Developmental League for MMA

The United States Fight League is a non-profit athletic organization that fosters and supports developmental MMA from Youth Pankration to the Elite Adult Amateur level. While some of our athletes develop into professional MMA athletes, far more become productive citizens. Our goal is to build their character and keep them safe until they can make an educated decision as to which avenue to pursue.

Who we are!

  • United States affiliate of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF).
  • Over 20 years of research & development for safety, fairness and best practices.
  • We support promotors and provide training for their officials.
  • Ongoing Injury/ Safety surveillance for each and every bout.
  • Keeper of Official Youth MMA/Pankration results since 2011.
  • Host both Youth & Adult National MMA Team Selections.
  • Our alumni have progressed to the highest levels of Professional MMA.
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Competition Classes

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Full Contact MMA under the Unified Rules by IMMAF & Partner Promoters for ages 18 and over only

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Standard Youth Rules – Limited Contact Strikes combined with Grappling and Submissions.

C - Class Competition Level

Class B Ground – Limited contact Ground Strikes, Takedowns & Submissions.

Class B Stand Up – Limited Contact Strikes, Takedowns & Ground Positioning.

Learn From Qualified Trainers

Making sure your athlete remains safe and progresses properly with MMA includes finding a trainer that has the same beliefs as we do about fair competition and personal safety.  That starts with us personally verifying that the training centers listed on our website meet both safety and protocol standards which includes:

  • A licensed coach who has verified their knowledge of rules and regulations for our League.

  • Adult Trainers who participate in the USFL developmental program for IMMAF Competition.

  • Youth Trainers who passed both a Background Check and Child Safety Training 

Learn From Qualified Youth Trainers

Making sure your kids remain safe with MMA includes finding a trainer that has the same beliefs as we do about fair competition and personal safety.  That starts with us personally verifying that the training centers listed on our website meet both safety and protocol standards and includes:

  • a licensed coach who has verified their knowledge of rules and regulations for our League,

  • has passed both a Background Safety Check,

  • and completed Child Safety Training.

Join Our League

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Parents/Guardians

Join our League and foster confidence, sportsmanship, and character development in your child.

Coaches / Trainers

Join our League and give interested athletes an opportunity to advance their skills in martial arts.

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Event Officials

Join our League and help Officiate our events!  We provide training and opportunities for year-round events!

USFL Youth Team Ranking

RANKINGS UPDATED FOR 4/29/24

2022 USFL East

1. ATT Ashburn (VA) – 50
2. Gym O (NC) – 34
3. ATT Asheville (NC) – 23
4. Flowhouse BJJ (FL) – 7
5. Hunter MMA (MS) – 5
6. Fight Zone (FL) – 4
7. Wolfpack MMA (FL) – 3


2024 USFL Central

1. Outsiders Combat Club (OK) – 46
2. Grapplers Lair (TX) -20
3. 3DRiggs (TX) – 17 
4. Different Breed MMA (TX) -15
5. Warrior Martial Arts Acad (TX)-13 
5. Bushido MMA (TX) - 13 
7. One Way Martial Arts (TX) - 10
8. Unity Training Center (TX) -7
8. Ronin Fitness (WI) – 7 
8. Jiujitsu Syndicate (TX) - 7
8. No Excuses MMA (TX) -7

2024 USFL West

1. Cobra Kai (CA) – 103
2. Academy Jiujitsu (CA) – 51
3. One Legacy MMA (CA) – 36
4. Strength & Honor MMA (CA) – 31
5. Fight Syndicate MMA (CA) – 28
6. Thomas Fallon MMA (CA) – 24
7. Cordero BJJ (CA) – 23
8. Castro NNA (CA) – 19
9. Riverside Submission (CA) – 18
10. Team Quest (CA) – 17


Support Our Community

Fight League is a non-profit organization within a community of Martial Arts Coaches & Officials who have witnessed first-hand the value Martial Arts have had on youth in their community. Your financial donation can help us…

  • Support youth athletes who qualify for our World Team represent our nation against the worlds best.
  • Promote our specialized program to inspire Respect, Responsibility and Resilience in our youth Athletes.
  • Combat child abuse and sexual abuse within the Martial Arts Industry.
  • Provide Combat Sport opportunities to our Active Duty Military and Public Safety Officers.