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.

Intimidation alums find success in the cage during holiday season

December 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Dan Spohn & Jessica Eye photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Team Intimidation’s Dan “Dragon” Spohn set to compete at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale

After making it to the semifinals in the prospect-driven tournament, Team Intimidation‘s Dan “Dragon” Spohn is set to compete at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. Spohn (8-3) is set to face fellow TUF 19 castmate Patrick Walsh (4-1) in a preliminary bout this weekend in Las Vegas.

Dan Spohn UFCSpohn’s TUF 19 experience has been quite memorable after leading off the season premiere with a devastating 11-second knockout for the fastest knockout in the history of The Ultimate Fighter leading Frankie Edgar to say it was “one of the nastiest knockouts I’ve ever seen in my life.” He followed that with his first fight after getting into the house by defeating Todd Monaghan by unanimous decision to advance in the tournament. Spohn is clearly a favorite to win this season’s “Knockout of the Season” bonus, which fans can vote on by Tweeting UFC president Dana White.

A long-time member of Team Intimidation, Spohn has been a staple of the brand since his early days as a professional Mixed Martial Artist. He recently join an all-star lineup of athletes who have their own signature tee from the Intimidation brand – including UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, Bellator MMA knockout artist Brian “The Predator” Rogers, UFC female bantamweights Jessamyn Duke and Jessica Eye, UFC lightweight “Relentless” Roger Bowling, UFC vets Jason “Dynamite” Dent, Forrest “The Meat Cleaver” Petz, Wes Sims and Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker and more.

Dan Spohn & Brian Rogers with David McKinneySpohn (8-3) is a native of the Cambridge area and is a 3rd degree black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion & now TUF 19 vet Josh Stansbury. Intimidation has sponsored Spohn dating back to his 4th pro fight and throughout his NAAFS title run, his days with Bellator MMA, during his 9-second KO at Bellator 51, and his two most recent professional fights in Columbus, Ohio for the UVC.

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

Intimidation Clothing releases signature shirts for Dan Spohn, George Comer & John Hawk

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the official release of three new signature shirts, including tees for top fighters Dan “Dragon” Spohn, “Bonesaw” George Comer, and “Big” John Hawk. Daniel Dragon Spohn signature teeAll three fighters are championship level pros, and all three hail from Intimidation’s home state of Ohio.

A former NAAFS light heavyweight champion, Dan Spohn competed four times under the Bellator MMA banner before entering the fray to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 19. Spohn made national headlines in his preliminary fight to get into “the house,” as he knocked his opponent out in just 11 seconds. He is currently awaiting an opponent in the semifinals, where he will fight for a chance at a 6-figure UFC contract in July. Spohn’s shirt, which is available for a special pre-order price of just $30, features a Dragon design on the front along with “Dragon Spohn,” while the back features his signature and the Intimidation logo.

> CLICK HERE to buy the Dan “Dragon” Spohn signature tee

George Comer is one of the most popular fighters in Ohio, as his growing “Bonesaw Nation” fans have supported him since the beginning of his career. Currently sporting a 4-1 record, Comer will compete in the co-main event at Coveted Fighting Championship 3 later this month. George Bonesaw Comer signature teeA long-time member of the GriffonRawl MMA Academy and 2-time NAAFS amateur series champion, George Comer is a fighter known for his elite wrestling skills and witty sense of humor. The shirt features “Bonesaw Nation” on the front along with a skull and crossbones, while the back features the Intimidation logo, the GriffonRawl logo, and George’s name. The shirt is available for pre-order, and orders are expected to be filled by the end of June.

> CLICK HERE to buy the George “Bonesaw” Comer signature tee

To go along with his popular gray signature shirt, Intimidation has re-released the John Hawk signature shirt in red just in time for summer. The shirt made its debut at Fight Nite in the Flats 10 last weekend. John Hawk signature teeThe popular Northeast Ohio fighter made his return to heavyweight in March, when he earned a unanimous decision over William Penn at Driven MMA 1.

> CLICK HERE to buy the “Big” John Hawk signature tee

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

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

TUF 19 star Dan “Dragon” Spohn to sign at Intimidation booth at Fight Nite in the Flats 10

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that rising MMA star Dan “Dragon” Spohn will be in attendance signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans at “Driven MMA presents NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats 10” on June 7 in Cleveland, Ohio. dan-spohn02_500Currently competing for Team Penn on “The Ultimate Fighter 19,” Spohn (8-3) is an Ohio native and the former NAAFS light heavyweight champion.

