Intimidation continues long-time sponsorship of “Big” John Hawk at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 in Canton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of veteran fighter “Big” John Hawk, as he prepares to face rising MMA star Curt Lemmon (4-0) in a heavyweight title bout at the upcoming NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 event on March 7th Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk MMAHawk (10-5) continues his run in his return to heavyweight, as his victory over William Penn in March 2014 was the first fight for the former NAAFS heavyweight champ in the division since 2010. He then followed up that win with a victory over Bobby Brents at NAAFS: Rock ‘N Rumble 8 last October. Hawk has become known as one of the most durable fighters in the sport, including racking up a 2-1 win under the Bellator MMA banner with an upset win over Marcus Vanttinen at Bellator 66 highlighting his time in the organization.

Hawk will look to become the NAAFS heavyweight champion for the second time, as he won the title with a victory over Joe McCall in 2010 before dropping to light heavyweight. The title was then won by and later vacated by Intimidation alum Stipe Miocic when he signed with the UFC in 2011.

Hawk is a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio and comes in looking for his fifth win in seven outings. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Hawk is an outspoken member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, which is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer.

John Hawk & Brian Rogers MMAHawk has not one but two signature t-shirts from Intimidation, including the original gray and an updated red signature shirt that was released in June. It was one of the most popular items at the Intimidation booth at the Fight Nite in the Flats 10 event in Cleveland last June, and Hawk wasn’t even competing on the card.

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Intimidation Clothing now offers signature shirts for more than 20 different fighters, including Brian Rogers, Jessamyn Duke, Jason Dent, Donny Walker, Jessica Eye, Mark Cherico, Forrest Petz, Ken Shamrock, Wes Sims, and more.

Intimidation alums Isaiah “The Beast”  Chapman and Antonio Castillo Jr. were also expected to be in action at the March 7th event, fighting for the NAAFS bantamweight title. UFC veteran Branden Hinkle will also be in action on the same night, as he will be competing in a boxing event in West Virginia while another long-time Intimidation alum Dan Spohn will be fighting on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA inspired lifestyle apparel 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 alums find success in the cage during holiday season

December 9, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing has long been a supporter of up-and-coming mixed martial artists, and many of the fighters who have donned the popular brand in the past have found major successes on varying levels, including in the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting. Dan Spohn UFCIntimidation has sponsored hundreds of fighters in the company’s five year history, and has produced signature shirts for more than a dozen different athletes.

Most recently, here are the Intimidation alums who have seen success in the sport:

Dan “Dragon” Spohn (9-4) – After starring as a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 19 and making his official UFC debut earlier this year, Spohn returned to his hometown of Columbus in November, where he moved his record to 3-0 fighting in Ohio’s capital with a first round submission over Michael Cockerham in less than a minute. Spohn, who hopes to make it back to the UFC in 2015 with another win or two, has been a member of Team Intimidation dating back to his fourth professional fight. Intimidation sponsored Spohn en route to his winning the NAAFS light heavyweight title, in his 9-second knockout win at Bellator 51, and his two recent fights for the UVC in Columbus. The Cambridge native is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS champion Josh Stansbury.

Josh “Sandman” Stansbury (6-2) – Stansbury is the reigning NAAFS light heavyweight champion and was also the amateur heavyweight champion for NAAFS in 2007. Most recently, he traveled to Colorado in November, where he won the light heavyweight title for Prize Fighting Championships with a first round submission win over Jeremy Osheim. Jessica Eye MMAStansbury was also a cast member on TUF 19, but he suffered an injury in his prelimary fight, which he happened to be dominating.

Jessica “Evil” Eye (11-2) – Eye is a current member of the fast-growing UFC women’s bantamweight division, but before she entered the Octagon she was Ohio’s most popular fighter. A longtime member of Team Intimidation during her early professional career, Eye became a fan favorite and is a pioneer for women’s MMA in the Buckeye State. Most recently, she picked up her first official UFC win with a TKO victory over Leslie Smith at UFC 180 in November. Intimidation released a signature shirt for Eye in 2012, and Eye is also the creator of the Eye Believe signature line of apparel, of which some stock remains through IntimidationClothing.com.

