Intimidation Weekend Recap: Busy weekend sees success at MMA, grappling events across the nation

Intimidation Clothing has kicked off the month of August with two extremely busy weekends, with the second weekend of the month being one of the busiest in recent memory. Intimidation sponsored two events in Ohio, with one MMA event and one grappling event. Intimidation also sponsored multiple professional and amateur fighters.

Jessica Zomcik - BJJ / GrapplingAt XFO 48 near Chicago, Intimidation sponsored pro fighter Pat Hastings (1-0) picked up a win in his professional debut with a TKO victory over Robert Katzfey (0-1). In amateur action, David Sorensen (4-0) picked up the XFO amateur bantamweight title with a victory over Jeremy Rennels (1-2).

Intimidation also sponsored UVC 25: Fair Fights in Athens, Ohio, an event that saw nearly 4,000 fans show up to see Chris McKinney submit Jordan Schembri (3-1) with a slick arm bar just 27 seconds into the main event. A packed house saw the first MMA show in Athens, just footsteps from Ohio University. For a full review of the UVC 25 event, check out the results here on the Ohio MMA News website.

In other action, Intimidation and Cast Iron Supplements sponsored fighter Nick “Nyquil” Rhoads (4-2) picked up a win at the Jackson’s MMA event in New Mexico. Rhoads picked up a unanimous decision over Conrad Padilla in the night’s co-main event.

Carter Mottley, Pito Castro & Thomas Ceculski at the AGCIntimidation also sponsored the American Grappling Challenge submission grappling event, which took place in Northeast Ohio near Akron. Multiple Intimidation-sponsored athletes were also in action, as Kyle Rozewski took bronze in the nogi division, while his Evolve MMA teammate Jessica Zomcik (pictured, right) finished first in nogi with submissions in all of her matches, while also finishing seconds in the gi competition. Meanwhile, decorated youth grappler Pito Castro took first place in both gi and nogi, while Carter Mottley and Thomas Ceculski III (all pictured, left) both had strong showings. In addition, Evolve MMA owner John Cook won gold at both the nogi and gi divisions at light heavyweight, going 4-0 overall and newly-sponsored Josh Longood took home silver in the nogi advanced division.

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 adds Premier Fight Supply as first authorized dealer in Chicagoland area

June 9, 2013 by  
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Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce the addition of yet another authorized dealer in the Midwest, as Intimidation Clothing will now be available in the Chicagoland area at Premier Fight Supply (@PRMRFightSupply).

Premier Fight SupplyA full service brick and mortar martial arts supply store – and the only of its kind in the Chicagoland area – Premier Fight Supply has everything in stock for both fighters and fans alike, including boxing gloves, MMA gloves, jiu-jitsu Gis, t-shirts, accessories, and everything in between. After continuously having trouble ordering products online including wrong products and wrong sizes, owner Greg Kass opened the store with the idea in mind of eliminating those problems.

“We already have a strong presence in the Chicagoland area with sponsoring XFO and numerous fighters based in the region,” state Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan. “Adding Premier Fight Supply as a dealer means that there will be a location where fans can now go and see our top products on sale and can purchase them immediately.”

The brand new store opened in May 2013 and is located at 4045 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois 60076. Premier Fight Supply joins a list of over 50 authorized Intimidation dealers throughout the United States.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle apparel & MMA training gear with a growing national presence and over 45 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 selling the Intimidation brand can apply to become an Intimidation Clothing dealer and Intimidation products 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 sponsors XFO: Rocktown Showdown 17 on June 15th in Rockford, Illinois

Intimidation Clothing is set to continue its relationship with one of the most successful and longest-running mixed martial arts organizations, as the XFO will return to Rockford, Illinois on June 15 for “Rocktown Showdown 17.”

XFO MMA logoThe event will feature some of the top amateurs in the Chicagoland area, leading up to a busy summer schedule for the organization.

