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

April 17, 2014 by  
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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.

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 fast rising bantamweight Cornelius Godfrey at UVC 23 in Columbus, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that it will sponsor rising bantamweight prospect Cornelius Godfrey (7-1) in his UVC debut at UVC 23: Invasion on Friday, May 10th. Godfrey is set to take on Corey Simmons in a featured professional bantamweight contest at the event.

Cornelius Godfrey MMAA native of West Virginia now training in Columbus, OH (7-1 pro, 12-2 amateur) completed his amateur MMA career in December 2010 making his pro debut at the Intimidation sponsored Spartan FC event in May 2011. As an a amateur Godfrey won two titles before adding to his resume as a pro winning the Spartan FC bantamweight title in 2012 and defending the belt by defeating TUF alum BJ Ferguson in January 2013. Now 7-1 as a pro, Godfrey was recently named the #1 bantamweight in the state by the May 2013 Ohio MMA Rankings at OHMMA.com.

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. Godfrey joins main event competitor Luke Zachrich and co-headliner Dan Spohn as well as pros Joe Heiland and Matt Anderson 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 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 sponsor lightweight Joe Heiland in featured bout at UVC 23 on May 10th in Columbus, Ohio

May 2, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is excited to announce that it will once against sponsor lightweight “Smokin” Joe Heiland, as he travels to Columbus for the first time to make his UVC debut at UVC 23: Invasion on May 10th. Heiland (8-2-1) is set to take on Michigan native Augusta “Ice Ice Baby” Tindall (3-2) in a featured professional lightweight contest at the event.

Joe Heiland vs Julian Lane at Bellator 66After spending a year and a half away from MMA, Heiland returned to action in 2012 and has won 2 of 3 bouts since returning to the cage. He is also now a Bellator veteran, as the Strong Style Fight Team member continues to train with notable fighters Stipe Miocic, Brian Rogers, Forrest Petz, Jessica Eye, and more in Cleveland. He also serves as a special education teacher by day and is one of the fastest rising lightweight prospects in MMA.

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. Main event competitor Luke Zachrich and co-headliner Dan Spohn 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 sponsor American Grappling Challenge on May 11 in Columbus, Ohio

May 1, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming American Grappling Challenge event on May 11 in Columbus, Ohio. The event, which takes place in conjunction with UVC 23 on May 10 the night before, will feature several super fights with some of the top grapplers in the Midwest. The sponsorship continues Intimidation’s growth into sports outside of MMA, as the organization has sponsored several seminars, boxing events, grapplers and even a rodeo cowboy.

logo-agc_250Owned and operated by jiu-jitsu black belt Dustin Ware, the American Grappling Challenge started more than 6 years ago as the Ohio Grappling Challenge but has since grown and is one of the most well-known and respected grappling organizations in the country. The AGC’s mission and purpose is to provide a platform for competitors the chance to take part in a quality, customer centric, & highly competitive grappling competition.

Intimidation Clothing will also be in attendance at the event with a booth 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 sponsor Bellator and TUF 7 vet Luke Zachrich in UVC 23 main event in Columbus, Ohio

April 30, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of top Ohio middleweight Luke Zachrich in his upcoming headlining bout at UVC 23 on May 10. Zachrich (11-2) is set to take on Marcus Finch (7-6) in the main event in Columbus.

Luke Zachrich MMAA veteran of The Ultimate Fighter 7 and Bellator MMA, Zachrich is a native of Columbus who will make his second UVC appearance. The first appearance came at 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. 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.

Along with sponsoring Zachrich, Intimidation is also set to sponsor light heavyweight Dan Spohn in the evening’s co-main event against Aaron Mays. Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor of the UVC 23 event and will be on hand 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.

Intimidation Weekend Recap: Tony Kelley remains undefeated as Intimidation sponsors events & fighters across the USA

Not a weekend goes by when the Intimidation Clothing brand isn’t being represented somewhere across the U.S., a testament to the size of the fastest growing clothing brand in mixed martial arts. This past weekend was no different, as Intimidation sponsored three events in two different states and Intimidation sponsored fighters went 6-2 in fights that took place in three different states.

Roning Fight TeamAs always, Intimidation was a title sponsor for the NAAFS: Combat Challenge 24 event, which took place on Saturday night in Akron. Intimidation fighters from the GriffonRawl Academy went 2-1 on the night, including a win by Joe Callari in one of the evening’s featured bouts. Josh Belle was also welcomed to the official GR fight team with a submission win in his debut. Evolve MMA’s Jon Looft along with Strong Style’s JT Miller and Mad Dog Fight Team members Tony Bonacci and Chris Varner also picked up wins at the event.

Intimidation also sponsored the ShoFIGHT event in Branson, Missouri, which was one of the nation’s biggest MMA events, as it took place during a block party in the popular destination town.

Intimidation sponsored fighters from Ronin Training Center went 3-0 at the Absolute Action MMA event in Florence, Kentucky, as Derek Morgan, Jamie Klein, and Vanessa Demoupoulos all earned victories at the event. Intimidation sponsored pro Luke Zachrich was also in attendance to promote his upcoming UVC 23 main event against Marcus Finch in Columbus, and the two were involved in a shoving match during their square off in the cage.

Tony Kelley MMAIntimidation sponsored fighters also went 1-1 at the inaugural Hilia Fights event in Louisiana, which was shown on Fight Now TV. MTV “Caged” star Tony Kelley picked up yet another win, moving his professional record to 2-0. Sammy Smith Jr. was unable to pull off the win in the main event, as he dropped a heavyweight title fight to unbeaten opponent Chaz Morgan.

This weekend, Intimidation will serve as a title sponsor for the Rocktagon 25 event in Cleveland, Ohio.

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.

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

April 29, 2013 by  
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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.

Intimidation to sponsor Bellator vet Dan Spohn in UVC 23 co-main event in Columbus, Ohio

April 28, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of light heavyweight standout Dan “Dragon” Spohn as he returns to action co-headliner at UVC 23. Spohn (7-3) is set to take on Missouri product Aaron Mays (3-2) in the co-feature on May 10th in Columbus, Ohio.

Dan Spohn MMA - BellatorSpohn will make his second appearance for UVC, as he headlined UVC 22 in February where he earned a second round submission over Rob Morrow to snap a 3-fight losing streak. The former NAAFS champion competed 4 times in Bellator, including the second fastest KO in Bellator history with a 9-second knockout of Dane Bonnigson in his organizational debut at Bellator 51 in September 2010. A black belt in traditional karate, Spohn now makes his home in Columbus and holds victories over notable fighter Josh Hendricks, John Hawk and current NAAFS champion Josh Stansbury.

In addition to sponsoring Spohn, Intimidation is also set to sponsor Bellator and TUF 7 veteran Luke Zachrich in his main event bout against Marcus Finch as well as other select pro and amateur fighters. Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor for UVC 23, and will be in attendance 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.