Luke Zachrich joins long list of Intimidation alums in the UFC with debut at UFC on FOX 11

April 17, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Sponsorships

After a long and successful career, yet another Intimidation alum has signed with the UFC, as Luke Zachrich is set to make his promotional debut at UFC on FOX 11 this weekend. Zachrich (13-2, 0-0 UFC) is set to face Caio Magalhaes (7-1, 2-1 UFC) on the preliminary card, which will air on FOX Sports 1.

Luke Zachrich MMAA veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 7 and Bellator MMA, Zachrich is a native of Columbus who will make his first UFC appearance after 8 years as a pro fighter. Zachrich enters the UFC on the strength of a 3-fight winning streak, including a win UVC 20 in August 2012, when he claimed the organization’s middleweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Nick Kraus in that event’s headliner. Zachrich also posted victories over Marcus Finch at UVC 23 last year and then a submission victory over Justin Gamble last summer. The owner of Ronin Training Center, Zachrich has built Central Ohio’s top MMA gym that features fast-rising pros and some of Ohio’s top amateurs. Zachrich is also a local restaurant owner and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where he is ranked in the top ten in the world.

Zachrich joins a fast-growing list of Intimidation alumni who are currently signed with the UFC, including heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic, female bantamweights Jessamyn Duke, Jessica “Evil” Eye, and Sarah McMann, lightweight Charlie “The Spainard” Brenneman, Strikeforce veteran “Relentless” Roger Bowling, karate superstar Daron Cruickshank, and rising star Anthony “The Recipe” Lapsley. In addition, five Intimidation alumni appeared on the premier of The Ultimate Fighter 19 headlined by Dan “Dragon” Spohn.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing UFC inspired 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.

Intimidation Clothing to serve as title sponsor for “UVC 26: Uprising” on November 23rd in Columbus, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Columbus-based promotion Ultimate Victory Challenge, as Intimidation will serve as a title sponsor of this weekend’s “UVC 26: Uprising” event in the capital city of Ohio. Dan Spohn MMA

UVC 26 is set to feature a solid list of professional and amateur fighters from the Buckeye State, including a main event featuring Team Intimidation’s Tim “Fatboy” Dunn (1-1) taking on unbeaten Indiana-based knockout artist Justin Woods (3-0) in a highly anticipated heavyweight bout. The fighters have a whopping 17 finishes via strikes in 20 combined pro and amateur victories.

The event also has an electrifying amateur main event, pitting two young and exciting bantamweight fighters. The bout will feature 19-year-old Jordan Schembri taking on 22-year-old Darnell Pettis in the finals of the organization’s 135-pound tournament to be crowned champion. It’s a classic style match-up, as Schembri brings in a wrestling background while Pettis has been known as an exciting striker.

UVC has shown tremendous growth in the two years that it has partnered with Intimidation Clothing, including featuring bouts with top fighters from the Midwest. UVC MMANotable fighters who have graced the UVC cage including Team Intimidation light heavyweight Dan “Dragon” Spohn (pictured, right), middleweight Luke Zachrich, top featherweight prospect and four-time All American wrestler Lance Palmer, and young heavyweight knockout artist Tim “Fatboy” Dunn.

For more information on UVC 26, visit the organization’s Facebook page.

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 MMA Recap: Rebecca Heintzman impresses Atlantic City, NJ crowd winning pro debut on highly successful weekend

There was some serious Team Intimidation flavor at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships 28 event over the weekend in Atlantic City, as two sponsored fighters were in action at the event. Following up on on a perfect 6-0 amateur career, Rebecca Heintzman (1-0) made a successful debut at the event, as she submitted Allison Haynes (0-1) in the second round of their bout. Rebecca Heintzman MMAHeintzman (pictured, right) continues to be a part of Intimidation’s support for women’s MMA, as the rising star is one of the sport’s best prospects. Also at CFFC 28, Julian Lane (5-3-1) dropped a razor thin split decision to unbeaten prospect Paul Felder (6-0) in one of the night’s featured bouts. Lane will now travel to Pittsburgh to headline Pinnacle FC 5 against another unbeaten foe in Joey Holt next month.

