballo before an injury postponed that battle.

Outside of the Ohio Valley, Intimidation is a longtime sponsor of former CFA featherweight champion Jordan Parsons (10-1), who has posted three straight victories after a yearlong layoff. Most recently, he made his Bellator debut at Bellator 117 in Iowa, where he earned his third career knockout victory with a 1-2 combination to put his opponent to sleep just 4 seconds into the second round. With a very good record and a win inside Bellator’s cage under his belt, Parsons is vying for a tournament spot in Bellator MMA’s deep 145lb division.

One of the newest members of Team Intimidation, Terry House (6-8) is one of the Chicagoland area’s most popular fighters. A 4-time veteran of the Intimidation-sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana, House (pictured, right) also promotes anti-bullying in the area. Terry House MMAHe will be back in action on May 31st in Hammond, Indiana for the Intimidation sponsored United Combat League event outside of Chicago, just across the Indiana/Illinois border.

One of the longest-running sponsorships for the Intimidation brand in the 145lb division is with Bobby Emmons. One of the first fighters from Indiana ever sponsored by Intimidation, Emmons fights at both 145 and 155lbs and has his own signature tee from the popular brand which is the largest supporter of Local MMA in the Midwest, if not the USA. Emmons is a former top contender for the highly-respected Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana and has the clever nickname “White Trash BJJ.” Most recently, Emmons took a fight in Pittsburgh on a week’s notice and scored a 1st round submission win to improve his pro record to 4-3.

While Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker has fought just once since April of 2012, the 2-time UFC veteran has a resume few can argue with. A member of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy, Walker was one of the first fighters ever sponsored by the Intimidation brand and his signature tee was released just before winning the NAAFS featherweight title in August 2011. A police officer by day, Walker has faced many top names at 135 and 145 pounds in the Midwest.

Kyle Kyote Rozewski MMAFinally, Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski is one of the hottest featherweight prospects in the Midwest. After starting his pro MMA career at 0-2 Rozewski made the move and transition from near his hometown in Buffalo, New York to Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio. Since that change “Kyote” (pictured, left) has gone 4-1 with his lone loss coming to retired top MMA prospect Anthony Durnell (14-4). Over a three year pro career Rozewski’s three losses have come to three fighters with a combined pro record of 21-5, and his most recent win came at the expense of one of Ohio MMA’s long-standing warriors in Dustin “The Reaper” Kempf in March 2014. Rozewski will look to continue his hot streak opposite Wes Hanson (2-0) at Driven MMA’s NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats X in Cleveland on June 7th.

The aforementioned Kempf and Durnell, both Team Intimidation members for years, know tough battles just like those mentioned above. While Kempf, also a police officer by day, has fought a ringer over the years including Walker, Caraballo, Rozewski and top bantamweight prospect Isaiah Chapman, “The Reaper” continues to remain active with a 6-7 pro record. Meanwhile Durnell, a member of Fight Club Pittsburgh, announced his retirement from the sport in late 2013 after a 5-1 record in his final 6 pro fights.

Looking to Intimidation’s rich crop of alumni, the brand has also worked with a plethora of top 145lb fighters. Mark Cherico MMAAmong that list is Pittsburgh MMA stars Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (6-0) and Justin Steave (6-4), former MTV Caged star Tony Kelley (2-0) and rising Ohio MMA star Antonio Castillo, Jr.. While Cherico (pictured, right) was sponsored by Intimidation in his final amateur fights and several professional fights, he remains one of the top prospects in the featherweight division and is rumored to be near the top of the UFC’s watch list. His teammate Justin “The Hawk” Steave was sponsored by Intimidation as an amateur and early in his pro MMA career as he won 4 straight fights in 2012-2013.

Tony “Primetime” Kelley was sponsored by Intimidation in both of his first two professional bouts, where he has earned victories in both with 1st round stoppages. Finally Castillo, a winner of 6 of his last 7 fights and the past 4 straight, was a staple of the Intimidation brand at MMA events in Cleveland for years as he built his name into one of the most avoided featherweights in the Midwest.

