Intimidation continues long-time sponsorship of “Big” John Hawk at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 in Canton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of veteran fighter “Big” John Hawk, as he prepares to face rising MMA star Curt Lemmon (4-0) in a heavyweight title bout at the upcoming NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 16 event on March 7th Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk MMAHawk (10-5) continues his run in his return to heavyweight, as his victory over William Penn in March 2014 was the first fight for the former NAAFS heavyweight champ in the division since 2010. He then followed up that win with a victory over Bobby Brents at NAAFS: Rock ‘N Rumble 8 last October. Hawk has become known as one of the most durable fighters in the sport, including racking up a 2-1 win under the Bellator MMA banner with an upset win over Marcus Vanttinen at Bellator 66 highlighting his time in the organization.

Hawk will look to become the NAAFS heavyweight champion for the second time, as he won the title with a victory over Joe McCall in 2010 before dropping to light heavyweight. The title was then won by and later vacated by Intimidation alum Stipe Miocic when he signed with the UFC in 2011.

Hawk is a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio and comes in looking for his fifth win in seven outings. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Hawk is an outspoken member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, which is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer.

John Hawk & Brian Rogers MMAHawk has not one but two signature t-shirts from Intimidation, including the original gray and an updated red signature shirt that was released in June. It was one of the most popular items at the Intimidation booth at the Fight Nite in the Flats 10 event in Cleveland last June, and Hawk wasn’t even competing on the card.

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Intimidation Clothing now offers signature shirts for more than 20 different fighters, including Brian Rogers, Jessamyn Duke, Jason Dent, Donny Walker, Jessica Eye, Mark Cherico, Forrest Petz, Ken Shamrock, Wes Sims, and more.

Intimidation alums Isaiah “The Beast”  Chapman and Antonio Castillo Jr. were also expected to be in action at the March 7th event, fighting for the NAAFS bantamweight title. UFC veteran Branden Hinkle will also be in action on the same night, as he will be competing in a boxing event in West Virginia while another long-time Intimidation alum Dan Spohn will be fighting on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA inspired lifestyle apparel 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.

 

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Intimidation Clothing to sponsor & sell at inaugural Driven MMA event March 1st in Canton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming inaugural Driven MMA event, which takes place on March 1 at the Canton Civic Center in Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAOne of the most exciting new organizations in the country, Driven MMA will provide the first all-pro card in the state of Ohio since December 2012, when PurgatoryFS 10 took place in Toledo. Driven MMA, a partner of the Intimidation-sponsored NAAFS, aspires to be the world’s preeminent feeder league for UFC – and the world’s most forward thinking digital fight company.

The fight card is one of the best in the Buckeye State in years, with multiple big show veterans and up-and-coming prospects littering the card. In the main event, former Bellator MMA tournament finalist Dan Hornbuckle (20-7) will take on Cincinnati product and Strikeforce/Bellator MMA veteran Dom Steele (10-4). UFC veteran Rodney Wallace (19-7-1) looks to give Intimidation-sponsored Strong Style MMA product Maxim Grishin (14-6) his toughest test to date, as the two light heavyweights will serve as the night’s co-main event.

The card also features a host of Team Intimidation fighters, including rising featherweight Kyle “Kyote” Rozewski, former NAAFS heavyweight champion and Bellator MMA vet “Big” John Hawk, Bellator MMA veteran William Penn, pro debuting top-ranked amateur female Jessica “The Zombie” Zomcik, top bantamweight prospect Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman, veteran lightweight George “Bonesaw” Comer and featherweight Dustin Kempf, and Grishin, one of the top rising light heavyweight prospects in the sport.

Intimidation - Local MMAAlong with sponsoring the event and many of the night’s top fighters, Intimidation will also be on hand selling its popular brand of t-shirts, hats, hoodies, fight shorts and more with an official booth. The event serves as part of the huge March 1st date for Intimidation, which could be one of the biggest in company history.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA inspired lifestyle clothing & training 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.

 

Photo credit: Mike Wrobel, ShootItMMA.com

Intimidation to sponsor Bellator MMA vet William Penn at Driven MMA in Canton, Ohio

February 21, 2014 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Bellator MMA veteran William Penn in his upcoming heavyweight bout at the inaugural Driven MMA event on March 1 in Canton, Ohio. Penn (7-3) is set to take on fellow Team Intimidation member and former NAAFS heavyweight champ John Hawk (8-5) in one of the night’s most anticipated bouts.

