Weekend MMA Recap: Intimidation excels again at Ohio & Michigan MMA events

Intimidation Clothing was busy as always this past weekend, with two events sponsored in two different states to close out a banner month of May.

MMA Promoter Matt Trukovich RFOIntimidation was on hand at RFO: Big Guns 13 in Mansfield, Ohio on Saturday night, selling gear at an official booth where promoter Matt Trukovich posed for a quick picture (right) on a busy night. The fight card produced as always, including a victory for All American J.D. Ramsey (3-0) in the night’s featured amateur bout. Ramsey, who is sponsored by Intimidation and trains with fellow Team Intimidation member and UFC veteran Branden Hinkle, kept his perfect record intact with a unanimous decision victory over the highly regarded Nick Stuff (6-2) in the amateur main event.

Intimidation was also on hand at the WXC 50 event near Detroit on Friday night, once again increasing the brand exposure in the state of Michigan. Fans packed inside the Southgate Civic Arena, many of them donning Intimidation gear and witnessing 15 amateur bouts on the night.

Intimidation alum Stipe Miocic was perhaps the biggest MMA star of the weekend, as the former NAAFS champion moved his UFC record to 6-1 as he stopped Fabio Maldonado via TKO in just 35 seconds in the main event at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. The former Cleveland State wrestler and baseball player was sponsored by Intimidation in multiple fights prior to entering the UFC.

Stipe Miocic MMAMiocic (pictured, left) will be a special guest alongside fellow Ohio fighter and Intimidation alum Jessica Eye this weekend at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10” in Downtown Cleveland, this weekend as will TUF 19 star Dan “Dragon” Spohn. Intimidation will of course be on hand as a sponsor of the event with an official booth with Spohn joining the fans at the Intimidation booth to sign autographs. Team Intimidation fighters Kyle Rozewski, Jerrell Hodge, Isaiah Chapman, and Frank Caraballo will also be in professional action at the event.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor & sell at RFO: Big Guns 13 on May 31st in Mansfield, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of the RFO organization, which will continue with Big Guns 13 on May 31st in Mansfield, Ohio. One of the top and longest-running promotions in the state of Ohio, RFO will hold its first event since February, and it will be one of the biggest pro/am events in the organization’s history.

LocalMMA02_125x125The event features a trio of pro bouts, including Dennis Brown (2-0) vs. Jordan Gonzales (0-1), Raymond Yanez (3-3) vs. Jeremy Pender (8-8), and the return of J.P. Jaranowski (3-2) against Wes Lane (3-4). The amateur card also features a few notables, including top heavyweight Nick Stuff (6-1) vs. JD Ramsey (2-0), a former All-American wrestler. In addition to its continued sponsorship of the RFO event, Intimidation will also be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more.

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.

Weekend MMA Recap: Emmons & Worthy score impressive wins in Memorial Day weekend action

Although it was Memorial Day weekend, two Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighters were still in action in Pittsburgh to celebrate the beginning of summer and remember those who have served.

Bobby Emmons w/daughterA pair of professional fighters picked up impressive victories at Pinnacle FC 7 in Pittsburgh, as both Bobby “White Trash BJJ” Emmons (pictured, right with his daughter) and Khama “The Death Star” Worthy (pictured, left) put on a show for the fans. Emmons (4-3) stepped up on just one week’s notice and promptly submitted hometown favorite A.J. Bosley (1-3) with an arm bar in the first round. Meanwhile, Worthy (6-2) picked up his fifth straight victory as he produced his third straight knockout by finishing Anthony Morgan (5-3) with a TKO in the second round that started with a kick and a clean left hand. Both fighters were part of the successful event, which also saw Out of the Cage Clothing represent the Intimidation brand at their official booth at the event.

Intimidation will be busy for the last weekend of May, with three events sponsored in three different Midwestern states. First up on Friday, Intimidation will send a crew to Detroit, Michigan for WXC 50, Intimidation first dealings with the WXC MMA promotion. Khama Worthy MMAOn Saturday, Intimidation crews will be on hand at RFO: Big Guns 13 in Mansfield, Ohio, and the United Combat League event in Hammond, Indiana where sponsored featherweight Terry House, Jr. will look to score an win in front of his home crowd.

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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Cody Stevens at CFFC 35 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of featherweight star Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens in his upcoming bout at CFFC 35 this weekend in Atlantic City. Stevens (11-6-1) is set to face Bellator and TUF 14 veteran Jimmie Rivera (12-1) in a featherweight bout that will serve as the evening’s co-main event.

Cody Stevens MMAStevens became a member of Team Intimidation last year, and he has been a staple on the Ohio MMA scene since making his amateur debut in 2006. A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Stevens won amateur and professional titles for the NAAFS, and he has faced some of the toughest fighters in the Midwest and the world. “The Wolverine” has faced Saul Almeida, TUF veteran Jeff Smith, and current UFC fighter Wilson Reis, and he holds victories over Anthony Durnell, UFC veteran Donny Walker and he earned a victory over UFC veteran Dustin Neace at RFO: Big Guns 12 in August 2013. Most recently, he competed against Asian MMA legend Shinya Aoki at ONE FC 11 in Singapore last October.

