Intimidation & UrFight alums nominated for 2015 BluegrassMMA Awards

December 14, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Sponsorships

Multiple Intimidation and UrFight alumni have been nominated for the 2015 BluegrassMMA Awards, including alums in nearly every category.

Adam Milstead MMABluegrassMMA covers local MMA events in the Ohio Valley region, including Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Western Pennsylvania. One of the best MMA media outlets, they have a huge footprint in the area and employ some of the best MMA journalists.

Cast Your Vote Now For The 2015 BluegrassMMA Awards

Voting for their 2015 Awards is underway, and runs through December 31st. Check out some of the Intimidation alums who have been nominated:

Pro Fighter of the Year: Adam Townsend, Joey Holt, Nick Browne, Rob Hanna

Pro Fight of the Year: Josh Longood, Khama Worthy, Antonio Castillo Jr., Justin Steave, Rob Hanna

adam-townsend01Pro Knockout of the Year: Adam Milstead, Nick Browne

Pro Submission of the Year: Adam Townsend, Eric Moell

Event of the Year: Colosseum Combat, Hardrock MMA, NAAFS, Pinnacle FC, RFO

Promotion of the Year: Colosseum Combat, Hardrock MMA, NAAFS, Pinnacle FC, RFO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dan Spohn photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor & sell at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event in Canton, Ohio

October 2, 2014 by  
Filed under News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event, which takes place on October 4th in Canton, Ohio. Intimidation has long been a sponsor of NAAFS, which continues to be one of the best organizations in the state of Ohio. The event takes place at the Canton Civic Center and is one of the organization’s biggest annual events.

LocalMMA01_400x300The NAAFS has produced many top fighters through its annual amateur tournaments, and many of them will be competing as professionals on this card. In the main event, Cody Stevens (11-7-1) will return to the NAAFS for the first time in more than six years, as he challenges Frank Caraballo (13-7) for the organization’s featherweight title. Stevens never lost the NAAFS title after defeating Donny Walker to win it in 2008, but he has fought all around the world since then. Both fighters have been sponsored by Intimidation in the past.

Another pro title will be on the line in the co-main event, as Team Intimidation alum Antonio Castillo Jr. (8-4) challenges Bellator MMA veteran Bryan Goldsby (18-14) for the NAAFS bantamweight title. And another Intimidation alum will also be in action, as Cody Garbrandt (4-0) takes on Charlie Stanford (5-2) in a highly anticipated 135-pound matchup. Intimidation sponsored StrongStyle heavyweight “Big” John Hawk (9-5, pictured left) is also back in action, as he’ll face Bobby Brents (14-4).

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAMultiple other Intimidation alums are also on the card, including undefeated pro Wes Hanson (3-0), pro debutante Jeff Hughes (0-0), and more.

Intimidation will also 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 Ohio based MMA clothing brand 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.

Featherweights flock to Intimidation

Intimidation Clothing prides itself on identifying the top upcoming talent in mixed martial arts, and many of the sport’s top featherweight prospects have been sponsored by the brand.

Currently one of the sport’s hottest prospects, Pittsburgh’s Khama Worthy (6-2) recently improved to 4-0 with three impressive knockouts since dropping to the featherweight division last year. Frank Caraballo MMAA member of Team Intimidation since his amateur career, “The Death Star” scored another big finish at PinnacleFC 7 on Memorial Day weekend, where he knocked out Anthony Morgan (5-3) in the co-main event in Pittsburgh. The flashy, athletic striker is one of a plethora of talented fighters at or near 145lbs at Fight Club Pittsburgh where the Intimidation name has been a mainstay for years.

Intimidation has also been a longtime sponsor of NAAFS featherweight champion Frank Caraballo (12-7), who has long been lauded as one of the top prospects in mixed martial arts. Now training and coaching at Cal Crowell Fitness, Athletic & MMA Training Center, “The Tank” (pictured, right) is set to headline the Driven MMA/NAAFS Fight Nite in the Flats X card in Cleveland on June 7th. As one of the most popular fighters in Northeast Ohio, Caraballo has won 7 of his last 10 fights and looks to pickup another win in front of the home crowd in Cleveland.

