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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

June 21 & 22, 2019 - U.S. Youth National Championships Tournament - Ontario, CA

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

 
 
U.S. National Championship tournament is open to Ages 8-17.
Promoted by I.E. Fight Nights
June 21 & 22, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Location: California Education and Performing Arts Center
11255 Central Ave, Ontario California 91762
Spectators - $15
 
Weigh in/ Check in with gear & documents: Friday June 21st at 7am
Finals Saturday June 22nd: 12 noon event start time/ 10:00am check in

Tournament Registration online at:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
CLICK HERE TO PAY ENTRY FEE

  • $100.00 February-April 30th
  • $125.00 May 1st thru May 31st
  • $150.00 June 1st thru June 14th
  • No same day registrations
  • Sibling discounts available
  • Registration will close 11:59 pm June 14th
  • Athletes and coaches must be licensed from the USFL
  • More info? Email tournament promoter David Bramlette at  fightnightie@gmail.com

Tournament Format

  • Qualifying tournament on Friday June 21st will be open mat, double elimination with 2 to 5 (singe round three minute) bouts to determine Semi Finalists and 3rd place.
  • Finals will be held June 22nd, show style in MMA cage, with 3 rounds x 2 minute bouts.
  • Click for Uniform and Safety Gear standards 

Divisions: 

  • Participants should register at their *age on the the date of tournament.
  • Weight cutting is not permitted. 
  • 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.

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

  • Athlete - $50 – Good for one full year.
  • Coach - $20- Good for one full year.
  • Athlete and coach must be fully licensed with the USFL to participate in the finals on June 22nd.  Licensed coaches do not have to pay spectator fee to get in venue. 
  • New coaches must complete a background check and safety training for $25.50. We may accept proof of background and safety training if completed for another federation. (All USA Sports under the USOC have similar requirements)  Please contact jon@fightleague.org in advance to provide proof/ documentation.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN ANNUAL USFL ATHLETE OR COACH LICENSE

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

    • Champions in the 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 yrs age groups qualify for the U.S. World Team and IMMAF World Championships.
    • The next highest placer has first right of refusal if champion or higher qualifier declines U.S. Team position.
    • IMMAF will accept __ (tba) athletes per category per county for the World Championships. 
    • All athletes and coaches must be fully licensed by the USFL to participate in the world championships.
    • 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
    • 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. 

Catagories for the IMMAF World Championships 

Youth category C 12 – 13 years old Male & Female [under]
-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 Male & Female [under]
-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 Male [under]
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 [under]
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

**Athletes who do not have a licensed coach 

  • One (1) parent of an athlete without a licensed coach will be permitted to accompany their child mat-side during the June 21st open-mat qualifying tournament with paid spectator entry fee.  Licensed coaches are required for the Finals or day 2 of competition. A stand-in coach will be provided for athletes who do not have their own licensed coach for the finals. Unlicensed coaches/ parents will not be permitted to coach at the day 2 finals. 
  • Athletes without a licensed coach will compete as “Unattached”.
  • Only licensed coaches can submit challenges.
  • It is HIGELY recommended that a parent obtain a coaches license if their child's coach cannot.  
  • Please review licensing requirements in advance so enough time is allotted to comply with our Federal and State requirements.
  • CLICK FOR LICENSING LINKS 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 tournament license for $20
HOWEVER  - All provisional license athletes must check-In with:

  • Government document proving age.
  • Annual sports physical or letter from physician
  • Parent/ guardian must be present to sign waiver & receive safety education materials.
  • Athletes with a provisional one day license may not have results listed on official fight record.  
  • YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO COMPETE OR RECEIVE A REFUND WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS IF COMPETING UNDER A PROVISIONAL LICENSE.
  • The $20  provisional license fee will not be applied towards the full license if your athlete reaches the finals. A full USFL license will be  required to compete in the finals on June 22nd and will cost the full $56. The provisional license option should not be used if you believe your athlete can reach the finals.
 
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 
 

May 4, 2019 - Greendale, Wi

 USFL Youth and Adult Pankration
Event Fee: No
Interested Officials and Participants 
Contact 
Duke Roufus 

CLICK FLYER FOR LINE UP AND TICKETS

May 4, 2019 - Roseville, CA

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

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. 

