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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 Mixed Martial Arts.

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 Mixed Martial Art 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 (Only available in international tournaments)

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

Upcoming Events

Dec. 7, 2018 - Temecula, CA

Hendo's Fight Night

 

Adult MMA & Youth Pankration
Dan Henderson's Athletic Training Center 
27901 Jefferson Ave
Temecula, CA 92590

Youth Pankration Matchmaker
David Bramlette  

Dec. 8, 2018 - Sacramento, CA

Panda Cup

Youth Pankration & Adult MMA 
Sacramento, CA  
Matchmaker Anthony Bivins 

Dec. 29, 2018 - Tracy, CA

The Battle of the Best
Youth Pankration
Tracy, CA
Matchmaker Julio Castro

Jan. 19, 2019 - Ontario, CA

I.E. Fight Fight 
Youth Pankration & Adult MMA
Ontario, CA 

Matchmaker & Participation Questions
Email: David Bramlette 

Feb 15, 2019 - Southhaven, MS

Youth Pankration
Landers Center 
Southhaven, Mississippi
open mat bouts 

For additional information contact Christina Taylor

Feb 22, 2019 - Anaheim, CA (Tentative)

IFS-43
M3 Live
Anaheim, CA 
Adult MMA and Youth Pankration 
POC Shawn Shilati 

Feb 23, 2019 - Orlando, FL

Elite Preparatory Academy

1636 W Oak Ridge Rd

Orlando, FL 32809

Matchmaker & Participation Questions Email:  Ruben Saldana

305 619-3080

$50 Participation fee  to compete

March. 2, 2019 - Saint Ignace, Michigan

UMMAF National Championship Tournament and World MMA Team Selection 

Adult National Championship Tournament is for ages 18 yrs and older
Youth National Championship tournament will be held July 19-20th in Ontario, CA 
Pre matched Youth bouts will also be featured at this event.
More information to follow.

March. 23, 2019 - Wisconsin - Youth, Military & Public Safety

FEATURING: 

USFL Youth Pankration

Plus:

Adult Pankration and Grappling - with Current and Former Police, Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency & Firefighters (No USFL License is needed for adult participants

More Information to Follow

Interested Officials and Participants 

Contact 
Duke Roufus 

May 8, 2019 - Camp Pendleton, CA (Military Only)

Camp Pendleton CG Cup Individual Grappling Championships 

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

Flyer to be posted soon. 

 
 

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

United States Police and Fire Championships 

San Diego, CA 

Details to follow..

Grappling Championships 

 

 

 
 

July 19 -20 2019 - U.S. Youth National Championships Tournament - California

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

Promoted by I.E. Fight Nights
July 19-20, 2019

Location: CEPA
11255 Central Ave, Ontario California 91762

Spectators - $15
Weigh in/ Check in with gear & documents: Friday July 19th at 7am
Finals Saturday July 20th at 10:00am

U.S. National Championship tournament is open to Ages 8-17.

  • National Championship belt with custom medals for 2nd, 3rd place winners

  • Beginner divisions will be available but not eligible for world team or national title belt/ title. Must specify this division when registering.

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

  • Champions in the 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17yr age groups qualify for the U.S. World Team and IMMAF World Championships.

  • All athletes and assistant coaches must be fully licensed by the USFL to participant in the world championships.

  • Athletes must have a U.S. passport to qualify for the U.S. World Team.

  • Proof of air-fare to Rome, Italy must be provided by July 22 to secure spot.

  • The next highest placer has first right of refusal if champion or higher qualifier declines.

Tournament Registration online at:  Coming soon...

  • $100.00 November-May 31st

  • $125.00 June 1st thru June 30th

  • $150.00 July 1st thru July 13th

  • No same day registrations

  • Sibling discounts available

  • Registration will close 11:59 pm July 13th

  • More info email fightnightie@gmail.com

Tournament Format

  • Qualifying tournament, Friday July 19th will be open mat, double elimination with 2 to 5, three minute bouts to determine Semi Finalists and 3rd

  • Finals will be held July 20th, show style in MMA cage, with 3 rounds x 2 minute bouts.

  • Parent or guardian of unattached athletes (non-coached) will be permitted to accompany their child during the open mat qualifying tournament on July 19th.