William Penn MMAIntimidation has long been a supporter of Indiana’s Penn, who comes in riding a 4-fight winning streak. Although he has won his last 4 bouts, the Detroit native hasn’t competed since earning a first round TKO over Strikeforce veteran Jason Riley at NFC 7 in June 2012. Since then, his luck has been terrible as he has had multiple bouts cancelled. Penn also holds a knockout victory over UFC veteran Josh Hendricks, and his losses all came to notable opponents: current UFC star Stipe Miocic, former Sambo world champion Blagoi Ivanov, and tough veteran Raymond Lopez in his pro debut.

Penn will be one of a host of fighters sporting the Intimidation brand during the Driven MMA event, including Kyle Rozewski, John Hawk, Maxim Grishin, Jessica Zomcik, Isaiah Chapman, George Comer, and Dustin Kempf. Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor for the 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 fight lifestyle clothing & MMA training 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.

Intimidation to sponsor veteran “Big” John Hawk at Driven MMA on March 1 in Canton, Ohio

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of veteran fighter “Big” John Hawk, as he prepares to face fellow Bellator MMA veteran William Penn (7-3) in a heavyweight bout at the inaugural Driven MMA event on March 1 in Canton, Ohio.

John Hawk & StrongStyle wearing Local MMAHawk (8-5) will make his first appearance in the heavyweight division since 2010, when he defeated Joe McCall at NAAFS: Caged Fury 9 to win the organization’s heavyweight title. Since then, he has become known as one of the most durable fighters in the light heavyweight division, including racking up a 2-1 win under the Bellator MMA banner with an upset win over Marcus Vanttinen at Bellator 66 highlighting his time in the organization.

Hawk is a fan favorite in Northeast Ohio and comes in looking for his fourth win in six outings. Known for his willingness to fight anybody at any time, Hawk is an outspoken member of the Strong Style Fight Team in Northeast Ohio, which is an official Intimidation Clothing dealer. Most recently, Hawk dropped unanimous decision in the NAAFS light heavyweight championship fight at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 7 last August, which was one of the best fights in the state during 2012. One of the top fighters in the Buckeye State, Hawk is also ranked as the No. 4 professional light heavyweight in Ohio by @OhioMMARankings.

John Hawk & Brian Rogers MMAHawk will be one of a host of fighters sporting the Intimidation brand during the Driven MMA event, including Kyle Rozewski, Maxim Grishin, William Penn, Jessica Zomcik, Isaiah Chapman, George Comer, and Dustin Kempf. Intimidation will also serve as a title sponsor for the 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 MMA clothing & training 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.

 

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Intimidation Clothing sponsored Dan “Dragon” Spohn returns to action in UVC 24 main event on July 27

July 15, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce that sponsored Bellator MMA veteran Dan “Dragon” Spohn will return to action in the main event at UVC 24: Impact on July 27 in Columbus, Ohio. Dan Spohn MMASpohn (8-3) will make his 3rd UVC appearance this year, as he bumps up to the heavyweight division for the first time as a pro to face fellow Bellator MMA veteran William “The King” Penn (7-3) in a massive bout.

Spohn is a 4-time Bellator MMA veteran, Spohn has earned back-to-back submission victories since making his UVC debut earlier this year. He started his pro MMA career at 6-0 which included a 9-second knockout victory over Dane Bonnigson at Bellator 51; the second fastest KO in Bellator MMA history. Spohn is also the former NAAFS Light Heavyweight Champion having earned that belt by defeating John Hawk in 2012.

I’m excited to fight for UVC again, especially at the Aladdin Shrine right here in Buckeye Country,” Spohn said in a recent UVC press release. “I’m actually happy about fighting at heavyweight. It will take a lot of the stress of cutting weight off. I’m a large 205 so this should be fun!

Dan Spohn @ Bellator 51Along with sponsoring Spohn and various other fighters, Intimidation Clothing will also serve as a title sponsor for the UVC 24 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 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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Ray Lopez in TWC title bout in Lansing, Michigan

September 21, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce their sponsorship of light heavyweight MMA fighter Ray Lopez in his title bout against Brendan Seguin this weekend at “TWC: Up Close and Personal” in Lansing, Michigan. Lopez sports a 7-3 professional record in his mixed martial arts career, including wins over Bellator vet William Penn, Strikeforce vet Marc Cofer, and UFC vet Chris Price. All seven of Lopez’s wins have come via stoppage, including five submissions and two knockouts.

