Intimidation alums find success in the cage during holiday season

December 9, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing has long been a supporter of up-and-coming mixed martial artists, and many of the fighters who have donned the popular brand in the past have found major successes on varying levels, including in the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting. Dan Spohn UFCIntimidation has sponsored hundreds of fighters in the company’s five year history, and has produced signature shirts for more than a dozen different athletes.

Most recently, here are the Intimidation alums who have seen success in the sport:

Dan “Dragon” Spohn (9-4) – After starring as a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 19 and making his official UFC debut earlier this year, Spohn returned to his hometown of Columbus in November, where he moved his record to 3-0 fighting in Ohio’s capital with a first round submission over Michael Cockerham in less than a minute. Spohn, who hopes to make it back to the UFC in 2015 with another win or two, has been a member of Team Intimidation dating back to his fourth professional fight. Intimidation sponsored Spohn en route to his winning the NAAFS light heavyweight title, in his 9-second knockout win at Bellator 51, and his two recent fights for the UVC in Columbus. The Cambridge native is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS champion Josh Stansbury.

Josh “Sandman” Stansbury (6-2) – Stansbury is the reigning NAAFS light heavyweight champion and was also the amateur heavyweight champion for NAAFS in 2007. Most recently, he traveled to Colorado in November, where he won the light heavyweight title for Prize Fighting Championships with a first round submission win over Jeremy Osheim. Jessica Eye MMAStansbury was also a cast member on TUF 19, but he suffered an injury in his prelimary fight, which he happened to be dominating.

Jessica “Evil” Eye (11-2) – Eye is a current member of the fast-growing UFC women’s bantamweight division, but before she entered the Octagon she was Ohio’s most popular fighter. A longtime member of Team Intimidation during her early professional career, Eye became a fan favorite and is a pioneer for women’s MMA in the Buckeye State. Most recently, she picked up her first official UFC win with a TKO victory over Leslie Smith at UFC 180 in November. Intimidation released a signature shirt for Eye in 2012, and Eye is also the creator of the Eye Believe signature line of apparel, of which some stock remains through IntimidationClothing.com.

Hector “El Toro” Urbina (17-8-1) – Urbina is an Ohio native who now makes his home in Florida training with American Top Team. Urbina has been sponsored multiple times by Intimidation, and he is the former middleweight and reigning welterweight champion for the Intimidation sponsored NAAFS organization. He was also a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 19, and he made his official UFC debut with a win over Edgar Garcia last month at UFC 180 in Mexico.

Mike “The Marine” Richman (18-5) – A former Bellator tournament finalist, Richman has now become the No. 1 contender in the organization’s bantamweight division with back-to-back knockout wins in bouts on Spike TV. Most recently, he stopped UFC veteran Nam Phan in just 46 seconds at Bellator 131 in November. Stipe Miocic UFCIntimidation sponsored Richman both in bouts for Bellator and in bouts that took place in his home state prior to his signing with Bellator. His next bout will be in March, when he faces former Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas for a likely title shot.

 

Stipe Miocic (12-1) – Miocic (pictured, right) is one of the sport’s top heavyweights, and he’ll be fighting for a title shot when he takes on former champion Junior Dos Santos in the main event at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13. Intimidation sponsored Miocic through his early pro career, when he was dominant on the regional scene winning the NAAFS heavyweight title.

Dustin “Bam Bam” Parrish (2-0) – Parrish, who hails from Indiana, boasted an impressive 9-1 record as an amatuer and is one of the fastest-rising stars on the Midwest MMA scene. Now training at American Top Team in Indianapolis, Parrish got his start in MMA after going to a local martial arts school just to take a break from wrestling. He is now 2-0 as a pro following a first round submission win over veteran Ryan McIntosh at LFC 55 in Indianapolis in November.

Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (5-0) – An Ohio native who regularly brings some of the biggest crowds to fights in his home state, Garbrandt recently signed with the UFC after posting 5 knockouts through his first 5 pro fights. He’ll make his Octagon debut at UFC 182 on January 3, where he will face veteran Marcus Brimage. Intimidation sponsored Garbrandt throughout much of his amateur and early pro career, and the Pinnacle FC bantamweight champion has become one of the sport’s biggest prospects since moving to California to train at Team Alpha Male with the likes of former WEC champion Urijah Faber and current UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw.

 

Dan Spohn & Jessica Eye photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Featherweights flock to Intimidation

Intimidation Clothing prides itself on identifying the top upcoming talent in mixed martial arts, and many of the sport’s top featherweight prospects have been sponsored by the brand.