In 2012, Stevens won a scholarship to train at the legendary Tiger Muay Thai gym in Phuket, Thailand. Since moving to Thailand to train, Stevens has drastically improved as a fighter, and it has shown during his last 3 fights. This will mark the third straight fight where Stevens will wear the Intimidation logo in his fight.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing Ohio based 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.

 

Photo courtesy of Mike Wrobel, ShootItMMA.com

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor & sell at RFO: Mansfield Mayhem 14 in Mansfield, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of the RFO organization, which will continue with Mansfield Mayhem 14 on February 8th in Mansfield, Ohio. Josh Longood MMAOne of the top and longest-running promotions in the state of Ohio, RFO will hold its first event since August 2013, and it will be one of the biggest amateur events in the organization’s history.

The night’s main event will feature Intimidation sponsored fighter Josh Longood (6-1) in a non-title fight against Drew Schottenheimer (5-4). The RFO’s featherweight champion, Longood looks to build on a win over Chris McKinney in his last outing to earn his seventh career submission victory. In the co-main event, John Gunther (8-2) returns looking to bounce back from just his second loss when he takes on the unbeaten Chris Tripi (7-0).

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA clothing & training gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter and InstaGram.

 

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Intimidation sponsored Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens discusses Anderson Silva’s broken leg

January 6, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighter Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens has been where Anderson Silva is. The professional featherweight fighter suffered the same fate as Silva in 2009, when he broke the tibia and fibula in his leg during a bout against Jason McLean.

Cody Stevens MMAStevens recently posted a video discussing the potential fate of Silva, stating that he is living proof that a nasty broken leg isn’t necessarily a career-ending injury.

After breaking his leg in November 2011, Stevens had surgery and competed in another bout just over 8 months later, where he defeated Nate Jolly via unanimous decision at RFO: Big Guns 6.

Stevens was one of the biggest additions to Team Intimidation in 2013, as he was sponsored by the brand in his last two bouts. First, he picked up a victory over TUF/UFC/Bellator veteran Dustin Neace at RFO: Big Guns 12 Resurrection in August, and then he was seen on an international stage at ONE FC 11 in October, where he lost a unanimous decision to top-ranked fighter Shinya Aoki.

The video below features Stevens discussing Silva’s break, as well as telling his own story in front of his walkout banner from the bout against Aoki, which shows the Intimidation logo in a prominent position.

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.

 

Photo Credit: Mike Wrobel, ShootItMMA.com

Intimidation to sponsor TUF 16 vet Julian “Night Train” Lane in main event at Pinnacle FC on November 27th

November 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of professional fighter Julian “Night Train” Lane in his upcoming bout near Pittsburgh on November 27. Lane (5-3-1) is set to take on Joey “The Hitman” Holt (3-0) in the main event of Pinnacle FC’s “Pittsburgh Challenge Series 5” in the Steel City on Thanksgiving Eve.

julian-lane_450A veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 16, Lane also competed once for Bellator MMA, where he stopped Joe Heiland with a guillotine in the first round at Bellator 66 in April 2012. He started a busy 2013 with a loss to Nick Duell in March fighting for the NAAFS then scored a first round submission over James Reese at Fight Time 15 in Florida in June. A fan favorite in Mansfield, he recently returned to his hometown for the first time since 2011, when he fought to a draw with fellow Bellator veteran Rocky Edwards at RFO: Big Guns 12 Resurrection. Most recently, he dropped a close decision to unbeaten fighter Paul Felder in at CFFC 28 in Atlantic City less than a month ago. Known for his aggressive striking and power, Lane looks to add to the win column against the undefeated Holt as he fights for the Pinnacle FC promotion for the first time.

Along with sponsoring Lane, Intimidation is also set to sponsor the Pinnacle FC 5 event. Team Intimidation will also be on hand with an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, fight shorts, hoodies, and more. The popular Steel City shirt will be available, as will the Support Local MMA tee.

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 FOX, 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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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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Intimidation to sponsor Julian Lane at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 28 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

October 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Julian “Nitrane” Lane in his upcoming bout on October 26th. Lane (5-2-1) is set to travel to Atlantic City, where he will take on Paul Felder (5-0) in a featured professional bout at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 28.

Julian Lane MMAA veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 16, Lane also competed once for Bellator, where he stopped Joe Heiland with a guillotine in the first round at Bellator 66 in April 2012. He started a busy 2013 with a loss to Nick Duell in March fighting for the NAAFS then scored a first round submission over James Reese at Fight Time 15 in Florida in June. A fan favorite in Mansfield, he recently returned to his hometown for the first time since 2011, when he fought to a draw with fellow Bellator veteran Rocky Edwards at RFO: Big Guns 12 Resurrection. Known for his aggressive striking and power, Lane looks to add to the win column against the undefeated Felder as he fights for the CFFC promotion for the second time this calendar year.

