Multiple Intimidation alums ready for the big leagues

Intimidation Clothing has long been a supporter of Local MMA and up-and-coming regional mixed martial arts talent, and has sponsored many fighters who have made it to the national level. Among these fighters are Stipe Miocic, Jessica Eye, Brian Rogers, Daniel Straus, Cody Garbrandt, Donny Walker and more.

Adam Milstead MMAThree more fighters who have been sponsored by the Intimidation brand in the past are also nearing UFC-level status, and could potentially sign with the organization in the near future.

Fast-rising heavyweight Adam Milstead (7-1) has won seven straight bouts, and all have been via stoppage. After fighting through some injuries, “The Prototype” is now healthy and racked up back-to-back TKO wins earlier this year in under two minutes each. Undefeated at heavyweight, the Pittsburgh native continues to be a force of destruction, as his wins over Lewis Rumsey and Robert Morrow show why he could be in the UFC before long. With the Octagon headed to his hometown in February, Milstead could be a great candidate to make his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 82.

Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorDan Spohn (12-4) has already tasted a bit of UFC success, as he was on The Ultimate Fighter 19 where he produced one of the sickest knockouts in show history in just 10 seconds as he stopped Tyler King in the preliminary round. Now back on the regional scene, Spohn has been dominant, producing a 4-0 record with three stoppage wins. The former NAAFS light heavyweight champion, “Dragon” recently took a calculated risk moving up to heavyweight where he captured the CFFC title with a second round knockout win over Zu Anyanwu in December.

Mark Cherico (9-1) says he’s retired, but the Intimidation alum continues to be active in MMA. After recently opening up a gym in his native Pittsburgh area, “The Pride of Bloomfield” continues to be incredibly popular in the area and could also be a perfect candidate for UFC Pittsburgh. Mark Cherico MMAMost recently, Cherico competed in what was announced as his last MMA bout, defeating Nate Landwehr via submission at Gladiators of the Cage 19 in October.

Intimidation Clothing is a lifestyle brand of apparel targeting the Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports markets with a history of strong support for Local MMA. With a international reach which has included dealers in the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and China, the Intimidation brand has been regularly featured on the backs of top-level MMA fighters in the UFC, Bellator MMA, WSOF and a multitude of Local MMA promotions. Anyone interested can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and products are available for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter and Instagram.

Unbeaten top prospect Mark Cherico to sign autographs at the Intimidation booth at Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 5 in Canonsburg, PA

“The Pride of Bloomfield” is ready return to the cage in early 2014 and continue his unbeaten streak, but before he fights again he will first make another appearance close to home. Mark Cherico MMAAt Wednesday night’s Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 5 event in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Cherico will sign autographs for the fans at the Intimidation booth at intermission. Intimidation Clothing released the Marck Cherico signature tee (pictured on Mark, right) in July which will be on sale at the company’s booth along with the women’s Cherico tank top.

After being named as the “best fighter in Pittsburgh” in 2012 by StandThemUp.org, Chercio scored two wins in late 2012 and two more in 2013 to improve to 5-0 as a pro. His most recent fight is easily his most impressive as he scored a 2nd round TKO of 2-time UFC veteran Donny Walker (18-10) on June 29th at Pittsburgh Challenge Series 3. Cherico will busy throughout the night as several of his Fight Club Pittsburgh teammates will be in action.

The 2011 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight Champion has racked up an impressive string of 14 finishes in 14 total combined fights having fought for the NAAFS, Rocktagon MMA, Pinnacle and more over his amateur and pro careers. Mark Cherico MMAA MMA Instructor at Fight Club Pittsburgh who also represents Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh, Cherico had been sponsored by Intimidation ClothingTM dating back to his amateur career.

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

 

Photo (left) courtesy of LandryLynnePhotos.com

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.

