Jessica Eye win highlights record weekend for Intimidation at events across the USA

The Intimidation brand was once again seen across the USA at regional MMA events and on national TV over the weekend as the company enjoyed yet another record-breaking weekend. With two fighters scheduled to fight on MTV2 and four scheduled in total at Bellator 83, the national audience was able to see Intimidation from the comfort of their couch while fans at events in Toledo, Ohio, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Tulsa, Oklahoma all witnessed the brand up close and personal at local MMA events.

Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorIt took just 58 seconds for Jessica Eye to enter the consciousness of all MMA fans, as the Northeast Ohio favorite submitted Bellator women’s 115-pound champion Zoila Gurgel with a standing arm triangle less than a minute into their highly anticipated match-up at Bellator 83. Sponsored by the Intimidation brand in each of her past nine fights, Eye (9-1), won her sixth consecutive bout, staying unbeaten in the Bellator cage with a 3-0 record. There’s no doubt that we will see highlights from this win by Eye on MMA Uncensored on Spike, Inside MMA on AXS TV and throughout Eye’s Bellator career as she joins a long list of Intimidation sponsored fighters scoring highlight reel finishes on a national stage.

While fights for Kelvin Tiller and Shah Shamhalaev both fell through late, Intimidation will now sponsor Shamhalaev, a product of New York’s Team Bombsquad, at Bellator 84 when he faces Rad Martinez in the Season 7 Bellator Featherweight Tournament final. Intimidation sponsored MASH Fight Team product and Michigan native David “Bo” Harris also put up a tough fight against Claudio Ledesma despite losing a decision at the event.

Intimidation was a big part of the first all-pro MMA card in Toledo, as along with being a sponsor of Purgatory Fight Series 10, where Intimidation-sponsored fighters went 2-1 at the event. Jake Grigson earned a decision win over super-hot bantamweight Andrew Huffman, moving his record to 5-2 as a pro. Meanwhile, Philadelphia native Andrew “Ozzy” Osborne moved to 3-0 since being sponsored by Intimidation, as he earned a split decision over local favorite Jake Draves in a welterweight match-up. Hector Urbina put up a great fight in his homecoming in the main event, but unfortunately he came up short in his middleweight bout against Tyler Beckley.

Tulsa, Oklahoma also got a large dose of Intimidation-sponsored fighters, as two big-show veterans represented by the brand split at the King of the Cage event. UFC veteran David Heath earned a decision victory over Chad Herrick, while TUF veteran Josh Bryant dropped a disputed decision to Sean Strickland in the main event.

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

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor unbeaten middleweight Kelvin Tiller at Bellator 83 live on Spike.com

December 3, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of unbeaten middleweight prospect Kelvin Tiller, who is slated to compete at Bellator 83 live this Friday night on Spike.com. Tiller (5-0), will take on Najim Wali (3-1) in a 185-pound bout as part of the preliminary card. Kelvin Tillers MMA - BellatorThe event, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will also feature two Intimidation sponsored fighters on the MTV2 broadcast in Jessica Eye who faces Zoila Gurgel and Shah Shamhalaev, who faces Rad Martinez in the featherweight tournament final.

Tiller, who is originally from Kansas, now lives and trains in Philadelphia. Already a three-time Bellator veteran, “The Mama’s Boy” has earned victories over Dan Spohn, Jeremiah Riggs, and Amechi Oselukwue in his organizational career and is looking to secure a spot in the upcoming middleweight tournament for a shot at the middleweight title.

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

Intimidation to sponsor 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.

All Eyes on Jessica “Evil” Eye

November 2, 2012 by  
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Since her arrival on the MMA scene back in 2008, all eyes have been on Jessica “Evil” Eye. In her 14 career fights, Eye has amassed an overall record of 13-1, and Intimidation Clothing is proud to stand as one of Eye’s chief sponsors.

Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorStarting her athletic career as a standout soccer player in high school, Eye (9-1 pro, 5-0 amateur, @JessicaEvilEye) desired to compete. Once her high school days were over, she turned to the then-untapped world of mixed martial arts by wandering into Strong Style MMA in Independence, Ohio. After becoming a mainstay on one of the Midwest’s premiere MMA teams, Eye quickly helped to advance the world of women’s MMA with her fast-paced fight style and charisma on the microphone.