Hector “El Toro” Urbina (17-8-1) – Urbina is an Ohio native who now makes his home in Florida training with American Top Team. Urbina has been sponsored multiple times by Intimidation, and he is the former middleweight and reigning welterweight champion for the Intimidation sponsored NAAFS organization. He was also a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 19, and he made his official UFC debut with a win over Edgar Garcia last month at UFC 180 in Mexico.

Mike “The Marine” Richman (18-5) – A former Bellator tournament finalist, Richman has now become the No. 1 contender in the organization’s bantamweight division with back-to-back knockout wins in bouts on Spike TV. Most recently, he stopped UFC veteran Nam Phan in just 46 seconds at Bellator 131 in November. Stipe Miocic UFCIntimidation sponsored Richman both in bouts for Bellator and in bouts that took place in his home state prior to his signing with Bellator. His next bout will be in March, when he faces former Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas for a likely title shot.

 

Stipe Miocic (12-1) – Miocic (pictured, right) is one of the sport’s top heavyweights, and he’ll be fighting for a title shot when he takes on former champion Junior Dos Santos in the main event at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13. Intimidation sponsored Miocic through his early pro career, when he was dominant on the regional scene winning the NAAFS heavyweight title.

Dustin “Bam Bam” Parrish (2-0) – Parrish, who hails from Indiana, boasted an impressive 9-1 record as an amatuer and is one of the fastest-rising stars on the Midwest MMA scene. Now training at American Top Team in Indianapolis, Parrish got his start in MMA after going to a local martial arts school just to take a break from wrestling. He is now 2-0 as a pro following a first round submission win over veteran Ryan McIntosh at LFC 55 in Indianapolis in November.

Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (5-0) – An Ohio native who regularly brings some of the biggest crowds to fights in his home state, Garbrandt recently signed with the UFC after posting 5 knockouts through his first 5 pro fights. He’ll make his Octagon debut at UFC 182 on January 3, where he will face veteran Marcus Brimage. Intimidation sponsored Garbrandt throughout much of his amateur and early pro career, and the Pinnacle FC bantamweight champion has become one of the sport’s biggest prospects since moving to California to train at Team Alpha Male with the likes of former WEC champion Urijah Faber and current UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw.

 

Dan Spohn & Jessica Eye photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Weekend MMA Recap: Intimidation excels again at Ohio & Michigan MMA events

Intimidation Clothing was busy as always this past weekend, with two events sponsored in two different states to close out a banner month of May.

MMA Promoter Matt Trukovich RFOIntimidation was on hand at RFO: Big Guns 13 in Mansfield, Ohio on Saturday night, selling gear at an official booth where promoter Matt Trukovich posed for a quick picture (right) on a busy night. The fight card produced as always, including a victory for All American J.D. Ramsey (3-0) in the night’s featured amateur bout. Ramsey, who is sponsored by Intimidation and trains with fellow Team Intimidation member and UFC veteran Branden Hinkle, kept his perfect record intact with a unanimous decision victory over the highly regarded Nick Stuff (6-2) in the amateur main event.

Intimidation was also on hand at the WXC 50 event near Detroit on Friday night, once again increasing the brand exposure in the state of Michigan. Fans packed inside the Southgate Civic Arena, many of them donning Intimidation gear and witnessing 15 amateur bouts on the night.

Intimidation alum Stipe Miocic was perhaps the biggest MMA star of the weekend, as the former NAAFS champion moved his UFC record to 6-1 as he stopped Fabio Maldonado via TKO in just 35 seconds in the main event at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. The former Cleveland State wrestler and baseball player was sponsored by Intimidation in multiple fights prior to entering the UFC.

