UFC on FOX sees four Intimidation alumni with big opportunities in front of them

July 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Athlete Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

UFC on FOX 16 goes down Saturday night in Chicago, and four alumni of the Intimidation brand are all in action on the MMA world’s biggest stage. Jessamyn Duke, Daron Cruickshank, Ben Saunders and Jessica Eye each have big fights, each in their own way. In likely the most high-profile fight of each fighter’s career, Saturday night could determine the fate of each fighter as they move forward in the UFC rankings. Jessamyn Duke with UFC Champ Ronda RouseyFor Eye, a title shot against Ronda Rousey may be next, for others their jobs may be on the line.

Kicking off the night’s card for the Intimidation Clothing alumni is Jessamyn Duke, fighting in the night’s 2nd fight. Duke (3-2) faces off with Elizabeth Phillips (4-3) as she fights for her job after losing 2 straight following a win in her UFC debut. Intimidation sponsored Duke in her first three professional MMA fights, all under the Invicta FC banner, and released the Jessamyn Duke signature tees during her time on the popular TUF 18 program.

Daron Cruickshank, a member of the UFC’s roster since the beginning for 2012, will step into the Octagon for the 12th time on Saturday night as he looks to improve his 6-4-1 UFC record. Now 16-6-1 overall, Cruickshank faces James Krause (21-7, 2-3 UFC) as he looks for his first win after a No Contest and loss in his past two fights. Daron Cruickshank MMAIntimidation sponsored Cruickshank in multiple fights in 2010 and 2011 which spurred him onto The Ultimate Fighter’s 15th season.

For Ben Saunders, a second chance with the UFC has proven quite successful thus far. After an impressive 4-3 record in the UFC from 2007 to 2010, Saunders was cut and later signed with Belator MMA. Intimidation sponsored Saunders in Bellator’s Welterweight Tournament in 2011 as he continued to face many of the top 170lb fighters in the world. Now back in the UFC after a 7-3 stint with Belator MMA, Saunders looks for a 3rd straight win inside the Octagon.

Finally, the biggest fight of Jessica “Evil” Eye’s career serves as the night’s main event at UFC on FOX 16. At 1-1-1 her UFC record does not scream title shot, but in a thin division looking for rivals to take on Champion Ronda Rousey, Eye’s match-up with Miesha Tate could be everything she needs to vault her into the national MMA limelight. Jessica Eye MMA - NAAFSAfter a 10-1 run at 125lbs where she climbed to #1 in the world in her weight class, Eye made the move to 135lbs in 2013 and signed on with the UFC to compete against the most high-profile women in the sport. While Intimidation supported her in 9 consecutive pro fights over a span of four years from 2010-2013, the company created the Jessica Eye signature tee in both men’s and women’s styles which the company sold at many of her fights in and around Cleveland.

While none of these great athletes will be donning Intimidation Clothing on Saturday night, each played an important role in helping build the Intimidation brand over the years. We wish each fighter the best of luck as they look to advance on the highest profile stage in Mixed Martial Arts.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle clothing 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’s Jessamyn Duke signature shirt named one of best in women’s MMA

November 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Products, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing’s signature shirt for Jessamyn Duke has been named the fifth-best signature shirt in women’s MMA, according to Examiner.com. Intimidation Jessamyn Duke signature teesThe shirt is listed with signature shirts from some of the top WMMA stars, including Carla Esparza, Michelle Ould, Bec Hyatt, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, and Liz Carmouche.

Duke is currently competing for Team Rousey on The Ultimate Fighter 18, where she made it to the quarterfinals of the first season to ever feature female fighters. The Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke men’s shirt features two guns on the front symbolizing her nickname with “DUKE” across the top of the back with her signature below. The Jessamyn Duke women’s shirt is a white shirt with purple printing featuring a gun with Jessamyn’s picture visible in the outline of the gun. Intimidation’s iconic shield logo appears on a sleeve on both the men’s and women’s styles. The release of the Jessamyn Duke signature shirts made Duke just the second female fighter to have her own signature tees from Intimidation Clothing joining UFC bantamweight Jessica “Evil” Eye. Intimidation reserves signature shirts exclusively for championship level professional fighters.

The writeup on the shirt from Examiner.com:

Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke has a signature t-shirt available at IntimidationClothing.com.

Fight fans should get them now while they are still available, before Duke becomes a household name.

