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.

 

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor veteran Kaitlin Young at Invicta FC 5 on April 5th in Kansas City

March 15, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of veteran female fighter Kaitlin Young in her upcoming bout at Invicta Fighting Championships 5 on April 5 in Kansas City, Missouri. Kaitlin Young MMAYoung (7-7-1) will make her fourth appearance for Invicta FC as she was set to take on Strikeforce veteran Amanda Nunes (7-3) in a featured bantamweight bout, but her main card bout will now come opposite Lauren Taylor (5-0) after an injury forced Nunes to withdraw.

Still looking for her first win under the Invicta banner, Young is a 27-year-old Minnesota native who has been fighting professionally since 2007 and is one of the pioneers of women’s MMA. With wins over the likes of Miesha Tate and Julie Kedzie, she has also stepped in with some of the best fighters in women’s MMA, including Gina Carano, Liz Carmouche and Leslie Smith.

Intimidation Clothing is proud to sponsor Young at yet another Invicta FC event, which is the world’s leading all-female organization as the company continues its strong support of women’s MMA. Along with Young (pictured with Jessamyn Duke, right), the Intimidation brand will see three of their top sponsored female fighters all in action within a day.Jessamyn Duke with Kaitlin Young Intimidation will sponsor unbeaten prospect Jessamyn Duke (2-0) in her preliminary card bout at the Invicta event and Jessica Eye is in action live on Spike TV at Bellator 95 the night before.

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 80 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, @IntimidationIMFollow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing Athlete of the Month: Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke

With the recent boom of women’s mixed martial arts, many feel that the division is based on the success of one woman. Jessamyn Duke & Luke ZachrichDespite multiple top-notch fighters on the radar, the real depth comes when you begin to look at the massive amount of top-level prospects that women’s MMA has on the horizon.

One such fighter is unbeaten bantamweight Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (2-0), a 5’11” physical specimen who is taller than most men who fight at 135 pounds. Clearly something special since winning her amateur debut with strikes in less than two minutes, Duke recently made her professional debut on the all-female Invicta FC 2 card where she laid a beatdown on Suzie Montero to start her career with a bang. Then, she followed up with a first round submission over Marciea Allen at Invicta FC 3 to continue her hot streak and move to 2-0 in her career.

The next stop for the Kentucky native will be Invicta FC 5, as she will once again travel to Kansas City, where she is set to take on Miriam Nakamoto (1-0) in a preliminary matchup. A member of the AFS Academy in Kentucky, Duke is a decorated striker who was referred to as “mini Wanderlei Silva” during her fight against Montero.

Jessamyn Duke WMMAA highly goal-oriented fighter, Duke plans to be fighting for a professional title within the next two years. If she continues to impress on a big stage like she has with Invicta, that time frame sounds about right for “The Gun.”

“When I launched BluegrassMMA, I took 10 people to a local show in Northern Kentucky. The first MMA title fight I witnessed live was Jessamyn Duke vs. Sarah Cook. The whole group was blown away by here skill. From there I have either been to or watched every fight of hers live and I have had the pleasure of interviewing her several times as well as be one of her sponsors,” stated Gary Thomas of Bluegrass MMA. “Her athletic ability hasn’t been tapped yet and look at her resume. Undefeated as a pro is impressive, but what is even more impressive is her work ethic and commitment to her craft. We are all going to be witness to something great with Jessamyn as she grows in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Not only is she a great ambassador for women’s MMA but my wife even commented that one day she hopes our daughter loves something as much as Jess loves MMA”

As a result of the thrilling start to her pro MMA career, which includes two stoppages in as many fights, Jessamyn Duke is officially the Intimidation Clothing Sponsored Athlete of the Month for March 2013. Jessamyn Duke WMMA“We are pleased to announce Jessamyn Duke as our Athlete of the Month,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Jessamyn has proven not only to be a fantastic talent in the world of women’s MMA, but she also fits the mold of the kind of person Intimidation looks to sponsor, something we place a great amount of value on. While we have not sponsored Jessamyn as long as others in our core group of fighters, it certainly does not take anything away from her importance to our brand as the Intimidation name continues to be more highly recognized across the USA and beyond.”

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 80 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, @IntimidationIMFollow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Jessica Eye win highlights record weekend for Intimidation at events across the USA

The Intimidation brand was once again seen across the USA at regional MMA events and on national TV over the weekend as the company enjoyed yet another record-breaking weekend. With two fighters scheduled to fight on MTV2 and four scheduled in total at Bellator 83, the national audience was able to see Intimidation from the comfort of their couch while fans at events in Toledo, Ohio, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Tulsa, Oklahoma all witnessed the brand up close and personal at local MMA events.

Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorIt took just 58 seconds for Jessica Eye to enter the consciousness of all MMA fans, as the Northeast Ohio favorite submitted Bellator women’s 115-pound champion Zoila Gurgel with a standing arm triangle less than a minute into their highly anticipated match-up at Bellator 83. Sponsored by the Intimidation brand in each of her past nine fights, Eye (9-1), won her sixth consecutive bout, staying unbeaten in the Bellator cage with a 3-0 record. There’s no doubt that we will see highlights from this win by Eye on MMA Uncensored on Spike, Inside MMA on AXS TV and throughout Eye’s Bellator career as she joins a long list of Intimidation sponsored fighters scoring highlight reel finishes on a national stage.

While fights for Kelvin Tiller and Shah Shamhalaev both fell through late, Intimidation will now sponsor Shamhalaev, a product of New York’s Team Bombsquad, at Bellator 84 when he faces Rad Martinez in the Season 7 Bellator Featherweight Tournament final. Intimidation sponsored MASH Fight Team product and Michigan native David “Bo” Harris also put up a tough fight against Claudio Ledesma despite losing a decision at the event.

Intimidation was a big part of the first all-pro MMA card in Toledo, as along with being a sponsor of Purgatory Fight Series 10, where Intimidation-sponsored fighters went 2-1 at the event. Jake Grigson earned a decision win over super-hot bantamweight Andrew Huffman, moving his record to 5-2 as a pro. Meanwhile, Philadelphia native Andrew “Ozzy” Osborne moved to 3-0 since being sponsored by Intimidation, as he earned a split decision over local favorite Jake Draves in a welterweight match-up. Hector Urbina put up a great fight in his homecoming in the main event, but unfortunately he came up short in his middleweight bout against Tyler Beckley.

Tulsa, Oklahoma also got a large dose of Intimidation-sponsored fighters, as two big-show veterans represented by the brand split at the King of the Cage event. UFC veteran David Heath earned a decision victory over Chad Herrick, while TUF veteran Josh Bryant dropped a disputed decision to Sean Strickland in the main event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence 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 unbeaten middleweight Kelvin Tiller at Bellator 83 live on Spike.com

December 3, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of unbeaten middleweight prospect Kelvin Tiller, who is slated to compete at Bellator 83 live this Friday night on Spike.com. Tiller (5-0), will take on Najim Wali (3-1) in a 185-pound bout as part of the preliminary card. Kelvin Tillers MMA - BellatorThe event, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will also feature two Intimidation sponsored fighters on the MTV2 broadcast in Jessica Eye who faces Zoila Gurgel and Shah Shamhalaev, who faces Rad Martinez in the featherweight tournament final.

Tiller, who is originally from Kansas, now lives and trains in Philadelphia. Already a three-time Bellator veteran, “The Mama’s Boy” has earned victories over Dan Spohn, Jeremiah Riggs, and Amechi Oselukwue in his organizational career and is looking to secure a spot in the upcoming middleweight tournament for a shot at the middleweight title.

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 sponsored Beebe, Delgado & Duke score wins on busy weekend

It was yet another busy weekend for the Intimidation brand with sponsored fighters in action at multiple events across the USA and the Intimidation crew live at Bellator 75. The weekend began with Intimidation sponsoring three fighters and selling at Bellator 75 near Chicago at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank with Intimidation CEO Luke JerniganWhile the event featured a variety of exciting fights, a multitude of well-known fighters stopped by the Intimidation booth throughout the night. That list included both Chase Beebe and Bo Harris, two Intimidation sponsored fighters who battled on the event’s preliminary card, as well as UFC lightweights Clay Guida and Daron Cruickshank, UFC & Bellator veteran Shonie Carter, TUF 16 welterweight Neil Magny, Intimidation sponsored rising star Carson Beebe and more.

Fighting in what was expected to be a tournament qualifier, former WEC Bantamweight Champion Chase Beebe scored a decisive win over long-time Intimidation sponsored Bo Harris (7-4-1, 1-1 Bellator). Beebe (2-1 Bellator), who fell via spilt decision at Bellator 51 to Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament winner Marcos Galvao, looks to make his mark on the Bellator promotion and build on his hot streak that includes a 9-1-1 mark in his past 11 fights. Beebe is a veteran of the Intimidation sponsored XFO and Colosseum Combat promotions now holding a 22-8-1 pro record.Shane Conner & Neil Magny at the Intimidation booth

Recently signed to an expanded deal with the Intimidation brand, rising female star Jessamyn Duke proved worthy of the hype. The Kentucky native improved to 2-0 as a pro as she won yet again on an Invicta card, this time topping Marciea Allen (1-1) via 1st round submission (Armbar). A former amateur champ for Tuff-N-Uff and Absolute Action MMA, Duke was 5-2 as an amateur and is now 7-2 overall.

Meanwhile, fighting at the CFA 8 event in Coral Gables, Florida, Intimidation sponsored Oscar Delgado improved to 5-2 as a pro as he topped fellow light heavyweight Roy Jones. The American Top Team product won for the 3rd time in four fights scoring his fifth 1st round TKO win.

