Weekend Recap: Castillo, Chojnacki, Durnell & Michaels propel Intimidation brand to record weekend

Intimidation Clothing once again had a very busy weekend, as the summer months have set a new standard for the brand. August has been one of the best in company history, and along with providing record numbers in sales, Intimidation continues to sponsor the many of the top fighters and MMA promotions in the Midwest. As the brand featured crews at events in Indiana, Michigan and multiple events in Ohio, it was the Intimidation sponsored pros that did the hard work at events across the nation.

Tony Castillo MMAIntimidation was live on hand at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 in Cleveland, Ohio, with multiple fighters sponsored on the card. Most notably, featherweight Antonio Castillo Jr. (8-4, pictured left) earned a 145-pound title shot with his second round submission over Brett Ewing (4-4). John Hawk (8-5) also put on a Fight of the Night performance in the night’s main event, although he came up just short of victory by losing a decision.

Near Pittsburgh, Intimidation sponsored fighters Shane Chojnacki (3-0) and Anthony Durnell (10-2) took home victories in the main and co-main events, with both fighters receiving great fights from tough opponents. Chojnacki competed for Pinnacle Fighting Championships in his hometown of the Steel City for the first time, and the Fight Club Pittsburgh product earned a second round submission over previously unbeaten foe Reggie Parks (2-1). Durnell put on a Fight of the Night performance against Amran Aliyev (3-3) in the co-headliner, and announced that he has signed a developmental deal with Bellator MMA, where he will compete in November.

Meanwhile, at IT Fight Series 22 in Findlay, Ohio, Intimidation sponsored fighter Robbie “The Machine” Michaels (1-0, pictured right) was successful in his pro debut, as he took home a unanimous decision win over Chad Kelly (0-1). Robbie Michaels MMAMichaels is now 6-0 overall after finishing off a 5-0 amateur career earlier this year.

Finally, in action at MMA events in Indiana and Idaho Carson Gainey and Chuck Fordyce both came up short of their goal for the weekend while supported by the Intimidation brand.

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 the brand is well known for their popular Vintage Series, Local MMA t-shirts and Intimidate Cancer lines of merchandise. 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.

 

Castillo photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

 

Intimidation to sponsor Shane Chojnacki in Pinnacle FC main event on August 24 near Pittsburgh

August 20, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Shane “In Ya Face” Chojnacki in his upcoming main event bout on August 24. Chojnacki (2-0) is set to take on Reggie Parks (2-0) in the headliner at Pinnacle FC: Pittsburgh Challenge Series 4 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Shane Chojnacki MMAA native of the Steel City, Chojnacki will make his first appearance in the cage since making the switch to Fight Club Pittsburgh earlier this year. He has earned TKO victories in both of his pro fights thus far, including being sponsored by Intimidation in both outings. He looks to make it three for three when he headlines Pittsburgh Challenge Series 4 against perhaps his toughest opponent to date.

Along with sponsoring Chojnacki, Intimidation will also continue their sponsorship of the Pinnacle FC promotion. Intimidation is also set to sponsor top bantamweight prospect Anthony Durnell in the night’s co-main event and select amateurs on the card.

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 sponsor Anthony Durnell in Pinnacle FC co-main event on August 24th near Pittsburgh

August 18, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of fast-rising bantamweight Anthony “The Death Dealer” Durnell in his upcoming featured pro bout on August 24. Durnell (13-4) is set to take on Amran Aliyev (3-2) at Pinnacle FC: Pittsburgh Challenge Series 4 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Anthony Durnell MMADurnell has competed all over the world in his 17-fight career, including fights in Finland and Germany. Most recently, he had a two-fight stint for the Ohio-based RFO promotion, where he went 1-1 with a win over Rustin Jones and a loss to Cody Stevens before making his Pinnacle debut in December with a decision victory over Jeremy Pender. He then moved to 2-0 for Pinnacle when he earned a unanimous decision over Kyle Rozewski at Pinnacle FC 2 in April. After training in Western New York over the past couple of years, Durnell recently relocated to Pittsburgh and joined the growing Fight Club Pittsburgh team which includes a variety of Intimidation sponsored pro fighters including Mark Cherico, Justin Steave, Khama Worthy, Mike Wilkins and more. The veteran will look to continue his momentum in his hometown when he faces Aliyev in one of the most anticipated bouts at Pinnacle FC 4.

Along with sponsoring Durnell, Intimidation will also be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts and more. Intimidation is also set to sponsor Pittsburgh fan favorite Shane Chojnacki in the night’s main event.

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 Jack Jones Foto.

 

Intimidation to sponsor Pinnacle FC’s Pittsburgh Challenge Series 4 on August 24th in Canonsburg, PA

August 16, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming Pinnacle FC: Pittsburgh Challenge Series 4 event, which is set to go down on August 24 at the Iceoplex in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. One of the fastest-growing promotions in the Ohio Valley region, Pinnacle will make its third appearance of the calendar year, with each of its previous 3 events being more successful than the last.

