Weekend MMA Recap: Milstead & Nunes continue to rise with 1st round victories

One of Intimidaton Clothing’s brightest stars was in action on Saturday night, as Adam “The Prototype” Milstead put on an impressive performance in the co-main event at PinnacleFC 8 just outside of Pittsburgh.

Adam Milstead MMAMilstead (5-1) improved his record to 5-0 as a heavyweight, as he finished rugged fellow heavyweight Nick Smiley (6-4) via TKO in the first round. Milstead, who returned to the cage after an 18-month layoff, landed a clean uppercut that staggered Smiley, before an overhand right dropped the big Georgian. Milstead finished off his TKO victory with some exclamation point punches on the ground, and the referee pulled him off just 50 seconds into the bout.

In the main event at PinnacleFC 8, Intimidation alum Mark Cherico (7-0) kept his perfect record intact, as he earned a dominant unanimous decision over Indiana’s Luis Guerra (4-2) to claim the first-ever PinnacleFC professional featherweight title.

Meanwhile, competing at King of the Cage: Battle Tested in Walker, Minnesota, BJJ Black Belt Marcelo Nunes improved to 4-0 with a 1st round submission victory. In his 4 professional fights, Nunes has stopped each opponent inside the 1st round with 3 submissions and a TKO win under his belt.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing & MMA 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 has regularly been 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 fast rising welterweight Chidi Njokuani live on AXS TV at RFA 7 in Colorado

March 13, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of fast-rising welterweight prospect Chidi Njokuani (9-3) at RFA 7 on Friday, March 22nd. Njokuani is set to square off against Jeremy Kimball (8-3) in a 177lb catchweight bout as part of the night’s main card which will air live on AXS TV. RFA 7 will be held at the 1stBank Center in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, Colorado on March 22, 2013 with the live TV broadcast beginning at 10 pm ET.

Chidi Njokuani MMA“Chidi Bang Bang,” whose brother Anthony is currently a lightweight in the UFC, had a rough 2-2 start to his career, but he is 7-1 since with five wins via stoppage. A noted striker, Njokuani uses his 6’3″ frame to get range on his opponents where he picks them apart and puts them to sleep; 7 of his 9 victories have come via knockout or TKO. Having competed for some of the top regional promotions in the U.S. including King of the Cage, Tachi Palace Fights and Legacy FC, Njokuani hopes that he can extend his current 4-fight winning streak and continue his rise in the near future.

“The sponsorship of Chidi Njokuani is yet another statement of the loyalty that the Intimidation brand intends to keep with our sponsored fighters,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Watching Chidi fight is like watching Brian Rogers fight; you know that the fight could be over at any second, and to me, as a fan, there is nothing more exciting than watching this kind of finisher step into the cage.”

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, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Anthony Lapsley at Rocktagon 23 in Cleveland, Ohio

December 23, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of fast-rising prospect Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley at Rocktagon 23 on Jan. 19 in Cleveland, Ohio. Lapsley (21-5) will put his three fight winning streak on the line as part of the evening’s pro lineup that will also feature Intimidation-sponsored Cory Mahon when he takes on Roufusport product Gerald Meerschaert in the night’s co-main event.

Anthony Lapsley MMAAn Indianapolis product, Lapsley (pictured in middle with his cornermen) has won 7 of his last 8 bouts with his only loss coming to Jay Hieron in Bellator tournament action. He has also competed for King of the Cage, HDNet Fights, ShoXC and the Intimidation sponsored Colosseum Combat promotion in his career since turning pro in 2006. Overall, he has earned 17 stoppage in 21 career victories, including 14 wins by way of submission. This fight will mark the second straight fight where Lapsley and the Intimidation brand have worked together.

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.

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 UFC vet David Heath at King of the Cage event in Tulsa, Oklahoma

December 7, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of UFC veteran David Heath at “King of the Cage: Unification” on December 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A five-time UFC veteran, Heath (17-7) is slated to square off against Chad Herrick (9-7) in a light heavyweight bout at the River Spirit Event Center. The card will air on MAV TV.

Heath last appeared in the UFC in 2008, where he earned victories over Victor Valimaki and Cory Walmsley. The nine-year pro also owns victories over Sean Salmon, Roger Hollett, and Solomon Hutcherson. He has won four of five bouts, and heads in against Herrick looking to win his fifth out of six.

Intimidation will also sponsor TUF 11 vet Josh Bryant in his middleweight title defense at this 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 to sponsor TUF 11 vet Josh Bryant in KOTC title fight in Oklahoma on December 8th

December 3, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of King of the Cage middleweight champion Josh Bryant in his upcoming title defense at “King of the Cage: Unification” on Dec. 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Josh Bryant MMABryant (15-1) will put his title on the line against unbeaten foe Sean Strickland (9-0) in the event headliner at the River Spirit Event Center.

