Intimidation sponsored Isaiah “The Beast” Champan makes national debut at WSOF 13 on NBC Sports Network

Long-time Team Intimidation member Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman is set to make his World Series of Fighting debut at WSOF 13 in Philadelphia. Isaiah Chapman MMAChapman (6-1) is set to face Timur Valiev (7-1) in a main card bout on Saturday, September 13, and the fight will air live on the NBC Sports Network.

Sporting board shorts again from Intimidation Clothing, Chapman returned to the cage in March after a layoff of 11 months, stemming from a shoulder injury that he suffered in his only pro loss against Bryan Goldsby. Chapman put on an impressive performance at “Driven MMA One,” earning a clear-cut unanimous decision over the tough Charles Stanford. He then returned to action at the annual “Fight Nite in the Flats X” event in Cleveland in June, earning a dominant unanimous decision victory over American Top Team product Andrew Whitney to improve his record to 6-1.

There were rumors that the win over Whitney would earn Chapman a spot on the national stage, and those rumors rang true as he signed a deal with WSOF last month to make his debut. The organization has quickly become one of the most respected in the country, running regular events on NBC and the NBC Sports Network.

Chapman dominated the Ohio MMA amateur division for two years in a row, winning the NAAFS Amateur National Title in both 2010 and 2011 before turning pro in 2012. Isaiah Chapman MMA“The Beast” hit the ground running in 2012, winning four fights that year and being named as the 2012 Ohio Fighter of the Year by OHMMA.com. A product of Unique Fitness & Rock Hard MMA in Akron, Ohio, an official Intimidation dealer, Chapman has been sponsored by the popular brand since midway through his successful 12-1 amateur career. Intimidation also released an official Isaiah Chapman signature t-shirt in 2013 (pictured on Isaiah, right), which is on sale for fans of “The Beast.”

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

Intimidation sponsored OHMMA.com acquired by BluegrassMMA.com

January 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News, Sponsorships

Two of the most respected local MMA media outlets have joined forces, as BluegrassMMA.com has acquired OHMMA.com. Originally covering separate markets in Kentucky and Ohio respectively, both outlets had expanded to cover Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania. Now, the two sites will be together under the same umbrella, which will all be housed at BluegrassMMA.com.

Bluegrass MMA - KY, OH, PA, IN - Local MMAIntimidation Clothing has long been a major supporter of local MMA, including advertising on both sites. With the union, Intimidation plans to continue to be a major supporter of BluegrassMMA in 2014 and beyond.

Former OHMMA.com senior editor and co-owner David McKinney will join Gary Thomas and Juan Valle at BluegrassMMA, where the three will cover events in the Ohio Valley region.

“I have had a great working relationship with Gary Thomas and Juan Valle at BluegrassMMA for awhile now,” McKinney stated. “I’ve seen that they are some of the best and most dedicated writers in the local MMA community, and I figured that joining them to increase the coverage of local MMA in the Ohio Valley region would be a fantastic opportunity.”

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

 

Intimidation Weekend Recap: Busy weekend sees success at MMA, grappling events across the nation

Intimidation Clothing has kicked off the month of August with two extremely busy weekends, with the second weekend of the month being one of the busiest in recent memory. Intimidation sponsored two events in Ohio, with one MMA event and one grappling event. Intimidation also sponsored multiple professional and amateur fighters.

Jessica Zomcik - BJJ / GrapplingAt XFO 48 near Chicago, Intimidation sponsored pro fighter Pat Hastings (1-0) picked up a win in his professional debut with a TKO victory over Robert Katzfey (0-1). In amateur action, David Sorensen (4-0) picked up the XFO amateur bantamweight title with a victory over Jeremy Rennels (1-2).

Intimidation also sponsored UVC 25: Fair Fights in Athens, Ohio, an event that saw nearly 4,000 fans show up to see Chris McKinney submit Jordan Schembri (3-1) with a slick arm bar just 27 seconds into the main event. A packed house saw the first MMA show in Athens, just footsteps from Ohio University. For a full review of the UVC 25 event, check out the results here on the Ohio MMA News website.

In other action, Intimidation and Cast Iron Supplements sponsored fighter Nick “Nyquil” Rhoads (4-2) picked up a win at the Jackson’s MMA event in New Mexico. Rhoads picked up a unanimous decision over Conrad Padilla in the night’s co-main event.

