Intimidation Alumni Update: Rogers & Spohn face big fights this weekend

Multiple Intimidation Clothing alumni have been making waves around the sport of mixed martial arts, from the UFC to top regional promotions and beyond.

Dan Spohn UFCA cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter 19,” Dan “Dragon” Spohn (@dragonspohn) has gone on a hot streak since his lone UFC appearance following the show, winning three straight bouts in regional action. Now, the longtime light heavyweight and former NAAFS 205b champion is about to get heavy, as the Ohio native is set to bulk up to the heavyweight division, where he will challenge Zu Anyanwu for the CFFC heavyweight title at CFFC 53 on Dec. 4 in Philadelphia. Fans interested in watching the bout can order the fight on GFL.tv.

Spohn’s signature Dragon t-shirt is one of the most unique designs in Intimidation Clothing history, and fans can pick up the shirt right today, Cyber Monday, for just $10.

Another longtime sponsored fighter, Brian “The Predator” Rogers (@BRogthePredator) is set to make his 11th appearance inside the Bellator cage at Bellator MMA 147 on Dec. 4. The Ohio native – who now lives and trains in Denver, Colorado – is set to bulk up to the light heavweight division, where he will take on Strikeforce veteran Virgil Zwicker in a 205-pound bout. The fight will air on the main card live on Spike TV. brog-training05_0913Rogers is known for some of the most vicious knockouts in Bellator history, as his flying knee has become a signature and made him a fan favorite.

Fans can pick up his iconic “flying knee” signature tee in the Intimidation store on Cyber Monday for just $10.

Despite a 9-1 record, popular fighter Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (@MarkChericoMMA) has announced his retirement from the sport of MMA. The Pinnacle FC and Gladiators of the Cage featherweight champ has instead decided to focus on running his new gym, as Mark Cherico’s Martial Arts & Fitness will open soon in the Pittsburgh area. Fans still hope to see “The Pride” in the cage sometime in the future.

Two fighters who were long sponsored by Intimidation Clothing recently put on a memorable performance in their matchup at Pinnacle FC 12 over Thanksgiving week. Khama “The Death Star” Worthy (@thedeathstar_1) and Antonio “Mexican Muscle” Castillo Jr. (@CastilloJR_MMA) showed why they have been fan favorites with a fight of the year performance in their co-main event. After Castillo dominated for much of the fight, the two spent time throwing flurries in rounds 2 and 3. Castillo dropped Worthy twice in the second round, but Worthy came out charging hard in the third round, landing a right hand and then finishing shots on the ground to earn the knockout. Check out this memorable fight here.

Jordan Parsons MMAPart of Intimidation’s massive growth in the Minnesota area, Jordan “Pretty Boy” Parsons (@PrettyBoyMMA_JP) has made a name for himself under the Bellator MMA banner. After a KO win in his first outing, Parsons submitted then 30-0 fighter Julio Cesar Neves. He recently lost his first fight for Bellator, but he figures to be a name to watch in the featherweight division in 2016.

Another fighter who has been sponsored by Intimidation and has long been a friend of the brand, Daniel Straus (@DanielStraus), is once again the Bellator MMA featherweight champion. The Cincinnati native defeated Patricio “Pitbull” Freire on his third attempt to claim the 145-pound title for a second time at Bellator 145 on Nov. 6.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle clothing with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Dan Spohn photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography

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.

Weekend MMA Recap: Cory Alexander continues rise to top of Flyweight division rankings

Intimidation Clothing closed out the month of June on a tear, sponsoring multiple fighters and events across the country.

Cory Alexander MMANewly sponsored fighter Cory Alexander (7-5) continued his roll in the flyweight division, earning a victory over Latrel Perdue, a late replacement for WEC veteran Mike French, in the main event of Stateline MMA’s second annual “Clarksville BMF Invitational” in his home state of Tennessee. Alexander (pictured, right) is now 6-1 at 125 pounds with his only loss coming to current UFC star Dustin Ortiz. Intimidation also sponsored amateur fighter Tony Campbell at the event, who wore one of the neon green “Intimidate Cancer” tees to support his son, who has cancer.

Intimidation was also represented at the CFFC event in Philadelphia, as Rebecca Heintzman was sponsored in her bout against Katlyn Chookagian. Rebecca Heintzman MMAHeitnzman’s perfect record was snapped, as she dropped a close decision to the debuting fighter.

Intimidation also sponsored a highly successful TURF WARS event for the first time, as TURF WARS 19 went down in Northern Kentucky just outside of Cincinnati.