Stipe Miocic MMAMiocic (pictured, left) will be a special guest alongside fellow Ohio fighter and Intimidation alum Jessica Eye this weekend at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10” in Downtown Cleveland, this weekend as will TUF 19 star Dan “Dragon” Spohn. Intimidation will of course be on hand as a sponsor of the event with an official booth with Spohn joining the fans at the Intimidation booth to sign autographs. Team Intimidation fighters Kyle Rozewski, Jerrell Hodge, Isaiah Chapman, and Frank Caraballo will also be in professional action at the 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 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.

#LocalMMA Monday: NAAFS & Driven MMA

June 2, 2014 by  
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The first installment of IntimidationMMA.com’s #LocalMMA Monday features perhaps the biggest name in all of Local MMA, as the co-branded NAAFS/Driven MMA organization kicks us off. Based out of Canton, Ohio, the North American Allied Fight Series was founded in 2005 as “Gladiator Fighting” with current CEO Greg Kalikas in conjunction with veteran kickboxer Duke Roufus. NAAFS in the FlatsSince then, the organization has promoted more than 125 live events in the Midwest and has become one of the most respected amateur leagues in the country.

Kalikas’ NAAFS developed into a powerhouse on the local scene, holding the majority of their events in Canton, Akron and Cleveland before eventually branching out from events in Northeast Ohio to hold events all over the state. Then the organization was one of the first promoters to hold an event in West Virginia when the state regulated MMA in 2012. Over its nearly decade as an organization, the NAAFS has come to be known as a leader in amateur MMA, women’s MMA, and producing top talent for the UFC, Bellator MMA and other national organizations.

Stipe Miocic UFCThe list of names that have competed inside the NAAFS cage reads like a who’s who of MMA, including current welterweight top contender Matt Brown, current UFC heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic, women’s MMA star Jessica Eye, UFC veterans Jason Dent, Forrest Petz, Ben Rothwell, Dave Herman, Phil Davis, Donny Walker and more along with current TUF 19 star Dan Spohn, former Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus, Bellator knockout artists Brian Rogers and many more.

In addition to its top names, NAAFS has come to be known for featuring women’s MMA, spearheaded by the first woman of Ohio MMA, Jessica “Evil” Eye. Eye competed in the first women’s bout in NAAFS history, headlined the first all-female card, became the first female amateur NAAFS champion, and became the first female to headline a card featuring men for the organization as well. NAAFS has also featured other top female talent, including Aisling Daly, Carina Damm, Rebecca Heintzman, Jessica Zomcik, Tamikka Brents and more.

Donny Walker NAAFS ChampionOn top of all of this, the NAAFS is one of a limited number of Local MMA promotions to co-promote events with Bellator MMA having worked together  on Bellator 51 in Canton and Bellator 66 in Cleveland, Ohio and Bellator 71 in West Virginia.

While the pro fighters brought fans to NAAFS events, it has been the astounding amateur talent that has kept them there. The NAAFS National Amateur Series is a true proving ground for amateur fighters who want to make it to the next level, and many top names have claimed NAAFS amateur gold before turning pro. Those names include Isaiah Chapman, George Comer, Nick Duell, Jessica Eye, Jerrell Hodge, and many more.

“It is hard to deny the resume that the NAAFS has built in the past decade,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “Now with Driven MMA they put on the cards that everyone else in the Midwest looks at and wishes they could duplicate. Few organizations have done more to further Local MMA in the USA, especially East of the Mississippi, as the NAAFS.”

The organization promotes many must-see events, including the annual “Fight Nite in the Flats” and “Rock N Rumble” summer events at Jacobs Pavilion in Downtown Cleveland, as well as their annual “Night of Champions” to award amateur titles.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAIn 2014, the NAAFS became an all amateur series, with the berth of a new wing of the organization, Driven MMA. Driven MMA debuted in March 2014, and Driven MMA One was the biggest MMA card to hit Ohio in years. The event featured an all-pro lineup that showcased top fighters, including Bellator MMA veteran Dan Hornbuckle, UFC veteran Rodney Wallace, former NAAFS champion Frank Caraballo, and rising local stars like Chapman, Comer, Kyle Rozewski and more.