 

Intimidation Clothing to release Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico signature tee, pre-order signups underway

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that the company will be releasing a new Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico signature tee this summer and pre-order sign-ups are already underway. The first true signature tee from Intimidation for the popular product of Fight Club Pittsburgh, Intimidation Clothing released a women’s tank top style in the Summer of 2012 shortly after first signing Cherico to an exclusive sponsorship deal. Mark Cherico signature teeNow, just days before the biggest fight of his life as he takes on UFC veteran Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker at Pinnacle FC 3 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Intimidation brand add to their line of premium quality t-shirt and training gear. The design features a skeleton in the classic Mark Cherico pose with the Italian crown and flag prominently displayed with his nickname “The Pride of Bloomfield” as the dominant front graphics and text. In addition, Intimidation will donate $5 from every shirt sold to Connor’s Crusade.

With the addition of his own signature tee, Mark Chercio becomes just the 12th athlete with their own Intimidation branded shirt. As stated on the company’s official Web site, “Intimidation Clothing is not a brand that makes signature shirts for just any fighter. Only championship level pros are eligible for a signature tee as we look to keep high standards at all times.” Other fighters with their own signature shirt from Intimidation include UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock, current UFC Welterweight “Relentless” Roger Bowling, Bellator Middleweight Brian “The Predator” Rogers, #1 ranked female fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye, UFC vets Jason Dent, Forrest Petz, Wes Sims, Donny Walker and more.

Intimidation Mark Cherico Women's Tank Top

Intimidation Clothing’s Mark Cherico women’s tank top is also for sale at IntimidationClothing.com.

The new Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico signature tee is currently available via pre-orders online at IntimidationClothing.com under the “Signature Shirts” link and a signup sheet will be available at Pinnacle FC: Pittsburgh Challenge 3 in Cannonsburg, PA on Saturday, June 29th at the Intimidation booth. Shirts will be on a first come, first served basis and will be shipped to all pre-order buyers in late July 2013.

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 sponsored Mark Cherico looks to remain unbeaten in Pinnacle FC main event near Pittsburgh

June 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

“The Pride of Bloomfield” will return to the cage for the toughest test of his MMA career, and once again he’ll be fighting in his own backyard. After being named as the “best fighter in Pittsburgh” in 2012 by one fan site, Chercio will take on UFC veteran Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker in the main event at “Pittsburgh Challenge Series 3,” which takes place on June 29th in Cannonsburg, just outside of Pittsburgh. Mark Cherico MMACherico will be one of several fighters sponsored on the card as the Intimidation brand will also be in attendance selling their top quality t-shirts, hoodies, hats and merchandise.

Cherico, who signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with the Intimidation brand in 2012, may only have just four pro fights, but the 2011 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight Champion has racked up an impressive string of 13 finishes in 13 total combined fights. A MMA Instructor at Fight Club Pittsburgh who also represents Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh, Cherico had been sponsored by Intimidation ClothingTM dating back to his amateur career. Cherico earned a first round stoppage wins over Mark Wilson and Chris Dunn in late 2012 to improve to 3-0 as a pro, then earned his fourth first round stoppage in as many outings when he finished veteran Billy Vaughan with an armbar in the main event at Pittsburgh Challenge Series 2 in April. He will face experienced pro and UFC veteran Donny Walker (18-10) who will fight for the first time in 2013 his last three fights were with the UFC and Bellator.

Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (4-0 pro, 9-0 amateur) made his NAAFS debut in August 2011 after a 7-0 record fighting for the American Hardcore, Rocktagon and Cage of Chaos promotions. He then won both of his NAAFS amateur fights scoring a submission of Mike Putnam in August and a TKO win over Russ Brletrick in November. After winning the NAAFS Amateur Featherweight title in November 2011 at the annual Night of Champions event in defeating Brletrick, Cherico enjoyed a successful pro debut with a 1st round rear naked choke win at NAAFS: Caged Fury 17 in Morgantown, WV. In his 13 combined fights, Cherico has finished each opponent with 12 submissions and one TKO. Mark Cherico MMAA fan favorite who is known for his entertaining introductions and celebrations, Cherico is one of several up and coming prospects from Fight Club Pittsburgh, an official Intimidation dealer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 selling the Intimidation brand can apply to become an Intimidation Clothing dealer and Intimidation products 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 (right) courtesy of LandryLynnePhotos.com

