Intimidation Clothing to sponsor & sell at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event in Canton, Ohio

October 2, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 8 event, which takes place on October 4th in Canton, Ohio. Intimidation has long been a sponsor of NAAFS, which continues to be one of the best organizations in the state of Ohio. The event takes place at the Canton Civic Center and is one of the organization’s biggest annual events.

LocalMMA01_400x300The NAAFS has produced many top fighters through its annual amateur tournaments, and many of them will be competing as professionals on this card. In the main event, Cody Stevens (11-7-1) will return to the NAAFS for the first time in more than six years, as he challenges Frank Caraballo (13-7) for the organization’s featherweight title. Stevens never lost the NAAFS title after defeating Donny Walker to win it in 2008, but he has fought all around the world since then. Both fighters have been sponsored by Intimidation in the past.

Another pro title will be on the line in the co-main event, as Team Intimidation alum Antonio Castillo Jr. (8-4) challenges Bellator MMA veteran Bryan Goldsby (18-14) for the NAAFS bantamweight title. And another Intimidation alum will also be in action, as Cody Garbrandt (4-0) takes on Charlie Stanford (5-2) in a highly anticipated 135-pound matchup. Intimidation sponsored StrongStyle heavyweight “Big” John Hawk (9-5, pictured left) is also back in action, as he’ll face Bobby Brents (14-4).

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAMultiple other Intimidation alums are also on the card, including undefeated pro Wes Hanson (3-0), pro debutante Jeff Hughes (0-0), and more.

Intimidation will also be on hand with an official booth selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts, and more.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing Ohio based 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: Chapman, Comer, Hawk, Morrow, Rozewski & Zomcik highlight record weekend for Intimidation at Colosseum Combat & Driven MMA events

March 1st marked one of the biggest days in Intimidation Clothing history, with three events sponsored in three different states and multiple fighters also representing the brand in action. Sponsoring two of the most successful and respected Local MMA promotions in the Midwest, Colosseum Combat MMA in Indiana and Driven MMA (powered by the NAAFS) in Ohio, the Intimidation brand was once again the most visible supporter of Local MMA in the region.

Jessica Zomcik WMMA The Intimidation crew was on hand at the inaugural Driven MMA event in Canton, Ohio, where fans flocked to the official booth all night while sponsored fighters went 5-2 inside the cage. The all professional event featured 12 bouts, including victories by the likes of Team Intimidaton’s “Big” John Hawk, Jessica “The Zombie” Zomcik, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman, George “Bonesaw” Comer and Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski. In addition, five Intimidation alums fought on the card with Tony Castillo, Jr., Maxim Grishin, Reggie Parks and Wes Hanson all picking up wins.

Hawk picked up a victory in his first appearance at heavyweight since 2011, as the 3-time Bellator MMA veteran moved to 9-5 overall with a unanimous decision win over fellow Intimidation sponsored heavyweight William “King” Penn (7-4). One of two fighters with his Intimidation signature tee on sale at the event, Hawk is a mainstay with Team Intimidation as a product of Strong Style in MMA.

Zomcik – who sported the “I ♥ #WMMA” tee on her way to the cage – was successful in her pro debut, as the Evolve MMA product picked up where she left off in her amateur career with a 5th straight win overall since switching camps to Evolve MMA. Isaiah Chapman MMAZomcik (pictured, right) completed her 9-3 amateur MMA career by winning the Tuff-N-Uff Women’s 145lb Tournament in November and is starting to be seen nationally as one of the top prospects in Women’s MMA.

Chapman (pictured, left) made his return to the cage in nearly a year after an injury, and picked up a unanimous decision over Charles Stanford (4-2) to move to 5-1 overall. With his Intimidation signature tee on display and for sale throughout the night, Chapman, a long-time member of Team Intimidation, got back on track after ending his amateur career at 12-1 and starting his pro career at 4-0.

Comer continued his run as the most consistent lightweight in Ohio, as he moved to 4-1 overall with a dominant 3-round submission victory over Anthony Morgan (3-1). After a 9-0 amateur career saw Comer struggle to finish his opponents, it is apparent that his training at GriffonRawl MMA is paying off as he scored his third finish in four pro wins.