Spohn’s TUF 19 experience has been quite memorable after leading off the season premiere with a devastating 30-second knockout for one of the fastest knockouts in the history of The Ultimate Fighter leading Frankie Edgar to say it was “one of the nastiest knockouts I’ve ever seen in my life.” He followed that with his first fight after getting into the house by defeating Todd Monaghan by unanimous decision to advance in the tournament. Intimidation has also allowed fans a “sneak peak” at the upcoming Dan Spohn signature shirt that is currently available for pre-order.

Currently awaiting an opponent in the semifinals, Spohn is just one fight away from competing on the finale for a six-figure UFC contract and the chance to be crowned “The Ultimate Fighter.”

Intimidation is set to serve as a sponsor for Fight Nite in the Flats 10, and will also be on hand at an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more. 300x250-spohnTeam Intimidation fighters Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman, Frank “The Tank” Caraballo, and Jerrell “Thunderkat” Hodge will also be in professional action at the event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle hats & apparel as well as 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 like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter and @IntimidationMMA on InstaGram.

Sneak Peek: Intimidation Clothing’s new Daniel “Dragon” Spohn signature tee

May 21, 2014 by  
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As Season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter hits the midway point, Intimidation sponsored Daniel “Dragon” Spohn continues to be one of the show’s brightest stars. Spohn’s TUF 19 experience has been quite memorable after leading off the season premier with a devastating 30-second knockout for one of the fastest knockouts in the history of The Ultimate Fighter leading Frankie Edgar to say it was “one of the nastiest knockouts I’ve ever seen in my life.” Daniel Spohn tee teaserHe followed that with his first fight after getting into the house by defeating Todd Monaghan by unanimous decision to advance in the tournament.

The new Intimidation Dragon Spohn signature tee, which is already available for pre-order at a special price, is previewed to the right. The final design, front and back, will be released in the coming weeks and pre-orders are currently underway for the Dan Spohn signature tee at IntimidationClothing.com. Those who pre-order online will get have priority from the first batch of tees which should be in stock in mid-June.

A long-time member of Team Intimidation, Dan “Dragon” Spohn, has been a staple of the brand since his early days as a professional Mixed Martial Artist. He will join a all-star lineup of athletes who have their own signature tee from the Intimidation brand already – including UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, Bellator MMA knockout artist Brian “The Predator” Rogers, UFC female bantamweights Jessamyn Duke and Jessica Eye, UFC lightweight “Relentless” Roger Bowling, UFC vets Jason “Dynamite” Dent, Forrest “The Meat Cleaver” Petz, Wes Sims and Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker and more.

Spohn (8-3) is a native of the Cambridge area and is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion & now TUF 19 vet Josh Stansbury. Intimidation has sponsored Spohn dating back to his 4th pro fight and throughout his NAAFS title run, his days with Bellator MMA, during his 9-second KO at Bellator 51, and his two most recent professional fights in Columbus, Ohio for the UVC. Spohn is a native of the Cambridge area and is a 3rd degree black belt in traditional Kachido Aikijitsu, and now makes his home in Columbus. He holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion & now TUF 19 vet Josh Stansbury.

300x250-spohnThe Intimidation brand is no stranger to the TUF house as the brand has worked with current UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank (TUF 15) as well as TUF alumni Jason Dent (TUF 9), Luke Zachrich (TUF 7) and more. Intimidation was a sponsor of Jessamyn Duke during her time on TUF 18 and recently signed TUF 18 and UFC alum Roxanne Modafferi.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA inspired apparel & 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.

 

 

 

 

Intimidation Clothing announces plans to release new Daniel “Dragon” Spohn signature tee

Just three episodes into Season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter the name Daniel “Dragon” Spohn is one that is quickly becoming one of the stars of the season. Spohn’s TUF 19 experience has been quite memorable after leading off the season premier with a devastating 30-second knockout for one of the fastest knockouts in the history of The Ultimate Fighter leading Frankie Edgar to say it was “one of the nastiest knockouts I’ve ever seen in my life.” Dragin Spohn teaserHe followed that with his first fight after getting into the house by defeating Todd Monaghan by unanimous decision to advance in the tournament.

The new Dragon Spohn tee, which has the concept previewed to the left, will be released in late May/early June 2014 and will indeed feature Dragon imagery to represent Daniel Spohn’s nickname. More details on the design will be released in the coming weeks and pre-orders are currently underway for the Dan Spohn signature tee at IntimidationClothing.com.