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 sponsors unbeaten WMMA star Rebecca Heintzman at CFFC 37 in Philadelphia

Intimidation Clothing is excited to announce its continued sponsorship of unbeaten rising star Rebecca Heintzman in her upcoming MMA bout this weekend. Heintzman (2-0) is set to compete at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships 37 event on June 28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rebecca Heintzman MMAHeintzman polished off a perfect 6-0 amateur record in 2012, as she claimed the NAAFS amateur women’s flyweight championship with a unanimous decision win over Rachel Sazoff at the Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS: Night of Champions 2012 event. She has kept her perfect record intact as a pro, earning a submission victory over Allison Haynes at CFFC 28, and then a split decision over Rachel Sazoff at CFFC 31.

The New York product was named the 2012 Breakout Amateur Fighter of the Year by Promoting Real Women, and she is also currently pursuing her doctoral degree in wetland ecosystems at Binghamton University. The elite athlete also played 2 years of lacrosse and 4 years of soccer while she was an undergraduate at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania.

As an instructor at the Power of One MMA gym in Vestal, New York, Heintzman joins a growing group in that region sponsored by Intimidation. The brand recently sponsored an amateur event by TNT Promotions in the area, along with sponsoring professional fighter Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski, a native of the area who is also a leader in the fight to get MMA legalized and regulated in New York.

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.

Weekend Recap: Sponsored UFC vet Charlie Brenneman scores impressive win, remains undfeated at lightweight

Charlie Brenneman is now undefeated as a member of Team Intimidation, as the UFC veteran picked up his second straight win on Saturday night by submitting Jeremy Castro with a Peruvian necktie in the first round of the co-headliner at Cage Fury Fighting Champions 23 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Charlie Brenneman - IntimidationAlso, Intimidation continued its rapid brand expansion into the Western part of Ohio, as yet another event was sponsored on Saturday night at IT Fight Series 19 in Findlay. The Intimidation crew was in attendance selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hoodies, fight shorts, and more at the event promoted by Scott Sheeley.

Intimidation will continue its rapid expansion across the country this weekend, as four different events will be sponsored in four different states, and all four will feature the Intimidation crew in toe at an official booth. On Friday night, Intimidation will sponsor the undercard of the nationally broadcast XFC 23 event in Louisville, and the Intimidation crew will be in attendance selling. Saturday will be a busy night for brand expansion, as Intimidation will be at the EAC 4 event in Fredericktown, Ohio, as well as the Pinnacle Fighting Championships 2 event near Pittsburgh and the Mad Wolf Promotions event in Indianapolis.

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

Intimidation to sponsor Andrew Osborne at CFFC 23 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 10, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of professional lightweight Andrew “Ozzy the Brute” Osborne in his upcoming bout at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 23 this weekend in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Osborne (6-5) is set to take on Mike Bannon (4-1) in a featured pro bout.

Andrew Osborne MMAWith a record of 3-1-1 in his last five bouts, Osborne is one of the best up and coming fighters on the east coast. After going on a 4-fight unbeaten streak, he lost via arm bar to Ryan LaFlare when he stepped up in weight class to challenge for the Ring of Combat welterweight title in January. Known for his well rounded style, Osborne has taken on all comers in his 2-year career and plans to continue to do so.

CFFC 23 will also feature the organizational debut of UFC veteran Charlie Brenneman, who will also be sponsored by Intimidation for the second consecutive fight.

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

Intimidation to sponsor UFC veteran Charlie Brenneman at CFFC 23 on April 12 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 4, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of UFC veteran Charlie “The Spainard” Brenneman in his upcoming main event bout at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 23 on April 12 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Charlie Brenneman MMABrenneman (16-5) is set to take on Florida product Robert Goodridge (5-1) in a 155-pound bout at the event, which takes place just outside of Philadelphia.

Brenneman made the transition to 155 pounds after being cut from the UFC last year, and he celebrated his new weight class with a second round submission win over Eric Irvin at VFL 40 in January. Now, he returns to lightweight and has a new home after signing a 3-fight deal with CFFC. The ultra-popular native of Central Pennsylvania owns 8 career stoppage victories and owns notable victories over Rick Story, Amilcar Alves and Jason High during his UFC days. Charlie Brenneman MMAHe now trains with Dan and Jim Miller in Eastern PA at the AMA Fight Club.