Currently one of the sport’s hottest prospects, Pittsburgh’s Khama Worthy (6-2) recently improved to 4-0 with three impressive knockouts since dropping to the featherweight division last year. Frank Caraballo MMAA member of Team Intimidation since his amateur career, “The Death Star” scored another big finish at PinnacleFC 7 on Memorial Day weekend, where he knocked out Anthony Morgan (5-3) in the co-main event in Pittsburgh. The flashy, athletic striker is one of a plethora of talented fighters at or near 145lbs at Fight Club Pittsburgh where the Intimidation name has been a mainstay for years.

Intimidation has also been a longtime sponsor of NAAFS featherweight champion Frank Caraballo (12-7), who has long been lauded as one of the top prospects in mixed martial arts. Now training and coaching at Cal Crowell Fitness, Athletic & MMA Training Center, “The Tank” (pictured, right) is set to headline the Driven MMA/NAAFS Fight Nite in the Flats X card in Cleveland on June 7th. As one of the most popular fighters in Northeast Ohio, Caraballo has won 7 of his last 10 fights and looks to pickup another win in front of the home crowd in Cleveland.

Cody Stevens MMACody “The Wolverine” Stevens (11-7-1) has been sponsored by Intimidation many times in the past and is known as one of Ohio’s most popular and durable fighters. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Stevens (pictured, left) has stepped in with the likes of Shinya Aoki, Jimmie Rivera, Dustin Neace, Wilson Reis, Donny Walker and more in his storied career. Having recently fought as a bantamweight as well, Stevens recently became a member of the Strong Style Fight Team, which is an official Intimidation dealer in Northeast Ohio. Stevens has also lived and trained in Thailand, where he is a member of Tiger Muay Thai and was set to face in-state rival Caraballo before an injury postponed that battle.

Outside of the Ohio Valley, Intimidation is a longtime sponsor of former CFA featherweight champion Jordan Parsons (10-1), who has posted three straight victories after a yearlong layoff. Most recently, he made his Bellator debut at Bellator 117 in Iowa, where he earned his third career knockout victory with a 1-2 combination to put his opponent to sleep just 4 seconds into the second round. With a very good record and a win inside Bellator’s cage under his belt, Parsons is vying for a tournament spot in Bellator MMA’s deep 145lb division.

One of the newest members of Team Intimidation, Terry House (6-8) is one of the Chicagoland area’s most popular fighters. A 4-time veteran of the Intimidation-sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana, House (pictured, right) also promotes anti-bullying in the area. Terry House MMAHe will be back in action on May 31st in Hammond, Indiana for the Intimidation sponsored United Combat League event outside of Chicago, just across the Indiana/Illinois border.

One of the longest-running sponsorships for the Intimidation brand in the 145lb division is with Bobby Emmons. One of the first fighters from Indiana ever sponsored by Intimidation, Emmons fights at both 145 and 155lbs and has his own signature tee from the popular brand which is the largest supporter of Local MMA in the Midwest, if not the USA. Emmons is a former top contender for the highly-respected Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana and has the clever nickname “White Trash BJJ.” Most recently, Emmons took a fight in Pittsburgh on a week’s notice and scored a 1st round submission win to improve his pro record to 4-3.

While Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker has fought just once since April of 2012, the 2-time UFC veteran has a resume few can argue with. A member of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy, Walker was one of the first fighters ever sponsored by the Intimidation brand and his signature tee was released just before winning the NAAFS featherweight title in August 2011. A police officer by day, Walker has faced many top names at 135 and 145 pounds in the Midwest.

Kyle Kyote Rozewski MMAFinally, Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski is one of the hottest featherweight prospects in the Midwest. After starting his pro MMA career at 0-2 Rozewski made the move and transition from near his hometown in Buffalo, New York to Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio. Since that change “Kyote” (pictured, left) has gone 4-1 with his lone loss coming to retired top MMA prospect Anthony Durnell (14-4). Over a three year pro career Rozewski’s three losses have come to three fighters with a combined pro record of 21-5, and his most recent win came at the expense of one of Ohio MMA’s long-standing warriors in Dustin “The Reaper” Kempf in March 2014. Rozewski will look to continue his hot streak opposite Wes Hanson (2-0) at Driven MMA’s NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats X in Cleveland on June 7th.

The aforementioned Kempf and Durnell, both Team Intimidation members for years, know tough battles just like those mentioned above. While Kempf, also a police officer by day, has fought a ringer over the years including Walker, Caraballo, Rozewski and top bantamweight prospect Isaiah Chapman, “The Reaper” continues to remain active with a 6-7 pro record. Meanwhile Durnell, a member of Fight Club Pittsburgh, announced his retirement from the sport in late 2013 after a 5-1 record in his final 6 pro fights.

