#LocalMMA Monday: Colosseum Combat MMA

June 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Local / Regional MMA, News

Mixed martial arts events have been popping up across the country in cities big and small, with varying levels of success. Typically when you see an event in a smaller city you expect a smaller show, but that’s not the case in Kokomo, Indiana (population: 45,000).

Mark Slater - Colosseum Combat MMAColosseum Combat MMA is arguably the best organization in the state of Indiana, and it became so while operating solely in the state’s 13th largest city. Colosseum Combat has become a go-to for top amateur and professional fighters alike, and the “little organization that could” regularly attracts some of the best regional talent available in the Midwest.

Owner and promoter Mark Slater has helped grow the organization to become one of the best regional events in the country, with highlights regularly shown on AXS TV’s “Inside MMA.”

Slater took over as owner in 2009 after the organization was launched by Jay Martin in 2006.

“Jay had built a good reputation for the organization so it was easy to start where he left off and grow the promotion each show,” Slater said. He’ll run his 20th show as owner – Colosseum Combat’s 30th overall – on October 11th, once again in Kokomo.

Colosseum Combat MMA girlsAlso acting as the promotion’s matchmaker, Slater has attracted some of the best regional talent to the organization throughout the years. UFC and Bellator MMA veteran Ryan Thomas is the organization’s current welterweight champion, and fighters like current UFC star Anthony Lapsley, UFC veteran Shamar Bailey, former WEC champion Chase Beebe, World Series of Fighting star Carson Beebe, and TUF veterans Dustin Neace, Daniel Head, and Casey Dyer have all competed inside the Colosseum Combat cage.

In addition to the big show veterans, regional stars like James Porter, Johnathan Ivey, Nick Kraus, Rob Morrow and Team Intimidation stars Bobby Emmons and Danny Surface have all graced Colosseum Combat MMA’s cage in the past.

With well-balanced matchmaking and ever-increasing fan support, Colosseum Combat stands out as a big-time player on the local MMA scene.

When asked about the reason for his success, Slater had this to say, “[Colosseum Combat] is a local MMA show where fighters can fight in front of a nice crowd in a professional setting.”

 

By David McKinney
Intimidation Interactive Media Staff Writer

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor former WEC Champion Chase Beebe at Bellator 90

February 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe at Bellator 90. Chase Beebe MMAA three-time Bellator veteran, Beebe was formerly the #1-ranked 135-pound fighter in the world. Beebe will face Travis Marx (19-4 MMA, 1-1 BFC) in a bantamweight tournament qualifier bout.

Chase Beebe (24-7-1, 2-1 Bellator) began his pro MMA career in 2006 and proceeded to win 11 of his first 12 fights winning the WEC Bantamweight belt at WEC 26. Following a successful defense at WEC 30, Beebe lost his belt to Miguel Torres at WEC 32. After a rough patch that saw his pro record fall to 11-6 overall, Beebe has gone 11-1-1 in his last 13 fights and is currently riding a 6-fight win streak. Chase Beebe is the older brother of fellow Intimidation-sponsored Carson Beebe as the popular brand has sponsored both Beebe brothers multiple times in the past year plus.

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 regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. 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 IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Bryan “The Beast” Baker live on Spike TV in Bellator welterweight semifinals

February 15, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of Bryan “The Beast” Baker in the semifinals of the Bellator Season 8 Welterweight Tournament. Baker steps in as an alternate to take on Douglas Lima in the semifinals at Bellator 90 next week which will air live on Spike TV at 10 pm ET on Thursday, February 21st.

Bryan Baker MMAThis will be the first time that Intimidation sponsors “The Beast,” who has an overall record of 18-4 including an 8-3 record in Bellator. Originally a middleweight, Baker made it to the finals of the Season 2 middleweight tournament before losing to current champion Alexander Shlemenko. Then he made it to the Season 5 middleweight tournament semifinals before dropping to welterweight and entering the Season 6 Welterweight Tournament, where he again made the finals before losing to Karl Amoussou.