On the national stage, Intimidation has sponsored multiple notable fighters in Bellator’s featherweight tournaments, which has become a cornerstone division for the organization throughout its history. shah-shamhalaev01_400In the past, Intimidation has sponsored former Bellator Featherweight Champion and tournament winner Daniel Straus, tournament winner and Shah Shamhalaev (pictured, left), as well as Mike Richman, Marlon Sandro, Fabricio Guerreiro, Mike Corey, and Genair da Silva.

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 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.

Team Intimidation knocks out the competition

May 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

Throughout its history, Team Intimidation has come to be known for providing a wealth of highlight reel knockouts, from the Local MMA scene to televised bouts on AXS TV and on Spike TV & MTV2 with Bellator MMA. From being a longtime sponsor for notables like Brian “The Predator” Rogers, Dan “Dragon” Spohn, and more, the Intimidation name has become synonymous with the knockout in mixed martial arts.

Brian Rogers KO Bellator 119And recently, this streak has continued on a national stage and around the world.

At Bellator 119, longtime Team Intimidation member Brian “The Predator” Rogers produced yet another highlight reel flying knee knockout, when he put Adrian Miles to sleep in the second round of their middleweight bout. Rogers has produced some of the best knockouts in Bellator and MMA history, including his immortal flying knee over Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61 that has been named as the best in Bellator history multiple times. Rogers, who has produced 9 knockouts in 11 career victories, continues to be a fan favorite inside the Bellator cage.

Dan Spohn @ Bellator 51Dan Spohn made headlines with his 10-second knockout over Tyler King to kick off the season on The Ultimate Fighter 19, immediately making him a household name and favorite to win the season. Spohn (pictured, left) is no one-trick pony, however, as he also posted the fastest knockout in Bellator MMA history with  9-second flying knee over Dane Bonnigson at Bellator 51, and a TKO over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks at NAAFS: Caged Fury 15 that was the result of nasty elbows off of his back. In conjunction with his recent meteoric rise to the top of the mixed martial arts world, Intimidation has recently announced plans to release a signature tee for Spohn.

Jordan Parsons may be known as “Pretty Boy,” but the longtime member of Team Intimidation is also one of the best lightweight prospects in all of MMA. The Minnesota native recently made his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 117, where he moved his record to 10-1 with a knockout just 4 seconds into the second round over Tim Bazer. He needed just two punches in the second frame, landing a perfectly time 1-2 combo to put Bazer out.

Brazilian Luis “Sapo” Santos has produced 34 knockouts in 60 career victories, and he has recently been laying waste to some of the best international fighters on XFC’s international shows in his native Brazil. After producing  four first-round knockouts under the XFC banner in the U.S. – including an incredible three via head kick – Santos put Alfredo Morales to sleep with a front kick at XFCi 3 in March.

Bellator 51 was a banner night for Intimidation, as along with Spohn’s knockout, Intimidation also sponsored lightweight Joey Holt in his flying knee victory over Clint Musser, and Alexis Vila as he produced his “shot heard round the world” knockout over former Bellator champion Joe Warren.

Nick Duell MMAAnd with another notable, Nick Duell stopped Jason Buck with a highlight reel upkick at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12 in 2012. Duell (pictured, right) is also a knockout artist, with 7 knockout victories in 11 career victories. He also holds notable KO/TKO victories over “The Ultimate Fighter” veterans Julian Lane, Kevin Knabjian, and Daniel Head.

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

 

 

Weekend MMA Recap: Parsons’ KO win at Bellator 117 highlights successful weekend

Easter weekend was a busy one for mixed martial arts around the country, with events in nearly every region highlighting the action. Intimidation was part of at least three events, including two in the Buckeye state and one in Michigan. Also one of the longest-running members of Team Intimidation picked up the biggest win of his career.

Jordan Parsons - Bellator MMA Longtime Minnesota MMA product Jordan Parsons (10-1, 1-0 BMMA) finally made his Bellator MMA debut on Friday night, and the “Pretty Boy” impressed with a knockout just 4 seconds into the second round. After a dominant first round, Parsons (pictured, right) needed just two punches in the second frame: a left and then a straight right, and Bazer was knocked out cold. Parsons is now on a three-fight winning streak since losing the only bout of his career and joins a long list of Intimidation sponsored fighters with highlight reel KOs for Bellator & other top MMA organizations.

