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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

NEWS UPDATE : This re scheduled event will be announced shortly !

We are exploring the greater Orlando, Florida region for the 2021 Nationals. Check back soon....

  •   We have kept registrations from the 2020 Nationals open and will utilize the same registrations for 2021. Once a date and location is confirmed we will contact existing applicants with open registrations and make appropriate changes in age and weight divisions. Prior to COVID, tentative plans were being considered for Las Vegas Nevada as the host city for the IMMAF Youth MMA World Championships, this was to be held during the UFC's International Fight Week. Once confirmed/ changed we will give notice. 
  •   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 profits 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

 

DONATE TO HELP OUR TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS GET TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 
 
 

The Tavern at Rock Springs Ridge
625 Rock Ridge Blvd., Apopka, Fl 32712
Door Open: 12 noon
Event Start: 1PM
Athlete Check in: TBA

Submit name, age and Weight for match ups.
Contact Matchmaker Justin Percival - coachjustin@pfsacademyofmartialarts.com
Contact Promoter Chris Corr -csmmaf19@gmail.com

Due to COVID Shutdown and event cancelations all USFL Coach and Athlete Licenses have been prorated 8 more months from time of original expiration 
Contact Jon@fightleague.org if you have questions on licensing status.

Commanding Generals Cup

Individual Grappling Championships 
Must be assigned to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton

Contact:

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

Midwest Fight League 
Open Mat Youth Pankration 
Contact Robert Hulett
More info coming late November!

 

 

 

United States Police and Fire Championships 
Grappling Championships 

Full Time Sworn Law Enforcement or Fire Fighters only 

You must register via the U.S. Games Web Site 

Commanding Gererals Cup

5 x 5 Team Grappling 
Must be assigned to a unit onboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton

Contact:

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

USFL YOUTH TEAM RANKINGS

2020 USFL SOUTH & EAST

Cooperative Spirit (FL)
Mana Martial Arts (FL)
New Image Youth Center (FL)
Elite Preparatory Academy (FL)
Florida Combat Academy (FL)

2020 USFL CENTRAL

Shields Combat Club (WY)
Bloomington Team One BJJ (IL)
The House MMA (AR)
Absolute Martial Arts (IA)

2020 USFL WEST

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

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