UFC on FOX sees four Intimidation alumni with big opportunities in front of them

July 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Athlete Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

UFC on FOX 16 goes down Saturday night in Chicago, and four alumni of the Intimidation brand are all in action on the MMA world’s biggest stage. Jessamyn Duke, Daron Cruickshank, Ben Saunders and Jessica Eye each have big fights, each in their own way. In likely the most high-profile fight of each fighter’s career, Saturday night could determine the fate of each fighter as they move forward in the UFC rankings. Jessamyn Duke with UFC Champ Ronda RouseyFor Eye, a title shot against Ronda Rousey may be next, for others their jobs may be on the line.

Kicking off the night’s card for the Intimidation Clothing alumni is Jessamyn Duke, fighting in the night’s 2nd fight. Duke (3-2) faces off with Elizabeth Phillips (4-3) as she fights for her job after losing 2 straight following a win in her UFC debut. Intimidation sponsored Duke in her first three professional MMA fights, all under the Invicta FC banner, and released the Jessamyn Duke signature tees during her time on the popular TUF 18 program.

Daron Cruickshank, a member of the UFC’s roster since the beginning for 2012, will step into the Octagon for the 12th time on Saturday night as he looks to improve his 6-4-1 UFC record. Now 16-6-1 overall, Cruickshank faces James Krause (21-7, 2-3 UFC) as he looks for his first win after a No Contest and loss in his past two fights. Daron Cruickshank MMAIntimidation sponsored Cruickshank in multiple fights in 2010 and 2011 which spurred him onto The Ultimate Fighter’s 15th season.

For Ben Saunders, a second chance with the UFC has proven quite successful thus far. After an impressive 4-3 record in the UFC from 2007 to 2010, Saunders was cut and later signed with Belator MMA. Intimidation sponsored Saunders in Bellator’s Welterweight Tournament in 2011 as he continued to face many of the top 170lb fighters in the world. Now back in the UFC after a 7-3 stint with Belator MMA, Saunders looks for a 3rd straight win inside the Octagon.

Finally, the biggest fight of Jessica “Evil” Eye’s career serves as the night’s main event at UFC on FOX 16. At 1-1-1 her UFC record does not scream title shot, but in a thin division looking for rivals to take on Champion Ronda Rousey, Eye’s match-up with Miesha Tate could be everything she needs to vault her into the national MMA limelight. Jessica Eye MMA - NAAFSAfter a 10-1 run at 125lbs where she climbed to #1 in the world in her weight class, Eye made the move to 135lbs in 2013 and signed on with the UFC to compete against the most high-profile women in the sport. While Intimidation supported her in 9 consecutive pro fights over a span of four years from 2010-2013, the company created the Jessica Eye signature tee in both men’s and women’s styles which the company sold at many of her fights in and around Cleveland.

While none of these great athletes will be donning Intimidation Clothing on Saturday night, each played an important role in helping build the Intimidation brand over the years. We wish each fighter the best of luck as they look to advance on the highest profile stage in Mixed Martial Arts.

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.

Roxanne Modafferi Monthly: Looking back on The Ultimate Fighter 18 experience

The Ultimate Fighter changes people’s lives.

The very premise of the show – going away from your normal life for over a month – causes change and disruption.  We TUF contestants have to prepare by taking time off from, or quitting our jobs entirely.  Leaving one’s family, whether it be parents, significant other, or kids, impacts us personally.  Furthermore, being stuck in a microcosm – a confined world where choices are limited – brings out different parts of people not usually seen, and teaches us a lot about ourselves.

TUF 18 CoachesTUF 18 certainly changed my life, from the day a friend on Twitter said, “Aren’t you going to TUF tryouts? They’re having women” and I said, “WHAT?  Really?  Then, yes.”  I immediately got time off from my boss at my English school in Japan, and dropped a thousand dollars on a plane ticket to Las Vegas.  That will be a year ago come April.