 
 

May 11, 2019 - Riverside, CA

USKO Fight Night 

Email Matchmaker Ed Rivas
CLICK to register for a bout
 

May 18, 2019 - Orange County, CA

Event Fee: Yes
Contact Matchmaker Jay Bones
 

June 21 & 22, 2019 - U.S. Youth National Championships Tournament - Ontario, CA

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

 
 
U.S. National Championship tournament is open to Ages 8-17.
Promoted by I.E. Fight Nights
June 21 & 22, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Location: California Education and Performing Arts Center
11255 Central Ave, Ontario California 91762
Spectators - $15
 
Weigh in/ Check in with gear & documents: Friday June 21st at 7am
Finals Saturday June 22nd: 12 noon event start time/ 10:00am check in

Tournament Registration online at:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
CLICK HERE TO PAY ENTRY FEE

  • $100.00 February-April 30th
  • $125.00 May 1st thru May 31st
  • $150.00 June 1st thru June 14th
  • No same day registrations
  • Sibling discounts available
  • Registration will close 11:59 pm June 14th
  • Athletes and coaches must be licensed from the USFL
  • More info? Email tournament promoter David Bramlette at  fightnightie@gmail.com

Tournament Format

  • Qualifying tournament on Friday June 21st will be open mat, double elimination with 2 to 5 (singe round three minute) bouts to determine Semi Finalists and 3rd place.
  • Finals will be held June 22nd, show style in MMA cage, with 3 rounds x 2 minute bouts.
  • Click for Uniform and Safety Gear standards 

Divisions: 

  • Participants should register at their *age on the the date of tournament.
  • Weight cutting is not permitted. 
  • 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.

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

  • Athlete - $50 – Good for one full year.
  • Coach - $20- Good for one full year.
  • Athlete and coach must be fully licensed with the USFL to participate in the finals on June 22nd.  Licensed coaches do not have to pay spectator fee to get in venue. 
  • New coaches must complete a background check and safety training for $25.50. We may accept proof of background and safety training if completed for another federation. (All USA Sports under the USOC have similar requirements)  Please contact jon@fightleague.org in advance to provide proof/ documentation.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN ANNUAL USFL ATHLETE OR COACH LICENSE

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

    • Champions in the 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 yrs age groups qualify for the U.S. World Team and IMMAF World Championships.
    • The next highest placer has first right of refusal if champion or higher qualifier declines U.S. Team position.
    • IMMAF will accept __ (tba) athletes per category per county for the World Championships. 
    • All athletes and coaches must be fully licensed by the USFL to participate in the world championships.
    • 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
    • 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. 

Catagories for the IMMAF World Championships 

Youth category C 12 – 13 years old Male & Female [under]
-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 Male & Female [under]
-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 Male [under]
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 [under]
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

**Athletes who do not have a licensed coach 

  • One (1) parent of an athlete without a licensed coach will be permitted to accompany their child mat-side during the June 21st open-mat qualifying tournament with paid spectator entry fee.  Licensed coaches are required for the Finals or day 2 of competition. A stand-in coach will be provided for athletes who do not have their own licensed coach for the finals. Unlicensed coaches/ parents will not be permitted to coach at the day 2 finals. 
  • Athletes without a licensed coach will compete as “Unattached”.
  • Only licensed coaches can submit challenges.
  • It is HIGELY recommended that a parent obtain a coaches license if their child's coach cannot.  
  • Please review licensing requirements in advance so enough time is allotted to comply with our Federal and State requirements.
  • CLICK FOR LICENSING LINKS 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 tournament license for $20
HOWEVER  - All provisional license athletes must check-In with:

  • Government document proving age.
  • Annual sports physical or letter from physician
  • Parent/ guardian must be present to sign waiver & receive safety education materials.
  • Athletes with a provisional one day license may not have results listed on official fight record.  
  • YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO COMPETE OR RECEIVE A REFUND WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS IF COMPETING UNDER A PROVISIONAL LICENSE.
  • The $20  provisional license fee will not be applied towards the full license if your athlete reaches the finals. A full USFL license will be  required to compete in the finals on June 22nd and will cost the full $56. The provisional license option should not be used if you believe your athlete can reach the finals.
 