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, I Love #WMMA 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 to release Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke men’s & women’s signature shirts, pre-orders underway

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of the official Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke signature shirts, which are now available for pre-order. Available in two different styles, one for men and another for the ladies, the signature shirts come on the heels of the announcement that Duke will compete on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter 18. With the addition of the two signature shirt styles Jessamyn Duke joins an exclusive list of top-tier fighters with signature tees from Intimidation which includes UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock, Bellator Middlweweight Brian Rogers, UFC vets Jason Dent, Forrest Petz and more.

Jessamyn Duke men's signature shirtThe Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke men’s shirt features two guns on the front symbolizing her nickname with “DUKE” across the top of the back with her signature below. The Jessamyn Duke women’s shirt will be a white shirt with purple printing featuring a gun with Jessamyn’s picture visible in the outline of the gun. Intimidation’s iconic shield logo will be on a sleeve on both the men’s and women’s styles.

In addition to ordering their Jessamyn Duke shirts online from IntimidationClothing.com, fans can also support of Duke by attending a viewing party for the premiere of TUF 18, which the popular Intimidation-sponsored BluegrassMMA news site recently wrote about:

Last night on ProWMMA Now! Jessamyn Duke returned to the program ahead of next week’s The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 premiere to chat with Gina and Emily. Now that the season is over and it is time for the world to see what happened behind closed doors with camera’s rolling, “The Gun” will celebrating the premiere at Buffalo Wild Wings in Richmond.

Jessamyn will be taking pictures with fans, signing autographs and giving away some items.  There will be shirts from Intimidation Clothing, a sponsor of Duke. There will be tickets to Bluegrass Brawl 9 and Hardrock MMA up for grabs as well as shirts from our friends at Bangtown Fightwear. The show, which airs on FOX Sports 1, will start at 10.

We will be there hanging out with all the folks and delivering interviews with Jessamyn and her teammates as the world gets introduced to Duke on national TV.  Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 2139 Lantern Ridge Dr Ste 100 Richmond, KY so be sure to come out and support your local fighter!

Duke (2-0), a Kentucky native, has the honor of being on the first season of the UFC’s prospect-driven series to include female fighters. Along with including female fighters, UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey and No. 1 contender Miesha Tate will serve as coaches prior to squaring off for Rousey’s title at the conclusion of the season.

Jessamyn Duke women's signature shirtThe 27-year-old Duke has been heavily rumored to be part of the cast since the show was announced. She attended tryouts in Las Vegas in the Spring, following her first career loss (which was overturned to a no contest when it was deemed that an illegal knee was used) at Invicta FC 5 on April 5th. Her first two wins as a pro came via stoppage, and she posted a 5-2 amateur record from 2010-2012.

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 sponsored fighter Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 18

August 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that sponsored fighter Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke is set to compete on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter 18. Duke (2-0), a Kentucky native, has the honor of being on the first season of the UFC’s prospect-driven series to include female fighters. Jessamyn Duke with UFC Champ Ronda RouseyAlong with including female fighters, UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey and No. 1 contender Miesha Tate will serve as coaches prior to squaring off for Rousey’s title at the conclusion of the season.

The 27-year-old Duke has been heavily rumored to be part of the cast since the show was announced. She attended tryouts in Las Vegas in the Spring, following her first career loss (which was overturned to a no contest when it was deemed that an illegal knee was used) at Invicta FC 5 on April 5th. Her first two wins as a pro came via stoppage, and she posted a 5-2 amateur record from 2010-2012.

Duke is also featured prominently in a teaser video for the season (embedded below), further increasing the hype for her performance during the season.

Jessamyn Duke MMAIntimidation Clothing will soon announce special appearances and new signature shirt for Duke in the coming weeks, stemming from her inclusion on the reality series.

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 sponsored Jessamyn Duke featured prominently in TUF 18 promo video

July 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing sponsored female fighter Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (2-0) is featured prominently in the promo video (embedded below) for the upcoming 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Jessamyn Duke MMAThe show, which is set to air this Fall on the newly created Fox Sports 1, features female coaches and female fighters for the first time, with the idea being to help populate the UFC’s new 135-pound women’s division. The TUF 18 teams are coached by rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

The 27-year-old Duke, who hails from Kentucky, has been heavily rumored to be part of the cast since the show was announced. She attended tryouts in Las Vegas in the Spring, following her first career loss (which was overturned to a no contest when it was deemed that an illegal knee was used) at Invicta FC 5 on April 5th. Her first two wins as a pro came via stoppage, and she posted a 5-2 amateur record from 2010-2012.

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.