In the TUF house, my perspective on MMA training changed completely.  Eight of the ten years of my professional career had been spent in Japan.  Training styles had changed drastically in the US.  The coaching I received was ridiculously amazing.  I thought, “Ah, so this is what a full-time fighter does.  I can get more sleep and focus on getting better!”

After I got out of the TUF house, I knew I was out of the finals due to my loss, but would I get a chance to fight on the Ultimate Fighter Finale?  My TUF coaches were saying, “Of course you will!” But it wasn’t guaranteed.  But what if?  Could I fight to the best of my ability while holding down a day-job?

I thought, “If there was ever a time to quit my job, leave Japan, and focus fully on my MMA career, it would be now.”  I decided to do it.   And it tore me apart.  My friends, my job, my training partners – they felt like family.  Japan held my heart closely and lovingly, but I knew what had to be done – give up one dream to follow another.

Roxanne with UFC fight cornersI wrenched myself away from Japan and landed in Las Vegas.  I visited the gym “Syndicate MMA.”  After taking coach John Wood’s MMA class, and meeting fellow fighter Heather Clark, I decided “here.”  I have never regretted it.  My heart still aches for Japan every day, but I suppress it.

I speak English every day now, instead of Japanese, although I’m trying to keep it up.  I don’t have a day job, except teaching kids jiu-jitsu classes at Syndicate, and writing for a website mmasucka.com.   My savings account will hold out a while longer.  Unfortunately, I lost my TUF Finale Fight, and the UFC decided not to sign me.  I’m honored to be picked up by Invicta FC instead, and can’t wait to fight for them.

My mom quit her job in Massachusetts to come live with me and support me by splitting the rent (and giving me advice on everything in life, regardless of whether I THINK I know or not). :}  She’s great!  Now if only I can get my dad to call me more….:] I get recognized by fans when I go out to public places.  I got mobbed when I went to UFC 170 and fans asked me to take pictures.  I love it.  I’m honored and thrilled that somebody actually is wants to talk to me, and is in some way moved by my story and actions.

Women's MMA All-Stars at Syndicate MMA in Las VegasIn reality, this is what my heart desires deep inside– to make people smile and happy, and to make friends.

Although, I miss living with other like-minded people in The Ultimate Fighter house, who only want to focus on what they love – MMA.  I miss my morning hugs from my tall buddy (Jessamyn Duke), and I miss being shot by Shayna Baszler’s nerf gun. (Although not at 5 AM when coming back from the bathroom).  I made a lot of friends and connections.  I hang out with Shayna and Jessamyn when they come into Vegas for fights and training.

Out of the men of the house, I mostly keep in touch with Cody Bollinger and his wonderful family.  His wife introduced me to red radishes, which I eat for breakfast every morning now.

Roxanne Modafferi w/ Cody BollingerI asked Cody how TUF changed his life, and what lessons he took away from the experience.  “Even though TUF didn’t go the way I planned it really gave me a positive attitude about my MMA career and where I can take it if I keep working hard,” he said.  “The lesson I learned is, ‘Don’t get too comfortable.’”

TUF also changed the lives of Jessamyn and Shayna.  Shayna had been living in Sioux Falls, working a day job to support herself.  After the show, she quit that and moved in with Ronda Rousey.  Jessamyn had been living in Kentucky, training and working at her fight gym, also teaching Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at a pre-school.  She also moved to California to live with Ronda, and now Shayna, plus TUF coach and fighter Marina Shafir.

“In TUF, for the first time in my life I got to focus completely on the thing that I love, and that’s fighting,” Jessamyn told me.  At home, she trained as a pro would, but had responsibilities to the gym to make call backs, get enrollments, and work at the front desk if a customer came in.

“The experience was so worth it because I got to know what it was like to be what I wanted to be.  That’s why it made it so easy after I got out of the house to change my life. I never really believed in myself enough to do it.”

That’s exactly it.  The Ultimate Fighter showed me what I could become if I dared to make a major change and go after something with all my heart.

 

By Roxanne Modafferi

Intimidation Clothing signs female fighting pioneer, UFC & TUF 18 vet Roxanne Modafferi

March 4, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the newest member of # Team Intimidation, as female fighting pioneer Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi will now be sponsored by the fast-growing clothing brand.