Now, the two wings will team up for the first time, as Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10 this weekend in Cleveland. The card features both professional and amateur talent, and it is headlined by Frank Caraballo taking on UFC veteran Tommy Hayden in a featherweight match-up. Also included on the card are several familiar names for Ohio MMA fans including Chapman, Rozewski, Hodge, RJ Buck, Dave Lastafka and more.

 

By David McKinney
Intimidation Interactive Media Staff Writer

Intimidation Weekend Recap: Awesome lives up to the name winning his 11th National Championship while Intimidation alums impress at UFC on FOX

Wrapping up the last weekend of the first month of 2014, Intimidation Clothing has set itself up for yet another banner year. Cam F Awesome - BoxingIntimidation sponsored boxer Cam F. Awesome won yet another national title, while Intimidation alums impressed inside the Octagon at UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago.

After a career year in 2013, U.S. amateur boxer Cam F. Awesome kickstarted his 2014 campaign and a run toward the 2016 Olympics with his 11th national title in Spokane, Washington. The plant-based, vegan boxer continued his run as the most decorated amateur boxer in U.S. history.

At UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago, a pair of Intimidation alums put on impressive showings with the most important victories of their respective careers. First, Michigan native Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank picked up his fourth UFC win in six outings, as he finished Mike Rio with a spinning wheel kick that was followed by some punches before the referee jumped in. Stipe Miocic UFCNow 4-2 in the UFC and 14-4 overall, Cruickshank was sponsored by the Intimidation brand in 5 fights prior to his appearance on TUF 15. Meanwhile, in the night’s co-main event, Ohio native Stipe Miocic continued his climb up the UFC’s heavyweight ladder, as he battered former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga for three rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory. A product of StrongStyle MMA in Independence, Ohio, Miocic is one of many fighters from the gym to have been sponsored by Intimidation Clothing over the years as he sported the brand in his final two fights prior to signing with the UFC.

Looking ahead, Intimidation will kick off a busy month of February next weekend in Indianapolis, as the MFS and Art of War promotions are both back in action and will be sponsored by the brand. Daron Cruickshank UFCAs with many of the company’s events in the past, Team Intimidation will be on hand with an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA & boxing lifestyle clothing & 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 Clothing alum Charlie Brenneman re-signs with UFC

January 6, 2014 by  
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Yet another Intimidation Clothing alum is now a member of the UFC’s roster. This time, it’s Charlie Brenneman, who will begin his second stint with the world’s largest organization when he steps in as a late replacement for Jason High to take on Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 35 in Georgia.

Charlie Brenneman MMABrenneman (19-5, 4-4 UFC), a Pennsylvania native, put together a 4-4 record in his first stint with the UFC from 2010-2012 including wins over High, Amilcar Alves, Rick Story, and Daniel Roberts. He was cut from his contract after a second straight loss to Kyle Noke at UFC 152, and he then returned to the regional scene where he was sponsored by the Intimidation brand in a pair of bouts.

“The Spaniard” compiled a 4-0 record on the regional scene after dropping to the lightweight division, including a recent victory over Kyle Baker to claim the CFFC lightweight title. He will return to welterweight for the short-notice fight against UFC newcomer Dariush (6-0), but he will likely return to 155 pounds after the bout.

Charlie Brenneman - IntimidationBrenneman joins Intimidation alums Jessica Eye, Stipe Miocic, Daron Cruickshank, Roger Bowling, Sara McMann and Anthony Lapsley in the UFC. Intimidation has also sponsored seminars with UFC contenders Gray Maynard and Matt Brown in recent years.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA lifestyle apparel 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 to sponsor “Eight Black Belts for Eight Causes” Seminar featuring Ohio’s top Jiu Jitsu instructors

December 16, 2013 by  
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Eight of Ohio’s best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts have united to put on a martial arts seminar like no other. Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts and Training Center, 6900 Granger Road, Independence, Ohio 44131, will host this spectacular event on January 11, 2014, commencing at 9:30 am. Dubbed, “8 Black Belts for 8 Causes,” this seminar will not only showcase some of the best “The Heartland” has to offer; but in an unprecedented event, each Black Belt will be donating a portion of the proceeds to one of eight different charities and good causes.  Pablo Castro IBJJFWith support and attention from all over the country, this event is aimed to provide awareness and support for each important cause, including Alzheimer’s, Cancer, and MS.