A long-time member of Team Intimidation, Dan “Dragon” Spohn, has been a staple of the brand since his early days as a professional Mixed Martial Artist. He will join a all-star lineup of athletes who have their own signature tee from the Intimidation brand already – including UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, Bellator MMA knockout artist Brian “The Predator” Rogers, UFC female bantamweights Jessamyn Duke and Jessica Eye, UFC lightweight “Relentless” Roger Bowling, UFC vets Jason “Dynamite” Dent, Forrest “The Meat Cleaver” Petz, Wes Sims and Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker and more.

Spohn (8-3) is a native of the Cambridge area and is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion & now TUF 19 vet Josh Stansbury. Intimidation has sponsored Spohn dating back to his 4th pro fight and throughout his NAAFS title run, his days with Bellator MMA, during his 9-second KO at Bellator 51, and his two most recent professional fights in Columbus, Ohio for the UVC. Spohn is a native of the Cambridge area and is a 3rd degree black belt in traditional Kachido Aikijitsu, and now makes his home in Columbus. 300x250-spohnHe holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion & now TUF 19 vet Josh Stansbury.

The Intimidation brand is no stranger to the TUF house as the brand has worked with current UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank (TUF 15) as well as TUF alumni Jason Dent (TUF 9), Luke Zachrich (TUF 7) and more. Intimidation was a sponsor of Jessamyn Duke during her time on TUF 18 and recently signed TUF 18 and UFC alum Roxanne Modafferi.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style 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.

 

Photo Credit (right): Hexlinc Photography

 

 

Intimidation sponsored Dan “Dragon” Spohn in action on TUF 19 tonight on FOX Sports 1

April 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter began with a bang two weeks ago with a heavy Intimidation flavor, as five Intimidation alumni took to one of the biggest stages in Mixed Martial Arts, led by Team Intimidation’s own Dan “Dragon” Spohn. dan-spohn02_500Tonight, Spohn’s journey on TUF 19 will take another step before our eyes at 10 pm ET on FOX Sports 1.

A long-time member of Team Intimidation, Dan “Dragon” Spohn has been a staple of the brand since his early days as a professional Mixed Martial Artist and throughout his NAAFS title run, his days with Bellator MMA, during his 9-second KO at Bellator 51, and his two most recent professional fights in Columbus, Ohio for the UVC. His time on The Ultimate Fighter started with a bang – literally. Just seconds into the fight Spohn landed a hard right on the ear of a charging Tyler King to score one of the fastest knockouts in the history of The Ultimate Fighter. “One of the nastiest knockouts I’ve ever seen in my life,” said former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar.

Spohn (8-3) is a native of the Cambridge area and is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion & now TUF 19 vet Josh Stansbury.

In a season featuring middleweight and light heavyweight fighters, Intimidation alumni and NAAFS vets Hector Urbina, Doug Sparks, Mike King and Josh Stansbury all had the chance to fight to get into the TUF 19 house. Urbina and King joined the cast as middleweights, while Doug Sparks and Josh Stansbury did not make it into the house as Sparks was submitted and Stansbury injured his knee and was forced to withdraw despite a dominating performance before the injury.

Dan Spohn MMAThe Intimidation brand is no stranger to the TUF house as the brand has worked with current UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank (TUF 15) as well as TUF alumni Jason Dent (TUF 9), Luke Zachrich (TUF 7) and more. Intimidation was a sponsor of Jessamyn Duke during her time on TUF 18 and recently signed TUF 18 and UFC alum Roxanne Modafferi.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style 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.

 

 

Photo Credit (right): Hexlinc Photography

 

 

Dan “Dragon” Spohn impresses on debut of TUF 19 with vicious knockout (video)

April 17, 2014 by  
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Season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter began with a bang last night as well as a heavy Intimidation flavor. In a season featuring five Intimidation alumni, it was an action-packed premier featuring knockouts, injuries, a come from behind submission and a 3-round battle that will go down as one of the best TUF fights in history.

Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorKicking off the show was long-time Team Intimidation member Dan “Dragon” Spohn as he started things with a bang – literally. Just seconds into the fight Spohn landed a hard right on the ear of a charging Tyler King to score one of the fastest knockouts in the history of The Ultimate Fighter. “One of the nastiest knockouts I’ve ever seen in my life,” said former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar.

