Intimidation sponsored Dustin “Bam Bam” Parrish in action at Colosseum Combat XXXI

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of one of the Midwest’s fastest rising stars, as Dustin “Bam Bam” Parrish is set to put his unbeaten record on the line when he returns to the cage on February 21st in Northwest Indiana. Dustin Parrish MMAParrish (2-0) is set to face Christopher Burchfield (0-0 pro, 6-4 am) in a featured professional bout at Colosseum Combat XXXI in Kokomo, Indiana.

Intimidation teamed up with the popular fighter last month to announce the release of his first-ever signature shirt, which is now on sale at Parrish, now 2-0 as a pro thanks to a perfect 2014 campaign, will seek a 3rd straight win to start his pro career on February 21st fighting for Collosseum Combat MMA. Also on the card are Intimidation alums Michael Eikenberry, Tyler Combs and amateur Patrick Ruby.

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 began his amateur MMA career in 2011 at just 18 years old, and he quickly rattled off 7 wins in 7 outings over his first two years as a fighter. All 7 of those wins came via stoppage, with the first 6 coming in the first round.

Dustin Parrish Intimidation t-shirtNow training with Carlos Diaz of American Top Team and Myron Greber of Iron Horse Martial Arts, Parrish still trains with his brother and wrestling coach Ryan Parrish at Contenders Wrestling Academy. His well-rounded training is the key to his success, as he has posted 3 TKO victories to go along with 5 submissions in his 9 wins. Parrish won both of his first two professional fights in 2014 with a decision win in April for the MFS and a submission victory in November for Legends of Fighting. Perhaps the most valuable part of Parrish is his marketability, as he is very social media savvy and is one of the best fighters at promoting the Intimidation Clothing brand via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. Fans can follow him on Twitter @BamBam_155.  

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 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 Andrew Osborne, aka “Ozzy The Brute,” at Complete Devastation 6 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania

September 13, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Philadelphia-based Andrew Osborne at Saturday’s Complete Devastation 6 event in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Osborne, aka “Ozzy The Brute,” is expected to face 23-fight MMA veteran Tyler Combs in a 160 pound catchweight battle. Andrew Osborne MMAThe event, Complete Devastation 6, will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Andrew Osborne (4-4, @Ozzy_The_Brute), a product of Fight Firm Philadelphia, one of the largest gyms in the Philadelphia area, will return to action for the first time since June after fighting twice that month. Having fought five times in 2012 already, this will be Ozzy The Brute’s 9th pro fight in 17  months as he looks for a second straight victory. His opponent, Tyler Combs sports a 13-9 pro record fighting 21 times from 2006-2012. However, Combs, one of the plethora of talented fighters from the Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio area, has fought just twice since October 2010 as he looks to break a 3-fight losing streak.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of men’s & women’s MMA inspired tees & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. In addition to over 60 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Cleveland’s Bellator 66 fight card stacks up as one of best in Ohio MMA history

April 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, Fighter Sponsorships, News

Friday, April 20th, 2012 will very likely go down at the best best fight card in Ohio MMA history. An event that began with two marquee names in the main event with Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki, the card has had many top local and national names added to it in recent weeks. Brian "The Predator" RogersBellator 66, the second event in Northeast Ohio by the Bellator promotion to be co-promoted with the NAAFS, will take place on Friday, April 20th, 2012 at Cleveland’s IX Center and will feature several fighters sponsored by Intimidation Clothing. Tickets for Bellator 66 are on sale and range from $30-$125 and the Intimidation brand will be in attendance as an event sponsor while selling at the event.