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. Fans can also learn more about everything from MMA blood work to championship belts from Intimidation Interactive Media, the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Weekend Recap: Intimidation sponsored pros impress at events in Columbus & Philadelphia

Along with being a title sponsor of the UVC 22: Mayhem event in Columbus, Intimidation Clothing was also a sponsor of all three professionals who were victorious at the event. Dan Spohn, Tim Dunn, and Isaac Steele all picked up professional victories to represent Team Intimidation well. In addition, Chris Dempsey picked up his second win in a row in Philadelphia.

Tim Dunn MMADan Spohn (pictured below, left) snapped a three-fight losing streak by submitting Chicagoan Rob Morrow in the UVC 22 main event with a rear naked choke. After showing off his counter punching in the first round, Spohn earned the takedown in the second and worked to take Morrow’s back to sink in the choke. Video of the fight is below.

After an 11-2 amateur career and being ranked the No. 1 heavyweight in Ohio, Tim “Fatboy” Dunn (pictured, right) made his professional debut at UVC 22 on Saturday night. With all of his “Fatboy” fans in attendance, he knocked out James Dishong in the first round to move his pro record to 1-0. Dishong looked good using his reach advantage landing his jab early in the fight, as the Ronin Training Center and Ohio Combat Sports product was also sponsored by Intimidation.

Isaac Steele capped off the night with a TKO victory over Tommy Roberts, as he moved his pro record to 4-0 and his overall record to 9-0 including his amateur career. Dan Spohn MMAThe Team Jorge Gurgel product looked great in his victory and despite being quite humble asked when his title shot will come in the post-fight interview. In addition, Intimidation sponsored multiple amateur fighters on the card including Corey Dulaney and three fighters from the popular Ronin Training Center in Columbus.

At XCC: Mayhem in Philadelphia, former collegiate All-American Chris Dempsey picked up his second straight win over Bellator MMA veteran Chris Wing. He moves up to 4-1 in his pro MMA career and looks to continue his winning ways.

“The Professional Predator,” Brian Rogers, was in also action at Bellator MMA 89 in the Season 8 Middleweight Tournament, but he was unfortunately unable to come away with a win against the tough Dan Cramer in Charlotte, NC. The highly motivated Rogers will undoubtedly be eager to step back into the cage in the coming months and will also be one of the select fighters signing autographs at the Intimidation booth at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor former All-American wrestler Chris Dempsey in MMA bout in Philadelphia

February 15, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce that it will sponsor former All-American Chris Dempsey in his upcoming professional bout at Xtreme Caged Combat: Mayhem in Philadelphia on February 16th. Dempsey (3-1) will take on New Jersey product Christopher Wing (4-3) in the evening’s only scheduled pro bout.

Dempsey starred as a heavyweight at Pitt-Johnstown University, becoming a Division II All-American at the small school wrestling powerhouse in 2010. Upon transitioning to MMA, he posted a 3-0 amateur record, including three stoppage victories. He then made his pro debut in 2012, racking up wins over Eddie Hardison and Marcus Finch before dropping his first bout via armbar in September. He then earned a victory over Chase Owens in January to move his record to 3-1. The Cold Steel MMA product was also a collegiate wrestling teammate of 2010 Division II national champion and Intimidation-sponsored fighter Shane Valko as both have been sponsored by the Intimidation brand for the past two years.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor Andrew Osborne in welterweight title fight at Ring of Combat 43 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

January 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of Andrew “Ozzy the Brute” Osborne (6-4) in his welterweight title bout at Ring of Combat 43 against Ryan LaFlare (6-0) in Atlantic City on January 26th. The bout is expected to serve as one of the evening’s main events and will air via iPPV on gfl.tv.

Andrew Osborne MMAOsborne (@Ozzy_The_Brute) will return to the cage looking to continue his 4-fight unbeaten streak. Most recently, he earned a split decision over Jake Draves at PurgatoryFS 10 in December, bouncing back after a no contest in his previous outing at an event in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, Osborne had been on a hot streak, winning two bouts over opponents with much better records. A product of Fight Firm Philadelphia, one of the largest gyms in the Philadelphia area, Osborne will compete for the seventh time in 2012 and the 11th time since turning pro just over 18 months ago. His opponent, Ryan LaFlare, will compete for the first time since 2010 but he has finished all six of his opponents within the allotted time span.

The Ring of Combat 43 event will also feature a co-headliner between Intimidation-sponsored Frank Caraballo and Deividas Taurosevicius for the organization’s featherweight 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. 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.

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