Intimidation to sponsor Strikeforce vet Ian Rammel at EFP 22 in Northeast Ohio on January 5th

December 29, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of lightweight Ian Rammel in his upcoming 162-pound catchweight bout against D’Juan Owens at EFP: Caged Madness 22 on Jan. 5 in Massillon, Ohio. Ian Rammel MMAThe bout will feature the Strikeforce veteran Rammel (5-4) making his first appearance in the cage since April when he takes on the North Carolina native Owens (5-4).

Rammel is a product of Tiffin, Ohio, and he made his only Strikeforce appearance in 2011 when he dropped a bout to Brian Rogers at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Hendo in Columbus. That bout took place at middleweight (185lbs), and Rammel has since dropped two weight classes and now regularly competes at the lightweight limit of 155 pounds. The Elite MMA product most recently competed in West Virginia, where he submitted Micah Bender via submission in the second round of their bout at NAAFS: Caged Fury 17.

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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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.

Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorTO VIEW ALL OF THE OHIO MMA AWARDS, CLICK HERE.

 

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.

Intimidation Clothing & Bellator middleweight Brian Rogers agree to extended sponsorship deal

December 23, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce the extension of its sponsorship agreement with top Bellator middleweight Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers. Rogers (10-4) is one of the most active MMA fighters on Twitter, and can regularly be seen Tweeting with his fans from his account, @BRogthePredator. Rogers will once again be seen in head to toe Intimidation products throughout all of 2013.

Brian Rogers MMAOne of the most marketable and likable fighters in all of MMA, Rogers is based out of Northeast Ohio and is a key member of the Strong Style Fight Team that also boasts Team Intimidation members Jessica Eye, Forrest Petz, John Hawk, Nick Duell and more. Rogers went 2-1 in Bellator in 2012, including a nominee for Ohio MMA Knockout of the Year with his flying knee over Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61. That knockout was already named the top knockout in Bellator history earlier this year.

A truly great person in and outside of the cage, Rogers took a hiatus from his job as a special education teacher in 2012 to focus on being a full-time fighter, but he plans on returning to that career when his time as a fighter is done.

A longtime member of Team Intimidation, Rogers has a signature shirt available from Intimidation and burst onto the national scene with a TKO win at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson. Brian Rogers MMA - Bellator Most recently, Rogers scored a dominating 30-27 unanimous decision win at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio. As first reported by OHMMA.com, Rogers will return to the Bellator cage at Bellator 89 on February 14th in Charlotte, North Carolina as a member of the upcoming Season 8 Bellator Middleweight Tournament on Spike TV.

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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Intimidation to sponsor Mitch Whitesel in ISKA kickboxing event November 30th in Germany

November 12, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of Mitch Whitesel in his upcoming kickboxing bout at the ISKA event in Germany on November 30th. Mitch Whitesel MMAWhitesel, the American champion, is slated to face Dominick Hasselback (34-4) in Landshut, Germany in a bout that will be contested at 187 pounds over five 3-minute rounds.

Whitesel, who hails from Mansfield, Ohio and trains at WreckRoom Athletics with the likes of TUF 16 veteran Julian Lane, also has an extensive mixed martial arts background with more than 35 professional bouts. Most notably, he earned a victory over Marc Cofer at “Strikeforce: Columbus” in March 2011 while sponsored by the Intimidation brand. He has a total of 14 wins via stoppage out of 17 career MMA victories and has competed as a pro since 2003 while fighting for a variety of major regional MMA promotions including the NAAFS, Ring of Combat, King of the Cage and Strikeforce.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of athletic 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 70 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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Intimidation sponsored fighters provide spectacular, award-winning finishes on national stage for Bellator

September 18, 2012 by  
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The Intimidation brand is synonymous with fantastic finishes, especially for the top fighters inside the Bellator organization. Many fighters bearing the Intimidation logo have provided exciting knockouts and submissions for Bellator, including Brian Rogers, Season 6 Welterweight Champion Karl Amoussou, top-ranked female fighter Jessica Eye and former Olympian Alexis Vila to name a few.

Brian Rogers MMABrian Rogers came on board with Intimidation in 2011, and “The Predator” has produced three highlight reel knockouts in that span. At “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Hendo” Rogers broke onto the national scene with a TKO over Ian Rammel, and he followed up that performance with a head kick in the first round of Bellator’s Season 5 Middleweight Tournament that earned him a victory over Victor O’Donnell. Upon returning in the Season 6 tournament, Rogers (pictured, left) provided a Knockout of the Year candidate with his flying knee finish over Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61, which has since been named the best knockout in Bellator history. That same knockout was named as one of the finalists for Knockout of the Year at the 2012 World MMA Awards.