Intimidation was also active at three events in the Midwest. The Intimidation crew was live on hand at EFP: Caged Madness 28 in Akron, Ohio, where a packed crowd witnessed a deep amateur card featuring a full slate of bouts. Multiple fighters from the Intimidation sponsored Evolve MMA gym were in action, including Izzy William (6-2) who picked up a submission victory in the second round, and Ryan Arce (5-2) made his return to the cage to earn a decision victory.

And in Fredericktown, Ohio, a sold out crowd at EAC 6 witnessed the final show from the organization, and the Intimidation Clothing bumper pads were up in the red and blue corners. And finally, the Intimidation Michigan crew had a fantastic night at the Mad Men Promotions “Night of Champions” event in Hillsdale, MI on Saturday night.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing MMA & MX clothing brand 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.

Team Intimidation’s Jordan Parsons set to fight at Bellator 117

April 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of Jordan “Pretty Boy” Parsons, who is set to make his Bellator MMA debut next week at Bellator 117. Parsons (9-1) will take on Tim Bazer (14-15) as part of the prelims in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which will air live on Spike.com.

Jordan Parsons MMAIntimidation has been a longtime sponsor of the Minnesota native Parsons, including sponsoring him in his most recent bout – a win over Damien Hill at a Driller MMA event this past December, which earned him the organization’s lightweight title. The 23-year-old is a former CFA featherweight champion, but he was forced out of the cage for 12 months dealing with a nasty staph infection and other setbacks after his lone loss in June 2012. He returned successfully last year and looked better than ever in improving to 9-1 in his pro MMA career.

Considered one of the top featherweight prospects in MMA, Parsons signed with Bellator MMA in February. He made a name for himself by winning the $20,000 CFA featherweight tournament to claim the organization’s first 145-pound title. He went through James Polodna, James Cianci and Danny Chaves en route to winning the CFA 145 pound belt in February 2012 at the CFA 5 event. In his first title defense, Parsons was upset by Lazar Stojadinovi to lose his belt. After the aforementioned year off, he returned to his hometown last year and earned victories over Derek Getzel and Hill. In his nine pro wins Parsons has finished four opponents with two submissions and two TKO victories and has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand multiple times throughout his pro career.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA inspired clothing & fight 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 sponsored featherweight Jordan Parsons signs with Bellator MMA

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to congratulate longtime Team Intimidation member Jordan Parsons (9-1) on his recent signing with Bellator MMA. A rising star in the sport, the Minnesota native is expected to make his organizational debut during Bellator MMA’s upcoming 10th season, which is set to begin airing on Spike TV later this month.

Jordan Parsons MMAIntimidation has been a longtime sponsor of Parsons, including sponsoring him in his most recent bout – a win over Damien Hill at a Driller MMA event this past December, which earned him the organization’s lightweight title. The 23-year-old is a former CFA featherweight champion, but he was forced out of the cage for 12 months dealing with a nasty staph infection and other setbacks after his lone loss in June 2012, but he made a successful return last year and looked better than ever.

Considered one of the top featherweight prospects in MMA, Parsons made a name for himself by winning the $20,000 CFA featherweight tournament to claim the organization’s first 145-pound title. He went through James Polodna, James Cianci and Danny Chaves en route to winning the CFA 145 pound belt in February 2012 at the CFA 5 event. In his first title defense, Parsons was upset by Lazar Stojadinovi to lose his belt. After the aforementioned year off, he returned to his hometown last year and earned victories over Derek Getzel and Hill. In his nine pro wins Parsons has finished four opponents with two submissions and two TKO victories and has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand multiple times throughout his pro career.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA 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.

Year In Review: 2013 proves to be highly successful for the growth of the Intimidation brand

At this time of year we hear much about resolutions to get better and looking back at what has been accomplished over the past 12 months. Here at Intimidation Clothing, things are not much different, although the moniker of “getting better” is not something we take for granted – it’s a daily goal. After a 2012 that saw Intimidation Clothing continue to sponsor Bellator events and a host of top-tier regional MMA promotions as well as fighters on major TV networks, 2013 had a lot to live up to. And indeed it did as 2013 proved to be a banner year for our company breaking every known record the company had established in past years. Since starting this company in late 2009, the Intimidation brand has steadily grown into one of the most recognizable names in the MMA and combat sports industry, and we take a look back at the year that was in our 2013 Year in Review.

