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The United States Fight League is a IRS 501 c 3 non profit regulatory and sanctioning organization that fosters and supports Youth, Public Safety and Military Pankration.

The United States Fight League is a IRS 501 c 3 non profit regulatory and sanctioning organization that fosters and supports Youth and Military Pankration

Pankration is the oldest Martial art on record and was the most prestigious event of the Ancient Olympics. The rules were brutal and simple, all but eye gouging and biting was allowed while the referees enforced their rules with a large stick.

Donate to the USFL 
All funds donated are tax deductible and managed by the parental advisory committee, 100% of donated funds are for support of youth athletes & teams.  

Modern Pankration is a milder version of Mixed Martial Arts that encompasses Grappling and Limited Contact Striking. Rules emphasize technique and sportsmanship making this a safe sport, suitable for competitors of all ages from all styles of Martial Art.

The primary emphasis of the USFL is to develop strong youth character from rigorous competition.

Rules are progressive and consistent for each level of combat:

"C"

Class rules consist of straight Grappling.

"B"

Class rules allow Grappling combined with Limited contact strikes.

"A"

Class rules allow full Contact strikes (Not approved for competition in the U.S.)

Our athletes have an opportunity to compete at the Local, State, National and World Level.

Upcoming Events

June 21 & 22, 2019 - U.S. Youth National Championships Tournament - Ontario, CA

2019 USFL National Championship & IMMAF World Team selection tournament for youth

 
 
U.S. National Championship tournament is open to Ages 8-17.
Promoted by I.E. Fight Nights
June 21 & 22, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Location: California Education and Performing Arts Center
11255 Central Ave, Ontario California 91762
Spectators - $15
 
Weigh in/ Check in with gear & documents: Friday June 21st at 7am
Finals Saturday June 22nd: 12 noon event start time/ 10:00am check in

Tournament Registration online at:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

CLICK HERE TO PAY ENTRY FEE

  • For Family Discount contact David Bramlette at  fightnightie@gmail.com
  • $125.00 May 1st thru May 31st
  • $150.00 June 1st thru June 14th
  • No same day registrations
  • Sibling discounts available
  • Registration will close 11:59 pm June 14th
  • Athletes and coaches must be licensed from the USFL
  • PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE USFL WITH TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION QUESTIONS. THE USFL IS THE LICENSING AND SANCTIONING ORGANIZATION FOR THE EVENT BUT TAKES NO PART OF PROMOTING OR COLLECTING REGISTRATION FEES Email tournament promoter David Bramlette at  fightnightie@gmail.com

Tournament Format

  • Qualifying tournament on Friday June 21st will be open mat, double elimination with 2 to 5 (singe round three minute) bouts to determine Semi Finalists and 3rd place. Number of participants in division determine number of bouts.
  • Divisions with just two athletes will go straight to the finals.
  • Divisions with just 3 athletes will have one randomly selected for a bye with that athlete competing against the loser of first bout to determine who will compete in the finals.
  • Finals will be held June 22nd, show style in MMA cage, with 2 rounds x 2 or 3 minute bouts.
  • Click for Uniform and Safety Gear standards 

Divisions: 

  • Participants should register at their *age on the the date of tournament.
  • Weight cutting is not permitted.
  • Promoter reserves the right to combine or modify divisions as long as complaint under maximum weight and age spreads of the USFL.
  • Age and weight waivers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Annual Licensing of Coach and Athletes: Good for USFL events nationwide

  • Athlete - $50 – Good for one full year.
  • Coach - $20- Good for one full year.
  • Athlete and coach must be fully licensed with the USFL to participate in the finals on June 22nd.  Licensed coaches do not have to pay spectator fee to get in venue.
  • New coaches must complete a background check and safety training for $25.50. We may accept proof of background and safety training if completed for another federation. (All USA Sports under the USOC have similar requirements)  Please contact jon@fightleague.org in advance to provide proof/ documentation.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN ANNUAL USFL ATHLETE OR COACH LICENSE

Eligibility for 2019 IMMAF Youth World MMA Championships: Aug.2-4, Rome, Italy.