Eye participated in the first-ever women’s MMA bout in the history of the North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS, based in northeast Ohio) and was instrumental in the inception of the NAAFS putting on the state of Ohio’s first ever all-female MMA card, entitled Eve of Destruction. Along with those other firsts, Eye was also the first female to headline a combined male/female card for the NAAFS, when she took on Aisling Daly for the first-ever women’s pro title last year at “Fight Nite in the Flats VII.” With a near-perfect record, Eye is already one of the most popular fighters in the state of Ohio and a staple of the NAAFS, as evidenced by the large number of her Intimidation Clothing signature t-shirts in the crowd every time she fights.

Jessica’s warrior spirit has been evident in each and every fight, but most recently she showed that she has a never say die attitude when she fought Angela Magana with a partially broken foot in the main event at “NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 6” in August. Eye still completely dominated the bout, using her pinpoint boxing skills to keep the veteran grappler at bay. After the bout, Eye once again received the praise of Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.

Jessica Eye MMAThe level of competition that Eye has faced has also been staggering, as her opponents had a combined 46-14 record at the time of facing her. She has also never faced an opponent with a losing record, and the current Ring of Combat champion has still tasted defeat just once in her career.

Eye is likely to be a building piece in the Bellator women’s 125-pound tournament, which is expected to begin early next year. Already ranked in the top five at 125 pounds, “Evil” could potentially get a shot at redemption against Aisling Daly, the only woman to defeat her at this point. Prior to the tournament, however, Eye was back in action at Bellator 83 on December 7 in Atlantic City, where she blitzed fellow Ohioan and Bellator’s 115-pound champion Zoila “Warrior Princess” Gurgel (12-2). After knocking down Gurgel early in the bout, the underdog Eye then locked in a standing arm triangle choke and put the champion to sleep. The win vaults her up the rankings, and makes her the undisputed Queen of Ohio MMA.

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 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing’s Luke Jernigan on ESPN Radio-Ashtabula today at 4:20 pm ET

November 1, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan joins 970 WFUN – ESPN Radio’s affiliate in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Jernigan joins “The Sports Report” hosts Russ Simione and Cody Slaybaugh at approximately 4:20 p.m. ET to discuss the latest happenings in the world of Mixed Martial Arts including a recap of last Friday’s Bellator 78 event that took place in Dayton, Ohio, where Brian “The Predator” Rogers won live on MTV2. In addition Jernigan will take a look at upcoming MMA events including this weekend’s Bellator 79 event and the latest UFC news. This all comes at a time where the Intimidation brand has been getting a large amount of exposure on radio & internet broadcast programs.

A free stream of the show is available at www.espn970wfun.com.

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.

 

Photo Credit: Sherdog.com

Rogers, Butcher & Horne cap 3-0 night for Intimidation Clothing at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio

The Intimidation brand had yet another great night on Friday, October 26th in Dayton, Ohio at Bellator 78. Brian Rogers MMA - BellatorThe company featured three sponsored fighters in action with two on the live Spike.com prelims along with Brian “The Predator” Rogers on the MTV2 broadcast. The three professional fighters did not disappoint with all three winning in dominant fashion to cap off a 3-0 night for the Intimidation brand with two more impressive finishes inside the Bellator cage.

On the preliminary card Intimidation once again worked with middleweights Jason Butcher  and Billy “Mojo” Horne  as the two entered the event facing opponents with a combined 15-0 record. Neither fighter made their family, fans or sponsors sweat as both scored 1st round submission victories improving Mojo’s record to 11-4 with Butcher remaining undefeated at 5-0. For Mojo, the end came after landing solid ground and pound before locking in the rear naked choke at 3:30 in the 1st round. Meanwhile, Jason Butcher fended off the aggression of his opponent to control Asher’s head and eventually got the tap due to a 1st round guillotine choke just 93 seconds into the fight.

Jason Butcher MMA - BellatorFinally, fighting on the MTV2 televised portion of the Bellator 78 card Brian “The Predator” Rogers nearly guaranteed himself a spot in Bellator’s next middleweight tournament, expected to take place this January on Spike TV. Fighting before family, friends and fellow Intimidation-sponsored teammate Jessica “Evil” Eye, Rogers (10-4, 3-2 Bellator) scored his most technical win of his pro career with a dominating unanimous decision win. When all was said and done Rogers won all three rounds in a 30-27 on all three judges’ scorecards and appeared to be very pleased with his performance. He spoke with Jimmy Smith in the cage after the fight and proclaimed that he is the most exciting middleweight on Bellator’s roster while holding up his Ice Block Cooler.