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 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 the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

 

Intimidation sponsored Jessamyn Duke to fight at Invicta 3 on October 6th in Kansas City, Kansas

September 25, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that sponsored female fighter Jessamyn Duke will return to the Invicta cage at Invicta 3 in October. Duke, 26, who recently won her pro debut at Invicta 2, is already one of the most popular fighters in the state of Kentucky drawing praise from area MMA promotions, and even the highly respected Bluegrass MMA news site. Jessamyn Duke MMAThe event, Invicta 3, will take place on Saturday, October 6th at Memorial Hall in in Kansas City, Kansas.

Jessamyn Duke (1-0 pro, 5-2 amateur) ended her amateur MMA career with a win in March 2012 at a Resurrection Fighting Alliance event in Nebraska. No stranger to pressure fights, Duke is a former amateur Champion for Tuff-N-Uff and the Northern Kentucky based Absolute Action MMA. In five amateur wins she finished four of her opponents, all of which came via submission. She began her pro career the same way her ammy career ended, with a win and a finish as she scored a 3rd round TKO of Suzie Montero (1-1) after controlling her opponent in rounds one and two at Invicta 2 in July. Her opponent, Marciea Allen (1-0 pro, 5-2 amateur), won her pro debut in August and will be making her Invicta debut at the event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence 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.

Invicta 3’s Ashley “Smashley” Cummins to be sponsored by Intimidation Clothing

September 24, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing continues to be a supporter of women’s MMA with the announcement of sponsorship of undefeated Ashley “Smashley” Cummins in her upcoming bout at Invicta 3.

Cummins is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace will compete in a strawweight (115 lb) bout against fellow undefeated fighter Joanne Calderwood at Invicta 3 on October 6th in Kansas City, Kansas. Ashley Cummins MMAThe fight will mark her 3rd pro fight in 2012 after competing for the NAAFS in January and at Invicta 1 in April.

Cummins spends her days as a police officer, and will take to the cage to improve her record to 4-0 as a professional.

Invicta FC 3 features a who’s who of female MMA, and is headlined by a bout between Jessica Penne and Naho Sugiyama, but the card also features bouts between highly ranked fighters such as Shayna Baszler,  Tara LaRosa, and more while the Intimidation brand will sponsor Cummins along with Kaitlin Young and rising star Jessamyn Duke.

Invicta FC is a relatively new promotion that is highly acclaimed as being one of the few MMA promotions to exclusively promote female fights. Invicta FC tickets are available here or the bouts can be watched by live stream online at InvictaFC.com.

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.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation Clothing & Jessamyn Duke agree to expanded sponsorship deal

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce and expanded sponsorship agreement has been reached with popular young female fighter Jessamyn Duke. Duke, 26, who recently won her pro debut at Invicta FC 2, is already one of the most popular fighters in the state of Kentucky drawing praise from area MMA promotions, and even the highly respected Bluegrass MMA news site. The terms of the deal are not public but will ensure that Duke represents Intimidation in multiple pro fights.

Jessamyn Duke MMAJessamyn Duke (1-0 pro, 5-2 amateur) ended her amateur MMA career with a win in March 2012 at a Resurrection Fighting Alliance event in Nebraska. No stranger to pressure fights, Duke is a former amateur Champion for Tuff-N-Uff and the Northern Kentucky based Absolute Action MMA. In five amateur wins she finished four of her opponents, all of which came via submission. She began her pro career the same way her ammy career ended, with a win and a finish as she scored a 3rd round TKO of Suzie Montero (1-1) after controlling her opponent in rounds one and two at Invicta 2 in July. She is now scheduled to fight once again for Invicta, this time opposite Marciea Allen (1-0 pro, 5-2 amateur) on the Invicta 3 card on October 6th in Kansas City.

“I am very happy that Jessamyn Duke is now an official member of Team Intimidation,” said Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “We have been watching Jessamyn’s career progress very closely and after sponsoring her pro debut it was clear that Jessamyn is a perfect fit for the Intimidation brand.”

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.

David Maldonado, The Complete Cutman – Titan event on AXS TV in Kansas City upcoming

August 21, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Sponsorships

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.

Last weekend I got to mend some relationships with the Kentucky Commission and I’m happy to say all is well and nothing but great expectations for the future await! HookNShoot was the event I worked Saturday and I’m not sure I have seen better displays of skill by amateur fighters in any location. Jacob Wright, Markus Hall, Chris Axsom and Nathan Maness were among the impressive victors.

Friday in Kansas City brings Titan FC back to AXS.tv with a card that should end the summer in great fashion. Anthony Johnson, Braulio Estima, Brian Davidson, and Esteves Jones will be a few of the talented fighters that will stack a great card. Catch the broadcast or be at Memorial Hall to see the action in person!

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 & 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 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.

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