    • Athletes in the 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 yrs age groups qualify for the U.S. World Team and IMMAF World Championships.
    • IMMAF will accept TWO athletes per category per county for the World Championships.
    • The two highest placing athletes have first right of refusal for U.S. Team position. Not all weight classes will match the catagories in the world championships.
    • All athletes and coaches must be fully licensed by the USFL to participate in the world championships.
    • Athletes will receive gloves, shinguards, rash-guards and shorts as part of the competition fee package of 200 euros. The USFL will attempt to pay for athlete competition fees. If a shortage of funds occurs the higher placing athlete will receive the funding.
    • Joe Stevenson will serve as head coach for the U.S. National team, however athletes may bring their personal coaches who are properly licensed under the USFL.
    • Coaches will be responsible for their own competition fee of 100 euros.
    • Proof of United States Passport and air-fare to Rome must be provided by July 1st to secure spot on U.S. Team. Click to get passport
    • Athletes must compete a separate IMMAF Physical with their own doctor for submission to the world championships medical staff. IMMAF Physical Form 

Catagories for the IMMAF World Championships

Youth category C 12 – 13 years old (Born 2006/2007) Male & Female 
-31kg/ 68.3 lbs
-34kg/ 75 lbs
-37kg/ 81.6 lbs
-40kg/ 88.2 lbs
-44kg / 97 lbs
-48kg/ 105.8 lbs
-52kg/ 114.6 lbs
-57kg/ 125.7 lbs
+57kg/ 125.7

Youth category B 14 – 15 years old (Born 2004/2005) Male & Female 
-40 kg/ 88.2 lbs
-44 kg/ 97 lbs
-48 kg/ 105.8 lbs
-52 kg/ 114.6 lbs
-57 kg/ 125.7 lbs
-62 kg/ 136.7 lbs
-67 kg/ 147.7 lbs
-72kg/ 158.7 lbs
+72 kg/ 158.7 lbs

Youth category A 16-17 years old (Born 2002/2003) Male 
Strawweight: -52.2 kg /115 lbs
Flyweight: -56.7 kg /125 lbs
Bantamweight: -61.2 kg /135 lbs
Featherweight: -65.8 kg /145 lbs
Lightweight: -70.3 kg /155 lbs
Welterweight: -77.1 kg /170 lbs
Middleweight: -83.9 kg /185 lbs
Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg /205 lbs
Heavyweight: -120.2 kg /265 lbs

Female (Born 2002/2003)
Atomweight: - 47.7kg /105 lbs
Strawweight: -52.2 kg /115 lbs
Flyweight: -56.7 kg /125 lbs
Bantamweight: -61.2 kg /135 lbs
Featherweight: -65.8 kg /145 lbs
Lightweight: -70.3 kg /155 lbs
Welterweight: 77.1 kg /170 lbs

Apply for the $500 World Class Youth Foundation Scholarship

 
Click here and select "USFL" to apply, winner announced on June 21st 

Fundraising:

The USFL will aim to raise funds to help cover some travel expenses to Rome.
The USFL is a IRS 501 c3 non profit. Donations can be earmarked to specific athletes or causes or to the U.S. Team in general. In addition, some USFL promoters and teams are expected to plan fundraising grappling tournaments and other activities to provide "blind" funds helping the U.S. Team pay travel expenses to Rome.  Contact jon@fightleague.org of you would like to donate or host a fundraiser.
 

DONATE TO HELP OUR TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS GET TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ROME

**Athletes who do not have a licensed coach 

  • One (1) parent of an athlete without a licensed coach will be permitted to accompany their child mat-side during the June 21st open-mat qualifying tournament with paid spectator entry fee.  Licensed coaches are required for the Finals or day 2 of competition. A stand-in coach will be provided for athletes who do not have their own licensed coach for the finals. Unlicensed coaches/ parents will not be permitted to coach at the day 2 finals. 
  • Athletes without a licensed coach will compete as “Unattached”.
  • Only licensed coaches can submit challenges.
  • It is HIGELY recommended that a parent obtain a coaches license if their child's coach cannot.  
  • Please review licensing requirements in advance so enough time is allotted to comply with our Federal and State requirements.
  • CLICK FOR LICENSING LINKS AND MATERIALS FOR BOTH ATHLETE AND COACH 

**Athletes who do not have a current USFL Youth Fighters License will be permitted to purchase a provisional one-day tournament license for $20
HOWEVER  - All provisional license athletes must check-In with:

  • Government document proving age.
  • Annual sports physical or letter from physician
  • Parent/ guardian must be present to sign waiver & receive safety education materials.
  • Athletes with a provisional one day license may not have results listed on official fight record.  
  • YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO COMPETE OR RECEIVE A REFUND WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS IF COMPETING UNDER A PROVISIONAL LICENSE.
  • The $20  provisional license fee will not be applied towards the full license if your athlete reaches the finals. A full USFL license will be  required to compete in the finals on June 22nd and will cost the full $56. The provisional license option should not be used if you believe your athlete can reach the finals.
 
Neither the USFL or I.E. Fight Nights are responsible for any changes or cancelations of the IMMAF World Championships.

