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 alternative for 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:


Class rules consist of Grappling and Submissions.


Class rules allow Limited Contact Strikes combined with Grappling.


Class rules allow Limited Contact Strikes combined with Grappling and Submissions.

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

Upcoming Events

IMMAF Cadet World Championships Aug 2020

The U.S. Team Selection Tournament
Tentatively Scheduled at the:
UFC Apex Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

DATE - Late March / Early April 2020
2020 IMMAF World Youth Championships - Early Aug - Location TBA

2019 WORLDS TOURNAMENT HANDBOOK (2020 to be posted once released)


  • TBA - Create an account in www.mynextmatch.com and ask Ryan Brugemann to add you IMMAF tournament. 
  • TBA - Team USA commitment deadline - Proof of airfare purchase to receive USFL funds. 
  • TBA - Team registration/ payment to IMMAF. Absolute deadline for all individuals wanting to participate. 
  • TBA - Media accreditation applications to carnwath@immaf.org
  • TBA - IMMAF youth physicals sent to IMMAF (corrections by TBA) 
  • TBA - Drawing of brackets 
  • TBA - Day 1 Weigh in/ pre fight physical 
  • TBA - Day 2 Weigh in. pre fight physical
  • Team members must wear Team USA Tracksuit to all officials event functions to include awards ceremony. (Ordered)
  • Only National Flags are permitted to be displayed by athletes. (No religious or political symbols) 

Eligibility for Team USA, 2020 IMMAF Youth World MMA Championships: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 

    • Athletes who compete in the U.S. National Qualifiers 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.
    • Coaches will be responsible for their own competition fee of 100 euros. 
    • Proof of United States Passport and air-fare must be provided by TBA 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 
    • Athletes need to purchase emergency medical insurance

Catagories for the IMMAF World Championships


Youth category C 12 – 13 years old (Born 2008/2009) 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 2006/2007) 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 2004/2005) 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


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.



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 2-3, 2019 - Laurel, MD

This is a Class B Rules Point MMA tournament. No submissions, leg kicks or ground strikes. 

If interested in competing in special USFL Class A division email jon@fightleague.org 


Nov. 9, 2019 - Ontario, CA


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

Nov. 10, 2019 - Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Convention Center 

Youth event is on Nov 10th 

To get a match Contact: Marc Reyes or call 626 223-3837

Nov. 16, 2019 - Victorville, CA

California Fight League 
San Bernardino County Fair
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA 92395

For Youth bouts Contact Joe Stevenson

Nov. 16, 2019 - Orlando, FL

Contact Ruben Saldana 

Dec 14, 2019 - Temecula, CA

Hendo Fight Night

27901 Jefferson Ave
Temecula, CA 92590
More inforation to follow


Dec. 14, 2019 - Alpine, CA

Contact Joseph Phebus 951-623-9745

TBA- Milwaukee, WI

Roufusport MMA
321 N 76th St
Milwaukee, WI 53213

To get a match Contact: Scott Joffe

Feb. 9, 2020 - Sacramento, CA


Info coming Soon..

May. 2, 2020 - Santa Clara, CA


Info coming Soon..

June 19, 2020 - San Diego, CA (Public Safety only)

United States Police and Fire Championships 
Submission Grappling Competition.
More details to follow 




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