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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.

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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:

"C"

Class rules consist of Grappling and Submissions.

"B"

Class rules allow Limited Contact Strikes combined with Grappling.

"A"

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

U.S. National Championships/ USA Team Selection- Temecula, CA (RESCHEDULED TBA)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR TBA 

With all the ongoing uncertainty due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis and cancelation of the 2020 Youth World MMA Championships, the USFL Board of Directors agreed that the best course of action for now is to postpone the 2020 USFL National Championships to a date to be determined.

  • Back in April we postponed the 2020 Youth National Championships and World Team Selection tournament for the 2020 Youth MMA World Championships. The World Championships was to be held in Rome, Italy this Aug has also been canceled. 
  •    Moving forward, it's clear that the next Youth World MMA Championships won't be held until 2021. Tentative plans under consideration right now with Las Vegas Nevada as the front runner with the Youth MMA World Championships held during the UFC's International Fight Week. 
  •   We still have a large amount of open and prepaid registrations for the 2020 Nationals in the Smoothcomp platform and some have ordered Team USA Warm up Suits and Fight Gear. The merchandise has been ordered and paid for, but the COVID 19 lockdown has significantly delayed its manufacturing and delivery. The gear will get delivered and sent to all who prepaid once we receive it.  

The USFL Board of Directors has approved the following actions for licensees and National Championship registrants.

Prorate of all USFL Licenses:

Your fighters’ or coaches’ licenses are of no use if there are no events, so the USFL Board of Directors have approved the prorating of all licenses from March 1st until the date when competitions are again permitted. Example: If competitions are able to resume in June, license expiration dates will be extended 3 months.      

National Championships Tournament Registration Refund Options:

  1. Keep your registration active for the rescheduled event (TBA) or for future credit. We will always refund your registration if you change your mind later on. (This will be the default option if you take no further action)
  2. Receive a full refund by utilizing this option within your smoothcomp registration. This will also remove and refund any Team USA gear you may have ordered. Follow this link if you need help: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/68-i-want-to-cancel-my-registration-how-can-i-do-this
  3. Email jon@fightleague.org to receive a partial refund. This makes sense for individuals who want to keep their Team USA gear order but get a refund for the tournament registration. We will get the gear distributed to all who pre-ordered if you use this option or just keep your registration active. Please send a precise email with name of registered athlete and the action you would like us to take. (A full tournament fee registration minus $5 to cover smoothcomp and paypal fees will be processed on this option or if you email us to process a refund.)

Ages 8-17
World Championship Qualifier for ages 12-17

COMPETION FEES:

Regular - $100
Late - $125 
Spectators - $20
Registration Cutoff date: 

  • All brackets limited to 8 entries per age and weight - 1st come first serve
  • Free T-Shirt if registered by TBA
  • Significant media coverage is expected. See competition gear and other licensing requirements at the USFL Licensing Site.
  • Tournament Entry Fee PROCEEDS will go to support youth athletes who will represent the United states in the world championships

COMPETITION FORMATS:

  • Preliminary Tournament - (Two MMA Cage Set Up) Single Round Matches (3 minutes for ages 8-13yrs / 4 minutes for ages 14-17yrs)
  • Finals - (Formal Single Cage Set Up)3 Round bouts of 2 minutes each round for all divisions. (Contingent that there are fewer than 45 finals bouts, otherwise 2 rd. finals)
  • TBA - Main competition date 
  • TBA - Spill over if single day participation cap and Team USA meeting. 
  • Athletes may compete in a maximum of 5 rounds/ periods per day.
  • Be prepared to compete on both day!
  • Athletes may fight a maximum of 5 round/ periods of competition per day.

BRACKETING:

  • Double elimination w/ consolation bracket for 3rd place (4 or more entries)
  • Round Robin-1 athlete receives a bye & fights loser of 1st round for advancement to finals (3 entries)
  • Single Bout of 3 rounds – If both athletes go straight to finals.
  • Uncontested Champions (Single Athlete Divisions) will have the option to move up in weight or age to participate in a 2nd category. (Must be within USFL age and weight parameters)

WEIGH IN / CHECK IN/ GEAR INSPECTION/ PRE-BOUT MEDICAL SCREENINGS:

  • Optional Night Prior/Early: TBA
  • Regular Check in: TBA

NOTE: DO NOT SELECT A WEIGHT CATEGORY THAT REQUIRES ANY FORM OF WEIGHT CUTTING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU INTEND ON PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.                                   

