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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 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

IMMAF Cadet World Championships Aug 2020

LOCATION & DATE - TBA

2019 TOURNAMENT HANDBOOK (2020 to be posted once released)

DEADLINES: 

  • TBA - Create an account in www.mynextmatch.com and ask Ryan Brugemann to add you IMMAF tournament. 
  • TBA - Team USA commitment deadline - Proof of airfare purchase to receive USFL funds. 
  • TBA - Team registration/ payment to IMMAF. Absolute deadline for all individuals wanting to participate. 
  • TBA - Media accreditation applications to carnwath@immaf.org
  • TBA - IMMAF youth physicals sent to IMMAF (corrections by 7/20) 
  • TBA - Drawing of brackets 
  • TBA - Day 1 Weigh in/ pre fight physical 
  • TBA - 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: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 

    • Athletes who compete in the U.S. National Qualifiers 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.
    • Coaches will be responsible for their own competition fee of 100 euros. 
    • Proof of United States Passport and air-fare must be provided by TBA 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 
    • Athletes need to purchase emergency medical insurance

Catagories for the IMMAF World Championships

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 

Youth category C 12 – 13 years old (Born 2008/2009) 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 2006/2007) 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 2004/2005) 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

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

 
 
 

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. 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. 9, 2019 - Milwaukee, WI

Roufusport MMA
321 N 76th St
Milwaukee, WI 53213

To get a match Contact: Scott Joffe

Nov. 10, 2019 - Long Beach, CA - Tentative

Long Beach Convention Center 

More info coming soon...

To get a match Contact: Marc Reyes 

Nov. 16, 2019 - Victorville, CA

California Fight League 
San Bernardino County Fair
14800 7th Street
Victorville, CA 92395

More info to follow...

 

Nov. 16, 2019 - Orlando, FL

More info coming soon. 

Nov. 30, 2019 - El Centro, CA - Tentative

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 (FL)
Rodriguez MMA (GA)
Team Gunz (FL)
American Top Team Orlando (FL)
Team Lloyd Irvin (MD)

USFL CENTRAL

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



USFL WEST

Riverside Submission (CA)
United MMA Hawaii (HI)
Nor Cal Fight Alliance (CA)
Kihon MMA (CA)
One Legacy MMA (CA)

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