Later in the summer, XFO will return for its annual “Outdoor War” on August 10, which will be broadcast on Comcast Midwest. The organization will also induct XFO veterans Jeff Curran, Pat Curran, Clay Guida, and Bart Palaszewski into its Hall of Fame. Then, XFO will hold X-Treme Fight Night 2 on September 20. As always, Intimidation Clothing will serve as a sponsor for each and every XFO event throughout the year. For more information, visit www.XFOMMA.com.

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 UFC veteran Sean Salmon at MFL 29 on April 13 in South Bend, Indiana

April 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of UFC veteran Sean Salmon in his upcoming bout at MFL 29 on April 13 in South Bend, Indiana. Salmon (18-19) is set to take on fellow UFC veteran Todd Brown (15-4) in the night’s co-main event.

Sean Salmon MMASean Salmon, who has fought for the UFC and Strikeforce as well as the NAAFS, XFO, Ring of Combat and several other top-level regional MMA promotions, holds a 18-19 pro record as he looks to get back to his winning ways opposite Brown. Over his seven year pro career Salmon has faced many of the top fighters in and around his weight class including Rashad Evans, Alan Belcher, Alexander Shlemenko, Jorge Santiago, Tom DeBlass, Lucio Linhares, Travis Wiuff, David Heath, Jason Freeman and more. After a 9-1 start to his pro MMA career Salmon got the call to fight in the UFC where he had the unenviable task of facing both Rashad Evans and Alan Belcher in his two fights. Now training and teaching at Fightopia in Piqua, Ohio, Salmon has continued to fight a variety of big names at regional MMA events and has a renewed energy as he looks to start a winning streak this wearing Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA fight shorts.

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 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.

Intimidation sponsored pro fighters go 9-2-1 during weekend of record brand expansion

Intimidation Clothing has completed another record breaking weekend as the company sponsored six MMA events across the USA with crews selling at four of those events. Frank Caraballo & Nick Duell w/Intimidation CEO Luke Jernigan From South Dakota to Kentucky, the Intimidation brand continued its rapid brand expansion inside and outside of the world of Mixed Martial Arts while sponsored professional fighters went  9-2-1 overall. From thrilling finishes and dominating decisions to record sales at events, it is clear to see why Intimidation is one of the fastest growing brands of lifestyle apparel in the USA.

The action began on Thursday night as Intimidation was seen twice on SpikeTV and four sponsored fighters combined to go 3-0-1 inside the Bellator cage. Rodrigo Lima and James Edson Berto both saw their fights air on SpikeTV while Julien Williams was also able to come away with a win at Bellator 94 in Tampa, Florida.

The weekend portion started on Friday night in Chicago, Illinois where XFO 47 took place. In addition to sponsoring the event, the Intimidation brand was a first time sponsor of prospect Andre Feliciano as he improved to 3-0 as a pro with a unanimous decision win. George Comer MMAThe sponsorship of Feliciano and the XFO event continue the brand’s strong growth in the Chicago region with many pieces in place to rapidly expand in the coming months.

Saturday night the brand’s expansion continued as Intimidation sponsored a Fury Ultimate Cage Fighting event for the first time. As the FUCF promotion held another MMA event in Brookings, South Dakota, fans were treated to contests and giveaways throughout the night. Meanwhile, in Kokomo, Indiana, Colosseum Combat was in action with a solid pro/am card that continued the tradition of MMA excellence in Northeast Indiana. While Intimidation sponsored Bobby Emmons came up short of his goal in the Colosseum Combat pro featherweight title fight, there’s no doubt that the great MMA fans in Indiana will continue to get a heavy dose of Intimidation in the weeks and months to come.

In Canton, Ohio, the NAAFS put on their Caged Vengeance 13 event – one of their biggest events in recent memory. Featuring 7 amateur fights and 7 pro fights, the pro card alone featured two former champions in action, one current champ in a catchweight bout and the promotion’s inaugural bantamweight title fight. To add to that, two of the pros, George Comer and Isaiah Chapman, were both 2-time NAAFS amateur series champions. Widely regarded as one of the top MMA promotions in the Midwest, their Caged Vengeance 13 event did not disappoint as just two of seven amateur fights went the distance and both Tyler Walsh and RJ Buck scored impressive wins in finishing their opponents while sporting the Intimidation brand.