Cody Stevens MMACody “The Wolverine” Stevens (11-7-1) has been sponsored by Intimidation many times in the past and is known as one of Ohio’s most popular and durable fighters. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Stevens (pictured, left) has stepped in with the likes of Shinya Aoki, Jimmie Rivera, Dustin Neace, Wilson Reis, Donny Walker and more in his storied career. Having recently fought as a bantamweight as well, Stevens recently became a member of the Strong Style Fight Team, which is an official Intimidation dealer in Northeast Ohio. Stevens has also lived and trained in Thailand, where he is a member of Tiger Muay Thai and was set to face in-state rival Caraballo before an injury postponed that battle.

Outside of the Ohio Valley, Intimidation is a longtime sponsor of former CFA featherweight champion Jordan Parsons (10-1), who has posted three straight victories after a yearlong layoff. Most recently, he made his Bellator debut at Bellator 117 in Iowa, where he earned his third career knockout victory with a 1-2 combination to put his opponent to sleep just 4 seconds into the second round. With a very good record and a win inside Bellator’s cage under his belt, Parsons is vying for a tournament spot in Bellator MMA’s deep 145lb division.

One of the newest members of Team Intimidation, Terry House (6-8) is one of the Chicagoland area’s most popular fighters. A 4-time veteran of the Intimidation-sponsored Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana, House (pictured, right) also promotes anti-bullying in the area. Terry House MMAHe will be back in action on May 31st in Hammond, Indiana for the Intimidation sponsored United Combat League event outside of Chicago, just across the Indiana/Illinois border.

One of the longest-running sponsorships for the Intimidation brand in the 145lb division is with Bobby Emmons. One of the first fighters from Indiana ever sponsored by Intimidation, Emmons fights at both 145 and 155lbs and has his own signature tee from the popular brand which is the largest supporter of Local MMA in the Midwest, if not the USA. Emmons is a former top contender for the highly-respected Colosseum Combat MMA promotion in Kokomo, Indiana and has the clever nickname “White Trash BJJ.” Most recently, Emmons took a fight in Pittsburgh on a week’s notice and scored a 1st round submission win to improve his pro record to 4-3.

While Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker has fought just once since April of 2012, the 2-time UFC veteran has a resume few can argue with. A member of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy, Walker was one of the first fighters ever sponsored by the Intimidation brand and his signature tee was released just before winning the NAAFS featherweight title in August 2011. A police officer by day, Walker has faced many top names at 135 and 145 pounds in the Midwest.

Kyle Kyote Rozewski MMAFinally, Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski is one of the hottest featherweight prospects in the Midwest. After starting his pro MMA career at 0-2 Rozewski made the move and transition from near his hometown in Buffalo, New York to Evolve MMA in Medina, Ohio. Since that change “Kyote” (pictured, left) has gone 4-1 with his lone loss coming to retired top MMA prospect Anthony Durnell (14-4). Over a three year pro career Rozewski’s three losses have come to three fighters with a combined pro record of 21-5, and his most recent win came at the expense of one of Ohio MMA’s long-standing warriors in Dustin “The Reaper” Kempf in March 2014. Rozewski will look to continue his hot streak opposite Wes Hanson (2-0) at Driven MMA’s NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats X in Cleveland on June 7th.

The aforementioned Kempf and Durnell, both Team Intimidation members for years, know tough battles just like those mentioned above. While Kempf, also a police officer by day, has fought a ringer over the years including Walker, Caraballo, Rozewski and top bantamweight prospect Isaiah Chapman, “The Reaper” continues to remain active with a 6-7 pro record. Meanwhile Durnell, a member of Fight Club Pittsburgh, announced his retirement from the sport in late 2013 after a 5-1 record in his final 6 pro fights.