Carter Mottley, Pito Castro & Thomas Ceculski at the AGCIntimidation also sponsored the American Grappling Challenge submission grappling event, which took place in Northeast Ohio near Akron. Multiple Intimidation-sponsored athletes were also in action, as Kyle Rozewski took bronze in the nogi division, while his Evolve MMA teammate Jessica Zomcik (pictured, right) finished first in nogi with submissions in all of her matches, while also finishing seconds in the gi competition. Meanwhile, decorated youth grappler Pito Castro took first place in both gi and nogi, while Carter Mottley and Thomas Ceculski III (all pictured, left) both had strong showings. In addition, Evolve MMA owner John Cook won gold at both the nogi and gi divisions at light heavyweight, going 4-0 overall and newly-sponsored Josh Longood took home silver in the nogi advanced division.

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.

Weekend Recap: Rozewski & Hanson impress as Intimidation continues sponsorship of NAAFS, Art of War MMA events

Intimidation Clothing continues to be the country’s biggest supporter of local MMA, and that much was evident in the sponsoring of two major local events in two Midwestern states over the weekend, as well as multiple fighters.

Tony Castillo & Dustin KempfNAAFS: Caged Vengeance 14 took place in Carrollton, Ohio, and Intimidation Clothing was on hand yet again. In addition to serving as a title sponsor for the event, Intimidation also sponsored the winners in both professional bouts, as Kyle Rozewski and Wes Hanson were both victorious. Rozewski (3-3) evened his pro record in the co-main event, as he submitted Rhett Northcraft (1-4) with a rear naked choke after dropping him with a head kick. In the main event, Wes Hanson (1-0) stopped Chaz Holloway (0-1) with a guillotine choke after a back-and-forth bout. Scheduled to fight in the night’s main event, Dustin Kempf (pictured, right with Tony Castillo) saw his opponent withdraw with an injury the week of the fight. Check out a full recap of the Caged Vengeance 14 event on the Ohio MMA News website.

Art of War 7 took place in Indianapolis, and Intimidation was on hand selling at its official booth as a continued sponsor of events by Mad Wolf Promotions. Intimidation sponsored amateur Cameron VanCamp earned the lightweight title by defeating Markus Hall via rear naked choke in the first round, and Dustin Parrish dropped an extremely close split decision to Sean Fallon in the main event in what was perhaps the most anticipated amateur bout in Indiana MMA history. For a full recap of the Art of War 7 event, check out the Bluegrass MMA website.

Intimidation will be back in action with two events this weekend, as the crew will travel to Athens, Ohio for UVC 25 at the Athens County Fair. Also sponsored will be the American Grappling Challenge event near Akron and a Saturday night MMA event from Victorium MMA in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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 to serve as title sponsor for NAAFS Caged Vengeance 14 on August 3 in Carrollton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its title sponsorship of the upcoming NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 14 event on August 3 in Carrollton, Ohio. The sponsorship continues to agreement between Intimidation and NAAFS where Intimidation serves as a title sponsor for each of the organization’s events throughout the year.

Isaiah Chapman v Dustin KempfCaged Vengeance 14 is set to be headlined by a 140-pound catchweight bout featuring Dustin Kempf (6-6) vs. Andrew Huffman (7-7). Kempf (pictured left, white/purple shorts), a Carrollton native, will be fighting in his backyard for the first time and will also be sponsored by Intimidation in his bout. The Bellator veteran looks to rebound from a loss to Isaiah Chapman in his last outing in a bout that was named Fight of the Year by Ohio MMA News.

Intimidation is also set to sponsor rising star Kyle Rozewski (2-3) in his 150-pound catchweight bout against Rhett Northcraft (1-3) that will serve as the co-main event. A member of Evolve MMA, Rozewski is one of the most well-rounded members of the MMA community, as he is also known for writing articles, training fighters, and even providing commentary for MMA events. He has won 2 of his last 3 bouts and looks to move his record back to the .500 level. In addition, Rozewski’s Evolve MMA teammate Jessica Zomcik will be in action for the first time since her dominant win for the NAAFS in March. Zomcik has since been ranked the #1 amateur female fighter at 145 pounds in the world and recently signed an agreement to join Team Intimidation.