Roxanne Modafferi MMAA lifelong martial artist, Modafferi began training in karate when she was a teenager, and gained her brown belt in judo before graduating high school. During her college years at the University of Massachusetts, she trained at some of New England’s most notable gyms, including the Sityodtong Muay Thai Academy run by Mark DellaGrotte.

Modafferi began her mixed martial arts career while studying abroad in Tokyo, and she compiled a 5-0 record in just over a year competing for the legendary all-female Smackgirl promotion in Japan and the now Intimidation sponsored HOOKnSHOOT in Indiana. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Literature, she landed a job teaching English and Japan and returned to the Land of the Rising Sun.

In 2006 she became one of the most recognizable fighters in women’s MMA, competing against the likes of Tara LaRosa, Shayna Baszler, and Marloes Coenen in her Strikeforce debut in 2009. In 2010 she had a rematch against LaRosa at the Moosin: God of Martial Arts event, and she won by decision in what was perhaps the biggest fight in WMMA history to that point. She then fought Sarah Kaufmann for the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship in July 2010.

In August 2013, it was announced that she would compete on The Ultimate Fighter 18, once again making history as a member of the first cast of the show to feature women. After winning her preliminary fight to make it into the house, Modafferi became one of the more entertaining members of the cast, known for her quirky and happy-go-lucky attitude. She made her official UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, where she dropped a decision to Raquel Pennington.

Roxanne Modafferi MMAMost recently, she signed a deal with the all-female Invicta Fighting Championships and is expected to debut for the organization soon. She now lives in Las Vegas and trains at Syndicate MMA under head coach John Wood and assistant coaches (UFC welterweight) Mike Pyle and (UFC vet & WSOF featherweight) John Gunderson.

Intimidation has long been a supporter of female fighters, including sponsoring multiple top fighters like current UFC stars Jessica “Evil” Eye & Sara McMann, recent star on The Ultimate Fighter 18 Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke, top prospect Jessica Zomcik and many more. In addition, Intimidation also released an official “I ♥ #WMMA” tee in 2013 in an effort to show the company’s support for female fighters across the globe.

“The signing of Roxanne Modafferi is an example of the direction of where Intimidation is heading as a brand,” stated Luke Jernigan, President & CEO of Intimidation Clothing, LLC. “I had no intention of adding to our roster before hearing from Roxanne, but after she was referred to us by one of Intimidation’s great alumni, my conversation with Roxanne solidified all I had heard about her and seen on The Ultimate Fighter. Roxanne’s character and attitude, and her humble approach asking to be considered for sponsorship, and her understanding of the responsibilities that a sponsored athlete must embrace made this deal a no-brainer.”

Fans can follow Modafferi on Twitter @RoxyFighter or check out her official blog.

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

Team Intimidation’s Jessica Zomcik to compete for Tuff-N-Uff featherweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada

One of Team Intimidation’s top featured amateur fighters is set to compete for a title, as Jessica Zomcik will travel to Las Vegas on November 29th to compete for the Tuff-N-Uff featherweight title. Zomcik (8-3) is set to take on Shannon Reed (2-1) in the finals of a 145-pound tournament for the organization’s title.

Jessica Zomcik MMAZomcik posted back-to-back wins under the NAAFS banner in Northeast Ohio near her training home at Evolve MMA in Medina and was recently featured in a piece on Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio. Then, she submitted Bryanna Fissori with an arm bar in the second round of her Tuff-N-Uff debut in September.

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Zomcik made a name for herself in grappling and inside the cage as a member of Team DNA as she began her amateur career with a 5-3 record. However she took nearly two years off and moved to Ohio where she now trains with Evolve MMA and has since scored three dominating wins inside the cage. Recently she was ranked #1 in the amateur female MMA rankings in the 145lb division by Non Stop WMMA. During her nearly 5 years competing inside the cage, Zomcik has fought 8 times for the highly-respect NAAFS, one of the most progressive MMA promotions in the world in terms of embracing and promoting women’s MMA. She has fought many of the best female fighters in her weight class including two bouts with undefeated, Top 10 ranked pro and Intimidation sponsored Tamikka Brents (2-0 pro, 8-0-1 amateur). To put things into perspective, Zomcik’s last five opponents have a combined amateur record of 28-7.