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 
 

June 24, 2019 - San Diego, CA (Public Safety Only)

United States Police and Fire Championships 

Kearny High School
1954 Komet Way
San Diego, CA 92111

Grappling Championships 

 
 

June 29, 2019 - Roseville, CA

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

 

July 20, 2019 - Ontario, CA

IE FIGHT NIGHT
YOUTH PANKRATION & ADULT MMA

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

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

Official Proclamation from IMMAF should be out by April 22 2019

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

  • 2019 National Champions in the 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 yrs age groups qualify for the U.S. World Team and IMMAF World Championships.
  • The next highest placer has first right of refusal if champion or higher qualifier declines U.S. Team position.
  • IMMAF will accept __ (tba) athletes per category per county for the World Championships. 
  • All athletes and coaches must be fully licensed by the USFL to participate in the world championships.
  • 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
  • Joe Stevenson will serve as head coach for the U.S. National team, however athletes may also bring their personal USFL Licensed coaches.  

 

IMMAF U.S World Team Selection tournament is open to Ages 8-17.

Promoted by I.E. Fight Nights
June 21 & 22, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Location: California Education and Performing Arts Center
11255 Central Ave, Ontario California 91762
Spectators - $15
 
Weigh in/ Check in with gear & documents: Friday June 21st at 7am
Finals Saturday June 22nd:  12 noon event start time/ 10:00am check in

Tournament Registration online at:
 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
CLICK HERE TO PAY ENTRY FEE

  • $100.00 February-April 30th
  • $125.00 May 1st thru May 31st
  • $150.00 June 1st thru June 14th
  • No same day registrations
  • Sibling discounts available
  • Registration will close 11:59 pm June 14th
  • Athletes and coaches must be licensed from the USFL
  • More info? Email tournament promoter David Bramletee at  fightnightie@gmail.com

Tournament Format

  • Qualifying tournament on Friday June 21st will be open mat, double elimination with 2 to 5 (single round) three minute bouts to determine Semi Finalists and 3rd place.
  • Finals will be held June 22nd, show style in MMA cage, with 3 rounds x 2 minute bouts.
  • Click for Uniform and Safety Gear standards 

Divisions:

  • Participants should register at their *age on the the date of tournament.
  • Weight cutting is not permitted. 
  • 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.
  • World Championships will not have ages 8-11.  
  • Annual Licensing of Coach and Athletes: Good for USFL events nationwide

  • Athlete - $50 – Good for one full year.
  • Coach - $20- Good for one full year.
  • Athlete and coach must be fully licensed with the USFL to participate in the finals on June 22nd.  Licensed coaches do not have to pay spectator fee to get in venue. 
  • New coaches must complete a background check and safety training for $25.50. We may accept proof of background and safety training if completed for another federation. (All USA Sports under the USOC have similar requirements)  Please contact jon@fightleague.org in advance to provide proof/ documentation.
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR AN ANNUAL USFL ATHLETE OR COACH LICENSE
 

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 
 

Aug 3, 2019 - Roseville, CA

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

Sept. 21, 2019 - Ontario, CA

IE FIGHT NIGHT
YOUTH PANKRATION & ADULT MMA

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

Oct. 19, 2019 - Roseville, CA

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

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. 9, 2019 - Ontario, CA

IE FIGHT NIGHT
YOUTH PANKRATION & ADULT MMA

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

 

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USFL YOUTH TEAM RANKINGS

USFL EAST

Rodriguez MMA (GA)
Ru Camp Kaleo Ministries (FL)
American Top Team Orlando (FL)
Gracie Brandon (FL)
Christian Carvalho BJJ (FL)

USFL CENTRAL

The House MMA (AR)
Joey Perry's Martial Arts (AR)
Bloomington Team One BJJ (IL)
Harris Holt Martial Arts (TN)
Westside MMA (AR)



USFL WEST

Riverside Submission (CA)
Castro MMA (CA)
One Legacy MMA(CA)
North Orange County Martial Arts (CA)
Nor Cal Fight Alliance (CA)

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