Intimidation Clothing Athlete of the Month: Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico

He is known as “The Pride of Bloomfield” and he is undefeated in 13 careers fights. As Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (4-0 pro, 9-0 amateur) looks to make the next step in his young MMA career, he continues to live up to the hype. Mark Cherico MMAAs an amateur, Cherico advanced from one level of competition to the next, continually submitting his opponents en route to a perfect 9-0 record. Now as a pro the journey continues, now at a higher level of competition than previously seen, with the big leagues of MMA now a more realistic and clear goal.

Most recently, Cherico returned to action to fight in his own backyard as he manhandled Billy Vaughan in the main event at the Pinnacle FC: Pittsburgh Challenge Series 2 event April 20th. Fighting in the night’s main event, Cherico was once again one of several fighters sponsored on the card as the Intimidation brand continues to be the biggest sponsor of Pittsburgh MMA events and fighters.

Cherico, who signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with the Intimidation brand in 2012, may only have just four pro fights, but the 2011 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight Champion has racked up an impressive string of 12 finishes in 12 total combined fights. A MMA Instructor at Fight Club Pittsburgh who also represents Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh, Cherico had been sponsored by Intimidation ClothingTM dating back to his amateur career. After his fight at the Intimidation sponsored NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12 event on October 20th in Streetsboro, Ohio fell through Cherico was quickly scheduled again for the fight closer to home in Pennsylvania, where he earned a first round stoppage over Mark Wilson for his 2nd pro win. Mark Cherico MMAHe followed that with a 1st round submission of Chris Dunn for his 3rd first round submission win in as many fights to start his pro career in December 2012 at the inaugural Pinnacle FC event.

Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (4-0 pro, 9-0 amateur) made his NAAFS debut in August 2011 after a 7-0 record fighting for the American Hardcore, Rocktagon and Cage of Chaos promotions. He then won both of his NAAFS amateur fights scoring a submission of Mike Putnam in August and a TKO win over Russ Brletrick in November. After winning the NAAFS Amateur Featherweight title in November 2011 at the annual Night of Champions event in defeating Brletrick, Cherico enjoyed a successful pro debut with a 1st round rear naked choke win at NAAFS: Caged Fury 17 in Morgantown, WV. In his 12 combined fights, Cherico has finished each opponent with 11 submissions and one TKO. A fan favorite who is known for his entertaining introductions and celebrations, Cherico is one of several up and coming prospects from Fight Club Pittsburgh, an official Intimidation dealer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mark Cherico MMAAs a result of his sustained success throughout his MMA career and fast-rising national name, Mark Cherico is officially the Intimidation Clothing Sponsored Athlete of the Month for May 2013. “Mark Cherico is a great fit for our Athlete of the Month award,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Mark has a fast-rising name in the sport and continues to prove why he is worthy of the hype. His willingness to constantly improve his game and loyalty to the Intimidation brand over time have made this an easy choice for Athlete of the Month.”

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. 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. Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Photos courtesy of LandryLynnePhotos.com

Intimidation sponsored Mark Cherico to fight at Pinnacle FC event near Pittsburgh on April 20th

“The Pride of Bloomfield” will return to the cage for a fourth time as a pro, and once again he’ll be fighting in his own backyard. Mark Cherico MMAAfter being named as the “best fighter in Pittsburgh” in 2012 by one fan site, Chercio will take on Billy Vaughan in the main event at “Pittsburgh Challenge Series 2,” which takes place on April 20th in Cannonsburg, just outside of Pittsburgh. Cherico will be one of several fighters sponsored on the card as the Intimidation brand will also be in attendance selling their top quality t-shirts, hoodies, hats and merchandise.