CATEGORIES: Pounds are Rounded up or down to closest Kilo

Novice Age Group 10-11yrs on First day of National Championships Tournament

(Boys & Girls combined)
-70lbs
-75lbs
-85lbs
-95lbs
-105lbs
-115lbs
-125lbs
-135lbs

Rookie Age Group 8-9yrs on First day of National Championships Tournament

(Boys & Girls Combined)
-50lbs
-55lbs
-60lbs
-65lbs
-70lbs
-80lbs
-90lbs

Schoolboy/Girl 12 – 13 years old but under 14yrs on first day of World Championships

(Male & Female Divisions)
-31kg/ -68lbs
-34kg/ -75lbs
-37kg/ -82lbs
-40kg/ -88lbs
-44kg / -97lbs
-48kg/ -106lbs
-52kg/ -115lbs
-57kg/ -126lbs
+57kg/ to a maximum of 137lbs
Athletes above 137lbs should contact us to determine if other competitors available.

Cadet 14 – 15 years old but under 16yrs on first day of World Championships

(Male & Female Divisions)
-40 kg/ -88lbs
-44 kg/ -97lbs
-48 kg/ -106lbs
-52 kg/ -115lbs
-57 kg/ -125lbs
-62 kg/ -137lbs
-67 kg/ -148lbs
-72kg/ -159lbs
+72 kg/ to a maximum 170lbs
Athletes above 170lbs should contact us to determine if other competitors available.

Junior 16-17 years old but under 18yrs on first day of World Championships

(Male)
Straw weight: -52.2 kg /-115lbs
Flyweight: -56.7 kg /-125lbs
Bantamweight: -61.2 kg /-135lbs
Featherweight: -65.8 kg /-145lbs
Lightweight: -70.3 kg /-155lbs
Welterweight: -77.1 kg /-170lbs
Middleweight: -83.9 kg /-185lbs
Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg /-205lbs
Heavyweight: -120.2 kg /265lbs

Junior 16-17 years old but under 18yrs on first day of World Championships

(Female)
Atom weight: - 47.7kg /-105lbs
Straw weight: -52.2 kg /-115lbs
Flyweight: -56.7 kg /-125lbs
Bantamweight: -61.2 kg /-135lbs
Featherweight: -65.8 kg /-145lbs
Lightweight: -70.3 kg /-155lbs
Welterweight: 77.1 kg /-170lbs

CHANGING DIVISIONS:

If you need to change divisions after registering and have trouble, please see: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/89-how-to-change-weightclass-or-cancel

ONLINE TIMELINES FOR BRACKETS: 

Smoothcomp will estimate each athlete’s competition timeline. Please be ready at least 1/2 hr. prior. How to check your timeline: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/90-find-out-your-dynamic-starting-time

 

AIRPORTS NEAR TEMECULA, CA

Some routes have optional tolls roads making the commute shorter.

  • San Diego International Airport – 62 miles / 1 hr. 7 min
  • Ontario International Airport – 51 miles / 1 hr. 5 min
  • Santa Ana/ John Wayne Airport – 66 miles / 1 hr. 43 min
  • Palm Springs International Airport – 70 miles / 1 hr. 24 min
  • Los Angeles International Airport – 91 miles/ 2 hr. 4 min

TEMECULA LODGING OPTIONS:

  • Pechanga Hotel and Casino – Includes free RV parking and low-cost RV Camping sites.
  • Hotels near venue

DONATE TO HELP OUR TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS GET TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 
 
 

Oct. 2, 2020 - Free Arrest & Control Seminar for Law Enforcement & Military

Free for Law Enforcement, Military and Public Safety, email Jon@fightleague.org with name and agency to secure spot.

Click to download FLYER

Oct. 24, 2020 - Melbourne, FL

Melbourne Auditorium - 625 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, Florida

Youth Bouts start at 1PM. Spectator tickets are also good for evening adult MMA and Kickboxing show. 

$60 competition participation fee

Submit name, age and Weight for match ups. 

Contact Matchmaker Justin Percival
Contact Promoter Ruben Saldana 

Due to COVID Shutdown and event cancelations all  USFL Coach and Athlete Licenses have been prorated from March 1st to October 1st. 
Contact Jon@fightleague.org if you have questions on licensing status. 

Oct 28, 2020 - Camp Pendleton CG Cup Team Grappling (Cancelled)

Cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions on base athletics

Contact:

Doug Hall
Sports Coordinator
Camp Pendleton Athletics
MCCS Semper Fit
 (760) 763-0453

Nov 7-8, 2020 - Laurel, MD

All American Games
Laurel Armory
422 Montgomery St
Laurel, MD 20707

Point MMA Divisions
For USFL Division contact James Swensen

USFL YOUTH TEAM RANKINGS

2020 USFL SOUTH & EAST

Cooperative Spirit (FL)
Mana Martial Arts (FL)
Elite Preparatory Academy (FL)
Rodriguez MMA (GA)
PFS Academy of Martial Arts (FL)

2020 USFL CENTRAL

Bloomington Team One BJJ (IL)

First event of 2020 - April 11

2020 USFL WEST

House of Moons (CA)
Foothill Fitness (CA)
Nor Cal Fight Alliance (CA)
Ultimate Fitness (CA)
Stand Alone MMA (CA)

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