Along with sponsoring Lane, Intimidation is also set to sponsor veteran amateur fighter Rebecca Heintzman in her professional debut at the event against Allison Haynes (0-0).

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 can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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 Cody Stevens against Shinya Aoki at ONE FC 11 in Kallang, Singapore

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of rising featherweight star Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens in his upcoming bout at ONE FC against Asian MMA legend Shinya Aoki, the organization’s lightweight champion. Cody Stevens vs Shinya Aoki One FCThe bout will serve as the co-main event at ONE FC 11 on October 18th, as Stevens (11-5-1) will face Aoki (33-6) in the co-main event in Kallang, Singapore, and comes just a few short months after the addition of Intimidation products to Malaysian MMA retailer MMAOutfit.com.

Stevens became a member of Team Intimidation earlier this year, and he has been a staple on the Ohio MMA scene since making his amateur debut in 2006. A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Stevens won amateur and professional titles for the NAAFS, and he has faced some of the toughest fighters in the Midwest. “The Wolverine” has faced Saul Almeida, TUF veteran Jeff Smith, and current UFC fighter Wilson Reis, and he holds victories over UFC veteran Donny Walker, Anthony Durnell, and most recently, he earned a victory over UFC veteran Dustin Neace at RFO: Big Guns 12 in August.

Aoki is one of the most recognizable names in MMA, as he is a former Shooto and DREAM champion and is also the current ONE FC lightweight champion. He is also a black belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo. Cody Stevens MMAAlong with his current spot as the No. 15 ranked lightweight by MMAjunkie.com, Aoki is also a highly decorated grappler, with multiple championships from around the world.

Just over a year ago, Stevens won a scholarship to train at the legendary Tiger Muay Thai gym in Phuket, Thailand. Since moving to Thailand to train, Stevens has drastically improved as a fighter, and it has shown during his current 2-fight winning streak.

Stevens will wear Intimidation Clothing shorts in the fight. Intimidation is no stranger to high-profile fights at ONE FC after sponsoring former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia opposite Andrei Arlovski a year ago for the promotion.

See a video preview of Cody’s training at Tiger Muay Thai leading up to the biggest fight of his career, including signing the contract to face Aoki.

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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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 Weekend Recap: Stevens & Longood thrill RFO fans with wins, Lane & Edwards fight to a draw

Intimidation Clothing continues to be the biggest supporter of local MMA, as not only did the company release two new versions of the Support Local MMA tee this past week, but several fighters and events were sponsored over the Labor Day weekend.

Josh Longood MMAAmong the sponsored fighters were Mansfield natives Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens and Josh “The Honeybadger” Longood, who were two notable winners at the Intimidation-sponsored RFO: Big Guns 12 Resurrection event over the weekend.

Along with serving as a title sponsor and being on hand for the RFO event in Mansfield, Ohio, Intimidation also sponsored several fighters on the card. Stevens (11-5-1) was victorious in the night’s main event, as he took home a majority decision over UFC and TUF veteran Dustin Neace (25-21-1) in his return to his hometown. Stevens’ teammate Longood (6-1) successfully defended his RFO featherweight title with a second round TKO stoppage victory over Chris McKinney (6-2) in the night’s featured amateur bout. For his win, Longood also earned Submission of the Night honors. Two other Intimidation sponsored fighters were also in action in the night’s co-headliner, as Bellator MMA veteran Rocky “The Number” Edwards (4-2-1) and TUF vet Julian “Night Train” Lane (5-2-1) fought to a split draw. For more information on the RFO event, check out full coverage on OHMMA.com.

This upcoming weekend will also be a banner weekend for the Intimidation brand, as multiple fighters will be sponsored on national TV and internet streams. First up, Intimidation cornerstone fighter Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers will continue his quest toward Bellator MMA gold, as he takes on Mikkel Parlo (9-1) in the opening round of the Season 9 Middleweight Tournament live on Spike TV this Saturday. Cody Stevens MMAPre-orders for the new Brian Rogers signature tee are also still underway.

Also sponsored will be UFC veteran & Colosseum Combat welterweight champion Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas (16-7), as he looks to go 3-0 for XFC when he faces Ian Stephens (2-0) on the XFC 25 main card live on AXS TV on Friday night. And finally, highly touted Muay Thai prospect Marcus Fisher will compete for the WBC super middleweight national title when he faces Cyrus Washington at Warriors Cup XVIII live on gfl.tv this Saturday.

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 FOX, 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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. Anyone interested can become a dealer by applying to sell the Intimidation brand which is also available 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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