Looking to Intimidation’s rich crop of alumni, the brand has also worked with a plethora of top 145lb fighters. Mark Cherico MMAAmong that list is Pittsburgh MMA stars Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (6-0) and Justin Steave (6-4), former MTV Caged star Tony Kelley (2-0) and rising Ohio MMA star Antonio Castillo, Jr.. While Cherico (pictured, right) was sponsored by Intimidation in his final amateur fights and several professional fights, he remains one of the top prospects in the featherweight division and is rumored to be near the top of the UFC’s watch list. His teammate Justin “The Hawk” Steave was sponsored by Intimidation as an amateur and early in his pro MMA career as he won 4 straight fights in 2012-2013.

Tony “Primetime” Kelley was sponsored by Intimidation in both of his first two professional bouts, where he has earned victories in both with 1st round stoppages. Finally Castillo, a winner of 6 of his last 7 fights and the past 4 straight, was a staple of the Intimidation brand at MMA events in Cleveland for years as he built his name into one of the most avoided featherweights in the Midwest.

On the national stage, Intimidation has sponsored multiple notable fighters in Bellator’s featherweight tournaments, which has become a cornerstone division for the organization throughout its history. shah-shamhalaev01_400In the past, Intimidation has sponsored former Bellator Featherweight Champion and tournament winner Daniel Straus, tournament winner and Shah Shamhalaev (pictured, left), as well as Mike Richman, Marlon Sandro, Fabricio Guerreiro, Mike Corey, and Genair da Silva.

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 Weekend Recap: Successful weekend sees Intimidation on display across the USA

The Intimidation brand had one of their busiest weekends of 2014  as Intimidation Clothing crews were busy in four different states over the weekend, including Ohio, New York, Michigan, and Indiana.

Colosseum Combat MMA girlsIntimidation’s Indiana crew headlined the weekend at one of the Midwest’s premier MMA promotions – Colosseum Combat in Kokomo, Indiana. Fans once again witnessed another solid pro/am fight card which can easily rival anyone in the Hoosier State as Mark Slater’s Colosseum Combat MMA continues to be one of the most consistent Local MMA promotions in the country.

The Intimidate Cancer crew was on hand at the Hubbard Leukemia Society Fundraising Family Day in Hubbard, Ohio. Those in attendance had a fantastic response to the Intimidate Cancer division of the company where a portion of the proceeds go to fund cancer and leukemia research.

Intimidation’s newly-formed New York crew was on hand in Fredonia at the latest New York State Grappling Championships event, which featured some of the best grapplers from the region competing in the submission tournament. Intimidation sponsored grapplers Rebecca Heintzman and And Intimidation’s Michigan crew was at Prison City Fight League’s “25 to Life” in Jackson, Michigan.

Josh Longood MMALongtime Team Intimidation member Josh Longood successfully closed out his amateur career, as the Ohio fighter made his way to Kentucky for Turf Wars 18. Longood (pictured, left) picked up the Turf Wars bantamweight title with a second round submission over Elliott Blair, and now looks forward to his professional career. Meanwhile Intimidation alum Mojo Horne picked up a win in the night’s main event at the same event.

Also, four Intimidation alums were in action at the Bellator 120 pay-per-view event, including Alexander Shlemenko, Fabricio Guerriero, Mike Richman, and Shahbulat Shamhalaev.

Looking ahead, Intimidation will have a major presence at this weekend’s PinnacleFC 7 event in Pittsburgh, where Out of the Cage Clothing will represent the brand at their official booth. Intimidation is also set to sponsor co-main event fighter Khama “The Death Star” Worthy, as well as Bobby “White Trash BJJ” Emmons in his late replacement bout against A.J. Bosley.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing & athletic 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.

 

Ring girls photo courtesy of Colosseum Combat MMA

Longood photo courtesy of Mike Wrobel – ShootItMMA.com

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor SEG/Driller MMA event on January 26th in Minneapolis, Minnesota

January 1, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing continues to have an increasing presence in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and 2013 will be no different. The popular clothing brand is set to be a presenting sponsor of Downtown Showdown 12, which takes place on Jan. 26 in Downtown Minneapolis. Driller / SEG MMAPromoted by Sterling Entertainment Group in conjunction with Driller MMA, the event continues a growing partnership between the two brands.