While Alvarez vs. Aoki is the headliner for the event, the local fans in the Cleveland area will have plenty of local stars to cheer for. After his thrilling flying knee KO of Vitor Vianna at Bellator 61, Brian “The Predator” Rogers was quickly added to the card after Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a Ohio University alumnus and former Ohio Bobcats football player, announced that the Middleweight Tournament semifinals would take place at Bellator 66. Along with Rogers (9-3, 2-1 Bellator) vs. Bruno Santos (13-0, 1-0 Bellator) the event will also feature Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (16-1, 1-0 Bellator) facing Maiquel Falcao (29-4, 1-0). However, a week later after the completion of Bellator 62, Rebney and Bellator matchmaker Sam Caplan announced that the Season 6 Lightweight Tournament semifinals would also take place in Cleveland. This announcement meant the addition of Rick Hawn (12-1, 4-1 Bellator ) vs. Lloyd Woodard (12-1, 2-1 Bellator) and Thiago Michel (10-2, 1-0 Bellator) vs. Brent Weedman (19-7-1, 5-2 Bellator) were added to the card. As a result, the five marquee fights at Bellator 66 now feature four tournament bouts and the promotion’s biggest name in a superfight. Jessica Eye MMAWhile Brian Rogers will definitely be sponsored by Intimidation Clothing at this event, it is expected that one or more fighters in Lightweight Tournament bouts will also be sponsored by the Intimidation brand.

While the Bellator 66 event has major national appeal, the local feature fights which are put together in conjunction with the NAAFS, will feature many of the biggest names from Ohio’s hotbed of MMA talent including Jessica Eye, Donny Walker, John Hawk, Jason Dent, Frank Caraballo, Dan Spohn, Joe Heiland, Julian Lane and Tyler Combs. To put things into perspective for the local MMA market, Eye, Walker, Hawk, Dent, Caraballo, Spohn and Heiland have all been main event fighters at NAAFS or UCB events in Northeast Ohio in the past two years.

In a fight with implications for both the Bellator and NAAFS promotions, Intimidation sponsored local favorite Jessica “Evil” Eye (6-1, 1-0 Bellator) is expected to face Aisling Daly (13-2, 0-1 Bellator) in the highly anticipated rematch of their June 2011 fight which saw Daly submit Eye. Not only does the fight have the NAAFS Women’s Championship belt on the line, but it could also factor into Bellator’s future women’s tournament plans with both Eye and Daly being Bellator veterans and ranked in the Top 10 in the world at 125 lbs.

Dan Spohn @ Bellator 51Along with the Eye vs. Daly fight, the event will feature yet another fight with an NAAFS belt on the line as 2-time UFC veteran Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker (18-9) fights for the first time since his release from the UFC as he faces Frank “The Tank” Caraballo (8-4). Walker, the Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS Featherweight Champion will face the Interim Champ in Caraballo, a 2-time Bellator veteran.

Also on the card will be NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion and 2-time Bellator veteran Dan “The Dragon” Spohn (6-1), owner of the 2nd fastest KO in Bellator history, a 9-second KO at Bellator 51. Spohn (pictured, right) will face the toughest test of his MMA career in facing Attila Vegh (24-4), a recent signee to Bellator’s 205 pound division. Spohn will once again be sponsored by Intimidation in the fight as he wears Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts in his fight. Another member of Team Intimidation (#TeamIntimidation) fighter taking on possibly the toughest test of his career is “Big” John Hawk (6-4), a fighter who is very familiar with Spohn. Hawk, who fought Spohn to decision twice only to drop both fights, is expected to face Marcus Vanttinen (21-3), a fighter who Vegh defeated by decision in May 2011.

Finally, the Intimidation brand will sponsor a pair of fighters for the first time with Strong Style’s “Smokin'” Joe Heiland (6-1-1) as he faces Julian “Nitrane” Lane (3-0) from Wreckroom Athletics in Mansfield, Ohio. Donny Walker NAAFS ChampionThe two lightweights will face off in a main event worthy match-up that could have title implications in the NAAFS 155 pound division.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured at Bellator events on MTV2. The brand has sponsored a long list of fighters in nationally televised fights including Brian Rogers, Ben Saunders, Marlon Sandro, Alexander Shlemenko, Ed West, Chris Lozano, Pete Spratt, Eric Schambari, Rene Nazare, Alexis Vila, Daniel Straus, Marcos Galvao, Luis Nogueira, Mike Corey and more. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts, as well as vale tudo shorts, rashguards and more available online at Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.


Photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation to sponsor Billy Vaughan in Strikeforce fight with Jorge Gurgel

March 1, 2011 by  
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The latest change to the Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson preliminary card is now complete with Billy Vaughan replacing Tyler Combs in facing Jorge Gurgel (13-7) on Saturday night in Columbus. After news broke on Tuesday that Tyler Combs was hurt and had to pull out of his fight with Jorge Gurgel, a replacement was needed and needed quickly. Vaughan was one of a handful of names mentioned as possible replacements before confirmed the match-up just after 4 pm ET. The fight at 155 pounds will definitely not be ideal for Vaughan, a featherweight (145 lbs) who has talked about dropping to bantamweight (135 lbs) if it meant it would help further his MMA career.

Billy Vaughan MMAAs a result of the announced injury to Combs, Intimidation Clothing will now be sponsoring Billy Vaughan (9-6) at the Strikeforce event. “We are very happy to once again be working with Billy Vaughan,” said Intimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan. “I have personally seen Vaughan’s last three fights and he brings and exciting, go for broke style to the cage each time.”

Vaughan is expected to wear an Intimidation walkout t-shirt and Intimidation‘s highly-popular MMA board shorts. The sponsorship of Vaughan rounds out a list of five fighters sponsored by Intimidation Clothing on the Strikeforce fight card. Along with Vaughan Intimidation will sponsor Roger Bowling, Brian Rogers, Jason Freeman and Mitch Whitsel.

Vaughan is a product of Buckeye MMA in Columbus with four of his last five fights coming inside the Northeast Ohio-based NAAFS cage. After consecutive submission wins in August and September 2010 over Ryan Lang and Brandon Hance, Vaughan’s last fight came in a NAAFS Featherweight title fight with Donny Walker in December 2010 where he was sponsored by Intimidation Clothing. In that fight Vaughan started off fast with a barrage of punches before Walker locked in a guillotine choke in round one to upset the challengers quest for his belt.

Combs, Freeman added to Intimidation’s Strikeforce sponsorships

February 26, 2011 by  
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Intimidation Clothing has made it no secret that they wanted to make a splash at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson on March 5th in Columbus. With a bevy of announcements in the past week it appears that the MMA apparel maker is doing just that. Intimidation Clothing President & CEO Luke Jernigan has confirmed that Tyler Combs and Jason Freeman have both been added to Intimidation’s list of sponsored fighters at the Strikeforce event.

Tyler “Superman” Combs fights as a lightweight (155 lbs) and is 14-5 fighting out of the Cincinnati area, a region filled with talented MMA fighters including his opponent Jorge Gurgel. Throughout his 5 years as a pro Combs has fought for a variety of MMA promotions including the MFC, XFO, UMMAXX and King of the Cage. He has fought several notable fighters throughout his career including WEC vet Bart Palaszewski, current UFC lightweight Mike Lullo and current UFC featherweight Erik Koch. Combs will feature Intimidation as his walkout tee with Intimidation logos on his shorts.

Jason “Freebird” Freeman will show his versatility with his Strikeforce debut coming as a heavyweight against Columbus’ own Jason Riley (9-5). Freeman, a native of Dover, Ohio, is 5-4 as an MMA pro having fought for the NAAFS, UMMAXX and King of the Cage. Normally a light heavyweight (205 lbs), Freeman has gone 3-3 in 6 career fights for the highly respected NAAFS promotion based out of Northeast Ohio. Freeman also has a 5-2 pro boxing record and represents Vander Fighting System and Evolve MMA and he will feature Intimidation’s premium-quality MMA board shorts and an Intimidation t-shirt as his walkout shirt.

The addition of Combs and Freeman leaves Intimidation’s list of sponsored fighters at 5 for the Strikeforce event. With 6 preliminary card, non-televised events, Intimidation will have a fighter sponsored in 5 of those 6 fights including Combs, Freeman, Roger Bowling, Brian Rogers & Mitch Whitesel. Interestingly enough Whitesel has fought both Combs and Freeman within the past two years with Combs submitting Whitesel in 2010 and the Whitesel vs. Freeman fight in August 2009 being declared a No Contest.