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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

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Some key information

  • Participation/ Live viewing is limited to Athletes, Coaches, Officials. Family members can be considered affiliates and allowed inside the venue (register as officials) 
  • Selected Team Members Coaches, Athletes and Affiliates must create an account at: www.mynextmatch.com and then wait for invite for 2021 U.S. Youth Team. Coaches must be currently licensed with the USFL. 
  • All athletes must have a properly completed IMMAF annual physical:
    **𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 (𝗶𝗻 𝗣𝗗𝗙 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁) 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗦 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘂𝘀𝗳𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮@𝗴𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹.𝗰𝗼𝗺 𝗯𝘆 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟵𝘁𝗵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭. Type ‘(Athlete’s name) IMMAF Annual Medical Exam’ in the Subject Line of this email**⁣
    ⁣- 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝘅𝗮𝗺 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝘂𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲. ⁣
  • All participants must check into host venue/ hotel by 4PM on July 28th for COVID tests (Supplied by IMMAF) Let us know if not possible to arive by 4PM and we will ask IMMAF to schedule a latter test. 
    Location - Hotel Marinela, Sofia, Bulgaria
    1407 Sofia, 100 James Bourchier Boulevard: www.hotel-marinela.com/en/
    2 room options: DISCOUNT CODE: IMMAF2021
    Standard
    Single – 63 EUR with breakfast and dinner Double – 68 EUR with breakfast and dinner
    Economic
    Single – 53 EUR with breakfast and dinner Double – 58 EUR with breakfast and dinner
  • HOTEL POC Mira Nikolova Director of Sales & Marketing: mira.nikolova@hotel-marinela.com 
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 

Wednesday 28th July – Arrival & COVID Testing
Location - Hotel Marinela, Sofia, Bulgaria
Individuals are expected to stay within the host venue facilities during competition duration

Thursday 29th July – Registration
All Activities:
Registration
Rules Briefing (mandatory for all coaches)
Tournament Draw
Location - Hotel Marinela, Sofia, Bulgaria
All times to be confirmed and will be syndicated to all participating federations one week before arriving in Bulgaria.

Friday 30th July – Day 1 of competition
All Activities:
Weigh in and prefight medicals
Location - Hotel Marinela, Sofia, Bulgaria
All times to be confirmed and will be syndicated to all participating federations one week before arriving in Bulgaria.

Saturday 31st July – Day 2 of competition
All Activities:
Weigh in and prefight medicals
Location - Hotel Marinela, Sofia, Bulgaria
All times to be confirmed and will be syndicated to all participating federations one week before arriving in Bulgaria.

Sunday 1st August – Day 3 of competition - Finals
All Activities:
Weigh in and prefight medicals
Location - Hotel Marinela, Sofia, Bulgaria
All times to be confirmed and will be syndicated to all participating federations one week before arriving in Bulgaria.

Monday 2nd August – All teams depart hotel/ or stay for extra non IMMAF activities (may have different rate)

 

PAYMENTS NEEDED BY: June 1, 2021

COMPETITION EXPENSES: (USFL will distribute & split 100% of funds raised to the Team USA athletes at a later date)
275 Euros: ($335) Athletes Participation fees, Includes full competition uniform, gloves and shinguards (must supply own cup & mouthpiece) 
150 Euros: ($183) Coaches, Affiliates/ Parents & Team Organizers
When paying list full name of participant(s) and role (athlete, coach and/or affiliate)  

TEAM USA UNIFORM (Sizing chart)
$50 - Warm Up Suit (2019 Team USA Warm up suit is OK to use)
$20 - Team USA T-Shirt 
$50 - Optional Red and Blue rash guards (Not needed for this competition as IMMAf will supply
When paying :
A) Include all the gear you wish to order at ounce. Write the details in the note section of Venmo account:
Name of the competitor, sizes and quantities of products you are ordering, amount you are sending, ea
John Smith:2 Track suits: 1 Youth M, 1 Adult XL $100.00
2 T-shirts 1 Youth L, 1 Adult XL $40.00
2 Rash guards Adult SM $ 50
Total amount sending $190.00