During the pro portion of the stacked card Team GriffonRawl’s George Comer (2-1) started things on a positive note with a 2nd round submission win over a submission specialist in Stephen Singleton (1-1 pro, 8-1 amateur). After a perfect 9-0 amateur career Comer, seen on the left in the Intimidation/GriffonRawl MMA Academy co-branded tee, dropped his pro debut but has bounced back with consecutive pro wins over Singleton and Khama Worthy.

Frank Caraballo MMAThe second pro bout of the night at Caged Vengeance 13 pitted one of the toughest light heavyweights on the planet in Cleveland’s John Hawk against Michigan product Ray Lopez (7-4). Hawk (8-4) was able to control the action throughout winning the battle on his feet and on the ground in a one-sided affair that saw “Big John” on the winning side of three 30-27 scorecards. NAAFS Featherweight Champion Frank “The Tank” Caraballo (pictured, right)was next to enter the cage and the bad blood created at weigh ins spilled over into his bout with Tony Hervey. Caraballo took little time to dispatch Hervey scoring a guillotine choke submission midway through the 1st round and then making sure his opponent knew who won. With the win Caraballo improved to 12-5 as a pro with 7 wins in his last 8 fights and he is now unbeaten in his past 8 NAAFS fights.

In a late addition to the card, TUF 16 veteran Julian Lane took a fight with former NAAFS Welterweight Champion Nick “The Savage” Duell on just 10 days’ notice. Antonio Castillo Jr. MMALane, fighting in his home state of Ohio for the first time since The Ultimate Fighter, traded with Duell for nearly two full rounds before Duell was able to score a TKO victory.

Duell and Lane were followed into the cage by Northern Ohio fan favorite Tony “The Mexican Muscle” Castillo, Jr. (pictured, left) facing undefeated Anthony Morgan. Castillo opened each round with a fury of punches before taking his opponent to the ground as he was able to grind out a lopsided decision win. The loss drops Morgan to 3-1 as a pro after a perfect 8-0 amateur career as he is slated to fight again in just three weeks opposite Intimidation sponsored Justin Steave at the Intimidation sponsored Pinnacle FC event near Pittsburgh. Castillo, a long time member of Team Intimidation, improved to 6-4 in his pro career with four wins in his last five fights.

In the night’s main event, Intimidation sponsored bantamweight Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman once again showed his warrior spirit on the night where his first signature shirt was released. Isaiah Chapman MMAChapman was unable to come away with the win, but he showed his toughness and grit by fighting through a full three rounds with a dislocated shoulder and without the use of his left hand. He was forced to throw in the towel after the fourth round, but it was clear that it wasn’t a decision that was made lightly.

Intimidation crews were also present at the MXC event in Cedar Springs, Michigan, and the Hardrock MMA 55 event in Louisville, Kentucky.

All in all, it was a record breaking weekend as Intimidation continues to grow across the Midwest and entire U.S.

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 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.

 

 

 

Intimidation Clothing to serve as sponsor for XFO 47 on March 29 in Chicago, Illinois

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming XFO 47 event in Chicago on March 29. A multi-time sponsor of XFO events, Intimidation is a presenting sponsor of the show and is proud to be a part of one of the biggest shows in the Midwest known for producing talent for top organizations like the UFC and Bellator. The sponsorship of XFO 47 continues Intimidation streak of sponsoring the top MMA promotions throughout the Midwest.

XFO MMA logoXFO 47 takes place at the Copernicus Center, and the pro/am event features some of the best fighters in the Chicagoland area. Notable fighters include Intimidation sponsored pro prospect Andre Feliciano (2-0) from the nearby Midwest Training Center as well as Joey Diehl, light heavyweight Rob Morrow, and more.

For ticket information and other news on the event, check out the XFO Facebook page.

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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor XFO X-Treme Fight Night near Chicago on February 9th

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

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of XFO X-Treme Fight Night, an event that is set to take place in Chicago suburb Hoffman Estates, Illinois on February XFO MMA Poster 9, 2013. The event takes place at the Sears Centre and continues an expanding relationship between Intimidation and Chicago’s biggest MMA promotion.