Cherico, who signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with the Intimidation brand in 2012, may only have just three pro fights, but the 2011 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight Champion has racked up an impressive string of 12 finishes in 12 total combined fights. A MMA Instructor at Fight Club Pittsburgh who also represents Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh, Cherico had been sponsored by Intimidation ClothingTM dating back to his amateur career. After his fight at the Intimidation sponsored NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12 event on October 20th in Streetsboro, Ohio fell through Cherico was quickly scheduled again for the fight closer to home in Pennsylvania, where he earned a first round stoppage over Mark Wilson. He followed that with a 1st round submission of Chris Dunn for his 3rd first round submission win in as many fights to start his pro career. He will face experienced pro Billy Vaughan (11-14) who will fight for the first time in 2013 after 10 fights in 2011 and 2012 combined.

Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (3-0 pro, 9-0 amateur) made his NAAFS debut in August 2011 after a 7-0 record fighting for the American Hardcore, Rocktagon and Cage of Chaos promotions. Mark Cherico MMAHe then won both of his NAAFS amateur fights scoring a submission of Mike Putnam in August and a TKO win over Russ Brletrick in November. After winning the NAAFS Amateur Featherweight title in November 2011 at the annual Night of Champions event in defeating Brletrick, Cherico enjoyed a successful pro debut with a 1st round rear naked choke win at NAAFS: Caged Fury 17 in Morgantown, WV. In his 12 combined fights, Cherico has finished each opponent with 11 submissions and one TKO. A fan favorite who is known for his entertaining introductions and celebrations, Cherico is one of several up and coming prospects from Fight Club Pittsburgh, an official Intimidation dealer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. 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. Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Pittsburgh fighters provide highly successful weekend for Intimidation at first Pinnacle FC event

December 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing has made a concerted effort to break into the Steel City, and the final weekend of 2012 was a key cog in increasing brand recognition inside one of the biggest MMA hotbeds in the Mid-Atlantic area. Four fighters who were sponsored by the popular clothing brand picked up victories at the inaugural Pinnacle FC event, with three of those wins coming via stoppage. Intimidation was also a presenting sponsor of the inaugural Pinnacle FC and was in attendance selling its popular t-shirts, beanies, hoodies, and more.

Milstead, Steave & Cherico from Fight Club PittsburghIn the main event, featherweight Mark Cherico (3-0) extended his unbeaten streak, winning for the third time as a pro via rear naked choke in the first round. He moved his overall MMA record to 12-0, and a late opponent switch at weigh-ins the day before the fight didn’t affect his ability to pick up a win in front of his hometown fans over Ohio product Chris Dunn (2-3).

Adam Milstead (3-1) is now 3-0 since making the transition to the heavyweight division, and all three wins have come via stoppage. The Pittsburgh native stopped Bobby Gurley (2-3) with strikes in the first round, further cementing his place as perhaps the best heavyweight prospect in the area.

Anthony Durnell (12-4) has competed all over the world, but he had yet to compete in his hometown of Pittsburgh as a professional fighter. That changed on Saturday night, as he was able to give his hometown fans a late Christmas present with a unanimous decision over Kentucky product Jeremy Pender (8-6) in one of the evening’s more anticipated bouts.

And finally, fan favorite and Pittsburgh/West Virginia product Justin Steave (3-2) picked up his second win in a row, as “The Hawk” stopped New Yorker Amran Aliyev (1-1) with a rear naked choke in the second round. The popular fighter is now officially back over the .500 mark after a pair of highly disputed decision losses marred his early career.

Steel City by IntimidationPittsburgh products Mike Wilkins (2-1) and Khama Worthy (1-2) were also in action while sponsored by Intimidation, as all six sponsored fighters are products of Fight Club Pittsburgh, an official Intimidation dealer featuring a variety of the company’s popular styles.

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 70 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.