Also known for surviving leukemia, Baker is a fan favorite and immediately enters as one of the favorites to take the welterweight tournament crown despite being an alternate. Throughout his six year pro MMA career, Baker has fought for the WEC, King of the Cage, the MFC and of course Bellator. While in the WEC, Baker went 2-1 with his lone loss being a short-notice fight with perennial UFC top contender Chael Sonnen.

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 70 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.

 

Photo Credit: Bellator MMA

Intimidation to sponsor former WEC Champion Chase Beebe at Flawless FC 2 in Chicago this weekend

December 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe at Flawless Fighting Championship 2 this weekend in Chicago. Chase Beebe MMAA three-time Bellator veteran, Beebe was formerly the #1-ranked 135-pound fighter in the world. Beebe will face The Ultimate Fighter 15 veteran Chris Tickle in the evening’s co-main event.

Chase Beebe (23-7-1) began his pro MMA career in 2006 and proceeded to win 11 of his first 12 fights winning the WEC Bantamweight belt at WEC 26. After a successful defense at WEC 30, Beebe lost his belt to Miguel Torres at WEC 32. After a rough patch that saw his pro record fall to 11-6 overall, Beebe has gone 9-1-1 in his last 11 fights and is currently riding a 5-fight win streak. Chase Beebe is the older brother of Intimidation-sponsored Carson Beebe.

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 regularly being featured on multiple sporting events on MTV2, FUEL TV, EpixHD, AXS TV and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet/AXS TV. In addition to over 70 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. 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 IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

Photo courtesy of Hexlinc Photography.

Beebe, Brents, Castillo & Veal highlight successful weekend for Intimidation across the Midwest

November 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing had yet another banner weekend, as Intimidation sponsored pro fighters across the Midwest. Tony Castillo vs Bobby Emmons - NAAFSMatt “Kid Lightning” Veal (10-8), Antonio “The Mexican Muscle” Castillo Jr. (5-4), Chase “The Rage” Beebe (23-8-1), and Tamikka “Boom Boom” Brents (1-0) all picked up victories, as well as several sponsored amateur fighters including Quinton Cooperider (9-0) at the NAAFS event in Columbus. Also, Pastor David Bever Jr. had an inspiring performance while fighting for a good cause in his MMA debut despite losing via submission in the second round.

Canadian featherweight Matt Veal (@KidLightning86) moved his record to 9-1 while competing in Minnesota, as he earned a first round submission over Benly Xamonty at the Intimidation-sponsored Driller MMA/SEG event in South Burnsville, MN. A Bellator veteran, “Kid Lightning” has now earned stoppages in nine of his ten career victories, including seven submissions.

Castillo (@LaMexicanMuscle) earned a dominant unanimous decision victory over Bobby Emmons in the main event at the Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS Caged Fury 20 event in Columbus, Ohio. A rising star in the featherweight division, Castillo is now 3-1 in his last four bouts, with his lone loss coming to NAAFS featherweight champion Frank Caraballo in June. He’ll return to the cage in December against Casey Craft at “OCC: Seasons Beatings III” in Toledo, Ohio.

Intimidation also went 2-0 at the Fight Hard MMA event in St. Charles, Missouri, as Beebe (@ChaseBeebeMMA) and Brents (@BoomBoomBrents1) earned dominant first-round stoppages just outside of St. Louis. Quinton Cooperider MMAThe former WEC bantamweight champion Beebe won for the fifth time in a row, as he submitted Javon Wright with a rear naked choke in just 4:11. He’ll return to the cage in December against “The Ultimate Fighter 15” alum Chris Tickle in his native Chicago. Brents won her pro debut, as she made use of the now-legal elbows in pro MMA to earn a TKO over Jessica Halverson.

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 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 70 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 IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

Intimidation sponsored Beebe, Delgado & Duke score wins on busy weekend

It was yet another busy weekend for the Intimidation brand with sponsored fighters in action at multiple events across the USA and the Intimidation crew live at Bellator 75. The weekend began with Intimidation sponsoring three fighters and selling at Bellator 75 near Chicago at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. UFC lightweight Daron Cruickshank with Intimidation CEO Luke JerniganWhile the event featured a variety of exciting fights, a multitude of well-known fighters stopped by the Intimidation booth throughout the night. That list included both Chase Beebe and Bo Harris, two Intimidation sponsored fighters who battled on the event’s preliminary card, as well as UFC lightweights Clay Guida and Daron Cruickshank, UFC & Bellator veteran Shonie Carter, TUF 16 welterweight Neil Magny, Intimidation sponsored rising star Carson Beebe and more.