An accomplished grappler, Zomcik is a regular at grappling tournaments across the region having competed in over 30 tournaments in the past few years while winning 24 of those events and placing 1st in both the NAGA and Grapplers Quest national tournaments. Jessica Zomcik MMAAn athlete her entire life, Zomcik played football in high school and first girl in Pennsylvania’s District 10 to score in a high school football game. She later played on the Erie team in the women’s football league.

Known as one of the top regional promotions in the country, Tuff-N-Uff has produced elite fighters, including current UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch, Roger Huerta, Shonie Carter, and more. The Tuff-N-Uff organization boasts Rousey and TUF 18 star Jessamyn Duke as former amateur champions. The November 29 event takes place at Orleans Hotel and Casino and will stream live via UStream.com.

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, I Love #WMMA 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’s Jessamyn Duke signature shirt named one of best in women’s MMA

November 5, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing’s signature shirt for Jessamyn Duke has been named the fifth-best signature shirt in women’s MMA, according to Examiner.com. Intimidation Jessamyn Duke signature teesThe shirt is listed with signature shirts from some of the top WMMA stars, including Carla Esparza, Michelle Ould, Bec Hyatt, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, and Liz Carmouche.

Duke is currently competing for Team Rousey on The Ultimate Fighter 18, where she made it to the quarterfinals of the first season to ever feature female fighters. The Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke men’s shirt features two guns on the front symbolizing her nickname with “DUKE” across the top of the back with her signature below. The Jessamyn Duke women’s shirt is a white shirt with purple printing featuring a gun with Jessamyn’s picture visible in the outline of the gun. Intimidation’s iconic shield logo appears on a sleeve on both the men’s and women’s styles. The release of the Jessamyn Duke signature shirts made Duke just the second female fighter to have her own signature tees from Intimidation Clothing joining UFC bantamweight Jessica “Evil” Eye. Intimidation reserves signature shirts exclusively for championship level professional fighters.

The writeup on the shirt from Examiner.com:

Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke has a signature t-shirt available at IntimidationClothing.com.

Fight fans should get them now while they are still available, before Duke becomes a household name.

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, I Love #WMMA 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 sponsored Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke stands out on TUF 18

September 11, 2013 by  
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Team Intimidation sponsored fighter Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (2-0) is becoming a standout star during her time on “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” which is currently airing Wednesdays on Fox Sports 1. Jessamyn Duke with UFC Champ Ronda RouseyAfter becoming the first-ever female to officially make her way onto a cast of TUF, Duke was picked to be on UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey’s team of four female and four male bantamweight fighters.

Duke is expected to compete in her quarterfinal match-up in the coming weeks, where she will look to earn a chance to move onto the semifinals and be one step closer to her chance at competing in the UFC.

Intimidation also recently released a signature shirt for Duke, becoming just the second woman in company history to have her own signature shirt. The shirt is available in unique men’s and women’s styles.

Jessamyn Duke MMADuke earned her way into ‘the house’ with a first round submission via triangle choke over Laura Holdsworth on last week’s debut episode, and you can view the fight embedded below.

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 to release Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke men’s & women’s signature shirts, pre-orders underway

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the release of the official Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke signature shirts, which are now available for pre-order. Available in two different styles, one for men and another for the ladies, the signature shirts come on the heels of the announcement that Duke will compete on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter 18. With the addition of the two signature shirt styles Jessamyn Duke joins an exclusive list of top-tier fighters with signature tees from Intimidation which includes UFC Hall-of-Famer Ken Shamrock, Bellator Middlweweight Brian Rogers, UFC vets Jason Dent, Forrest Petz and more.