In the main event, Minnesota pro Nick Compton (6-2) will take on Iowa native Mike Plazola (10-4) in a highly anticipated bout. The event also features a pair of amateur title fights, include one at lightweight and one at bantamweight. The 155 title will feature Ontario native Brandon Gardner (4-1) taking on Minnesota product Cameron Gilliam (5-1), and Minnesota native Randy Lene (8-2) will put his six-fight winning streak on the line when he defends his 135-pound title against unbeaten foe Ehsan Karam (3-0).

The Intimidation brand is one that is becoming a regular on the Minnesota MMA scene having worked with SEG/Driller Promotions extensively while also sponsoring UFC lightweight Marcus LeVesseur, Bellator featherweight Mike Richman, former CFA featherweight champ Jordan Parsons, Nick Kirk and more.

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.

 

Intimidation to sponsor Shah Shamhalaev live on MTV2 at Bellator 84 in featherweight tournament final

December 3, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of rising featherweight star Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the upcoming Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament finals at Bellator 84. The fight will mark the 3rd straight fight in which Shamhalaev and the Intimidation brand have worked together after impressive TKO wins at Bellator 76 and Bellator 79 earlier this Fall. Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorThe tournament finals, which were originally scheduled for Bellator 83 in Atlantic City, will take place at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on Friday, December 14th and will air live on MTV2.

Shamhalaev has racked up an impressive 11-1-1 record inside the cage, with his only loss coming to 18-0 UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov in his third career fight. Since then, he is unbeaten in his last ten fights, including an impressive and dominant first round TKO victor over Cody Bollinger in the tournament quarterfinals at Bellator 76 and an even more impressive 1st round TKO win over Mike Richman at Bellator 79.

Shamhalaev signed with Bellator earlier this year, and immediately made the transition from training at Red Fury Fight Team in Russia to training with Team BombSquad in Ithica, New York. The sponsorship of Shamhalaev continues the recent partnership between Intimidation and BombSquad. Shamhalaev was recently featured on MMAjunkie leading up to his Bellator debut.

In addition to Shamhalaev, the Intimidation brand was also be seen on long-time sponsored female fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye on the MTV2 broadcast at the original Bellator 83 event. Intimidation was also in attendance at Bellator 75, Bellator’s last appearance in Hammond which is just outside of Chicago.

Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorIntimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

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Intimidation sponsored Njokuani and Shamhalaev pick up weekend wins on national TV

November 4, 2012 by  
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Two fighters sporting Intimidation gear picked up wins on national TV over the weekend, as Chidi Njokuani (9-3) and Shah Shamhalaev (11-1-1) both earned knockouts. Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorNjokuani picked up a third round TKO over Phil Dace in the co-main event at RFA 4, which was broadcast live on AXS TV, while Shamhalaev earned a first round TKO over Mike Richman at Bellator 79, which was aired on MTV 2.

Njokuani, whose brother Anthony is a lightweight contender in the UFC, completely outclassed Phil Dace with his adept striking skills, eventually earning a TKO early in the third round. “Chidi Bang Bang” became the first person to stop Dace, as he picked up his seventh win via knockout or TKO in his career. Ranked as one of the top welterweight prospects in the sport, the 23-year-old could now receive some attention from larger organizations.

In just his second fight in the U.S., Team Bombsquad product Shamhalaev picked up his second TKO win and earned a spot in the Bellator featherweight finals with a TKO over Mike Richman, who was also sponsored by Intimidation in the bout. Chidi Njokuani MMAShamhalaev will now face the winner of next week’s bout between Wagnney Fabiano and Rad Martinez in December for $100,000 and a shot at the Bellator featherweight title.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Shahbulat Shamhalaev live on MTV2 in featherweight semifinals at Bellator 79

October 28, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of rising featherweight star Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the upcoming Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament semifinals, where he will take on fellow Intimidation-sponsored fighter Mike “The Marine” Richman. Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorThe tournament semifinals will take place at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada on Friday, November 2nd and will also air live on MTV2.

Shamhalaev has racked up an impressive 10-1-1 record inside the cage, with his only loss coming to 18-0 fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov in his third career fight. Since then, he is unbeaten in his last nine fights, including an impressive and dominant first round TKO victor over Cody Bollinger in the tournament quarterfinals at Bellator 76.