Send Competition entry fees and any uniform Payments to Venmo account: (Contact TBA if you do not have venmo)

 

Team USA criteria: 

  1. Participation in the 2021 U.S. World Team Qualifier/ U.S. National Championships 
  2. Top two placers in each IMMAF World Championship age and weight category have 1st right of refusal for those exact categories. 
  3. The 3rd, 4th etc placer in that specific division have the next right of refusal in the order of their placing. 
  4. The highest placers in another weight class have the next right of refusal if any of the above do not take a spot.

NOTE : Athletes & Coaches may need to receive a IMMAF Belt Grading. Currently looking into procedure that will be handled by USFL designated individual 

CONTACT YOUR COORDINATOR WITH YOUR WORLD TEAM INTENT ASAP
CLASS C GIRLS (Ages 12-13yrs) Contact Lindsey Wagstaff
CLASS C BOYS (Ages 12-13yrs) Contact Adam Maldonado 
CLASS B GIRLS (Ages 14-15yrs) Contact Melissa Samford 
CLASS B BOYS (Ages 14-15yrs) Contact Melissa Hazelton 
CLASS A BOYS & GIRLS (Ages 16-17yrs) Contact Melissa Hazelton 

CLASS C - Schoolboy/Girl 12 – 13 years old for duration 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
Heavyweight - We are not yet sure if this category will be represented at world championships) 

CLASS B - Cadet 14 – 15 years old but under 16yrs for duration 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
Heavyweight - We are not yet sure if this category will be represented at world championships

CLASS A - Junior 16-17 years old but under 18yrs for duration 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 for duration 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

FAQ

Attitude MMA 
Youth bouts as undercard for adult MMA and Boxing show

Agricenter
7777 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 

$50 participation fee

Contact Christina Taylor to get matched 

 

Hendo Fight Night 

Youth matchups contact David Denkin with age, weight and experience level. 

Cagebound Fighting Championships 

Youth matchups contact David Denkin with age, weight and experience level. 

Tru MMA

M3 Live Theater, Anaheim, CA  

Youth matchups contact David Denkin with age, weight and experience level. 

KO Promotions

Youth matchups contact David Denkin with age, weight and experience level. 

Once accepted to competition, Youth Athlete & Coach licensing is needed. Click Here to get licensed

 

NUWAY Youth MMA (USFL Pankration)

Gatlinburg, TN
234 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 

Contact Chase Gamble 

USFL License for fighter and coach required. Get licensed here: Athlete & Coach Licensing

SF Combat 

Youth matchups contact Anthony Bivins with age, weight and experience level.

National Youth Fighter and Youth Coach License is required to compete. Once accepted to the competition get licensed here: Athlete and Coach License

Big Austin Throwdown

Contact Matchmaker Ronald Anderson 
830 461-1249

National Youth Fighter and Youth Coach License is required to compete. Once accepted to the competition get licensed here: Athlete and Coach License

TBA union announcement of 2022 World Youth MMA Championships 

CG Cup Grappling Championships (Individual) 

Open to active duty Military stationed onboard Camp Pendleton. 

More info to follow....

CG Cup Grappling Championships (4 vs 4 Team) 

Open to active duty Military stationed onboard Camp Pendleton. 

More info to follow....

USFL YOUTH TEAM RANKINGS

2021 USFL SOUTH & EAST

WAOTA (NC)
Ru Camp (FL)
Cooperative Spirit (FL)
Butin Blk (FL)
ATT Ashvelle (NC)

2021 USFL CENTRAL

Joey Perry's Martial Arts (AR)
Oklahoma MMA (OK)
Bloomington Team One (IL)
The House MMA (AR)
Westside MMA (AR)

2021 USFL WEST

House of Moons (CA)
One Legacy MMA (CA)
Hernandez Kickboxing & Fit (CA)
Kihon MMA (CA)
Strength and Honor (CA)

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