Team Intimidation was also represented well at the Extreme Cage Combat 18 event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as Intimidation served as a sponsor for the Canadian event. UFC veteran David Loiseau put on a show in the main event, as he claimed the ECC light heavyweight title with a 15-second TKO victory over Mike Kent. Matt McGrath also claimed the ECC welterweight title with a 3rd round TKO victory over Christ Franck at the event.

Team Intimidation was also on hand sponsoring the Blaze Kids Challenge near Chicago, as Premier Fight Supply represented the brand at the event. The event, designed to get kids to be more active, featured strength tests, explosion tests, speed tests, and more and continues Intimidation’s strong push into the Chicago market.

In Intimidation Alumni news, UFC veteran Charlie Brenneman (pictured, left) picked up a win over Kyle Baker in the CFFC 28 main event, and he is now 4-0 since being cut by the UFC last year and dropping to lightweight. Charlie Brenneman - IntimidationBrenneman seems poised to get the call from the UFC yeat again having now reinvented himself as a lightweight after a 4-4 run at 170lbs in the UFC from 2010-2012. Also, former Bellator tournament finalist Luis Nogueira returned stateside for the first time in more than a year, as the Brazilian submitted Frank Baca with an arm triangle choke in the first round at Bellator 105.

Looking ahead, Intimidation will have a busy first weekend of November, as Team Intimidation will be on hand sponsoring and selling at both the UVC 26 event in Columbus, Ohio, and Hardrock MMA 58 event in Bowling Green, Kentucky with crews on hand at both events.

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.

 

Heintzman photo courtesy of CFFC.

Intimidation Clothing to serve as title sponsor for UVC 25 in Athens, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its title sponsorship of the upcoming UVC 25: Fair Fights event on August 9th in Athens, Ohio. Taking place in conjunction with the Athens County Fair, the event will happen just footsteps from the campus of Ohio University.

Intimidation - Local MMAThe event, the first for Ultimate Victory Challenge in Athens, will feature an all-amateur lineup and is a free event for all fair attendees. VIP packages are also available for $300, which seat 12 and come with free pizza and drinks.

The lineup for UVC 25 features notable amateur fighters Chris McKinney (5-1), as well as his unbeaten heavyweight teammate Stephen McBride (5-0). The full lineup for the event is expected to be announced soon.

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 Clothing to serve as title sponsor UVC 24: Impact on July 27th in Columbus, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming UVC 24: Impact event on Saturday, July 27 in Columbus, Ohio. The title sponsorship continues the agreement between Intimidation and UVC, in which Intimidation will serve as a presenting sponsor for each of the organization’s events throughout 2013.

UVC MMAThe UVC 24 event continues with the rapid growth of the top Columbus-based organization, as the event features a deep pro/am lineup continuing the trend of recent events. Taking place at the beautiful Aladdin Shrine Center, the event will be headlined by two Intimidation sponsored fighters as Dan “Dragon” Spohn is set to take on William “The King” Penn in a heavyweight bout. The two fighters are both Bellator MMA veterans and are known as knockout artists. Spohn (8-3) is riding a two-fight winning streak and looks for his third win this year, while Penn has won his last four, including back-to-back knockout wins over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks and Strikeforce veteran Jason Riley.

Dan Spohn MMAThe event will also feature a deep amateur lineup, including the first title bout in the 2013 UVC Champions Series between rising bantamweight prospects Jordan Schembri and Darnell Pettis.

Along with serving as a title sponsor for the event, Intimidation will be in attendance at the event selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

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: Sponsored pros go 5-0 at UVC 23 as Intimidation sponsors events in Georgia, Indiana & Ohio

Unbeaten weekends for Intimidation sponsored fighters are not unprecedented in and of themselves, but having one event where all five pros sponsored by the brand pick up wins is pretty rare. But that’s exactly what happened at UVC 23: Invasion, which went down in front of a sold out crowd at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio on Friday night. In addition to the brand’s sponsorship of the UVC event, the fast-growing brand also sponsored Saturday’s American Grappling Challenge as well as Conflict MMA in Savannah, Georgia, and Chris Lytle’s Midwest Fight Series event in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dan Spohn MMAUVC middleweight champion Luke Zachrich (12-2) returned to the UVC cage for the second time, looking to build on his August win over Nick Kraus at UVC 20. Zachrich completely dominated Marcus Finch (7-7) in a one sided fight, proving that he outclassed the Cincinnati native in every aspect of MMA. Zachrich showed in the first round that his grappling was superior, then to prove that he is well-rounded, he spent the entire second round boxing with Finch. The third frame saw Zachrich mix up his attacks, with boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu all mixed in one. After the bout, an emotional Zachrich brought his wife and infant baby girl into the cage and expressed how hard it was to be away from them in preparation for training for this fight. He said that he wasn’t retiring for sure, but we may not see him back in the cage for a little while.