Shane Chojnacki MMAThe PCS 4 card is one of the deepest in organization history, including multiple Intimidation sponsored fighters and fast-rising prospects in the area. In the main event, Intimidation sponsored pro Shane “In Ya Face” Chojnacki (2-0, pictured) will return to the Steel City to compete for the first time as a pro when he welcomes in Ohio product Reggie Parks (2-0) for a highly anticipated bout. Intimidation will also sponsor Anthony Durnell (9-2) in the co-main event, as he is set to take on New York product Amran Aliyev (3-2) in a bantamweight match-up. Both Durnell and Chojnacki will represent Fight Club Pittsburgh which is always a staple of Pinnacle FC events.

The card also features a deep amateur lineup including 2 title bouts and a match-up of debuting pros Mike Putnam and Josh Hilliard.

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.

 

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.

Intimidation Clothing & undefeated Pittsburgh Lightweight Mike Wilkins agree to exclusive sponsorship deal

July 10, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce a new, exclusive sponsorship deal with undefeated pro Mike Wilkins. The deal will make Intimidation the exclusive clothing & gear sponsor for Wilkins (2-0), a product of Team Renzo Gracie in Pittsburgh, PA.

Mike Wilkins MMAMike Wilkins completed a 6-2 amateur career in 2010 which included fights with several of the Eastern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania region’s most respected fighters including Intimidation sponsored Shane Chojnacki, Joe Wagner and Josh Baker. Wilkins made his pro debut in November 2011 topping Roy Merriman via 2nd round submission then followed it with a submission of Bob Tipinski in June 2012. Wilkins, who works as an assistant varsity coach for the Gateway wrestling program, wrestled for one year in college at Waynesburg University. The 5′ 11″ Pittsburgh native now looks for the next test in the lightweight division fighting out of Team Renzo Gracie in PGH and frequently cross-training with Intimidation sponsored Mark Cherico and the team at Fight Club Pittburgh.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style 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 and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 60 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. The media and promotional wing of the company, Intimidation Interactive Media, handles everything from championship belts to MMA cage rentals, event photography and more. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Intimidation sponsored Eli Garshnick, Shane Chojnacki score wins at WCC event in Greensburg, Pennsylvania

June 11, 2012 by  
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It was another highly successful weekend for the Intimidation brand as two sponsored pro fighters scored wins. Fighting in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, just a half hour East of Pittsburgh, the two brought home impressive wins with stoppages in both fights. The sponsorships come at a time where the Intimidation brand is expanding rapidly in and around the Pittsburgh area with new Intimidation dealers recently added in both Hermitage and Pittsburgh and more additions to be announced in the coming weeks.

Eli Garshnick (8-4) took on Greensburg native James Brasco in the night’s main event with the promotion’s Middleweight title on the line. Garshnick, fighting for the second time in 2012, scored a submission win in the 3rd round when Brasco tapped out due to strikes. For Garshnick this was his 2nd straight win and 4th in his last 6 fights with each of his past 5 fights coming while sponsored by the Intimidation brand.

Shane Chojnacki (2-0) stepped into the cage for the first time since picking up a win in his pro debut a year ago. A product of the Independent Crew Fight Team, Chojnacki scored a 1st round TKO win to improve to 2-0 as a pro and he has been sponsored by Intimidation in both of his pro fights.

The sponsorships of Garshnick, Chojnacki and Bob Tipinksi, Chojnacki’s teammate who lost via submission in round 1, adds a strong effort to grow the Intimidation brand in Western Pennsylvania. Intimidation currently sponsors a variety of fighters from Western PA including pros Jason Cardillo, Mark Cherico, Adam Milstead, Justing Steave and Khama Worthy and various fighters from Fight Club Pittsburgh, PTT, Cold Steel MMA, Independent Crew and Uniontown Fight Club. In addition, the brand has sponsored multiple IWFC events in Central & Western PA and Extreme Fight Club/Prodigy MMA events in Erie and several fighters at VFL events in the region.

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.

Intimidation to sponsor pros Shane Chojnacki & Bob Tipinski at Friday’s WCC event in Greensburg, Pennsylvania

June 7, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of professional MMA fighters Shane Chojnacki & Bob Tipinski on Friday night in Greensburg, PA. Shane Chojnacki MMAThe World Cagefighting Championship IV event, scheduled to take place this Friday night, June 8th, pits Chojnacki versus Adrien Yarboro (0-1) in a welterweight bout and Bob Tipinski in his pro debut opposite Mike Wilkins (1-0) in a lightweight fight. The Intimidation brand will also sponsor Eli Garshnick in the WCC middleweight title fight and the night’s main event.

Shane “In Ya Face” Chojnacki (1-0) made a successful pro debut a year ago after a 7-5 amateur career. Now fully healthy after battling injuries from last Fall, Chojnacki looks to make a statement for his team, the Independent Crew based in Pittsburgh. His teammate Bob Tipinski (0-0) completed a 6-5-1 amateur career with a win in November at NAAFS: Night of Champions 2011 and will make his pro debut also representing the Independent Crew.

The sponsorships of Chojnacki and Tipinski adds a strong effort to grow the Intimidation brand in Western Pennsylvania. Intimidation currently sponsors a variety of fighters from Western PA including pros Jason Cardillo, Mark Cherico, Adam Milstead, Justin Steave and Khama Worthy and various fighters from Fight Club Pittsburgh, PTT, Cold Steel MMA, Independent Crew and Uniontown Fight Club. In addition, the brand has sponsored multiple IWFC events in Central & Western PA and Extreme Fight Club/Prodigy MMA events in Erie and several fighters at VFL events.

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.