Intimidation sponsored Robby Malof continues to impress on grappling circuit, scores 1st place at IBJJF in Chicago

March 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Along with being a huge supporter of mixed martial arts, Intimidation Clothing also prides itself on supporting the sports that help build MMA, including boxing, grappling, and more.

Robby Malof grappling & MMAOne such athlete who is sponsored by Intimidation is impressing on the grappling circuit, as Robby Malof is racking up high finishes in some of the top tournaments while he prepares for his professional MMA debut in late June.

Recently, the Southwest Ohio native took third place at the Checkmate Submission Only tournament due to a disqualification in the semifinals. He also competed at the ADCC Pro Trials during the Arnold Sports Festival i  n Columbus, once again taking third place in the NOGI, where he lost to the No. 2 ranked brown belt in the world Gary Tanon by 2 points. Most recently, he traveled to Chicago, where he took first place in the IBJJF Chicago open Gi division.

Representing GFteam, Limitless BJJ, and Sacan, Malof has a 5-0 amateur MMA record as well as a 5-0 amateur boxing record. On March 30th he will compete in the EGO grappling tournament before traveling to New York for the IBJJF New York Open, then the IBJJF Worlds on June 1st. robby-malof_400“The Hebrew Heartthrob” also plans to fit a Muay Thai fight into his schedule sometime in his schedule in May.

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 the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing releases schedule of autograph signings at 2013 Arnold Sports Festival

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the schedule of autograph signings for the weekend at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. The Intimidation Clothing booth #110 will be busy with top level MMA athletes signing autographs including Bellator Middleweight Brian “The Predator” Rogers, #1 ranked female MMA star Jessica Eye and more. Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorIt is also expected that a variety of athletes and MMA fighters will stop by the booth throughout the weekend’s event including UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman, UFC vet Sean Salmon, TUF vet Casey Dyer, undefeated UVC 22 winners Tim Dunn & Isaac Steele, Robby Malof of Limitless Athletics near Cincinnati and more. In addition, all fighter signature shirts that the company has designed will be on sale at the company’s booth including those for Eye, Rogers and Wes Sims who are listed below.

We also encourage all fans in attendance to sign up for our mailing list as the first 300 to do so at the Intimidation booth each day will receive a free scratch off card with prizes up to $100 in free Intimidation merchandise.

Intimidation Clothing recommends you follow Intimidation Clothing (@IntimidationMMA) and each fighter on Twitter (listed below) to ensure that potential schedule changes are communicated effectively. The expected schedule of signings includes:

Friday, March 1

  • 11 am – 1 pm: Dan “Dragon” Spohn – @DragonSpohn
  • 1-4 pm: Brian “The Predator” Rogers – @BRogThePredator
  • 3-5 pm: Wes Sims

Saturday, March 2

  • 11 am-2 pm: Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman – @TheBeastChapman
  • 1-4 pm: Jessica “Evil” Eye – @JessicaEvilEye

Sunday, March 3

  • 11 am-2 pm: Luke Zachrich – @Luke Zachrich

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.

 

All times Eastern Time. Schedule & fighters subject to change.

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.

Malof, Moell excel at Ohio Grappling Challenge event in Cincinnati

August 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News

The Ohio Grappling Challenge put on their 4th Submission Challenge event on Saturday, August 6th in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event, the 4th of the year by the OGC, was sponsored by Intimidation Clothing and was the second event of 2011 in Cincinnati following the 5th Tri-State Grappling Challenge Championship in January.

Robby Malof, wearing an Intimidation rash guard and board shorts, competed in the Purple/Brown Belt Lightweight Division for Team Gurgel and took 1st Place. Malof scored wins by toe hold and triangle choke en route to the 1st Place finish. Malof, who is also sponsored in his MMA fights, is 4-0 as an amateur in MMA competition and will fight on October 1st in North Carolina.

Eric Moell, competing in the No-Gi Advanced at 139 pounds and below, took home 2nd place when a cut on the bridge of his nose caused blood to go into his eyes forcing a referee stoppage. Moell, who is also sponsored in his MMA fights, is 7-1 as an MMA amateur holding the Ultimate Victory Challenge Amateur Bantamwight belt as well as the Absolute Action MMA Amateur Bantamwight title.