NAAFS in the FlatsIntimidation will also be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts and more, and is also set to sponsor multiple amateur fighters on the card, including top-ranked female fighter Jessica Zomcik (7-3).

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.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation Clothing sponsored fighters dominate latest Ohio MMA Rankings

April 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

Intimidation Clothing has long been touted as the “biggest supporter of Ohio MMA,” and further proof comes with the recent release of OHMMA.com’s Ohio MMA Rankings for April 2013, where more than half of the 40 professional fighters are currently sponsored or have been sponsored by the popular clothing brand.

Frank Caraballo MMASome of these fighters the Intimidation brand has sponsored in the past include top-ranked fighters in the featherweight (Daniel Straus), lightweight (Roger Bowling), and heavyweight (Stipe Miocic) divisions, while the brand has worked with notables like Bellator middleweight Brian Rogers (#2 middleweight), Isaiah Chapman (#2 bantamweight), Frank Caraballo (#2 featherweight – pictured), Torrance Taylor (#2 lightweight), Luke Zachrich (#3 middleweight), Dan Spohn (#3 light heavyweight), John Hawk (#4 light heavyweight), Adam Milstead (#2 heavyweight), and Tim Dunn (#5 heavyweight) in each of their most recent fights. In addition to the professional rankings, more than 20 of the ranked amateurs have also been sponsored by the Intimidation brand. Click through to view all of the Ohio MMA rankings April 2013 update.

OHMMA.com - Ohio MMA NewsOHMMA.com, also known as Ohio MMA News, is dedicated to bringing fans the best Buckeye State MMA coverage with event previews and recaps, interviews, pictures, rankings, and more. Veteran local MMA reporter David McKinney serves as the site’s managing editor and lead writer, with top-notch photographer Chris Range serving as the head visual reporter.

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 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 Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow Intimidation’s interactive marketing wing on Twitter @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing to release Isaiah Chapman signature shirt at NAAFS Caged Vengeance 13 in Canton, Ohio

Prior to the biggest fight of his life, Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of a new signature shirt for unbeaten professional fighter Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman. Isaiah Chapman signature teeThe shirt will be released at the Intimidation Clothing booth during NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13, where Chapman (4-0) will be featured in the headliner as he faces Bellator veteran Bryan Goldsby for the first-ever NAAFS professional bantamweight title.

Chapman is a perfect fit to fight for the first NAAFS professional title at 135 pounds, as he dominated the amateur division for two years in a row, winning the NAAFS Amateur National Title in both 2010 and 2011 before turning pro in 2012. “The Beast” hit the ground running in 2012, winning four fights last year and being named as the 2012 Ohio Fighter of the Year by OHMMA.com. A product of Unique Fitness & Rock Hard MMA in Akron, Ohio, an official Intimidation dealer, Chapman has been sponsored by the popular brand since midway through his successful 12-1 amateur career.

The Isaiah Chapman signature shirt features a red logo with a gold border and the text “Isaiah The Beast Chapman” on the front and Chapman’s signature on the back. Fans can pre-order the shirts through Chapman to reserve their copy and pick it up at the fights on Saturday, March 30th, 2013. Isaiah Chapman MMAThe shirt is the 11th fighter signature tee from Intimidation, which only offers their custom signature series styles for championship level professional fighters.

Caged Vengeance 13 will also feature the debut of the new Intimidation Shield Logo tees and thermals and be the first NAAFS event to display the new Shamrocked men’s shirts as well as multiple new women’s styles.

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 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 unbeaten Isaiah Chapman in title fight at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13 in Canton, Ohio

March 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of unbeaten bantamweight prospect Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman in his upcoming 135-pound title fight at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 13. Isaiah Chapman MMAChapman is set to take on Bellator veteran Bryan Goldsby (17-13) for the first-ever NAAFS professional title at 135 pounds.

A two-time NAAFS amateur bantamweight champion, Chapman seems fitting to be the fighter to compete for the first-ever pro title in the division. Currently ranked as the No. 1 professional bantamweight in Ohio by OHMMA.com, Chapman is also one of the sport’s top prospects at 135 pounds and figures to eventually make waves in one of the world’s larger organizations. Training out of Rock Hard MMA and Unique Fitness in Akron, Ohio, an official Intimidation dealer, Chapman is already a black belt in Judo and an accomplished boxer. At just 23 years old, the sky is the limit for Chapman’s fighting career.