Looking to Intimidation’s rich crop of alumni, the brand has also worked with a plethora of top 145lb fighters. Mark Cherico MMAAmong that list is Pittsburgh MMA stars Mark “The Pride of Bloomfield” Cherico (6-0) and Justin Steave (6-4), former MTV Caged star Tony Kelley (2-0) and rising Ohio MMA star Antonio Castillo, Jr.. While Cherico (pictured, right) was sponsored by Intimidation in his final amateur fights and several professional fights, he remains one of the top prospects in the featherweight division and is rumored to be near the top of the UFC’s watch list. His teammate Justin “The Hawk” Steave was sponsored by Intimidation as an amateur and early in his pro MMA career as he won 4 straight fights in 2012-2013.

Tony “Primetime” Kelley was sponsored by Intimidation in both of his first two professional bouts, where he has earned victories in both with 1st round stoppages. Finally Castillo, a winner of 6 of his last 7 fights and the past 4 straight, was a staple of the Intimidation brand at MMA events in Cleveland for years as he built his name into one of the most avoided featherweights in the Midwest.

On the national stage, Intimidation has sponsored multiple notable fighters in Bellator’s featherweight tournaments, which has become a cornerstone division for the organization throughout its history. shah-shamhalaev01_400In the past, Intimidation has sponsored former Bellator Featherweight Champion and tournament winner Daniel Straus, tournament winner and Shah Shamhalaev (pictured, left), as well as Mike Richman, Marlon Sandro, Fabricio Guerreiro, Mike Corey, and Genair da Silva.

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.

Weekend Recap: Chapman, Comer, Hawk, Morrow, Rozewski & Zomcik highlight record weekend for Intimidation at Colosseum Combat & Driven MMA events

March 1st marked one of the biggest days in Intimidation Clothing history, with three events sponsored in three different states and multiple fighters also representing the brand in action. Sponsoring two of the most successful and respected Local MMA promotions in the Midwest, Colosseum Combat MMA in Indiana and Driven MMA (powered by the NAAFS) in Ohio, the Intimidation brand was once again the most visible supporter of Local MMA in the region.

Jessica Zomcik WMMA The Intimidation crew was on hand at the inaugural Driven MMA event in Canton, Ohio, where fans flocked to the official booth all night while sponsored fighters went 5-2 inside the cage. The all professional event featured 12 bouts, including victories by the likes of Team Intimidaton’s “Big” John Hawk, Jessica “The Zombie” Zomcik, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman, George “Bonesaw” Comer and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski. In addition, five Intimidation alums fought on the card with Tony Castillo, Jr., Maxim Grishin, Reggie Parks and Wes Hanson all picking up wins.

Hawk picked up a victory in his first appearance at heavyweight since 2011, as the 3-time Bellator MMA veteran moved to 9-5 overall with a unanimous decision win over fellow Intimidation sponsored heavyweight William “King” Penn (7-4). One of two fighters with his Intimidation signature tee on sale at the event, Hawk is a mainstay with Team Intimidation as a product of Strong Style in MMA.

Zomcik – who sported the “I ♥ #WMMA” tee on her way to the cage – was successful in her pro debut, as the Evolve MMA product picked up where she left off in her amateur career with a 5th straight win overall since switching camps to Evolve MMA. Isaiah Chapman MMAZomcik (pictured, right) completed her 9-3 amateur MMA career by winning the Tuff-N-Uff Women’s 145lb Tournament in November and is starting to be seen nationally as one of the top prospects in Women’s MMA.

Chapman (pictured, left) made his return to the cage in nearly a year after an injury, and picked up a unanimous decision over Charles Stanford (4-2) to move to 5-1 overall. With his Intimidation signature tee on display and for sale throughout the night, Chapman, a long-time member of Team Intimidation, got back on track after ending his amateur career at 12-1 and starting his pro career at 4-0.