In the co-main event, longtime Intimidation sponsored fighter Dan “Dragon” Spohn (8-3) picked up his second win in a row in the UVC cage, as he submitted Aaron Mays with a slick belly down armbar in the first round. Spohn was victim to a takedown early in the bout, but the fighter formerly known as a pure striker showed off his submission game for the second fight in a row to pick up the win, and the submission of the night.

Lightweight Joe Heiland (9-2-1) made his UVC debut, as the Cleveland native picked up his third straight win with a split decision over Augusta Tindall in the fight of the night. Heiland appeared to be in trouble in the second frame after a flurry from Tindall, but he remained tough and took the fight to the ground where he had a clear advantage. After the bout, Heiland said that he had a broken jaw and that his mouth filled with blood in the second round, but he was still happy to pick up the win. He texted Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan that “a true warrior pushes through” the pain which he proved inside the cage while getting the win.

Joe Heiland MMATop bantamweight prospect Cornelius Godfrey (8-1) was sponsored by Intimidation for the first time, and he picked up a workmanlike victory over Corey Simmons (4-4) in his UVC debut. Now at Ronin Training Center in Columbus, Godfrey figures to be a force to be reckoned with on the Central Ohio MMA scene in the near future; if he isn’t contact by the UFC or Bellator first.

And finally, Matt “Angerfist” Anderson (1-1) picked up his first win as a pro, and in his first bout sponsored by Intimidation. The always entertaining fighter put on an exciting bout against Jeramy Karshner, eventually picking up the win via armbar in the second round. There is no doubt that “Angerfist” will be wearing the Intimidation brand well into the future as the combination of his fighting skills and personality are a fantastic fit for the combat sports industry’s fastest-growing brand.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & combat sports training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, 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. Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to sponsor Matt “Angerfist” Anderson at Friday’s UVC 23 event in Columbus, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that it will sponsor welterweight/middleweight Matt “Angerfist” Anderson (@AngerFistMMA) in his UVC debut at UVC 23: Invasion on May 10th. Anderson is set to take on fellow Ohioan Jeremy Karshner in a featured professional middleweight contest at the event.

Matt Anderson MMAA native of Central Ohio who has spent time training in Logan, OH, Matt “Angerfist” Anderson (0-1 pro, 6-3 amateur) completed his amateur MMA career in October 2012 before dropping his pro debut in February 2013. As an a amateur Anderson was the International Cage Fighting Alliance Welterweight Champion, former National Fighting Circuit Welterweight Champion and the 2007 Bando National Champion. Four of his last five fights as an amateur were title fights for the NFC, OFC and ICFA. His opponent for this fight, Karshner, will be making his pro debut completing a 6-4 amateur career in December 2012.

Along with serving as a title sponsor for the UVC event, Intimidation will once again sponsor at least one pro in the evening’s top three professional bouts. Anderson joins main event competitor Luke Zachrich and co-headliner Dan Spohn as well as pros Joe Heiland and Cornelius Godfrey as well as multiple amateurs who will also be sponsored by the popular clothing brand, and Intimidation will also be live on scene selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & combat sports training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, 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. Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Intimidation to serve as title sponsor for UVC 23: Invasion on May 10th in Columbus, Ohio

April 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming UVC 23: Invasion event on Friday, May 10 in Columbus, Ohio. UVC MMAThe title sponsorship continues the agreement between Intimidation and UVC, in which Intimidation will serve as a presenting sponsor for each of the organization’s events throughout 2013.

UVC 23 is set to be an early candidate for Ohio’s event of the year, as the card features many of the top fighters from the Buckeye State and around the Midwest. In the main event, Intimidation-sponsored TUF and Bellator veteran Luke Zachrich will finally take on Marcus Finch in a bout that has been talked about for more than a year. Intimidation-sponsored Bellator veteran Dan Spohn will also make his second UVC appearance as he looks to win his second fight in a row against top Missouri-based prospect Aaron Mays. In all, the event features six professional bouts as well as seven amateur bouts, including a title fight and the continuation of the UVC Champions Series of amateur tournaments.