Spohn (8-3) has been a member of Team Intimidation, dating back to his fourth professional fight. Intimidation sponsored Spohn en route to his winning the NAAFS Light Leavyweight Championship, in his 9-second knockout win at Bellator 51, and his two most recent fights for the UVC in Columbus, Ohio. The Cambridge native is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion & now TUF 19 vet Josh Stansbury.

In a season featuring middleweight and light heavyweight fighters, Intimidation alumni and NAAFS vets Hector Urbina, Doug Sparks, Mike King and Josh Stansbury all had the chance to fight to get into the TUF 19 house. Urbina and King joined the cast as middleweights with Urbina (16-8-1), the former NAAFS Middleweight Champion and reigning NAAFS Welterweight Champion scoring a submission victory. Meanwhile, Mike King (5-0) a former NAAFS Amateur Light Heavyweight Champion won a 3-round decision in one of the best fights in TUF history. Meanwhile Doug Sparks and Josh Stansbury did not make it into the house for highly differing reasons. The always colorful and entertaining Sparks, who was sponsored by Intimidation at Local MMA fights in Ohio and Kentucky in the past, claimed to be half man and half polar bear in his typical off-the-wall way. However after removing his polar bear ears Sparks (7-2) was unable to get the wins falling via submission.

Intimidation sponsored MMA fighters

Dan Spohn, Brian Rogers & Travis Clark pose with Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan at the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Meanwhile Stansbury (5-2), who was sponsored in his Bellator 71 win over Spohn in West Virginia, was impressive in battering his opponent before injuring his knee on a takedown.

The 16 winners were divided into two teams of 8 to be coached by former UFC champions B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar. The finalists in the middleweight and light heavyweight division will then compete for a UFC contract at the live finale in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 6th.

The Intimidation brand is no stranger to the TUF house as the brand has worked with current UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank (TUF 15) as well as TUF alumni Jason Dent (TUF 9), Luke Zachrich (TUF 7) and more. Intimidation was a sponsor of Jessamyn Duke (pictured, right) during her time on TUF 18 and recently signed TUF 18 and UFC alum Roxanne Modafferi.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style 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.

 

 

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Multiple Intimidation alumni to be featured on Season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter, including Dan Spohn

Multiple alumni of the Intimidation Clothing brand are set to compete on the upcoming 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter, including long-time Team Intimidation member Dan “Dragon” Spohn (pictured). In a season featuring middleweight and light heavyweight fighters, Intimidation alumni and NAAFS vets Hector Urbina, Doug Sparks, Mike King and Josh Stansbury have also been announced as part of the cast.

Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorSpohn (8-3) has been a member of Team Intimidation, dating back to his fourth professional fight. Intimidation sponsored Spohn en route to his winning the NAAFS light heavyweight title, in his 9-second knockout win at Bellator 51, and his two most recent fights for the UVC in Columbus. The Cambridge native is a black belt in traditional kachido akijitsu. Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS champion Josh Stansbury.

Urbina (16-8-1) has been sponsored multiple times by Intimidation, and he is the former middleweight and reigning welterweight champion for the Intimidation sponsored NAAFS organization. Originally from Northwest Ohio, Urbina now lives in Florida where he trains with American Top Team.

Indiana native Doug Sparks (7-2) is another of the brand’s alumni as he has picked up 5 submissions while fighting on the regional scene. IN each of his past two fights he has been sponsored by Intimidation Clothing.

Originally from Central Ohio, Mike King (5-0) picked up the NAAFS light heavyweight title in 2010 before moving to Florida to train for his pro career. Now with American Top Team, King has been impressive on the regional scene, earning 4 of 5 victories via first round stoppage.

And finally, Josh Stansbury (5-2) is the reigning NAAFS light heavyweight champion and was also the amateur heavyweight champion for NAAFS in 2007.

These 5 fighters will join 27 other unsigned talents from across the country to compete for a chance to make “the house” in the debut episode on April 16th. Then, the 16 winners will be divided into two teams of 8 to be coached by former UFC champions B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar. The finalists in the middleweight and light heavyweight division will then compete for a UFC contract at the live finale in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 6th.

Jessamyn Duke with UFC Champ Ronda RouseyThe Intimidation brand is no stranger to the TUF house as the brand has worked with current UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank (TUF 15) as well as TUF alumni Jason Dent (TUF 9), Luke Zachrich (TUF 7) and more. Intimidation was a sponsor of Jessamyn Duke (pictured, right) during her time on TUF 18 and recently signed TUF 18 and UFC alum Roxanne Modafferi.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style 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.