Charlie Brenneman MMAThe year began strong with the sponsorship of one of the more high-profile MMA fighters Intimidation has worked with as Charlie Brenneman (pictured, right) fought in Altoona, Pennsylvania on January 8th, defeating a fighter we would later come to sponsor and become a big fan of in Eric Irvin. Brenneman, a 8-fight UFC vet who made the move from 170lbs to lightweight in 2013, has since gone 4-0 at 155lbs as he looks to once again make a name for himself in the UFC.

Also early in January, the impact of Jessica Eye’s win over Zoila Gurgel in December 2011 was seen as she rocketed to the top of the Women’s MMA rankings. Eye, who bounced between Bellator MMA and the highly-respected and Intimidation sponsored NAAFS, was ranked as the #1 female fighter in the world at 125lbs before announcing the move to 135lbs late in 2013.

As the month of January wore on the Intimidation brand continued to get high-profile exposure as Brian Rogers presented at the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas and AXS TV’s Best of 2012 featured a variety of Intimidation-sponsored fighters. As Bellator MMA geared up for their debut on Spike TV, and flew both Rogers and Eye out for the premier at Bellator 85, Intimidation continued its strong push on the Local MMA scene into Indiana. With a fully-stocked crew traveling to events put on by Colosseum Combat MMA, Mad Wolf Promotions/Art of War, Rocktagon MMA, Chris Lytle’s Midwest Fight Series, HookNShoot and more, Intimidation Clothing was able to replicate our strong presence as the biggest supporter of Local MMA in Ohio and do the same in Indiana. Chris Lytle at Intimidation boothMeanwhile, the aforementioned Rocktagon MMA promotion and Intimidation began their partnership in January 2013 ti increase Intimidation’s TV exposure and add more regional events to the company’s slate as Rocktagon has held events in Ohio, Indiana, Texas, California and more.

In February, longtime Team Intimidation member Dan “Dragon” Spohn made his debut for the UVC in Columbus, Ohio and started a memorable year on a high note. Spohn scored submission wins at both UVC 22 in January and UVC 23 in May to bounce back from a rough 2012 and open doors for greater things in his MMA career. As Spohn headlined the UVC events, Intimidation continued their support of the Ultimate Victory Challenge promotion in Columbus, Ohio throughout the year as the two organizations expect to work together for years to come.

Brian Rogers, Isaiah Chapman & Jessica EyeIntimidation’s annual trip to the Arnold Sports Festival took place in March where the brand featured Eye, Rogers, Spohn, TUF 7 vet Luke Zachrich, UFC & TUF 10 vet Wes Sims and fast-rising prospect Isaiah Chapman signing autographs at the company’s booth. The Arnold once again provided a plethora of picture opportunities and fantastic exposure for the brand and featured the public release of Intimidation’s popular Irish “Shamrocked” tee design.

March continued strong with the brand sponsoring explosive knockout artist Chidi Njokuani live on AXS TV at RFA 7 near Denver, Colorado and continued with the sponsorship of NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 in Canton, Ohio – one of the best fight cards in Ohio MMA history. Featuring Intimidation sponsored Isaiah Chapman, Frank Caraballo, George Comer, John Hawk, Nick Duell, Antonio Castillo, Jr. and Julian Lane along with Intimidation alum Travis Clark and later-signed Jessica Zomcik, the event not only had a truly stacked fight card but was also a sell-out that thrilled the fans in attendance.

Jessica Eye MMA - Bellator2013 also saw Intimidation Clothing continue its strong support of women’s MMA. As long-time Team Intimidation member Jessica “Evil” Eye continued her winning streak and made the jump in weight to join the UFC, the company also continued their work with another awesome member of the current UFC bantamweight division in Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke. After Duke was the company’s Athlete of the Month in March 2013, she proceeded to fight at Invicta FC 5 in Kansas City, sign autographs at the company’s booth at XFC 23 in Louisville, Kentucky in April, and later appear on TUF 18 on Fox Sports 1 before earning her roster spot with a win on the TUF Finale in November. Intimidation also sponsored Tanikka Brents, Rebecca Heintzman, Amber Stautzenberger, Kelly Warren and Kaitlin Young during the year and inked the top-ranked amateur at 145lbs in the world, Jessica Zomcik, to a sponsorship contract. A product of Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio, Zomcik went on to win the 2013 Tuff-N-Uff Featherweight Championship in Las Vegas to cap off her amateur career.