Comer continued his run as the most consistent lightweight in Ohio, as he moved to 4-1 overall with a dominant 3-round submission victory over Anthony Morgan (3-1). After a 9-0 amateur career saw Comer struggle to finish his opponents, it is apparent that his training at GriffonRawl MMA is paying off as he scored his third finish in four pro wins.

Kyle Rozewski MMAAnd finally, Rozewski (pictured, right) picked up a win with a first round triangle submission over fellow Team Intimidation member Dustin Kempf. Rozewski, who signed an expanded sponsorship deal with Intimidation earlier this year, earned his fourth win in five fights with each of the four wins coming via stoppage.

Meanwhile, at the sponsored Colosseum Combat XXVIII event in Kokomo, Indiana, sponsored fighter Robert “The Destroyer” Morrow (13-15) successfully defended his light heavyweight title, as he moved to 7-3 in his last 10 fights with a first round TKO victory over Keith Smetana. The win earned him the “Performance of the Night” honors from BluegrassMMA, who were there covering the event. While Intimidation planned to have multiple others fighters sponsored at the event, between injuries and no-show opponents, Morrow was the lone fighter sponsored on the night.

Finally, Intimidation sponsored the Cashfeddy Fight League, a newly-formed Michigan MMA promotion in Grand Rapids.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of fight lifestyle clothing & MMA 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.

 

Photos courtesy of ShootItMMA.com

Intimidation Clothing adds new dealers in Canton & Indianapolis to growing list of retailers

November 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Dealer Spotlight, News

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the addition of two new dealers to its growing list of retailers across the country, as MMA Fit Club in Indianapolis and MMA-WRESTLING CASTILLO JR. TRAINED in Canton have joined Team Intimidation. MMA Fit Club - IndianapolisThese two new great Midwest additions join over 50 other outlets across the country and around the world where fans can purchase Intimidation gear.

MMA Fit Club is located in the Washington Square Mall in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will add more visibility to the Intimidation brand with its unique location inside a bustling mall. With more than 20 active MMA fighters, the gym is quickly becoming a standout on the growing Indiana scene where the Intimidation brand is firmly entrenched. As an affiliate of Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, the gym offers well-rounded classes including jiu-jitsu, MMA, boxing, zumba, and more. Intimidation Clothing has been growing the name in the Hoosier state over the past year plus sponsoring a variety of MMA events from Art of War Fights, Colosseum Combat, HookNShoot, the Midwest Fight Series, Rocktagon MMA and more.

MMA-WRESTLING CASTILLO JR. TRAINED is the newest gym in Northeast Ohio, run by Team Intimidation sponsored professional MMA fighter Antonio Castillo Jr. The NAAFS veteran has started the area’s only year-round wrestling camp, and says he wants the new gym to be known as a “year-round wrestling camp with MMA training.”  MMA Fit Club - IndianapolisSoon to be a division of USA Wrestling, the gym is set to stand out as a unique new venture in the Canton area.

Intimidation is pleased to have these two new dealers on board heading into the busy holiday season and there is still time to apply to become an Intimidation dealer. For more information, contact Intimidation Clothing and ask about our new holiday sales program.

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 FOX, 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.

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 fast-rising featherweight Antonio Castillo Jr. at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 in Cleveland, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of fast-rising featherweight Antonio “The Mexican Muscle” Castillo in his upcoming bout on August 24. Castillo (6-4) will seek his 3rd consecutive win as he is set to take on Brett Ewing (4-3) in a featured pro bout at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tony Castillo & Pat Hastings MMAOriginally from Northwest Ohio, “The Mexican Muscle” has since transitioned to Northeast Ohio, where he trains at Victory Martial Arts and is a member of the Instigator Fight Team. Also a regular training in Chicago at the Midwest Training Center, Castillo will represent both fight teams for the first time in this bout. A former NAAFS featherweight title challenger, Castillo comes in looking to extend the momentum that he started with a victory over Bobby Emmons in the main event at NAAFS: Caged Fury 20 in November 2012 and then continued with a dominant performance against Anthony Morgan in March 2013. He has won 4 of his last 5, with his only loss coming to current NAAFS featherweight champion Frank Caraballo in their title match-up last June. Throughout his pro MMA career Castillo has fought 3 times for the Toledo based PurgatoryFS promotion and 6 times for the Canton based NAAFS promotion. Intimidation Clothing is a long time supporter of Castillo and a title sponsor of all NAAFS events while also now sponsoring Purgatory boxing & MMA events.