  • A licensed “fill in” coach will be provided for athlete if they qualify for the July 20th finals and do not a USFL licensed coach.

  • Teams / athletes without a licensed coach will compete as “Unattached”

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

  • Athlete - $56 – Good for one full year.

  • Coach - $20- Good for one full year.

  • New or unlicensed coaches must also complete safety training ($25.50 by Sports Engine) to include background check, concussion and safe sport training. We will consider proof of compliance from other federations. Please contact jon@fightleague.org in advance to provide documentation.

  • Youth athlete and coach must be fully licensed with the USFL to participate in the July 20th A stand in coach will be provided to athletes who do not have their own licensed coach.

  • Please review licensing requirements in advance so enough time is allotted to comply with Federal and State requirements.

  • CLICK FOR LICENSING LINK 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 license for $20

Must check-In with:

  • Government document proving age.

  • Annual sports physical or letter from physician

  • Parent/ guardian present to sign waiver & receive safety education materials.

  • Must obtain a full USFL license to compete in the finals on July 20.

  • YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO COMPETE AND NOT RECEIVE A REFUND WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS IF UNLICENSED.

Divisions:

8-9 Yrs.
50lbs, 55lbs, 60lbs, 65lbs 70lbs, 75lbs & Heavyweight.

10-11 Yrs.
60lbs, 65lbs, 70lbs, 75lbs, 85lbs, 95lbs, 105lbs, 115lbs, 125lbs & Heavy.

12-13 Yrs.
TBA once World Championships weight classes are provided

14-15 Yrs.
TBA once World Championships weight classes are provided

16–17 Yrs.
TBA once World Championships weight classes are provided

  • Use age group based on date of tournament.

  • Weight cutting is not permitted, athletes at the World Championships weigh in each day they compete.

  • Promoter reserves the right to combine or modify divisions as long as complaint under maximum weight and age spreads of the USFL.

  • *Athletes competing for a spot on the U.S. Youth World Team who will change age groups before Aug 4th should obtain an age waiver to compete up to that age group.

  • Age and weight waivers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Fundraising 

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 will host 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. 

 

Questions:

Contact David Bramlette at fightnightie@gmail.com

 

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

2019 IMMA World Cadet Championships

Further details coming soon...

Rome, Italy
Aug 2-4, 2019

Divisions:

8-9 Yrs.
50lbs, 55lbs, 60lbs, 65lbs 70lbs, 75lbs & Heavyweight.

10-11 Yrs.
60lbs, 65lbs, 70lbs, 75lbs, 85lbs, 95lbs, 105lbs, 115lbs, 125lbs & Heavy.

12-13 Yrs.
TBA once World Championships weight classes are provided

14-15 Yrs.
TBA once World Championships weight classes are provided

16–17 Yrs.
TBA once World Championships weight classes are provided

Eligibility

  • U.S. World Team will be selected at the July 19-20th USFL National Championships in Ontario, California.

  • All athletes and assistant coaches must be fully licensed by the USFL to participant in the world championships.

  • Athletes must have a U.S. passport to qualify for the U.S. World Team.

  • Proof of air-fare to Rome, Italy must be provided by July 22 to secure spot.

  • The next highest placer has first right of refusal if champion or higher qualifier declines.

    U.S. National Championship Tournament Registration online at:  Coming soon...

    • $100.00 November-May 31st

    • $125.00 June 1st thru June 30th

    • $150.00 July 1st thru July 13th

    • No same day registrations

    • Sibling discounts available

    • Registration will close 11:59 pm July 13th

    • More info email promoterDavid Bramletee at  fightnightie@gmail.com

 

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. 

 
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USFL YOUTH TEAM RANKINGS

USFL EAST

EPA MMA (FL)
DarkWolf MMA (FL)
Rodriguez MMA (GA)
PFS Academy of Martial Arts (FL)
American Top Team Orlando (FL)

USFL CENTRAL

Joey Perry's Martial Arts (AR)
Team Hahn (MO)
Easton Training Center (CO)
Rock City (AR)
Arnold BJJ (MO)

USFL WEST

Castro Martial Arts (CA)
Riverside Submission (CA)
House of Moons/ Carnage (CA)
Kihon MMA (CA)
Nor Cal Fight Alliance (CA)

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