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 40 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA board shorts, rashguards and more. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

Horne, Cruickshank, Vaughan, Washington & Gainey give Intimidation a clean pro sweep over the weekend

It was a slow weekend for Intimidation Clothing. Ok, well if in slow we mean having 8 fighters sponsored is slow. Five pros and three amateurs were slated to compete on June 17th and 18th with sponsored fighters from Ohio, Michigan & West Virginia competing at MMA events in Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and in Canada. After the dust settled Team Intimidation ended the weekend 7-1 in the eight fights that took place including 5-0 in pro fights. Here is a look at each fighter in action for Intimidation this past weekend.

Billy Vaughan MMACarson Gainey – Gainey stepped into the cage opposite an 8-2 fighter in Darnell Davis at Legends Of Fighting Championship 47 in Indianapolis, Indiana on Friday night. Fighting at 135 pounds yet again, the natural Flyweight (125 lbs) scored his 4th straight win.

Mojo Horne – The M-1 veteran stepped into the cage for the second time in 2011, this time opposite Bellator vet Amaechi Oselukwue. In a call with Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan shortly after his win, Horne stated that Oselukwue “was stronger than I expected,” but he was able to sink in the rear naked choke and score the submission victory in the AAMMA XV main event in Florence, Kentucky.

Billy Vaughan – In a battle between two fighters who have fought a lineup of MMA All-Stars, Billy Vaughan (pictured) scored the Knockout of the Night at FightRight MMA: Brawl in the Hall in defeating Binky Jones with a 2nd round KO.

Jon Washington – Washington put his undefeated record on the line versus Eric Moore in a lightweight battle and improved his pro record to 4-0 with the FightRight MMA: Brawl in the Hall submission of the night.

Daron Cruickshank – Cruickshank improved to 8-2 with a win over Brian Cardinal (13-7) at SITH: Slammer in the Hammer in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Friday night. The MASH Fight Team member from the Detroit, Michigan area scored a 1st round TKO for his second straight win.

In addition, Intimidation also had three sponsored fighters in amateur fights at AAMMA XV. Popular grappling ace Robby Malof scored a 1st round submission victory and Aaron “Timbo Slice” Webb lost after an injury did not allow him to continue after two rounds in the heavyweight title fight. Meanwhile, in the AAMMA Amateur Bantamweight Championship fight, Eric Moell defeated Matthew Lester via 1st round submission.

Busy weekend sees Intimidation Clothing at events in Ohio & Kentucky

May 2, 2011 by  
Filed under News

Another busy weekend is scheduled for the Intimidation Clothing team to start May. Coming off a record-breaking April, that easily bested their record March, the Intimidation brand is making waves throughout the Midwest working with MMA promotions, fighters and gyms from Minnesota, to Tennessee and up to Maine. April begins with Intimidation continuing to cement their place in the two states where they have the strongest presence, Ohio and Kentucky.

Jason Butcher MMASaturday, May 7th will see the Intimidation Clothing brand as a featured sponsor of three major MMA promotions in Ohio and Kentucky. In their home state of Ohio, Intimidation will be working with Purgatory Championship Fighting for their pro/am MMA event in Toledo. In addition, Intimidation will have featherweight prospect Brett Ewing, who is 2-0 as a pro after a undefeated amateur career, sponsored at the Purgatory event. Intimidation will also have a booth at the event to sell their premium quality MMA apparel.

That same night Intimidation will be a featured event sponsor for the Absolute Action MMA promotion in Florence, Kentucky. In addition to their brand-building advertising at the event, Intimidation will have grappler and MMA lightweight fighter most recently competed at the Intimidation-sponsored Ohio Grappling Challenge where he finished as the runner-up in the 16-man No-Gi Invitational in Medina, Ohio. The 19-year old MMA amateur will return to MMA action at the AAMMA event on Saturday night. Intimidation and Absolute Action MMA have worked together once previously and have agreed to terms for Intimidation to sponsor five of the next six AAMMA events throughout the Spring/Summer of 2011.

Also on Saturday night, Intimidation will be on hand at Spartan Fighting Championship 8 in Ashland, Kentucky. In addition to sponsoring the event and selling t-shirts, MMA fight shorts, hats and more at the event, Intimidation will have light heavyweight Jason Butcher (pictured) in action in the night’s main event. Also sponsored at the event will be Intimidation Clothing’s favorite MMA cutman, David Maldonado.