Shamhalaev signed with Bellator earlier this year, and immediately made the transition from training at Red Fury Fight Team in Russia to training with Team BombSquad in Ithica, New York. The sponsorship of Shamhalaev continues the recent partnership between Intimidation and BombSquad. Shamhalaev is a noted striker and figures to be a favorite heading into the tournament’s final four. Shamhalaev was recently featured on MMAjunkie leading up to his Bellator debut.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

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Intimidation to sponsor Mike “The Marine” Richman live on MTV2 in featherweight semifinals at Bellator 79

October 26, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce sponsorship of Minnesota-based fighter Mike “The Marine” Richman in the Bellator Season 7 Featherweight Tournament semifinals. Richman sports a 13-1 mixed martial arts record and is one of the fastest rising 145-pound stars in the game. He is set to square off with fellow Intimidation-sponsored featherweight Shahbulat Shamhalaev for a spot in the 145-pound finals at Bellator 79 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada on November 2nd. The event will also be shown live on MTV 2.

Mike Richman MMARichman began his MMA career in 2008 after serving three tours as an infantryman in Iraq as part of the United States Marines, and he quickly racked up an 8-0 record with little formal training. From there, he earned a spot on the 28-man cast of “The Ultimate Fighter 12.” While Richman dropped the first bout of his career when he lost to Aaron Wilkinson in the preliminary round, he saw that as an opportunity to test himself as a fighter. Since then, he has gone 5-1 with four stoppages, including an 83-second knockout over veteran Chris Horodecki in his Bellator debut at Bellator 64 in April. Then, he proved prophetic in his tournament debut by delivering on a promised knockout over Jeremy Spoon with a head kick just 23 seconds into the bout. Overall, he has earned stoppages in 12 of his 13 victories, including five knockouts and seven submissions. He is just two victories away from $100,000 and a guaranteed title shot.

The fight will mark the third time in which Richman has been sponsored by the Intimidation brand including a September 2011 fight for SEG/Driller Promotions, a Intimidation-sponsored promotion in Minnesota. In addition to wearing Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts Richman will also be sponsored by the good people at Future Legend, another regular sponsor of Bellator fighters.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Intimidation sponsored fighters Richman and Shamhalaev advance to Bellator featherweight semifinals

October 15, 2012 by  
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Two fighters sporting Intimidation Clothing advanced in the Bellator Season Seven Featherweight Tournament this past Friday at Bellator 76, as both Mike “The Marine” Richman and Shahbulat Shamhalaev picked up impressive knockout victories to move one step closer to a 145-pound title shot. Mike Richman MMARichman and Shamhalaev will now square off in the semifinals at Bellator 80 on Nov. 9 for the right to compete for the Season Seven title and a shot at one of the most prestigious titles in the Bellator organization.

Richman started off the broadcast on MTV 2 with perhaps the night’s most impressive performance, as the Southpaw landed a beautiful left head kick to flatten Jeremy Spoon just 23 seconds. The supremely confident featherweight predicted a knockout in the pre-fight interview, which he delivered in exciting fashion while sporting the black Intimidation EliteFighter MMA board shorts. He moves his record to 13-1, including his second consecutive knockout inside the Bellator cage and it adds to the list of thrilling finishes from Intimidation sponsored fighters at Bellator events.

Shamhalaev was pumped for his U.S. debut, as the native Russian signed a deal with Bellator earlier this year. Shamhalaev landed a head kick of his own that opened a cut on his opponent Cody Bollinger, and he then took the fight to the ground. From there, he opened up with some vicious ground and pound, eventually getting a stoppage with just 11 seconds left in the first frame. “Shah” moved his overall record to 10-1-1 and is now unbeaten in his last nine outings.

The winner of the Richman vs. Shamhalaev matchup will advance to the finals, where he will face the winner of the other semifinal between Rad Martinez and Wagnney Fabiano at Bellator 84 in December.

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 to serve as sponsor for Driller/SEG events in Minnesota on Oct. 12 and Nov. 10

October 10, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is once again excited to be part of two great events in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, as the popular clothing brand is set to serve as a title sponsor for Driller Promotions/Sterling Entertainment Group events on both October 12 and November 10 in Minnesota. SEG / Driller Promotions - Boxing, Kickboxing & MMAThis continues a long-running partnership between Intimidation and Driller/SEG, which has been successful in bringing Intimidation to thousands of new eyes.

The event on October 12 features K-1 Kickboxing, with many top MMA stars from the Minneapolis area in action in a full-contact striking arena. The main event features top lightweights Damion “The Wolverine” Hill taking on Dan “The King” Kiser in what is expected to be a great battle between two rising prospects.

Intimidation will also serve as a sponsor for the Driller/SEG event in the Minneapolis area on November 10th. The brand continues to build it’s name in the region also sponsoring popular Driller/SEG vet Mike “The Marine” Richman at Bellator 76 on October 12th in Canada.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

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