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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.

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 version of 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 straight Grappling.

"B"

Class rules allow Grappling combined with Limited contact strikes.

"A"

Class rules allow full Contact strikes (Not approved for competition in the U.S.)

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

Upcoming Events

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

 

TOURNAMENT HANDBOOK

DEADLINES: 

  • NOW - Create an account in www.mynextmatch.com and ask Ryan Brugemann to add you IMMAF tournament. 
  • July 1, 2019 - Team USA commitment deadline - Proof of airfare purchase to receive USFL funds. 
  • July 5, 2019 - Team registration/ payment to IMMAF. Absolute deadline for all individuals wanting to participate. 
  • July 13, 2019 - Media accreditation applications to carnwath@immaf.org
  • July 14, 2019 - IMMAF youth physicals sent to IMMAF (corrections by 7/20) 
  • Aug 2, 2019 - Drawing of brackets (6:30PM)
  • Aug 3, 2019 - Day 1 Weigh in/ pre fight physical 
  • Aug 4, 2019 - 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, 2019 IMMAF Youth World MMA Championships: Aug.2-4, Rome, Italy.

    • Athletes who compete in the U.S. National Championships 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.
    • Athletes will receive gloves, shinguards, rash-guards and shorts as part of the competition fee package of 200 euros. The USFL will attempt to pay for athlete competition fees. If a shortage of funds occurs the higher placing athlete will receive the funding.
    • Joe Stevenson will serve as head coach for the U.S. National team, however athletes may bring their personal coaches who are properly licensed under the USFL.
    • Coaches will be responsible for their own competition fee of 100 euros. 
    • Proof of United States Passport and air-fare to Rome must be provided by July 1st 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 
    • Email jon@fightleague.org ASAP if you will commit on attending if granted the spot. (Include weight and age class)
    • There is no accommodation package for this event. Individuals should reserve nearby lodging at your earliest convince. Sites such as Orbitz will let you cancel up to June 29th.
    • Available Hotels near the Venue       
    • Map of Venue 
    • Roundtrip Transportation options from Airport to Venue/ Hotels 
    • Athletes need to purchase emergency medical insurance

Catagories for the IMMAF World Championships 

Youth category C 12 – 13 years old (Born 2006/2007) 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 2004/2005) 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 2002/2003) 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

Apply for the $500 World Class Youth Foundation Scholarship

Click here and select "USFL" to apply, winner announced on June 21st 

Fundraising:

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.
 

DONATE TO HELP OUR TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS GET TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ROME

 
Neither the USFL or I.E. Fight Nights are responsible for any changes or cancelations of the IMMAF World Championships. 

Questions for National Championships:
Contact David Bramlette at fightnightie@gmail.com

 
Questions for licensing or the World Championships:
Contact Jon Frank at jon@fightleague.org 
 

Sept 7, 2019 - Riverside, CA

USKO Fight Night 

Email Matchmaker Ed Rivas
CLICK to register for a bout
 

Sept. 21, 2019 - Ontario, CA

IE FIGHT NIGHT
YOUTH PANKRATION & ADULT MMA

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

Sept 28, 2019 - Memphis, TN

Youth Pankration
Fedex Forum
191 Beale St
Memphis, TN 38103

To get a match Contact: Christina Taylor

Oct 5, 2019 - Riverside, CA

USKO Fight Night 

Email Matchmaker Ed Rivas
CLICK to register for a bout
 

Oct 5 - Milwaukee, WI

Roufusport MMA
321 N 76th St
Milwaukee, WI 53213

 

 

 

To get a match Contact: Scott Joffe

Oct. 19, 2019 - Roseville, CA

Panda Cup
Adult MMA & Youth Pankration
Event Fee: Yes 
Contact Anthony Bivins 

Oct. 26, 2019 - Alpine, CA (Tentative)

Info Coming Soon.

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 1-3, 2019 - Laurel, MD

Info coming Soon

www.pointmm.com

Nov. 9, 2019 - Ontario, CA

IE FIGHT NIGHT
YOUTH PANKRATION & ADULT MMA

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

 

Nov. 30, 2019 - El Centro, CA

Contact Matchmaker Patrick Estrada 

Feb. 9, 2020 - Sacramento, CA

EVOLUTION SPORTS EXPO 

Info coming Soon..

May. 2, 2020 - Santa Clara, CA

EVOLUTION SPORTS EXPO 

Info coming Soon..

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USFL YOUTH TEAM RANKINGS

USFL EAST

Ru Camp Kaleo Ministries (FL)
Rodriguez MMA (GA)
Team Gunz (FL)
American Top Team Orlando (FL)
Team Lloyd Irvin (MD)

USFL CENTRAL

The House MMA (AR)
Joey Perry's Martial Arts (AR)
Bloomington Team One BJJ (IL)
Westside MMA ((AR)
Rothwell MMA (WI)



USFL WEST

Riverside Submission (CA)
Nor Cal Fight Alliance (CA)
Grappler's Studio (CA)
Kihon MMA (CA)
Team United Hawaii (HI)

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