The company continued its strong support of the Local MMA scene by signing on to sponsor all Hardrock MMA events in 2013 and beyond in late March and continued the strong push into the Kentucky MMA scene in sponsoring the XFC’s return to the Bluegrass State at XFC 23 in Louisville on April 19th. Meanwhile, the company continued their growth outside of MMA in signing then 8-time Amateur National Champion boxer Cam F. Awesome (pictured, right) in early April. Awesome, who has had a banner year in 2013 as he pushes forward towards the 2016 Olympics, is a plant-based athlete and has won more titles in his weight class than anyone in the history of USA boxing. Cam F Awesome - BoxingHe is also a well-known local role model in Kansas City and is a proud Big of the Big Brother Big Sister program. and a strong advocate of cancer prevention and awareness via plant-based nutrition.

As April continued, Intimidation sponsorship of many of the best prospects in MMA continued seeing Mark Cherico and Brian Camozzi both continue to fight while sponsored by the Intimidation brand. Cherico (5-0), one of Pittsburgh’s most popular fighters and Camozzi (2-1), the Colorado-based lightweight and younger brother of UFC middleweight Chris Camozzi, continued to show the growth of the Intimidation brand across the nation.

May was a slow month for MMA but saw the Intimidation brand sponsor UVC 23 in Columbus as well as main event winner Dan Spohn (pictured, left). Dan Spohn MMAIn addition to Spohn, Intimidation sponsored Ronin Training Center owner Luke Zachrich, StrongStyle MMA’s Joe Heiland and more at another event rich with ties to the Intimidation brand. Later in the month, Intimidation-sponsored Brian Rogers and Jessica Eye made a second public appearance in Andover, Ohio’s Pymatuning Valley Middle School where the two athletes spoke on the importance of making good life choices, the effects of bullying and more.

Early in June each year Intimidation Clothing prepares for one major event – the NAAFS’ Fight Nite in the Flats event in Cleveland, Ohio. The biggest annual MMA event in the state of Ohio, the 2013 version, Fight Nite in the Flats IX, featured scheduled fights for Intimidation sponsored UFC vets Jason Dent and Forrest Petz, top-ranked female fighter Jessica Eye and Terry Blackwell, Brian Camozzi, George Comer, Maxim Grishin, Torrance Taylor and a variety of top amateurs.

The summer months saw Intimidation make two of the biggest moves in company history adding official distributors in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Working together with newly appointed Director of Sales Wes Jones, Intimidation President & CEO Luke Jernigan stated that “the International growth of the sport of MMA cannot be ignored and Intimidation Clothing intends to continue to be a part of this global economic impact.” Kyle Rozewski w/Luke JerniganThe company continues to push forward sponsoring fighters in International events including Cody Stevens at OneFC and Lee Morrison for M-1 Global, with more announcements expected in early 2014.

2013 saw Intimidation continue to build on their regional MMA growth sponsoring events and fighters in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, California and more as well as big cities like Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Akron, Boise, Canton, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Toledo and Las Vegas. It also saw Brian “The Predator” Rogers continue to make appearances on behalf of Bellator MMA including the BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Rogers’ Bellator 61 flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna was once again named the #1 Knockout in Bellator’s history in July.

Two big pro/am MMA events from the NAAFS took place in Northeast Ohio in August as Intimidation sponsored both Caged Vengeance 14 in Carrollton and Rock ‘N Rumble 7 later in the month in Cleveland. At the Carrollton event Intimidation Clothing and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski (pictured with Jernigan, above on right) began working together and doors opened almost immediately. Local MMA Series from IntimidationA native of the Buffalo, New York area, Rozewski has proven to be a great asset for the brand. In addition to getting Intimidation on board with gyms, fighters, promoters and media outlets from Western New York, Rozewski himself continues to build a name for himself inside the cage as a featherweight and outside of the cage as a commentator for the TNT Fight Series in Buffalo and for Pinnacle FC in Pittsburgh.

August also saw the release of Intimidation’s popular “Support Local MMA” t-shirts (pictured, left). After years of supporting the local MMA scene alongside MMAmadhouse, Bluegrass MMA, Cage Craze, OHMMA.com and a plethora of promoters and gyms, the Intimidation brand decided to put that support on, of all things, a t-shirt.

