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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 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

U.S. National Championships/ USA Team Selection- Temecula, CA (RESCHEDULED TBA)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR TBA 

With all the ongoing uncertainty due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis and cancelation of the 2020 Youth World MMA Championships, the USFL Board of Directors agreed that the best course of action for now is to postpone the 2020 USFL National Championships to a date to be determined. The competition date was already pushed back from April 25th to June 20th. Although combative sport competitions in the State of California are prohibited through the month of May it is reasonable to expect that the ban may extend to include the month of June. During this time of stress and uncertainty the most responsible action is to cancel this event and later advise if and when it can be rescheduled this year.

The USFL Board of Directors has approved the following actions for licensees and National Championship registrants.

Prorate of all USFL Licenses:

Your fighters’ or coaches’ licenses are of no use if there are no events, so the USFL Board of Directors have approved the prorating of all licenses from March 1st until the date when competitions are again permitted. Example: If competitions are able to resume in June, license expiration dates will be extended 3 months.      

National Championships Tournament Registration Refund Options:

  1. Keep your registration active for the rescheduled event (TBA) or for future credit. We will always refund your registration if you change your mind later on. (This will be the default option if you take no further action)
  2. Receive a full refund by utilizing this option within your smoothcomp registration. This will also remove and refund any Team USA gear you may have ordered. Follow this link if you need help: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/68-i-want-to-cancel-my-registration-how-can-i-do-this
  3. Email jon@fightleague.org to receive a partial refund. This makes sense for individuals who want to keep their Team USA gear order but get a refund for the tournament registration. We will get the gear distributed to all who pre-ordered if you use this option or just keep your registration active. Please send a precise email with name of registered athlete and the action you would like us to take. (A full tournament fee registration minus $5 to cover smoothcomp and paypal fees will be processed on this option or if you email us to process a refund.)

Ages 8-17
World Championship Qualifier for ages 12-17

COMPETION FEES:

Regular - $100
Late - $125 
Spectators - $20
Registration Cutoff date: 

  • All brackets limited to 8 entries per age and weight - 1st come first serve
  • Free T-Shirt if registered by TBA
  • Significant media coverage is expected. See competition gear and other licensing requirements at the USFL Licensing Site.
  • Tournament Entry Fee PROCEEDS will go to support youth athletes who will represent the United states in the world championships

COMPETITION FORMATS:

  • Preliminary Tournament - (Two MMA Cage Set Up) Single Round Matches (3 minutes for ages 8-13yrs / 4 minutes for ages 14-17yrs)
  • Finals - (Formal Single Cage Set Up)3 Round bouts of 2 minutes each round for all divisions. (Contingent that there are fewer than 45 finals bouts, otherwise 2 rd. finals)
  • June 20th - Main competition date 
  • June 21st - Spill over if single day participation cap and Team USA meeting. 
  • Athletes may compete in a maximum of 5 rounds/ periods per day.
  • Be prepared to compete on both day!
  • Athletes may fight a maximum of 5 round/ periods of competition per day.

BRACKETING:

  • Double elimination w/ consolation bracket for 3rd place (4 or more entries)
  • Round Robin-1 athlete receives a bye & fights loser of 1st round for advancement to finals (3 entries)
  • Single Bout of 3 rounds – If both athletes go straight to finals.
  • Uncontested Champions (Single Athlete Divisions) will have the option to move up in weight or age to participate in a 2nd category. (Must be within USFL age and weight parameters)

WEIGH IN / CHECK IN/ GEAR INSPECTION/ PRE-BOUT MEDICAL SCREENINGS:

  • Optional Night Prior/Early: TBA
  • Regular Check in: TBA

NOTE: DO NOT SELECT A WEIGHT CATEGORY THAT REQUIRES ANY FORM OF WEIGHT CUTTING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU INTEND ON PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.                                   

CATEGORIES: Pounds are Rounded up or down to closest Kilo

Novice Age Group 10-11yrs on First day of National Championships Tournament

(Boys & Girls combined)
-70lbs
-75lbs
-85lbs
-95lbs
-105lbs
-115lbs
-125lbs
-135lbs

Rookie Age Group 8-9yrs on First day of National Championships Tournament

(Boys & Girls Combined)
-50lbs
-55lbs
-60lbs
-65lbs
-70lbs
-80lbs
-90lbs

Schoolboy/Girl 12 – 13 years old but under 14yrs on first day 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
Athletes above 137lbs should contact us to determine if other competitors available.

Cadet 14 – 15 years old but under 16yrs on first day 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
Athletes above 170lbs should contact us to determine if other competitors available.