Jessamyn Duke men's signature shirtThe Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke men’s shirt features two guns on the front symbolizing her nickname with “DUKE” across the top of the back with her signature below. The Jessamyn Duke women’s shirt will be a white shirt with purple printing featuring a gun with Jessamyn’s picture visible in the outline of the gun. Intimidation’s iconic shield logo will be on a sleeve on both the men’s and women’s styles.

In addition to ordering their Jessamyn Duke shirts online from IntimidationClothing.com, fans can also support of Duke by attending a viewing party for the premiere of TUF 18, which the popular Intimidation-sponsored BluegrassMMA news site recently wrote about:

Last night on ProWMMA Now! Jessamyn Duke returned to the program ahead of next week’s The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 premiere to chat with Gina and Emily. Now that the season is over and it is time for the world to see what happened behind closed doors with camera’s rolling, “The Gun” will celebrating the premiere at Buffalo Wild Wings in Richmond.

Jessamyn will be taking pictures with fans, signing autographs and giving away some items.  There will be shirts from Intimidation Clothing, a sponsor of Duke. There will be tickets to Bluegrass Brawl 9 and Hardrock MMA up for grabs as well as shirts from our friends at Bangtown Fightwear. The show, which airs on FOX Sports 1, will start at 10.

We will be there hanging out with all the folks and delivering interviews with Jessamyn and her teammates as the world gets introduced to Duke on national TV.  Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 2139 Lantern Ridge Dr Ste 100 Richmond, KY so be sure to come out and support your local fighter!

Duke (2-0), a Kentucky native, has the honor of being on the first season of the UFC’s prospect-driven series to include female fighters. Along with including female fighters, UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey and No. 1 contender Miesha Tate will serve as coaches prior to squaring off for Rousey’s title at the conclusion of the season.

Jessamyn Duke women's signature shirtThe 27-year-old Duke has been heavily rumored to be part of the cast since the show was announced. She attended tryouts in Las Vegas in the Spring, following her first career loss (which was overturned to a no contest when it was deemed that an illegal knee was used) at Invicta FC 5 on April 5th. Her first two wins as a pro came via stoppage, and she posted a 5-2 amateur record from 2010-2012.

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 sponsored fighter Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 18

August 18, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that sponsored fighter Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke is set to compete on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter 18. Duke (2-0), a Kentucky native, has the honor of being on the first season of the UFC’s prospect-driven series to include female fighters. Jessamyn Duke with UFC Champ Ronda RouseyAlong with including female fighters, UFC women’s champion Ronda Rousey and No. 1 contender Miesha Tate will serve as coaches prior to squaring off for Rousey’s title at the conclusion of the season.

The 27-year-old Duke has been heavily rumored to be part of the cast since the show was announced. She attended tryouts in Las Vegas in the Spring, following her first career loss (which was overturned to a no contest when it was deemed that an illegal knee was used) at Invicta FC 5 on April 5th. Her first two wins as a pro came via stoppage, and she posted a 5-2 amateur record from 2010-2012.

Duke is also featured prominently in a teaser video for the season (embedded below), further increasing the hype for her performance during the season.

Jessamyn Duke MMAIntimidation Clothing will soon announce special appearances and new signature shirt for Duke in the coming weeks, stemming from her inclusion on the reality series.

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 sponsored Jessamyn Duke featured prominently in TUF 18 promo video

July 30, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing sponsored female fighter Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (2-0) is featured prominently in the promo video (embedded below) for the upcoming 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Jessamyn Duke MMAThe show, which is set to air this Fall on the newly created Fox Sports 1, features female coaches and female fighters for the first time, with the idea being to help populate the UFC’s new 135-pound women’s division. The TUF 18 teams are coached by rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

The 27-year-old Duke, who hails from Kentucky, has been heavily rumored to be part of the cast since the show was announced. She attended tryouts in Las Vegas in the Spring, following her first career loss (which was overturned to a no contest when it was deemed that an illegal knee was used) at Invicta FC 5 on April 5th. Her first two wins as a pro came via stoppage, and she posted a 5-2 amateur record from 2010-2012.

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.