Questions for National Championships:
Contact David Bramlette at fightnightie@gmail.com

 
Questions for licensing or the World Championships:
Contact Jon Frank at jon@fightleague.org 
 

June 9, 2019 - Orlando, FL

Contact matchmaker Ruben Saldana
 

June 24, 2019 - San Diego, CA (Public Safety Only)

United States Police and Fire Championships 

VENUE: Kearny High School
1954 Komet Way
San Diego, CA 92111

Grappling Championships 

Weight in 6-8PM, June 23rd at:

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
 

June 29, 2019 - Roseville, CA

Panda Cup
Adult MMA & Youth Pankration
Event Fee: Yes 
Contact Anthony Bivins  

July 12, 2019 - Orlando, FL

Contact matchmaker Ruben Saldana
 

July 20, 2019 - Ontario, CA

IE FIGHT NIGHT
YOUTH PANKRATION & ADULT MMA

Event Fee: Yes
Matchmaker & Participation Questions
Email: David Bramlette 

July 20, 2019 - Memphis, TN

More info to follow:

Youth Pankration
Fedex Forum
191 Beale St
Memphis, TN 38103

To get a match Contact: Christina Taylor

TBA - Milwaukee, WI

More info to follow:

Youth Pankration

To get a match Contact: Scott Joffe

Aug 2 -4, 2019 - IMMAF Cadet World Championships - Rome, Italy

Official Proclamation from IMMAF should be out by April 22 2019

TOURNAMENT HANDBOOK

Eligibility for Team USA, 2019 IMMAF Youth World MMA Championships: Aug.2-4, Rome, Italy.

    • Athletes who compete in the U.S. National Championships in the 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 yrs age groups qualify for the U.S. World Team and IMMAF World Championships. 
    • IMMAF will accept TWO athletes per category per county for the World Championships.
    • The two highest placing athletes have first right of refusal for U.S. Team position. Not all weight classes will match the catagories in the world championships. 
    • All athletes and coaches must be fully licensed by the USFL to participate in the world championships.
    • Athletes will receive gloves, shinguards, rash-guards and shorts as part of the competition fee package of 200 euros. The USFL will attempt to pay for athlete competition fees. If a shortage of funds occurs the higher placing athlete will receive the funding.
    • Joe Stevenson will serve as head coach for the U.S. National team, however athletes may bring their personal coaches who are properly licensed under the USFL.
    • Coaches will be responsible for their own competition fee of 100 euros. 
    • Proof of United States Passport and air-fare to Rome must be provided by July 1st to secure spot on U.S. Team. Click to get passport
    • Athletes must compete a separate IMMAF Physical with their own doctor for submission to the world championships medical staff. IMMAF Physical Form 

Catagories for the IMMAF World Championships 

Youth category C 12 – 13 years old (Born 2006/2007) Male & Female 
-31kg/ 68.3 lbs
-34kg/ 75 lbs
-37kg/ 81.6 lbs
-40kg/ 88.2 lbs
-44kg / 97 lbs
-48kg/ 105.8 lbs
-52kg/ 114.6 lbs
-57kg/ 125.7 lbs
+57kg/ 125.7

Youth category B 14 – 15 years old (Born 2004/2005) Male & Female 
-40 kg/ 88.2 lbs
-44 kg/ 97 lbs
-48 kg/ 105.8 lbs
-52 kg/ 114.6 lbs
-57 kg/ 125.7 lbs
-62 kg/ 136.7 lbs
-67 kg/ 147.7 lbs
-72kg/ 158.7 lbs
+72 kg/ 158.7 lbs

Youth category A 16-17 years old (Born 2002/2003) Male 
Strawweight: -52.2 kg /115 lbs
Flyweight: -56.7 kg /125 lbs
Bantamweight: -61.2 kg /135 lbs
Featherweight: -65.8 kg /145 lbs
Lightweight: -70.3 kg /155 lbs
Welterweight: -77.1 kg /170 lbs
Middleweight: -83.9 kg /185 lbs
Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg /205 lbs
Heavyweight: -120.2 kg /265 lbs

Female (Born 2002/2003) 
Atomweight: - 47.7kg /105 lbs
Strawweight: -52.2 kg /115 lbs
Flyweight: -56.7 kg /125 lbs
Bantamweight: -61.2 kg /135 lbs
Featherweight: -65.8 kg /145 lbs
Lightweight: -70.3 kg /155 lbs
Welterweight: 77.1 kg /170 lbs

IMMAF CADET WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WEIGHTS & WEIGHT IN POLICY

IMMAF INTERNATIONAL CADET RULES VIDEO 

COMPLETE IMMAF INTERNATIONAL CADET RULES 

IMMAF U.S World Team Selection tournament is open to Ages 8-17.