Along with being a top prospect, Chapman was already awarded with the 2012 Ohio MMA Fighter of the Year award as well as the 2012 Ohio MMA Fight of the Year for his victory over Dustin Kempf at NAAFS: Night of Champions 2012.

Isaiah Chapman MMAAlong with sponsoring Chapman, Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor for Caged Vengeance 13, as well as sponsoring professional fighters Frank Caraballo, Antonio Castillo Jr., John Hawk, Nick Duell, and George Comer. Intimidation is also expected to sponsor multiple amateur fighters on the card and debut a new Isaiah Chapman signature tee at the event as well.

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.

 

Photo on left courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Arnold Sports Classic highlights record shattering weekend for Intimidation Clothing

The Intimidation brand wrapped up the most successful weekend in company history on Sunday after an outpouring of support by fans from across the Midwest at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival. Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan with Randy CoutureFeaturing a booth stocked full of high quality lifestyle apparel and pro fighters signing autographs, Intimidation was a huge hit at the event which saw well over 100,000 people through the doors during the three day event. Sponsored athletes competed in Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and powerlifting sporting the Intimidation name and a variety of celebrities stopped for pictures with the Intimidation crew. Photos with Randy Couture, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Urijah Faber and more can be found on the Intimidation Clothing Facebook page as Intimidation was heavily seen on the backs of fans and fighters alike in the crowd, at the booth and all across the booming city of Columbus, Ohio throughout the weekend.

While the new “Shamrocked” tee was easily the highlight of the weekend on the sales side, the Intimidation booth never lacked traffic thanks to a combination of great selection, fun scratch off cards, prizes and of course, our awesome sponsored athletes. Jessica Eye drew much attention online prior to the event and even went into sales mode helping draw fans to the booth on Saturday as she and top prospect Isaiah Chapman both signed autographs. Brian Rogers, Isaiah Chapman & Jessica EyeA day prior, Dan Spohn set the table for Brian Rogers and Wes Sims as each signed for fans while sharing stories and taking pictures throughout. Finally, on Sunday, Ronin Training Center’s own Luke Zachrich, a UFC and Bellator vet, went out of his way to take pictures with young fans as he and his gym continue to help the Intimidation brand grow its name in the Central Ohio market.

Not to be overlooked are the many sponsored fighters who stopped by the booth throughout the weekend. From amateur MMA fighters from SkrapHouse MMA and Ronin Training Center in Central Ohio to Cleveland/Akron area gyms Strong Style, GriffonRawl and Rock Hard MMA, as well as Evolve MMA’s own John Cook, the fighters enjoyed the weekend and were able to brave the huge crowds and lines to stop in if only just to say hello. Jessamyn Duke & Luke ZachrichIn addition, many of the top prospects from across the region stopped in for pictures including Invicta FC’s Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke, fast-rising Isaac Steele, heavyweight Tim “Fatboy” Dunn, former NAAFS Heavyweight Champion “Big” John Hawk, former NAAFS Middleweight Champion Travis “The Terror” Clark, UFC veteran Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle, Pittsburgh’s own Shane Chojnacki, TUF vet Casey Dyer and more. Nearly every Intimidation sponsored pro stopped to take a picture at the Intimidation Clothing booth with a complete album of 2013 Arnold Sports Festival photos   available on the company’s Facebook page.

Intimidation’s contacts outside of just fighters were also quite apparent. Rick Pyles and Jason Percell from the Columbus-based UVC, Jeremy Boling from the newly-formed Midwest Fight Series and Roger Moran of the EAC were just a few of the representatives from MMA promotions sponsored by Intimidation throughout the Midwest. Dan Spohn & Brian Rogers with David McKinneyMeanwhile the crew from Advanced Sports Labs, the MMA blood test industry leaders, was on hand throughout the weekend spreading the word about their many services.

Not to be overlooked, while Intimidation was in attendance at the Arnold the crew was also sponsoring Rocktagon 24 in Cleveland, Ohio. Intimidation recently signed on with Rocktagon as the MMA promotion continues their expansion across the USA with another event in April held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also in action was sponsored American Top Team product Oscar Delgado as he improved his pro record to 6-2 with a 1st round KO of Byron Byrd at CFA 10 near Miami, Florida. Luke Jernigan with Urijah FaberIntimidation Clothing remains busy as their Indiana crew will be staying close to home for Hook N Shoot in Evansville, IN on Saturday, March 9th.