Kyle Rozewski MMAAnd finally, Rozewski (pictured, right) picked up a win with a first round triangle submission over fellow Team Intimidation member Dustin Kempf. Rozewski, who signed an expanded sponsorship deal with Intimidation earlier this year, earned his fourth win in five fights with each of the four wins coming via stoppage.

Meanwhile, at the sponsored Colosseum Combat XXVIII event in Kokomo, Indiana, sponsored fighter Robert “The Destroyer” Morrow (13-15) successfully defended his light heavyweight title, as he moved to 7-3 in his last 10 fights with a first round TKO victory over Keith Smetana. The win earned him the “Performance of the Night” honors from BluegrassMMA, who were there covering the event. While Intimidation planned to have multiple others fighters sponsored at the event, between injuries and no-show opponents, Morrow was the lone fighter sponsored on the night.

Finally, Intimidation sponsored the Cashfeddy Fight League, a newly-formed Michigan MMA promotion in Grand Rapids.

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

 

Photos courtesy of ShootItMMA.com

Weekend Recap: Rozewski & Hanson impress as Intimidation continues sponsorship of NAAFS, Art of War MMA events

Intimidation Clothing continues to be the country’s biggest supporter of local MMA, and that much was evident in the sponsoring of two major local events in two Midwestern states over the weekend, as well as multiple fighters.

Tony Castillo & Dustin KempfNAAFS: Caged Vengeance 14 took place in Carrollton, Ohio, and Intimidation Clothing was on hand yet again. In addition to serving as a title sponsor for the event, Intimidation also sponsored the winners in both professional bouts, as Kyle Rozewski and Wes Hanson were both victorious. Rozewski (3-3) evened his pro record in the co-main event, as he submitted Rhett Northcraft (1-4) with a rear naked choke after dropping him with a head kick. In the main event, Wes Hanson (1-0) stopped Chaz Holloway (0-1) with a guillotine choke after a back-and-forth bout. Scheduled to fight in the night’s main event, Dustin Kempf (pictured, right with Tony Castillo) saw his opponent withdraw with an injury the week of the fight. Check out a full recap of the Caged Vengeance 14 event on the Ohio MMA News website.

Art of War 7 took place in Indianapolis, and Intimidation was on hand selling at its official booth as a continued sponsor of events by Mad Wolf Promotions. Intimidation sponsored amateur Cameron VanCamp earned the lightweight title by defeating Markus Hall via rear naked choke in the first round, and Dustin Parrish dropped an extremely close split decision to Sean Fallon in the main event in what was perhaps the most anticipated amateur bout in Indiana MMA history. For a full recap of the Art of War 7 event, check out the Bluegrass MMA website.

Intimidation will be back in action with two events this weekend, as the crew will travel to Athens, Ohio for UVC 25 at the Athens County Fair. Also sponsored will be the American Grappling Challenge event near Akron and a Saturday night MMA event from Victorium MMA in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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.

Beebe, Chapman & Taylor score wins for Team Intimidation at big events in the Midwest

December 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing had yet another successful weekend, with sponsored fighters picking up wins in three different events in two states. Isaiah Chapman MMAIsaiah Chapman, Torrance Taylor, and Chase Beebe picked up wins in the professional ranks as all represented the popular clothing brand en route to victories, moving each a little further up the MMA ladder.

Intimidation Clothing sponsored both the top-ranked bantamweight and top-ranked lightweight in the state of Ohio at NAAFS: Night of Champions 2012, and both came away victorious with stoppage wins. Isaiah Chapman moved his unbeaten professional record to 4-0 with a second round guillotine submission over Dustin Kempf, who was also sponsored by Intimidation. The fight was a clear favorite for Fight of the Year in the state of Ohio, and “The Beast” remains perhaps the top bantamweight prospect in the United States. Known as “The Tyrant,” Taylor picked up his second TKO victory of the year after being out for an extended period to finish school. The Cleveland native stopped Gino DiGiulio in the second round of a back-and-forth bout in the co-main event at Night of Champions.

At Flawless Fighting Championships 2 in Chicago, Intimidation-sponsored fighter Chase Beebe picked up a unanimous decision over The Ultimate Fighter 15 alum Chris Tickle in the night’s co-main event. Torrance Taylor MMABeebe moved his overall record to 24-7-1 and won for the sixth straight time; he also stayed unbeaten while being sponsored by the Intimidation brand. On the same card, Garrett Gross suffered a disappointing loss but had a great performance.