Bryant, who appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 11 and ultimately lost to Kyle Noke on the TUF 11 Finale card, is a 5-year pro with a 12-0 record fighting for his hometown FCF promotion. Since suffering his lone professional loss in the TUF 11 Finale, Bryant defeated Jason Norwood in December of 2010 to win the FCF 185 pound belt. He has followed up with wins over Brandon McDowell, Brad Burrick, and Shonie Carter to extend his current winning streak to four in a row heading into this bout.

Intimidation will also sponsor UFC veteran David Heath in the co-main event in Oklahoma.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. The company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Mitch Whitesel in ISKA kickboxing event November 30th in Germany

November 12, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of Mitch Whitesel in his upcoming kickboxing bout at the ISKA event in Germany on November 30th. Mitch Whitesel MMAWhitesel, the American champion, is slated to face Dominick Hasselback (34-4) in Landshut, Germany in a bout that will be contested at 187 pounds over five 3-minute rounds.

Whitesel, who hails from Mansfield, Ohio and trains at WreckRoom Athletics with the likes of TUF 16 veteran Julian Lane, also has an extensive mixed martial arts background with more than 35 professional bouts. Most notably, he earned a victory over Marc Cofer at “Strikeforce: Columbus” in March 2011 while sponsored by the Intimidation brand. He has a total of 14 wins via stoppage out of 17 career MMA victories and has competed as a pro since 2003 while fighting for a variety of major regional MMA promotions including the NAAFS, Ring of Combat, King of the Cage and Strikeforce.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of athletic 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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor rising welterweight Chidi Njokuani live on AXS TV at RFA 4

October 29, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of fast-rising welterweight prospect Chidi Njokuani (8-3) at RFA 4 live on AXS TV this Friday night. Njokuani is set to square off against Phil Dace (8-2) as part of the night’s main card. The bout is expected to serve as the night’s co-main event at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Chidi Bang Bang,” whose brother Anthony is currently a lightweight in the UFC, had a rough 2-2 start to his career, but he is 6-1 since with five wins via stoppage. A noted striker, Njokuani uses his 6’3″ frame to get range on his opponents where he picks them apart and puts them to sleep; 6 of his 8 victories have come via knockout or TKO. Having competed for some of the top regional promotions in the U.S. including King of the Cage, Tachi Palace Fights and Legacy FC, Njokuani hopes that he can extend his current 3-fight winning streak and make it to an even bigger show in the near future.

RFA 4 also features UFC veterans Tyson Griffin and Efrain Escudero squaring off in the main event, as well as notables Lance Palmer, James Krause, and Sergio Pettis. As part of the sponsorship deal Njokuani & Intimidation Clothing will give away a free tee to a random fan who follows both Njokuani (@ChidiBangNjoku) and the Intimidation brand (@IntimidationMMA) on Twitter.

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 Clothing to sponsor Bellator veteran Anthony Lapsley at ICE 55 in Dayton, Ohio

September 5, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of middleweight Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley at ICE 55 in Dayton, Ohio. An exciting who is known for finishing his opponent, Lapsley has seen just 5 of 28 pro fights go to decision. The event, ICE 55, is a pro/am event featuring three pro fights and 14 amateur fights and takes place on Saturday, September 8th in Dayton, Ohio.

A 2-time Bellator veteran who holds an impressive 21-5-2 pro record, Lapsley has also fought for ShoXC’s Challenger Series and is a 6-time King of the Cage veteran. The Indiana native has scored 13 submissions and 3 KO/TKO wins over his pro career which began in 2006. A winner of 11 of his first 12 fights, Lapsley has gone 6-1 in 7 fights dating back to the beginning of 2009.

The fight at ICE 55 will be the first in which Lapsley and the Intimidation brand have worked together as the company continues to look to strengthen their name throughout the Hoosier state with event and fighter sponsorships. His opponent for this fight is another often-Intimidation sponsored fighter in Tony Parker (8-6). The Intimidation brand will also sponsor featherweight Brett Ewing at the ICE 55 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 UFC veteran James Lee at Triple X Cagefighting event near Detroit

July 28, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the highly popular James Lee in his comeback fight on August 4th for Triple X Cagefighting. Lee, the head of the Detroit area MASH Fight Team and a UFC veteran, will fight for the first time in four and a half years in the event which will be held in suburban Detroit. James Lee MMAThe TXC event will take place on Saturday, August 4th at the Taylor Sportsplex West of Detroit in Taylor, Michigan.

James Lee (14-3-1) is a 11-time King of the Cage veteran and former KOTC Champion having also fought for both the UFC and Pride. Lee last competed in January 2008 at UFC 80 where he lost by TKO to Alessio Sakara and has wins over James Te Huna and Travis Wiuff in his pro career which began in 1999. Now primarily focusing on building his MASH Fight Team, Lee coaches UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank, former KOTC Middleweight Champion Brandon Hunt as well as active pros Eric Moon and David “Bo” Harris. Each fighter has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand multiple times in the past two years.

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.

 

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