UVC 23Along with Zachrich and Spohn, Intimidation is also expected to feature multiple other fighters on the fight’s card. Intimidation will also serve as a sponsor for the American Grappling Challenge on the next day in Columbus, which is being held in conjunction with the UVC 23 event.

Along with serving as a title sponsor for the event, Intimidation will be in toe at the event selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, 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. Intimidation products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Arnold Sports Classic highlights record shattering weekend for Intimidation Clothing

The Intimidation brand wrapped up the most successful weekend in company history on Sunday after an outpouring of support by fans from across the Midwest at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival. Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan with Randy CoutureFeaturing a booth stocked full of high quality lifestyle apparel and pro fighters signing autographs, Intimidation was a huge hit at the event which saw well over 100,000 people through the doors during the three day event. Sponsored athletes competed in Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and powerlifting sporting the Intimidation name and a variety of celebrities stopped for pictures with the Intimidation crew. Photos with Randy Couture, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Urijah Faber and more can be found on the Intimidation Clothing Facebook page as Intimidation was heavily seen on the backs of fans and fighters alike in the crowd, at the booth and all across the booming city of Columbus, Ohio throughout the weekend.

While the new “Shamrocked” tee was easily the highlight of the weekend on the sales side, the Intimidation booth never lacked traffic thanks to a combination of great selection, fun scratch off cards, prizes and of course, our awesome sponsored athletes. Jessica Eye drew much attention online prior to the event and even went into sales mode helping draw fans to the booth on Saturday as she and top prospect Isaiah Chapman both signed autographs. Brian Rogers, Isaiah Chapman & Jessica EyeA day prior, Dan Spohn set the table for Brian Rogers and Wes Sims as each signed for fans while sharing stories and taking pictures throughout. Finally, on Sunday, Ronin Training Center’s own Luke Zachrich, a UFC and Bellator vet, went out of his way to take pictures with young fans as he and his gym continue to help the Intimidation brand grow its name in the Central Ohio market.

Not to be overlooked are the many sponsored fighters who stopped by the booth throughout the weekend. From amateur MMA fighters from SkrapHouse MMA and Ronin Training Center in Central Ohio to Cleveland/Akron area gyms Strong Style, GriffonRawl and Rock Hard MMA, as well as Evolve MMA’s own John Cook, the fighters enjoyed the weekend and were able to brave the huge crowds and lines to stop in if only just to say hello. Jessamyn Duke & Luke ZachrichIn addition, many of the top prospects from across the region stopped in for pictures including Invicta FC’s Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke, fast-rising Isaac Steele, heavyweight Tim “Fatboy” Dunn, former NAAFS Heavyweight Champion “Big” John Hawk, former NAAFS Middleweight Champion Travis “The Terror” Clark, UFC veteran Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle, Pittsburgh’s own Shane Chojnacki, TUF vet Casey Dyer and more. Nearly every Intimidation sponsored pro stopped to take a picture at the Intimidation Clothing booth with a complete album of 2013 Arnold Sports Festival photos   available on the company’s Facebook page.

Intimidation’s contacts outside of just fighters were also quite apparent. Rick Pyles and Jason Percell from the Columbus-based UVC, Jeremy Boling from the newly-formed Midwest Fight Series and Roger Moran of the EAC were just a few of the representatives from MMA promotions sponsored by Intimidation throughout the Midwest. Dan Spohn & Brian Rogers with David McKinneyMeanwhile the crew from Advanced Sports Labs, the MMA blood test industry leaders, was on hand throughout the weekend spreading the word about their many services.