Fighting in what was expected to be a tournament qualifier, former WEC Bantamweight Champion Chase Beebe scored a decisive win over long-time Intimidation sponsored Bo Harris (7-4-1, 1-1 Bellator). Beebe (2-1 Bellator), who fell via spilt decision at Bellator 51 to Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament winner Marcos Galvao, looks to make his mark on the Bellator promotion and build on his hot streak that includes a 9-1-1 mark in his past 11 fights. Beebe is a veteran of the Intimidation sponsored XFO and Colosseum Combat promotions now holding a 22-8-1 pro record.Shane Conner & Neil Magny at the Intimidation booth

Recently signed to an expanded deal with the Intimidation brand, rising female star Jessamyn Duke proved worthy of the hype. The Kentucky native improved to 2-0 as a pro as she won yet again on an Invicta card, this time topping Marciea Allen (1-1) via 1st round submission (Armbar). A former amateur champ for Tuff-N-Uff and Absolute Action MMA, Duke was 5-2 as an amateur and is now 7-2 overall.

Meanwhile, fighting at the CFA 8 event in Coral Gables, Florida, Intimidation sponsored Oscar Delgado improved to 5-2 as a pro as he topped fellow light heavyweight Roy Jones. The American Top Team product won for the 3rd time in four fights scoring his fifth 1st round TKO win.

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 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 70 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 IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like the Intimidation brand on Facebook and follow Intimidation on Twitter.

 

 

Intimidation to sponsor Carson Beebe at Colosseum Combat XXI in Kokomo, Indiana

May 8, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of highly ranked bantamweight Carson Beebe (10-1) at Colosseum Combat XXI in Kokomo, Indiana. The sponsorship of Beebe comes along with an expanded sponsorship deal with the Colosseum Combat MMA promotion which includes sponsorship of Saturday’s event as well as local fighters Bobby Emmons (3-1 pro) and Jacob Hurlock (5-1 amateur) as well as David Maldonado, The Complete Cutman, who is scheduled to work the event. The Colosseum Combat XXI event will take place at the Kokomo Event Center in Kokomo, Indiana, on Saturday, May 12th.

Carson Beebe (10-1), who started his career at 6-0, will look for his 5th straight win as he faces Brady Hovermale (5-2) in a bantamweight bout. Beebe, the younger brother of former WEC Bantamweight Champion Chase Beebe, will fight on the same card as his older brother as Chase is scheduled to fight in the night’s main event. Carson Beebe appeared briefly on The Ultimate Fighter 14, and while he did not make it past the first round to get into the house, he has since won four straight fights entering Saturday’s event.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & fight gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and regularly seen on MTV2 at Bellator events. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA fight shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.

Intimidation to sponsor Eric Schambari live on HDNet at Legacy FC 8 in Houston, Texas

September 13, 2011 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce their sponsorship of Eric Schambari live on HDNet in the co-main event at Legacy FC 8. Schambari, a pro since 2005, is a Bellator and WEC veteran and will fight for the Legacy Fighting Championship promotion for the first time. The LFC 8 event will take place on Friday, September 16th with the live televised bouts airing on HDNet beginning at 10 pm ET.

Schambari (15-3) will look to bounce back from a June 2011 loss to Anthony Smith at a C3 Fights event and pickup his 4th win in his last 5 fights. He has spent time fighting for the WEC and Bellator in his pro MMA career scoring 2-1 records with both organizations. He will meet another Bellator veteran in Andrew Craig (5-0) in a middleweight bout which will serve as the co-main event on HDNet. In addition to the sponsorship of Schambari, Intimidation Clothing has also announced the sponsorship of 12-year MMA veteran Pete Spratt in the Legacy FC 8 main event as well.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA style clothing & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA. In addition to over 50 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts, the company is also becoming known for their premium-quality MMA fight shorts, rashguards and more available online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation on Facebook and follow Intimidation Clothing on Twitter @IntimidationMMA.