Karl Amoussou has taken a different path to Bellator success, as the Frenchman submitted two of three foes en route to becoming the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament champion. Karl Amoussou - Bellator MMAHe tapped Chris Lozano with a rear naked choke in the quarterfinals, and he then earned a title shot against Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren with a heel hook finish over Bryan Baker that is a Submission of the Year candidate. Like Rogers above, Amoussou is one of Intimidation’s core of fighters who are supported in their fights and training throughout the year.

Four of the five highlight reel knockouts at Bellator 51 came from Intimidation sponsored fighters. Joey Holt blasted Clint Musser with a flying knee in the first round (pictured, right), and not to be outdone, Dan Spohn introduced himself to the national MMA scene with a nine-second KO of his own. Both Holt and Spohn were featured on HDNet (now AXS TV) as 2011 finalists for the Bazzie Award for KO Kick of the Year. John Hawk earned a TKO over Allen Weickart, but the shot heard around the mixed martial arts world was Alexis Vila’s overhand right that completely put former Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren to sleep in the night’s main event.

Joey Holt KO of Clint Musser at Bellator 51The bantamweight division has seen a healthy dose of Intimidation fighters, as both Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament finalists were sponsored by the brand. Luis Nogueira earned his spot in the finals with a highlight reel knockout over Hiroshi Nakamura at Bellator 70.

Meanwhile, Season 7 has truly taken the spectacular finishes to a new level. The Intimidation brand has been regularly seen on both MTV2 and Spike.com and the highlights are regularly broadcast on MMA Uncensored on Spike TV as well as Inside MMA on AXS TV.

Fighters from Intimidation’s home state of Ohio did their best to show the depth of talent in the Buckeye State as middleweights Mojo Horne (rear naked choke) and Jason Butcher (guillotine choke) both scored 1st round submissions live on Spike.com at Bellator 78 in Dayton. Jessica Eye MMA - BellatorMeanwhile, one of Intimidation’s core sponsored fighters, Jessica “Evil” Eye, was able to show fans on a national stage why she is already one of the most popular fighters in the state of Ohio. Fighting opposite Bellator Women’s 115lb Champion Zoila Gurgel in a 125lb bout at Bellator 83, Eye scored a 1st round technical submission against her rival in just 58 seconds of cage time.

But the stellar finishes in Bellator’s Season 7 were not limited to Ohio-based fighters. The brand’s ties to Minnesota were seen on MTV2 as Mike Richman added yet another stunning KO scoring a head kick to drop his opponent at Bellator 76 and advance to the semifinals. In addition, New York’s Team Bombsquad was well represented as Shahbulat Shamhalaev scored consecutive TKO wins inside the Bellator cage at Bellator 76 and again three weeks later. Shah Shamhalaev MMA - BellatorFighting fellow Intimidation sponsored Richman at Bellator 79, Shamhalaev connected yet again to score the 1st round TKO and advance to the Season 7 Featherweight Tournament finals at Bellator 84.

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 regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio 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. 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 the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Strikeforce veteran Jason Riley at NFC 7 in Carroll, Ohio

June 11, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Columbus based heavyweight Jason Riley at the June 23rd NFC 7 event. Jason Riley MMAA 2-time Strikeforce veteran, Jason Riley (9-6) is a product of Buckeye MMA and will face off with another Midwest based heavyweight, Indiana’s William “The King” Penn (6-3). The event, NFC 7: Field of Fury will take place on June 23rd in Carroll, Ohio.

Jason “The Juggernaut” Riley (9-6, 0-2 Strikeforce) has faced many high level heavyweights including former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier. Riley will look to return to his winning ways after a 15 month layoff since fighting at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson in Columbus, Ohio in March 2011.

Riley’s originally scheduled opponent, Mike Gordon (4-1), has been replaced by Indianapolis based heavyweight William “The King” Penn (6-3), a winner of 6 of his last 8 fights. Since losing his pro debut, Penn’s lone losses have come to UFC Heavyweight and rising star Stipe Miocic and Bellator Heavyweight Blagoi Ivanov. Most recently Penn defeated UFC veteran Josh Hendricks by KO in November 2011.