Not to be overlooked, while Intimidation was in attendance at the Arnold the crew was also sponsoring Rocktagon 24 in Cleveland, Ohio. Intimidation recently signed on with Rocktagon as the MMA promotion continues their expansion across the USA with another event in April held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also in action was sponsored American Top Team product Oscar Delgado as he improved his pro record to 6-2 with a 1st round KO of Byron Byrd at CFA 10 near Miami, Florida. Luke Jernigan with Urijah FaberIntimidation Clothing remains busy as their Indiana crew will be staying close to home for Hook N Shoot in Evansville, IN on Saturday, March 9th.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 80 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

Eye, Rogers, Zachrich, Chapman & Spohn to sign autographs at Intimidation’s booth at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus

February 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Athlete Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is known as one of the fastest rising brands in the combat sports industry, and that will be on display yet again at the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival. Top ranked female MMA fighter Jessica Eye, Bellator knockout artist Brian Rogers, TUF 7 and Bellator vet Luke Zachrich, fast-rising undefeated bantamweight star Isaiah Chapman and Bellator vet and former NAAFS Champion Dan Spohn are all expected to be at the Intimidation Clothing booth #110 at the event at scheduled times during the three day event. Jessica Eye MMAThe 2013 Arnold Sports Festival will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, at 400 North High Street, on Friday, March 1st through Sunday, March 3rd. Actual dates and times for each fighters’ appearance will be released at a later date online here at IntimidationMMA.com and will be announced on the Intimidation Clothing Facebook and Twitter accounts (@IntimidationMMA).

The #1 ranked female mixed martial artist in the world at 125 pounds, Jessica “Evil” Eye is not stranger to Ohio MMA fans, but her rise to national prominence has come after a thrilling submission win over Zoila Gurgel in December 2012. The quick submission of the former Bellator champion came in under a minute of cage time and put to rest many of the harsh words thrown her way by the outspoken Gurgel. A product of Strong Style Martial Arts in Independence, Ohio, Eye is 3-0 fighting for Bellator MMA and will be in action again in April in Atlantic City as she looks to continue her 6-fight win streak.

luke-zachrich_300Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers, formerly known as “The Predator” for his post fight celebration, added the word “professional” to his nickname thanks to his former career as a special education teacher and his recent abundance of red carpet public appearances. In recent months the Bellator MMA middleweight walked the red carpet at the MTV Music Awards and at the World MMA Awards where his Bellator 61 flying knee knockout of Vitor Vianna was up for 2012 Knockout of the Year. Now 10-5 as a pro, The Strong Style Martial Arts product remains one of the most exciting middleweights in the sport today.

Known best for his time on The Ultimate Fighter Season 7, Luke Zachrich is a businessman, coach and professional MMA fighter. The owner of the Ronin Training Center in Columbus, Ohio, Zachrich has built an incredibly successful pro and amateur fight team since the gym opened in 2011as the gym has featured many big names to come through the door including UFC Welterweight Matt Brown and former NFL linebacker and Ohio State football star Andy Katzenmoyer. Before the UVC 20 win over Nick Kraus, Zachrich was last seen inside the cage at Bellator 16 in the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season 2 Middleweight Tournament.

Isaiah Chapman MMAThe owner of one of the most fitting nicknames in the sport, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman is truly a beast at 135lbs. Training out of Rock Hard MMA and Unique Fitness in Akron, an official Intimidation dealer, Chapman is already a black belt in Judo, an accomplished boxer and was a decorated amateur wrestler. In addition to being on the winning end of the 2012 Ohio MMA Fight of the Year by OHMMA.com, Chapman was named the Intimidation Clothing Athlete of the Month for February 2013. He is slated to be back in action on March 30th in Canton for the NAAFS as he looks to improve on his 4-0 pro record.

Dan “Dragon” Spohn is just a few days removed from adding another win to his record as the 4-time Bellator veteran made his debut for the Columbus-based Ultimate Victory Challenge (UVC) promotion. Spohn has been sponsored by Intimidation in each of his fights for the past two years and along with Rogers was one of the sponsored fighters at the Intimidation booth at the Arnold Sports Festival a year ago. Now 7-3 as a pro, the former NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion returned to teaching at Buckeye MMA and is expected to return to action before the summer as he looks to stay busy and once again get a shot at the big stage.

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.

Throughout the 2013 Arnold Sports Festival, the Intimidation booth also expects to be visited by a variety of other sponsored athletes including UFC vet Sean Salmon, TUF vet Casey Dyer, UVC 22 winners Tim Dunn & Isaac Steele, Indiana’s own Bobby Emmons, Robby Malof of Limitless Athletics near Cincinnati and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & training gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 80 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Intimidation Clothing products can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com and fans can follow the marketing wing of the company on Twitter, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM. Follow Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Jessica Eye & Isaiah Chapman photos courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

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