Intimidation Weekend Recap: Tony Kelley remains undefeated as Intimidation sponsors events & fighters across the USA

Not a weekend goes by when the Intimidation Clothing brand isn’t being represented somewhere across the U.S., a testament to the size of the fastest growing clothing brand in mixed martial arts. This past weekend was no different, as Intimidation sponsored three events in two different states and Intimidation sponsored fighters went 6-2 in fights that took place in three different states.

Roning Fight TeamAs always, Intimidation was a title sponsor for the NAAFS: Combat Challenge 24 event, which took place on Saturday night in Akron. Intimidation fighters from the GriffonRawl Academy went 2-1 on the night, including a win by Joe Callari in one of the evening’s featured bouts. Josh Belle was also welcomed to the official GR fight team with a submission win in his debut. Evolve MMA’s Jon Looft along with Strong Style’s JT Miller and Mad Dog Fight Team members Tony Bonacci and Chris Varner also picked up wins at the event.

Intimidation also sponsored the ShoFIGHT event in Branson, Missouri, which was one of the nation’s biggest MMA events, as it took place during a block party in the popular destination town.

Intimidation sponsored fighters from Ronin Training Center went 3-0 at the Absolute Action MMA event in Florence, Kentucky, as Derek Morgan, Jamie Klein, and Vanessa Demoupoulos all earned victories at the event. Intimidation sponsored pro Luke Zachrich was also in attendance to promote his upcoming UVC 23 main event against Marcus Finch in Columbus, and the two were involved in a shoving match during their square off in the cage.

Tony Kelley MMAIntimidation sponsored fighters also went 1-1 at the inaugural Hilia Fights event in Louisiana, which was shown on Fight Now TV. MTV “Caged” star Tony Kelley picked up yet another win, moving his professional record to 2-0. Sammy Smith Jr. was unable to pull off the win in the main event, as he dropped a heavyweight title fight to unbeaten opponent Chaz Morgan.

This weekend, Intimidation will serve as a title sponsor for the Rocktagon 25 event in Cleveland, Ohio.

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 and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

MTV “Caged” Star Tony Kelley to make pro MMA debut sponsored by Intimidation

August 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

After gaining an international fan base in his stint on the MMA-themed MTV reality show “Caged,” Intimidation Clothing-sponsored Tony Kelley is set to make his professional debut after a successful stint as an amateur. Kelley is planning on shooting a series of video blogs in order to help hype his professional debut, which will take place on September 15th in Arizona. Tony Kelley MMA - MTV CagedAs an amateur, Kelley compiled a record of 15-4, with a large number of his amateur fights unrecognized by the national MMA database.

Kelley, along with the rest of the cast members of “Caged” were based in rural Louisiana and trained together for a team called Karate Mafia. At the conclusion of the show’s first and only season to date, Kelley and another castmember were scouted by a high level gym in California where he no doubt improved his approach to the sport of MMA.

Kelley will make his pro debut for the Coalition of Combat MMA promotion on their September 15th event in Phoenix, Arizona opposite Sean Marsicane. Kelley’s first video blog is now live on For more updates, including links to more of Kelley’s video blogs, stay tuned to

The sponsorship of Tony Kelley comes at a time of expansion as the Intimidation brand with a focus on the Southwest region of the USA. In addition to Kelley Intimidation has sponsored multiple other fighters in the region including promising young featherweight Hunter Tucker from Jackson’s MMA. The sponsorship of Kelley comes after Intimidation’s own Mark Cherico spoke to him on Twitter and referred his own sponsor.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA themed 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 Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.