X-Treme Fight Night features a whopping nine title fights, and the amateur show is expected to be one of the best that Chicago has to offer in 2013. Titles will be on the line in the 125, 135, 145, 155, 170, 185, 205, heavyweight, and super heavyweight divisions. Tickets for the event start at just $15.

For ticket information and other news on the event, check out the XFO Facebook page.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of MMA & boxing inspired 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. 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.

Intimidation to sponsor UFC veteran Sean Salmon in $10,000 light heavyweight tournament in Tennessee

November 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Fighter Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce its sponsorship of UFC veteran Sean Salmon as he travels to Nashville, Tennessee this weekend to compete in the first round of the $10,000 light heavyweight tournament for Tennessee-based promotion Undisputed Combat Championships. Sean Salmon MMASalmon is expected to take on Florida’s Jesus Riveria (10-4) in the first round of the tournament that will culminate in January. The tournament also features undefeated pro Carlton Little (2-0) vs. Matt Brown (0-0), Kevin Brooks (13-10) vs. Teddy Holder (5-1), and Ryan Walls (0-0) vs. Ty Troutman (0-0).

Sean Salmon, who has fought for the UFC and Strikeforce as well as the NAAFS, XFO, Ring of Combat and several other top-level regional MMA promotions, holds a 18-19 pro record as he looks to get back to his winning ways opposite Riveria. Over his seven year pro career Salmon has faced many of the top fighters in and around his weight class including Rashad Evans, Alan Belcher, Alexander Shlemenko, Jorge Santiago, Tom DeBlass, Lucio Linhares, Travis Wiuff, David Heath, Jason Freeman and more. After a 9-1 start to his pro MMA career Salmon got the call to fight in the UFC where he had the unenviable task of facing both Rashad Evans and Alan Belcher in his two fights. Since then the Columbus, Ohio based fighter has continued to fight a variety of big names at regional MMA events and has a renewed energy as he looks to start a winning streak this weekend wearing Intimidation’s premium quality EliteFighter MMA fight shorts.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of athletic apparel & MMA 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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor XFO events near Chicago on October 20 and November 17

October 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News, Sponsorships

Intimidation Clothing is pleased to announce a continued partnership with Chicagoland area promoter XFO for two upcoming events. First, the XFO Presents Rocktown Showdown 15 which will take place on October 20th in Rockford, Illinois. Intimidation Clothing presents XFO 46The all-amateur event will feature a headliner between Jayson Adams and John Parish for the XFO lightweight title.

Then, Intimidation Clothing presents XFO 46 at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on November 17th. One of the biggest events in XFO history, the event features IFL veteran Adam Maciejewski making his return to the cage for the first time since 2009 to take on 46-fight veteran Miodrag Petkovich in a heavyweight bout. Other notables will be in action, including Strikeforce/Bellator veteran Louis Taylor (7-3), WEC veteran Mike Budnik (12-4), and rising stars Daniel Aguirre (7-2) and Joey Diehl (3-3).

For ticket information and other news on the event, check out the XFO Facebook page.

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 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.

Intimidation Clothing to sponsor this weekend’s XFO 45: Outdoor War 8 outside of Chicago

August 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Event Sponsorships, News

Once again, Intimidation Clothing is proud to announce sponsorship of an upcoming XFO event in the Chicagoland area. XFO 45: Outdoor War 8 will take place at Sideouts Bar and Eatery in Island Lake, Illinois, and will be sponsored by none other than Intimidation Clothing. The event will feature both professional and amateur mixed martial arts on a card that will be headlined by Strikeforce veteran Dustin Ortiz against UFC/Strikeforce/WEC veteran Jeff “Big Frog” Curran.

XFO MMA logoCurran will look to put the breaks on a 2 fight skid with both losses coming in the world-famous UFC Octagon. Ortiz will look to take out Curran and add an impressive name to his already impeccable resume.

For ticket information and other news on the event, check out the XFO Facebook page.

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 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.

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