The United States Fight League is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)3 non-profit that regulates Youth Pankration (Youth MMA), with an emphasis on character building. We service as the youth developmental league for Amateur MMA organizations with a goal of developing strong youth character from rigorous competition, as well as Olympic sanctioning of the sport of MMA. In 2019, IMMAF introduced the first Cadet (ages 12-17) World Championships in Rome, Italy. The United States National team suited 34 competitors and represented with excellence, winning 28 medals in total, 16 of them gold. In preparation of this event, athletes attend an open tournament in California to select the World Team and we expect another large, nationwide turnout. Surprisingly many of IMMAF's member nations enjoy state sponsorship under their sports ministries, something that is not possible for our youth competitors in the United States. To assist in alleviating the financial burden on individual athletes, we are launching a fundraising campaign to assist our athletes with travel, training, and competition expenses. Our goal is to provide the means for EVERY athlete to have the opportunity to compete, regardless of the destination, not just those with the financial means to support the dream.
Our dream is to help build the next generation of Mixed Martial Artists, and provide them the means to compete. Our efforts facilitate many at-risk youth the ability to escape their detrimental environment and be influenced in a positive, constructive manner in such a way that we are shaping productive future parents, employees, and active members of society. Without financial support, this grassroots effort cannot survive. We feel that every child deserves the opportunity to chase their dreams, and we aim to facilitate that.