Lopez broke onto the national scene last year when he took on former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski, but he has also competed for King of the Cage and the Intimidation-sponsored UVC during his career. Lopez also went 3-0 during his amateur career, and he faces Seguin, a 40-fight veteran who made his MMA debut in 2000.

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 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 Intimidation Clothing on Facebook and follow the Intimidation brand on Twitter.

Kirk, Penn & Stansbury score wins to highlight stellar weekend for Intimidation Clothing

The Intimidation brand was out in full force over the weekend sponsoring fighters in Minnesota, Ohio and West Virginia and had yet another great weekend. In addition to selling at Bellator 71 in Chester, West Virginia, at an event that featured several local fighters and the opening round of the Summer Series 2012 Light Heavyweight Tournament, Intimidation representatives were also on hand at NFC 7: Field of Fury in Carroll, Ohio talking to many of the top MMA related businesses from the Columbus/Central Ohio area. Once the dust settled the weekend proved to be a highly successful one with new sponsorships and additional dealers expected to come from the events.

William Penn MMAOn Friday night at Bellator 71 the Intimidation brand had five fighters scheduled to be sponsored but after John Hawk’s fight was cancelled just four stepped into the Bellator cage. The big winner on the night was Josh “The Sandman” Stansbury who submitted Dan Spohn in the first round to win the NAAFS Light Heavyweight title in his Bellator debut. Now 4-2, Stansbury is riding high with four straight wins and some new hardware.

On Saturday night at NFC 7 in Carroll, Ohio, the main event featured William “The King” Penn (pictured, right) in yet another impressive performance as he scored a TKO win over Jason Riley. While both men wore Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter board shorts, Penn, a Bellator veteran, won his 4th straight fight. He now has wins over a UFC veteran josh Hendricks in November 2011 for the NAAFS and a win over Strikeforce vet Riley this past weekend for the NFC.

Also on Saturday the Intimidation brand sponsored Bellator veteran Nick Kirk for the first time. Coming off his first career pro loss at Bellator 67 in May, Kirk bounced back nicely scoring a TKO win at the 4:59 mark of round one. Kirk used improved boxing skills to defeat his opponent by TKO and improve to 8-1 as a pro.

Another busy weekend is upcoming for Intimidation with the company’s first ever sponsorship of a RFO event in Mansfield, Ohio. In addition to selling at RFO: Mansfield Mayhem 12 the brand will be sponsoring several amateur fighters including Ryan Lose, Joe Callari and Dan Ramacciato from GriffonRawl MMA Academy, Brandon Poindexter from the Evolve Fight Team and Jake Anderson.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA apparel & gear based in Ohio with a strong presence throughout the Midwest USA and a growing national presence regularly being featured on multiple events on MTV2, EpixHD and SportsTime Ohio as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV and HDNet. 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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor Strikeforce veteran Jason Riley at NFC 7 in Carroll, Ohio

June 11, 2012 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Columbus based heavyweight Jason Riley at the June 23rd NFC 7 event. Jason Riley MMAA 2-time Strikeforce veteran, Jason Riley (9-6) is a product of Buckeye MMA and will face off with another Midwest based heavyweight, Indiana’s William “The King” Penn (6-3). The event, NFC 7: Field of Fury will take place on June 23rd in Carroll, Ohio.

Jason “The Juggernaut” Riley (9-6, 0-2 Strikeforce) has faced many high level heavyweights including former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier. Riley will look to return to his winning ways after a 15 month layoff since fighting at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson in Columbus, Ohio in March 2011.

Riley’s originally scheduled opponent, Mike Gordon (4-1), has been replaced by Indianapolis based heavyweight William “The King” Penn (6-3), a winner of 6 of his last 8 fights. Since losing his pro debut, Penn’s lone losses have come to UFC Heavyweight and rising star Stipe Miocic and Bellator Heavyweight Blagoi Ivanov. Most recently Penn defeated UFC veteran Josh Hendricks by KO in November 2011.

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.