 

Pictured: Adam Milstead, Justin Steave & Mark Cherico at Fight Club Pittsburgh

Photo Credit: Intimidation Interactive Media

Intimidation sponsored Mark Cherico to fight at inaugural Pinnacle FC event near Pittsburgh on December 29th

December 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

“The Pride of Bloomfield” will return to the cage for a third time to close out 2012, and once again he’ll be fighting in his own backyard. Mark Cherico MMAAfter being named as the “best fighter in Pittsburgh” earlier this year by one fan site, Chercio will take on Matt Egner in a featured pro bout at “Pittsburgh Challenge Series 1,” which takes place on December 29th in Cannonsburg, just outside of Pittsburgh.

Cherico, who signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with the Intimidation brand this past summer, may only have just two pro fights, but the 2011 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight Champion has racked up an impressive string of 11 finishes in 11 total combined fights. A MMA Instructor at Fight Club Pittsburgh who also represents Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh, Cherico had been sponsored by Intimidation ClothingTM in each of the past three fights before signing the new deal this summer. After his fight at the Intimidation sponsored NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 12 event on October 20th in Streetsboro, Ohio fell through Cherico was quickly scheduled again for the fight closer to home in Pennsylvania, where he earned a first round stoppage over Mark Wilson.

Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (2-0 pro, 9-0 amateur) made his NAAFS debut in August 2011 after a 7-0 record fighting for the American Hardcore, Rocktagon and Cage of Chaos promotions. Mark Cherico MMAHe then won both of his NAAFS amateur fights scoring a submission of Mike Putnam in August and a TKO win over Russ Brletrick in November. After winning the NAAFS Amateur Featherweight title in November 2011 at the annual Night of Champions event in defeating Brletrick, Cherico enjoyed a successful pro debut with a 1st round rear naked choke win at NAAFS: Caged Fury 17 in Morgantown, WV. In his 10 combined fights, Cherico has finished each opponent with nine submissions and one TKO. A fan favorite who is known for his entertaining introductions and celebrations, Cherico is one of several up and coming prospects from Fight Club Pittsburgh, an official Intimidation dealer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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.

Mark Cherico remains undefeated scoring 1st round submission win in Connellsville, Pennsylvania

November 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News

Eleven fights – eleven finishes. The man known as “The Pride of Bloomfield” finally returned to the cage on Friday night and things went according to plan. Fighting for the first time in over a year for someone other than the popular NAAFS promotion in Northeast Ohio, Mark Cherico was able to fight closer to home on Friday night scoring another 1st round submission (Rear Naked Choke). Mark Cherico MMANow 2-0 as a pro, Cherico, who was recently referred to as the “best fighter from Pittsburgh” by one fan site, continues to live up to the hype.

Cherico, who signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with the Intimidation brand this past summer, was the 2011 NAAFS Amateur Featherweight Champion and has racked up an impressive string of 11 finishes in 11 total combined fights with 7 of those coming in the 1st round. A MMA Instructor at Fight Club Pittsburgh who also represents Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh, Cherico had been sponsored by Intimidation ClothingTM in each of the past four fights and has fought throughout Northeast Ohio despite his immense popularity in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania region.

Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (2-0 pro, 9-0 amateur) made his NAAFS debut in August 2011 after a 7-0 record fighting for the American Hardcore, Rocktagon and Cage of Chaos promotions. He then won both of his NAAFS amateur fights scoring a submission of Mike Putnam in August and a TKO win over Russ Brletrick in November. After winning the NAAFS Amateur Featherweight title in November 2011 at the annual Night of Champions event in defeating Brletrick, Cherico enjoyed a successful pro debut with a 1st round rear naked choke win at NAAFS: Caged Fury 17 in Morgantown, WV. Intimidation Mark Cherico Women's Tank TopIn his 10 combined fights, Cherico has finished each opponent with nine submissions and one TKO. A fan favorite who is known for his entertaining introductions and celebrations, Cherico is one of several up and coming prospects along with Adam Milstead and others from Fight Club Pittsburgh, an official Intimidation dealer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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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