Each structured lesson will be organized by belt ranks and/or experiences.  Every session will allow the participants to experience a diversity of black belt instruction, including but not limited to self defense, philosophy, mixed martial arts, and sport jiu jitsu. This seminar will cater to belt ranks and styles, focusing on the diversity of each individual’s experience and learning pace.

The Black Belt Instructors will also provide a diverse look, incorporating their own individual styles and techniques; with well over a century and a half of accumulated experiences from training, competing, organizing and instructing all over the globe. Many have been recognized on the local, national, and international scene. Many have coached UFC, Bellator, and other prominent mixed martial arts (MMA) events. Among the list of Black Belts are World and Pan American medalists and champions, as well as many other prestigious accomplishments. The Black Belt Instructor list includes: Relson Gracie Black Belts (“BB”), Robin Gieseler and Mark Stefanac; Jorge Gurgel BB, Dustin Ware; Carlos Machado BB, Kristopher Mcleod; Pedro Sauers BB, Bill Jones; Nova Uniao/ Eduardo Barros BB, Jay Nance; Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros BBs, Pablo Angel Castro, III and Deon Thompson. Among the attendees will be UFC Mixed Martial Arts instructor Marcus Marinelli, UFC fighters Jessica Eye and Stipe Miocic, Bellator superstar Brian Rogers, as well as many others to be later announced.

This seminar brings a unique and refreshing flavor.  Along with each Black Belt instructor, local and national businesses and organizations, such as Intimidation Clothing, Alzheimer’s Association, North American Allied Fight Series, and Nooma are leading the way to make this a remarkable event. Many other vendors, organizations and businesses will be present to support and share their life stories and adversities. Informational booths, raffles and door prizes will also make this an exciting event. This is an amazing way the martial arts community can celebrate and support each other in what will surely be a memorable experience. Costs for the all day event will be $120. For additional information, please visit www.strongstyle.com or email nhbattorney (at) sbcglobal.net.

 

Pictured – Pablo Castro, after winning 1st Place at the 2012 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship

Intimidation sponsored Brian Rogers joins Stipe Miocic teaching MMA seminar in Toronto

September 24, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that it will sponsor in part an upcoming seminar that will be put on by Team Intimidation athlete Brian Rogers and UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic in Toronto. Stipe Miocic & Brian Rogers MMA seminarThe striking and wrestling for MMA seminar takes place at Evolution Martial Arts Fitness Academy on October 5th, and is presented by Badboy Clothing.

Rogers, who has often been called one of the best future coaches in MMA, is one of the most recognizable members of Team Intimidation. A two-time Bellator tournament semifinalist, his flying knee knockout over Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61 has been named the best knockout in Bellator history multiple times. Along with the seminar, Rogers will also have his newest Intimidation signature shirt on sale during the autograph session.

One of the UFC’s best prospects, Miocic has been sponsored by Intimidation multiple times in the past and is one of the many UFC fighters who are Intimidation alums, including Jessica Eye, Roger Bowling, Daron Cruickshank and more. The former collegiate baseball player at Cleveland State is 4-1 in his UFC career, including wins over Roy Nelson, Shane del Rosario, and Joey Beltran.

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.

Intimidation Clothing releases new TV spot focusing on support for Local MMA

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of its new TV spot, focusing on Local MMA.

Intimidation Clothing is the biggest supporter of Local MMA and combat sports in the Midwest, working with top fighters and events in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and more. While other brands come and go, Intimidation brings a consistency to the industry rarely seen in local MMA, featuring more than 110 styles of quality t-shirts, hats, hoodies, training gear, and more. Intimidation - Local MMAYou can find Intimidation online at IntimidationClothing.com, and at sporting events across the Midwest.