Intimidation Clothing also sponsored several amateurs at events in the Midwest with JT Miller and Wes Hanson at the NAAFS event. Also sponsored was top-ranked Ohio amateur heavyweight Tim Dunn in the main event at OFC 14 near Columbus, as “Fatboy” picked up a first round TKO to extend his winning streak to four in a row. With his final amateur bout and a 11-2 ammy record now behind him, Dunn expects to turn pro in February.

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.

 

Photos courtesy of CCR Photography & OHMMA.com

Comer, Heiland, Baker score wins on successful weekend for Intimidation sponsored pro & ammy fighters

June 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News

It was another successful weekend for Intimidation Clothing with the company selling in Cleveland and sponsored fighters having success across the USA. With a variety of sponsorships including several pro and ammy fighters competing across the country, Intimidation continues to show why the brand is one of the fastest growing in the MMA & combat sports industry. Here is a quick look at a few of the winners:

George Comer MMAPros:

Fighting for the second time in 7 weeks, “Smokin” Joe Heiland returned to his winning ways with a split decision win over Andrew Osborne at NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats VIII in Cleveland, Ohio. A member of the Strong Style Fight Team, Heiland improved to 7-2-1 as a pro.

Undefeated featherweight prospect Josh Baker remained perfect scoring a unanimous decision win over Brett Shoenfelt. Now 4-0, Baker has won all four of those fights since turning pro in early 2012 as he was sponsored by both Intimidation Clothing and Foundation Fight Company in this fight.

A 2-time NAAFS Amateur Champion, George Comer‘s name was one NAAFS fans were used to see as he dominated during his amateur career. But time off for training and school along with a loss in his pro debut last August left the GriffonRawl product in the “what have you done for me lately category.” In one of the most impressive performances of the night, George Comer (pictured, left) scored a 2nd round rear naked choke win over Khama Worthy, who was also sponsored by Intimidation, to improve to 1-1 as a pro after a stellar 9-0 amateur career.

Amateurs:

Fan favorite Cody Garbrandt was back in action for the first time since February in a amateur boxing match that saw Garbrandt score a TKO win. The Strong Style Fight Team/Old School Boxing product listened to boxing coach Joe Delguyd and will focus on MMA again with plans to compete again later this summer.

Sarah McLeod MMAAnother Intimidation sponsored amateur MMA fighter with huge potential, “Wild Wild” Wes Hanson improved to 7-0 as an ammy. The featherweight prospect from West Virginia scored a 1st round submission win in just 28 seconds fighting in Oklahoma to win the XFL ammy 145 lb title.

Sponsored for the first time by the Intimidation brand, Sarah McLeod (pictured) put in one of her best performances inside the cage. Fighting in the amateur feature fight in a 115 pound bout McLeod scored a decisive unanimous decision and later told the crowd that one week after competing in in MMA she would be competing in a bikini contest.

Shane Valko is a name that the Cleveland MMA market had not heard of before Saturday. But to those in the know in the MMA and wrestling communities, Valko is a 2010 National Championship at 133 lbs, a former four-time National Qualifier and three-time All-American. Making his NAAFS debut, Valko used his speed and wrestling ability to stop Ryan Arce in the 1st round via rear naked choke and improve to 5-0.

Two of the top amateur heavyweights in the state of Ohio, Tim Dunn and Jeff Hughes, were both in action in opposite corners of the state. Jeff Hughes, a product of the fast-growing Evolve Fight Team in Medina, admitted that it was not one of his better performances but scored a unanimous decision over James Rankin at the NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats VIII event in Cleveland. Meanwhile, fighting in Cincinnati at the “American MMA Ohio Championships,” Tim Dunn scored a stoppage after his opponent sustained an injury. With the wins Hughes improved to 10-2 while Dunn also improved to 10-2.

Strong Style Fight Team amateur JT Miller improved to 2-0 scoring a fast TKO win over Cameron Duncan in the first fight of the night at the NAAFS: Fight Nite in the Flats event in Cleveland, Ohio. Fighting in front of his hometown crowd, the former Cleveland State wrestler trained with Intimidation sponsored Bellator star Brian “The Predator” Rogers for the fight and it seems to have paid off nicely.

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 having been featured on multiple events on MTV2 and HDNet in recent months. 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 IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.