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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Intimidation sponsored Brian “The Predator” Rogers highlight video released

Brian “The Predator” Rogers is known for his exciting, action packed fight and awesome finishes, and his style is never more apparent than in the newly-released Brian Rogers highlight video. Brian Rogers MMAA 2-time Bellator Middleweight Tournament participant, the fan-favorite from StrongStyle Martial Arts in Independence, Ohio, is probably best known for his Bellator 61 flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna in the Bellator Season 6 Middleweight Tournament quarterfinals on MTV2.

Intimidation Clothing, a sponsor of Rogers since early 2011, has outfitted Rogers with premium quality EliteFighterTM board shorts in each of his four Bellator fights as well as his lone Strikeforce fight, a 1st round TKO win over Ian Rammel in March 2011. Rogers, one of the best follows a fan could ask for on Twitter @BRogThePredator, is 9-4 as a pro with all 9 wins resulting in a 1st round finish (8 KO/TKO, 1 submission).

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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation to sponsor lightweight Chris Bennett in Spartan FC Championship fight in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

April 26, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of lightweight Chris “The Samurai” Bennett at Spartan Fighting Championships 14 on Saturday. Bennett will face Strikeforce vet JP Felty for the Spartan FC Lightweight Championship. Chris Bennett MMASpartan Fighting Championships 14 takes place on Saturday, April 28th in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and will be available online via Pay Per View when fights begin at 8 pm.

Bennett (6-3-1), a fighter who was snake bitten of through 2011, saw two separate fights called off on the day of the fight due to problems with his opponents. A popular fighter who completed a 19-1 amateur career, Bennett was a guest of Intimidation Clothing’s at NAAFS: Rock ‘N Rumble 5 in August 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. He will be sponsored by the Intimidation brand for the 3rd time in as many fights on Saturday night.

Bennett will face John “JP” Felty (2-3), a fighter who made his pro debut at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson in Columbus, Ohio, in March 2011. Felty lost his pro debut and has won two of four fights since scoring a win over Victor Simms in his lone Spartan FC fight in November 2011.

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 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA fight shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

Intimidation caps record weekend at Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio

March 6, 2012 by  
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Dan Spohn, Brian Rogers & Travis Clark pose at the Intimidation Clothing booth with CEO Luke Jernigan at the Arnold Sports Festival.

In sports, momentum is everything. Heading into last weekend the Intimidation brand was riding high after record-breaking MMA events in Morgantown, West Virginia, Cleveland, Ohio and a addition of several new dealers across the USA. After a weekend in Columbus, Ohio at the famed Arnold Sports Festival that momentum is at an all-time high having reached and exceeded several branding and sales goals.

“Our experience at the Arnold was incredibly beneficial to Intimidation’s brand growth,” said Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “From contests to increase brand awareness and sales to the fantastic contacts we made, this weekend showed that Intimidation Clothing is ready to take another step towards being a mainstream brand known across the USA and beyond.”

With autograph signings by Bellator Middleweight Brian “The Predator” Rogers, Bellator Light Heavyweights Dan “The Dragon” Spohn and “Big” John Hawk and undefeated Middleweight Travis “The Terror” Clark, Intimidation was able to draw interest from long-time fans of each fighter while helping grow their own names with casual fans in attendance.

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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Jessica Eye to sign autographs for Intimidation Clothing on Sunday at Arnold Sports Festival

March 2, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that sponsored female MMA superstar Jessica Eye is now expected to sign autographs at the Arnold Sports Festival this Sunday, March 4th in Columbus, Ohio. Eye was originally slated to sign mid-day on Saturday, but a scheduling conflict caused the move to Sunday. Eye will be at the MI Entertainment booth #125/127 with the Intimidation Jessica “Evil” Eye for sale all day Sunday at the booth. Jessica Eye MMAFriday saw UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic, former UFC Lightweight Champion Sean Sherk and Bellator Light Heavyweight Dan “The Dragon” Spohn stop by the booth as well as former Rock of Love star Taya Parker. MI Entertainment is an official distributor of Intimidation brand products at events across the USA.

Jessica Eye (6-1, 1-0 Bellator, @JessicaEvilEye) who completed her amateur career at 5-0 and is a combined 11-1, won the Ring of Combat women’s 130 lb title in February 2011 with a 1st round TKO of Ashley Nee. Her 6-1 pro record, along with an impressive amateur win over Barb Honchak (5-1 pro, 4-1 amateur) in 2008, has Eye ranked by multiple MMA sites in the Top 10 female MMA fighters worldwide at 125 pounds.

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 Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

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