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 80 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.

Eye, Rogers, Zachrich, Chapman & Spohn to sign autographs at Intimidation’s booth at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus

February 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Athlete Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is known as one of the fastest rising brands in the combat sports industry, and that will be on display yet again at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival. Top ranked female MMA fighter Jessica Eye, Bellator knockout artist Brian Rogers, TUF 7 and Bellator vet Luke Zachrich, fast-rising undefeated bantamweight star Isaiah Chapman and Bellator vet and former NAAFS Champion Dan Spohn are all expected to be at the Intimidation Clothing booth #110 at the event at scheduled times during the three day event. Jessica Eye MMAThe 2013 Arnold Sports Festival will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, at 400 North High Street, on Friday, March 1st through Sunday, March 3rd. Actual dates and times for each fighters’ appearance will be released at a later date online here at IntimidationMMA.com and will be announced on the Intimidation Clothing Facebook and Twitter accounts (@IntimidationMMA).

The #1 ranked female mixed martial artist in the world at 125 pounds, Jessica “Evil” Eye is not stranger to Ohio MMA fans, but her rise to national prominence has come after a thrilling submission win over Zoila Gurgel in December 2012. The quick submission of the former Bellator champion came in under a minute of cage time and put to rest many of the harsh words thrown her way by the outspoken Gurgel. A product of Strong Style Martial Arts in Independence, Ohio, Eye is 3-0 fighting for Bellator MMA and will be in action again in April in Atlantic City as she looks to continue her 6-fight win streak.

luke-zachrich_300Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers, formerly known as “The Predator” for his post fight celebration, added the word “professional” to his nickname thanks to his former career as a special education teacher and his recent abundance of red carpet public appearances. In recent months the Bellator MMA middleweight walked the red carpet at the MTV Music Awards and at the World MMA Awards where his Bellator 61 flying knee knockout of Vitor Vianna was up for 2012 Knockout of the Year. Now 10-5 as a pro, The Strong Style Martial Arts product remains one of the most exciting middleweights in the sport today.

Known best for his time on The Ultimate Fighter Season 7, Luke Zachrich is a businessman, coach and professional MMA fighter. The owner of the Ronin Training Center in Columbus, Ohio, Zachrich has built an incredibly successful pro and amateur fight team since the gym opened in 2011as the gym has featured many big names to come through the door including UFC Welterweight Matt Brown and former NFL linebacker and Ohio State football star Andy Katzenmoyer. Before the UVC 20 win over Nick Kraus, Zachrich was last seen inside the cage at Bellator 16 in the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season 2 Middleweight Tournament.

Isaiah Chapman MMAThe owner of one of the most fitting nicknames in the sport, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman is truly a beast at 135lbs. Training out of Rock Hard MMA and Unique Fitness in Akron, an official Intimidation dealer, Chapman is already a black belt in Judo, an accomplished boxer and was a decorated amateur wrestler. In addition to being on the winning end of the 2012 Ohio MMA Fight of the Year by OHMMA.com, Chapman was named the Intimidation Clothing Athlete of the Month for February 2013. He is slated to be back in action on March 30th in Canton for the NAAFS as he looks to improve on his 4-0 pro record.

Dan “Dragon” Spohn is just a few days removed from adding another win to his record as the 4-time Bellator veteran made his debut for the Columbus-based Ultimate Victory Challenge (UVC) promotion. Spohn has been sponsored by Intimidation in each of his fights for the past two years and along with Rogers was one of the sponsored fighters at the Intimidation booth at the Arnold Sports Festival a year ago. Now 7-3 as a pro, the former NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion returned to teaching at Buckeye MMA and is expected to return to action before the summer as he looks to stay busy and once again get a shot at the big stage.

Intimidation sponsored MMA fighters

Dan Spohn, Brian Rogers & Travis Clark pose with Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan at the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Throughout the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival, the Intimidation booth also expects to be visited by a variety of other sponsored athletes including UFC vet Sean Salmon, TUF vet Casey Dyer, UVC 22 winners Tim Dunn & Isaac Steele, Indiana’s own Bobby Emmons, Robby Malof of Limitless Athletics near Cincinnati 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 80 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.

 

Jessica Eye & Isaiah Chapman photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

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