Tony Castillo MMAAlong with sponsoring Castillo, Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor of NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 and will sponsor pros John Hawk and Josh Stansbury, along with several amateur fighters. Intimidation will also be in attendance selling its popular t-shirts, hats, fight shorts, and signature shirts and the company will sponsor multiple amateur fighters on the night’s preliminary 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 Josh Stansbury in title fight at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 on August 24th in Cleveland, Ohio

August 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of NAAFS light heavyweight champion Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury in his upcoming title defense on August 24th. Stansbury (4-2) is set to defend his 205-pound title in a featured pro bout against John Hawk (8-4) at NAAFS: Rock ‘N Rumble 7 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Josh Stansbury MMAA longtime member of the Ohio MMA scene, Stansbury won the NAAFS light heavyweight title with a first round submission over Dan Spohn at Bellator 71 last year. Also 3-0 as a pro boxer, Stansbury has won his last 4 MMA bouts in the first round, including 3 via guillotine submission. His only two losses as a pro are to Spohn in their first meeting, and Hawk, who defeated him via rear naked choke in the respective pro debut for both fighters in 2009.

A product of Team Impact in East Liverpool, Ohio, Stansbury is preparing for his NAAFS title fight with 3-time UFC veteran Branden Hinkle, and he volunteers his free time as an assistant wrestling coach for the East Liverpool junior wrestling program.

Along with sponsoring Stansbury, Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor of NAAFS: Rock ‘N Rumble 7 and will sponsor pros John Hawk and Antonio Castillo Jr., along with several amateur fighters. Intimidation will also be in attendance selling its popular t-shirts, hats, fight shorts, and signature shirts and the company will sponsor multiple amateur fighters on the night’s preliminary 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 gym or store interested in selling the Intimidation brand can contact Intimidation Clothing to become a dealer as all branded products are sold 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 serve as title sponsor for NAAFS: Rock ‘N Rumble 7 on August 24th in Cleveland, Ohio

August 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its title sponsorship of the upcoming NAAFS: Rock ‘N Rumble 7 event on August 24th in Cleveland, Ohio. A longtime sponsor of NAAFS events, Intimidation Clothing serves as a title sponsor for each show throughout the year. Annually one of the biggest events in Ohio each year, Rock ‘N Rumble this year features one of the best lineups in its 7-year history.

NAAFS in the FlatsIn the main event, two Intimidation sponsored fighters will square off for the NAAFS light heavyweight title, as Josh Stansbury (4-2) will defend his title in a rematch against John Hawk (8-4). Returning to MMA after a 14-month layoff where he went 3-0 in professional boxing, Stansbury receives a shot at retribution against Hawk, who defeated him in the respective pro debuts of both fighters in 2009. Hawk comes in riding a 2-fight winning streak and looks to win his second NAAFS pro title after claiming the heavyweight title in 2010.

Also in pro action, Intimidation sponsored featherweight Antonio Castillo Jr. (6-4) will return to the cage for the first time since March. Now splitting his training with the Instigator Fight Team in Canton, Ohio and the Midwest Training Center in Chicago, Illinois, “The Mexican Muscle” will put his 2-fight winning streak on the line when he takes on veteran Brett Ewing (4-3). Intimidation will also sponsor multiple amateur fighters from top local gyms, including GriffonRawl and Evolve MMA.

In addition to sponsoring multiple fighters on the card, Intimidation will be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more. And for the second NAAFS event in a row, Intimidation will unveil a new “Support Local MMA” t-shirt as the brand adds a second men’s style and a women’s version of the new hit tee.

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.

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