Junior 16-17 years old but under 18yrs on first day 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 on first day 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

CHANGING DIVISIONS:

If you need to change divisions after registering and have trouble, please see: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/89-how-to-change-weightclass-or-cancel

ONLINE TIMELINES FOR BRACKETS: 

Smoothcomp will estimate each athlete’s competition timeline. Please be ready at least 1/2 hr. prior. How to check your timeline: https://support.smoothcomp.com/article/90-find-out-your-dynamic-starting-time

 

AIRPORTS NEAR TEMECULA, CA

Some routes have optional tolls roads making the commute shorter.

  • San Diego International Airport – 62 miles / 1 hr. 7 min
  • Ontario International Airport – 51 miles / 1 hr. 5 min
  • Santa Ana/ John Wayne Airport – 66 miles / 1 hr. 43 min
  • Palm Springs International Airport – 70 miles / 1 hr. 24 min
  • Los Angeles International Airport – 91 miles/ 2 hr. 4 min

TEMECULA LODGING OPTIONS:

  • Pechanga Hotel and Casino – Includes free RV parking and low-cost RV Camping sites.
  • Hotels near venue

DONATE TO HELP OUR TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS GET TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 
 
 

March 14,2020 - Temecula, CA (Rescheduled TBA)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO DUE TO RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON EVENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 

Hendo Fight Night

Includes a limited amount of youth bouts
27901 Jefferson Ave
Temecula, CA 92590

Click Poster to apply 

March 21, 2020- Victorville, CA (Rescheduled TBA)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON EVENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 

Limited Youth Bouts added to Adult MMA Card

PARTICIPATION FEE: NO
Click Poster to Apply
Matchmaker Joe Stevenson 

April 11th, 2020 - Memphis, TN (Rescheduled to June 13)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JUNE 13th DUE TO RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON EVENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 

Attitude MMA 
USFL Youth Bouts
Memphis Fairground's Pipkin Building
940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104

Participation Fee: NO
Click on flyer to submit information to get matched 

Question's - Contact Christina Taylor 

April 11, 2020 - Ontario, CA (Rescheduled TBA)

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

Participation Fee : Yes

Registration link coming soon

May. 2, 2020 - Santa Clara, CA (Rescheduled TBA)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

 

EVOLUTION SPORTS EXPO 

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great American Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 

Matchmaker Mellisa Samford
Participation Fee: NO

Register here to apply for a match 

May 9, 2020 - Orlando, FL (Rescheduled TBA)

Click Poster to submit name and age for match ups. 

Contact Matchmaker Justin Percival
Contact Promoter Ruben Saldana

May 9, 2020 - Alburqueque, NM (Rescheduled TBA)

Fit NHB
110 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, MN 87107

INFO COMING SOON

May 13, 2020 - Camp Pendleton CG Cup Individual Grappling -CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TP COVID 19

Contact: Doug Hall

Sports Coordinator
Camp Pendleton Athletics
MCCS Semper Fit
 (760) 763-0453

May 24, 2020 - Bellflower, CA (Rescheduled TBA)

RISK OF HONOR FIGHT SERIES
9603 Belmont
Bellflower, CA 90706
Contact promoter Eddie Lloyd
Participation Fee: Yes

Register to apply for a match

June 19, 2020 - San Diego, CA (Public Safety only) CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

 

United States Police and Fire Championships 
Submission Grappling Competition.
CLICK TO REGISTER

July 13, 2020 - Anaheim, CA (Firefighters Only)

Firefighter Olympics
No Gi Grappling Championships
Anaheim, CA
Details to follow

 

Oct 28, 2020 - Camp Pendleton CG Cup Team Grappling (Camp Pendleton Military only)

Contact:

Doug Hall
Sports Coordinator
Camp Pendleton Athletics
MCCS Semper Fit
 (760) 763-0453

Nov 7-8, 2020 - Laurel, MD

All American Games
Laurel Armory
422 Montgomery St
Laurel, MD 20707

Point MMA Divisions
For USFL Division contact James Swensen

USFL YOUTH TEAM RANKINGS

2020 USFL SOUTH & EAST

Cooperative Spirit (FL)
Mana Martial Arts (FL)
Elite Preparatory Academy (FL)
Rodriguez MMA (GA)
PFS Academy of Martial Arts (FL)

2020 USFL CENTRAL

Bloomington Team One BJJ (IL)

First event of 2020 - April 11

2020 USFL WEST

House of Moons (CA)
Foothill Fitness (CA)
Nor Cal Fight Alliance (CA)
Ultimate Fitness (CA)
Stand Alone MMA (CA)

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