Brian Rogers MMANew signature shirts for multiple fighters were released in 2013 including the Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman tee in March, the Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Chercio signature tee in July and Brian Rogers’ second Intimidation signature tee featuring his flying knee KO (pictured, right). In addition, TUF 18 star Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke joined the Intimidation signature tee line, reserved for “championship level professionals” during the Fall of 2013 during her run on The Ultimate Fighter. The complete line of Intimidation MMA fighter signature shirts can be found online at IntimidationClothing.com.

Intimidate Cancer made its debut in late August and has continued to grow since then. With a popular Facebook page and the addition of 10 different ribbon colors for added cancer awareness, fans can rest assured knowing a portion of the proceeds from each shirt sold go back to cancer research and awareness. In addition, Intimidation Clothing’s Intimidate Cancer line is available for private fundraisers to help families in need.

Intimidate CancerIn September Intimidation Clothing signed on to sponsor their first two MMA events outside of the USA with MMA Battle Arena in the UK and Extreme Cage Combat in Canada. Sticking with the plan to find solid, strategic partnerships outside of the USA, Intimidation’s role as the biggest supporter of Local MMA soon became a moniker that applied to more than just the USA. Meanwhile, closer to home, Intimidation sponsored its first event in the Buffalo area in late September as the Buffalo and Western NY market became a bigger focus of the company’s regional growth plan.

As October began, Intimidation’s own Brian Rogers joined StrongStyle teammate Stipe Miocic teaching a MMA seminar in Toronto. Mojo Horne MMAThe company also sponsored consecutive MMA events in Akron as the NAAFS and EFP both scored successful events while the Indianapolis market saw two events in the same weekend with the MFS and Art of War promotions both staying busy the second weekend of October. Cincinnati’s own Mojo Horne (pictured, right) added another win at a Absolute Action MMA event in Northern Kentucky and the brand sponsored Mansfield, Ohio’s own Cody Stevens as he fought MMA legend Shinya Aoki in Singapore. As Jessica Eye made her UFC debut in successful fashion, another Intimidation alum signed with the UFC in Indiana’s own Anthony Lapsley.

2013 also featured the definition of Team Intimidation to include more than just MMA fighters. In addition to high level grapplers Pablo Castro and Robby Malof, youth grappler Pito Castro and decorated amateur boxer Cam F. Awesome, Intimidation’s sponsorships of the 614 Mud Militia in multiple Tough Mudder competitions began to open doors for the brand. It was followed by the sponsorship of 15-year old BMX standout Chris Peterie, rodeo cowboy Gearen Hale, figure competitor Tonya Rae Hickey and more. That trend is expected in 2014 with details expected to be announced soon.

November was Jessica Zomcik’s time to shine as the top-ranked ammy proved to be worthy of her ranking in taking the women’s 145lb Tuff-N-Uff title in Las Vegas. Jessica Zomcik WMMA - Tuff-N-UffAs Intimidation continued their growth in Indianapolis adding the MMA Fit Club as an official dealer, the brand continued to build upon their strong Indiana presence sponsoring Colosseum Combat MMA once again as well as main event title challenger Danny Surface.

December saw Intimidation lock in deals with two companies expected to be a major piece of the company’s growth in 2014. The Florida-based XFC, which aired all 2012 and 2013 events on AXS TV, featured the Intimidation brand inside their cage at XFC 27 in Muskegon, Michigan and will continue to bring added exposure to the Intimidation name in 2014. Meanwhile the Vegas Fight Tour, which takes fans to the top gyms in Las Vegas, Nevada and features Intimidation prizes and giveaways, was also inked to a deal to help both companies get added exposure. Meanwhile, Intimidation stayed busy on December 7th sponsoring events in the Buffalo, NY area as well as Akron, OH as the TNT Fight Series and NAAFS were both in action. As the year came to a close, former CFA featherweight champ Jordan Parsons continued his winning streak to improve to 9-1 with a win close to home in Minnesota. Vegas Fight Tour - Las VegasOn the final weekend of 2013, Intimidation was able to sponsor Evolve MMA’s Justin “Harry” Lester wrestling seminar as the 4-time state champion in Ohio and 2012 Olympian instructed fans at the gym in Medina, Ohio.