Meanwhile, two previously sponsored fighters also score wins to keep the night perfect for those related to the Intimidation brand. On the MTV2 televised portion of the card Season 6 Featherweight Tournament Champion Daniel Straus locked in a rear naked choke late in the 2nd round to improve to 21-4 (7-1 Bellator). Strauss will return to Bellator in 2013 to fight the winner of the Bellator Featherweight title fight between Pat Curran and Patricio Freire. Billy "Mojo" Horne MMA - BellatorOn the Spike.com broadcast Rob Hanna improved to 3-0 as a pro scoring a split decision win in his first fight since Intimidation sponsored him at UVC 20 in Columbus in August 2012.

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 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

 

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor three fighters, sell at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio

Intimidation ClothingTM is pleased to announce that the company will be selling at Friday’s Bellator 78 event in Dayton, Ohio. Along with having a fully stocked booth of premium quality Intimidation products, the Intimidation brand will be sponsoring three fighters, including knockout artist Brian “The Predator” Rogers, on the fight card as the company continues to strengthen its presence in Ohio and throughout the Midwest. MASH Fight Team at Intimidation's Bellator 75 boothBellator 78 takes place on Friday, October 26th at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET.

The Intimidation brand, already one of the most recognizable brand in the MMA and combat sports industry across the Midwest, will be sponsoring three fighters on the Bellator 78 card. In addition to Brian Rogers (pictured, left), owner of the flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61, Bellator’s #1 Knockout in company history, the Intimidation brand will also sponsor two other middleweights on the card in Mojo Horne (10-4) and Jason Butcher (4-0).

“We have been telling the world that Intimidation is the premier brand in the MMA industry throughout the Midwestern USA for some time now,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. Brian Rogers MMA - Bellator“But actions speak louder than words and this will be the 4th Bellator event we have sponsored with previous events in Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia in the past five months. Everyone in Ohio associated with the fight game knows the Intimidation brand as we continue to prove to be the biggest supporter of local MMA in the Midwest.”

Previous Bellator events which have seen the Intimidation brand with a booth at the venue have included Bellator 66 in Cleveland, Ohio and Bellator 71 in Chester, West Virginia and most recently at Bellator 75 near Chicago in Hammond, Indiana. At Bellator 66 the brand sponsored seven fighters including Brian “The Predator” Rogers in the Season 6 Middleweight Tournament semifinals and Top 10 ranked 125 lb female fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye and others. A regular sponsor of Bellator fighters for the past two seasons, at Bellator 71 Intimidation sponsored four fighters including NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury.

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 50 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 on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

Photo of Brian Rogers courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor three fighters, sell at Bellator 75 in Hammond, Indiana

Intimidation ClothingTM is pleased to announce that the company will be selling at Friday’s Bellator 75 event in Hammond, Indiana. Along with having a fully stocked booth of premium quality Intimidation products, the Intimidation brand will be sponsoring three fighters on the fight card as the company continues to strengthen its presence in the Hoosier State. Intimidation Clothing booth at Bellator 71The Bellator 75 event will be held at The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN just 25 miles outside of Chicago on Friday night, October 5th with the MTV2 broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET.

The Intimidation brand, already one of the most recognizable brand in the MMA and combat sports industry across the Midwest, will be sponsoring three fighters on the Bellator 71 card. This list includes defending Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Champion Eric “The American Soldier” Prindle in the night’s main event as well as a pair of bantamweights in former WEC Champion Chase Beebe (pictured below) and rising prospect Bo Harris.

“We have been telling the world that Intimidation is the premier brand in the MMA industry throughout the Midwestern USA for some time now,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. Chase Beebe MMA“But actions speak louder than words and this will be the third Bellator event we have sponsored with previous events in Ohio and West Virginia in the past five months. In addition, this marks the third major MMA event we have sponsored and sold at in the state of Indiana in the past three weeks. This is why Intimidation is proving to be the biggest supporter of local MMA in the Midwest.”

Previous Bellator events which have seen the Intimidation brand with a booth at the venue have included Bellator 66 in Cleveland, Ohio and Bellator 71 in Chester, West Virginia (booth pictured above). At Bellator 66 the brand sponsored seven fighters including Brian “The Predator” Rogers in the Season 6 Middleweight Tournament semifinals and Top 10 ranked 125 lb female fighter Jessica “Evil” Eye and others. A regular sponsor of Bellator fighters for the past two seasons, at Bellator 71 Intimidation sponsored four fighters including NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA fight shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

Photo of Chase Beebe courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

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