The video features some of Intimidation’s top stars training and at grappling competitions, including Brian Rogers, Dan Spohn and John Hawk training at StrongStyle Martial Arts, top bantamweight prospect Isaiah Chapman at a grappling tournament at GriffonRawl MMA, and more. It also features retired UFC vet Forrest Petz as well as UFC stars Stipe Miocic and Jessica Eye, both of whom have been sponsored by the Intimidation brand several times in the past.

The video will be featured as a commercial including on NAAFS, Rocktagon MMA and Pinnacle FC programming. The commercial will be seen in multiple markets including Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh as well as across Canada.

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.

Multiple Intimidation sponsored fighters nominated for Ohio MMA Awards from OHMMA.com

December 26, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing has long been a major part of the Ohio MMA scene, and that much is evident in the 2012 Ohio MMA Awards, which are presented by OHMMA.com. Voting for the awards is now underway, and many Intimidation-sponsored fighters and organizations are up for awards.

luke-zachrich_300Gym of the Year – Two of the gyms nominated – Evolve MMA and Strong Style MMA – are official Intimidation dealers, and Intimidation has also worked with multiple fighters from each of the four gyms nominated. In addition to Luke Zachrich (pictured, left) and several amateurs from Ronin Training Center, Intimidation has worked with Stipe Miocic, Jessica Eye, Brian Rogers, Forrest Petz and more from Strong Style, Travis Clark Doug Kulbis and most of the amateur fight team at Evolve and also works with Jason Butcher from the Jorge Gurgel Academy.

Amateur Fighter of the Year – Intimidation has sponsored Tim Dunn and Jerrell Hodge, two of the favorites for the award. Dunn won three titles – UVC, RAMA, and OFC – in his four bouts this year and is expected to turn pro in early 2013. Hodge won the NAAFS amateur bantamweight title and could repeat in 2013 if he decides to stay active after the new year.

Knockout of the Year – Intimidation-sponsored fighter Brian Rogers (pictured, right) is a clear favorite for the award, as his knockout over Vitor Vianna was named as the best knockout in Bellator history earlier this year. Intimidation-sponsored Nick Duell and Isaiah Chapman are also nominated for the award, as are amateur fighters Hodge and Dunn.

Brian Rogers Bellator 61Submission of the Year – Longtime Intimidation-sponsored Jessica Eye submitted Zoila Gurgel in perhaps the biggest upset of the year at Bellator 83, and Kenny Jackson and Jason Butcher have also been sponsored by Intimidation in 2012.

National Event of the Year – Intimidation was present at both Bellator 66 and Bellator 78, selling at both events and sponsoring many fighters on both cards while longtime sponsored fighter “Relentless” Roger Bowling fought on the Strikeforce card in Columbus in March.

Ohio Event of the Year – UVC 20, RFO Big Guns 11, and NAAFS Night of Champions were all sponsored by Intimidation, and this award is currently one of the closest in voting.

Isaiah Chapman v Dustin KempfFight of the Year – Nearly every fight features a fighter who was sponsored by Intimidation, including the Isaiah Chapman vs. Dustin Kempf (pictured, left) fight where both fighters were sponsored by the brand.

National Fighter of the Year – Stipe Miocic and Daniel Straus have both been sponsored by Intimidation in the past, and Brian Rogers recently signed a new extension with Intimidation for 2013. Intimidation also sponsored a Matt Brown MMA seminar at GriffonRawl MMA Academy in 2010.

Pro Fighter of the Year – The three favorites – Caraballo, Chapman, and Eye – have all are regularly sponsored by Intimidation, and all three could be seen on the national stage in 2013.

Story of the Year – Jessica Eye had the biggest win of her career when she submitted Zoila Gurgel at Bellator 83, and that win is nominated for Story of the Year. Stipe Miocic is also nominated for the award for his rise as one of the UFC’s top heavyweight prospects, and Intimidation-sponsored fighters Dan Spohn and John Hawk are also nominated for the award.

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