“Looking back, I could not be much happier about the way things have gone in 2013 for our brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “I expect fans will see the continued, unmatched support of the Local MMA scene in 2014 as well as some very strategic expansion into other sports.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of 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: Parsons scores huge win & the XFC caps off fantastic year of MMA across the nation

Intimidation Clothing continued its massive national branding through the holiday season last weekend, sponsoring one of the biggest fight cards to hit the state of Michigan in years as well as one of the fastest rising lightweight stars in MMA.

Jordan Parsons MMAOn Friday night, Intimidation Clothing sponsored XFC 27: Frozen Fury in Muskegon, Michigan, an event that was also broadcast live on AXS TV. The event was the second event this year in which Intimidation sponsored XFC fights as the two parties look forward to a successful 2014 working together after announcing their partnership in November.

Along with sponsoring the XFC event, Intimidation also continued their sponsorship of rising star Jordan Parsons (9-1) in his victory on Saturday night in Minnesota. Parsons (pictured) picked up the Driller MMA lightweight title with a submission victory over Damien Hill (9-3) in just 70 seconds. The 23-year-old former CFA featherweight champion has now won back-to-back fights after more than a year away from the cage following his first loss.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of 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.

Intimidation to sponsor Jordan Parsons in lightweight title fight at Driller MMA/SEG event in Minnesota

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of rising MMA star Jordan Parsons, which will continue in Parsons’ upcoming bout this weekend in Minnesota. Parsons (8-1) is set to take on Damien Hill (9-2) for the lightweight title at the Driller MMA/SEG event in Shakopee, Minnesota this Saturday.

Jordan Parsons MMAIntimidation has been a longtime sponsor of Parsons, including sponsoring him in his most recent bout – a win over Derek Getzel at another Driller MMA event this past June. The 23-year-old had been out of the cage for 12 months dealing with a nasty staph infection and other setbacks, but he made a successful return earlier this year and looked better than ever.

Considered one of the top prospects in MMA, Parsons made a name for himself by winning the $20,000 CFA featherweight tournament to claim the organization’s first 145-pound title. He went through James Polodna, James Cianci and Danny Chaves en route to winning the CFA 145 pound belt in February 2012 at the CFA 5 event. In his first title defense, Parsons was upset by Lazar Stojadinovi to lose his belt. In his eight pro wins Parsons has finished three opponents with one submission and two TKO victories and has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand multiple times throughout his pro career.

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.

Cherico, Parsons, Steave & Worthy wins highlight another successful weekend for Intimidation Clothing

It was yet another busy weekend for the Intimidation brand with pro fighters in Minnesota and Pennsylvania in action.  While the Intimidation crew traveled to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania south of Pittsburgh, the hot-seller of the weekend was Intimidation’s soon to be released Mark Cherico signature tee which is now available for pre-order. mark-cherico03_450More importantly, Cherico (pictured, right) was among four young featherweight prospects in the pro MMA ranks who scored impressive wins.

Former CFA Featherweight Champion Jordan Parsons returned to the cage for the first time in nearly a year at the Driller/SEG event “Havoc at the Hyatt” in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Saturday night. Facing a tough Derek Getzel (7-5), Parsons scored a unanimous decision win to improve to 8-1 as a pro and keep the spotlight on his chances at being a top featherweight in the sport.

Meanwhile, just south of Pittsburgh, another three featherweight prospects from Fight Club Pittsburgh were in action. Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico took on another long-time member of Team Intimidation in UFC veteran Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker in the main event at Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 3 event. After a solid first round which saw Cherico open up a cut on Walker’s forehead, he earned a doctor’s stoppage TKO in round 2, easily the most impressive win of his career, to improve to 5-0 as a pro.

steave-worthy_450Also in action at the Pinnacle event were fellow featherweights Justin Steave and Khama Worthy (pictured, left) who both picked up impressive wins. Steave improved to 5-2 with a unanimous decision win for his 4th straight victory and Worthy, making his debut at 145lbs, scored a TKO win over cross-town rival Francis Healy. In addition, Intimidation was a proud sponsor of Donny Walker in his main event fight with Cherico and Mike Wiseman, who dropped a split decision to fall to 1-1 as a pro.

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 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.

 

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