Developmental League for MMA

The United States Fight League is a non-profit athletic organization that fosters and supports Youth, Military, and Public Safety Pankration competitions.  Modern Pankration is an alternative for Mixed Martial Arts that develops all skills in a safe and responsible manner. While some of our athletes develop into elite MMA athletes, far more become productive citizens. Our goal is to build their character and keep them safe until they can make an educated decision as to which avenue to pursue.

Who we are!

  • The USFL IS the Industry Standard for developmental MMA/ Pankration.
  • United States affiliate of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF).
  • Over 20 years of research & development for safety, fairness and best practices.
  • We support promotors and provide training for their officials.
  • Ongoing Injury/ Safety surveillance for each and every bout.
  • Holder of all Official Youth Pankration results since 2011.
  • Provide coaches & athletes a program to install Respect, Responsibility & Resilience.
  • Special Rules & Scoring to create better MMA Athletes & Citizens .
  • Our National Youth Team is consistently among the best in the world.
  • Host the Adult National MMA Team Selection Committee.
  • Our alumni have progressed to the highest levels of Professional MMA.
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Youth Competition Classes

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Rules allow for Limited Contact Strikes combined with Grappling and Submissions.

The Letter B in a Red Hexagon shape

Class B Ground – Limited contact Ground Strikes, Takedowns & Submissions.

Class B Stand Up – Limited Contact Strikes, Takedowns & Ground Positioning.

C - Class Competition Level

Rules allow for Grappling and Submissions only.

Learn From Qualified Trainers

Making sure your kids remain safe with MMA includes finding a trainer that has the same beliefs as we do about fair competition and personal safety.  That starts with us personally verifying that the training centers listed on our website meet both safety and protocol standards and includes:

  • A licensed coach who has verified their knowledge of rules and regulations for our League,

  • Passed both a Background Safety Check,

  • Completed Child Safety Training.

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Learn From Qualified Youth Trainers

Making sure your kids remain safe with MMA includes finding a trainer that has the same beliefs as we do about fair competition and personal safety.  That starts with us personally verifying that the training centers listed on our website meet both safety and protocol standards and includes:

  • a licensed coach who has verified their knowledge of rules and regulations for our League,

  • has passed both a Background Safety Check,

  • and completed Child Safety Training.

Find a Trainer

Join Our League

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Parents/Guardians

Join our League and foster confidence, sportsmanship, and character development in your child.

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Coaches / Trainers

Join our League and give interested athletes an opportunity to advance their skills in martial arts.

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Event Officials

Join our League and help Officiate our events!  We provide training and opportunities for year-round events!

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USFL Youth Team Ranking

RANKINGS UPDATED AS OF 5/14/2022

2022 USFL East

1. WAOTA (NC) – 28
2. American Top Team Asheville (NC) – 16
3. Winners Training Center (FL) – 7
4. American Top Team Ashville (VA) – 7
5. Art of Motion Jiu Jitsu (NC) – 7
6.  Bad Apple MMA (GA) – 6
7. Hayastan (NC) – 5
8. Team Lloyd Irvin (MD) – 4
9. Phoenix of Greenville (NC) – 3


2022 USFL Central

1.Easton Training Center (CO) – 19
2. 3D Riggs MMA (TX) – 16
3. American Killer Bees (OK) – 13
4. Rare Breed MMA (MO) – 12
5. RCMMA (TX) – 10
6. Jeff Speakman’s Kempo 5.0 (TX) – 10
7. Team Xtreme (TX) – 9
8. Roufusport (WI) – 8
9. Ronin Fitness (WI) – 7
10. Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ (TX) – 7
10. Raptor Jiu Jitsu (OK) – 7
10. United Martial Arts Academy (TX) – 7
10. Victory Combat Sports (TX) – 7

2022 USFL West

1. House of Moons/ Ohana (CA) – 148
2. One Legacy MMA (CA) – 104
3. Kihon MMA (CA) – 63
4. Cobra Kai (CA) – 56
5. Grappler’s Studio (CA) – 40
6. Strength & Honor (CA) – 39
7. Riverside Submission (CA) – 29
8. Hernandez Kickboxing (CA) – 28
9. United MMA Hawaii (HI) – 27
10. Team Pride Academy (UT) – 24
10. Fight Syndicate MMA (CA) – 24

Support Our Community

Fight League is a non-profit organization within a community of Martial Arts Coaches & Officials who have witnessed first-hand the value Martial Arts have had on youth in their community. Your financial donation can help us…

  • Help support youth athletes who qualify for our World Team represent our nation against the worlds best.
  • Help promote our specialized program to Instal Respect, Responsibility and Resilience in our youth Athletes.
  • Help our efforts to combat child abuse and sexual abuse within the Martial Arts Industry.
  • Help us provide Combat Sport Opportunities to our Active Duty Military and Public Safety Officers. 
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