Promoted by I.E. Fight Nights
June 21 & 22, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Location: California Education and Performing Arts Center
11255 Central Ave, Ontario California 91762
Spectators - $15
 
Weigh in/ Check in with gear & documents: Friday June 21st at 7am
Finals Saturday June 22nd:  12 noon event start time/ 10:00am check in

Tournament Registration online at:
 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
CLICK HERE TO PAY ENTRY FEE

  • $100.00 February-April 30th
  • $125.00 May 1st thru May 31st
  • $150.00 June 1st thru June 14th
  • No same day registrations
  • Sibling discounts available
  • Registration will close 11:59 pm June 14th
  • Athletes and coaches must be licensed from the USFL
  • More info? Email tournament promoter David Bramletee at  fightnightie@gmail.com

Tournament Format

  • Qualifying tournament on Friday June 21st will be open mat, double elimination with 2 to 5 (singe round three minute) bouts to determine Semi Finalists and 3rd place. Number of participants in division determine number of bouts. 
  • Divisions with just two athletes will go straight to the finals. 
  • Divisions with just 3 athletes will have one randomly selected for a bye with that athlete competing against the loser of first bout to determine who will compete in the finals. 
  • Finals will be held June 22nd, show style in MMA cage, with 2 rounds x 2 or 3 minute bouts.
  • Click for Uniform and Safety Gear standards 

Divisions:

  • Participants should register at their *age on the the date of tournament.
  • Weight cutting is not permitted. 
  • Promoter reserves the right to combine or modify divisions as long as complaint under maximum weight and age spreads of the USFL.
  • Age and weight waivers will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • World Championships will not have ages 8-11.  
  • Annual Licensing of Coach and Athletes: Good for USFL events nationwide

  • Athlete - $50 – Good for one full year.
  • Coach - $20- Good for one full year.
  • Athlete and coach must be fully licensed with the USFL to participate in the finals on June 22nd.  Licensed coaches do not have to pay spectator fee to get in venue. 
  • New coaches must complete a background check and safety training for $25.50. We may accept proof of background and safety training if completed for another federation. (All USA Sports under the USOC have similar requirements)  Please contact jon@fightleague.org in advance to provide proof/ documentation.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN ANNUAL USFL ATHLETE OR COACH LICENSE
 

Apply for the $500 World Class Youth Foundation Scholarship

Click here and select "USFL" to apply, winner announced on June 21st 

Fundraising:

The USFL will aim to raise funds to help cover some travel expenses to Rome.  
The USFL is a IRS 501 c3 non profit. Donations can be earmarked to specific athletes or causes or to the U.S. Team in general. In addition, some USFL promoters and teams are expected to plan fundraising grappling tournaments and other activities to provide "blind" funds helping the U.S. Team pay travel expenses to Rome.  Contact jon@fightleague.org of you would like to donate or host a fundraiser.
 

DONATE TO HELP OUR TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS GET TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ROME

 
Neither the USFL or I.E. Fight Nights are responsible for any changes or cancelations of the IMMAF World Championships. 

Questions for National Championships:
Contact David Bramlette at fightnightie@gmail.com

 
Questions for licensing or the World Championships:
Contact Jon Frank at jon@fightleague.org 
 

Aug 3, 2019 - Roseville, CA

Panda Cup
Adult MMA & Youth Pankration
Event Fee: Yes 
Contact Anthony Bivins 

Sept 7, 2019 - Riverside, CA

USKO Fight Night 

Email Matchmaker Ed Rivas
CLICK to register for a bout
 

Sept. 21, 2019 - Ontario, CA

IE FIGHT NIGHT
YOUTH PANKRATION & ADULT MMA

Event Fee: Yes
Matchmaker & Participation Questions
Email: David Bramlette 

Oct 5, 2019 - Riverside, CA

USKO Fight Night 

Email Matchmaker Ed Rivas
CLICK to register for a bout
 

Oct. 19, 2019 - Roseville, CA

Panda Cup
Adult MMA & Youth Pankration
Event Fee: Yes 
Contact Anthony Bivins 

Oct 30, 2019 - Camp Pendleton, CA (Military Only)

Camp Pendleton CG Cup 

4 x 4 Team Grappling Championships

Limited to active duty Military serving onboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Flyer to be posted soon. 

 

Nov. 9, 2019 - Ontario, CA

IE FIGHT NIGHT
YOUTH PANKRATION & ADULT MMA

Event Fee: Yes
Matchmaker & Participation Questions
Email: David Bramlette 

 

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USFL YOUTH TEAM RANKINGS

USFL EAST

Rodriguez MMA (GA)
Ru Camp Kaleo Ministries (FL)
American Top Team Orlando (FL)
Gracie Brandon (FL)
Christian Carvalho BJJ (FL)

USFL CENTRAL

The House MMA (AR)
Bloomington Team One BJJ (IL)
Joey Perry's Martial Arts (AR)
Rothwell MMA (WI)
Roufusport MMA (WI)



USFL WEST

Riverside Submission (CA)
North Orange County Martial Arts (CA)
Castro MMA (CA)
Grappler's Studio (CA)
Risk Fitness (CA)
Nor Cal Fight Alliance (CA)

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