2023 US NATIONAL PANKRATION CHAMPIONSHIPS & USA QUALIFIER FOR IMMAF YOUTH MMA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The Official U.S. National Championships for Youth MMA/ Pankration.
USA has been top 3 in the world for all three UFC Sponsored IMMAF Youth MMA World Championships. Let's Make History Again!
May 19 and 20, 2023
LunColor Events Center - 1255 Central Ave Ontario California 91762
Double Elimination tournament in MMA cages
Nearby major airports: Ontario Airport is closest but within 90min from LAX, SNA, Long Beach, Burbank and San Diego.
***HEADGEAR IS REQUIRED IN CALIFORNIA ***
See guide to required safety gear
Registration closes May 14th. Some divisions may close earlier depending on entries
Spectators - $25 (Under 4yrs free)
Coaches must have USFL ID / license for a coaches pass.
CHECK IN: May 19th 4PM to 7:30PM at Venue. Bring Gear for inspection and have digital or hard copy USFL ID card ready. Athletes will weigh in, gear inspection and medical screening.
COMPETITION: May 20, 9:30 am (estimated)
Only one division per athlete. You can change weight categories up to a week prior to competition. Keep in mind this will be the qualifiing weight for worlds. Do not select a division that requires cutting weight.
****An annual USFL Youth Athlete and Youth Coach License is required to participate. You can obtain your license HERE ****
Have your License available at check in. Can be printed, download or saved on Google pay or Apple wallet. It’s fast and simple! See directions
If not uploaded with license, please bring hard copy of annual sports physical or letter of clearance to participate in contact sports to check in.
RULES - LINK TO U.S. COMPETITION RULES
AGE & WEIGHT CATEGORIES
Age for divisions for 8-11yrs are actual age on May 20th.
Age for divisions 12-17yrs are that of your competition day for the World Championships. 12-13 yrs Compete on Aug 2nd. 14-15 yrs compete on Aug 3rd. 16-17 Compete on Aug 4th & 5th (Check with [email protected] if unsure which age group to qualify)
World Team Qualifiers are at the same weight as the world championships. Keep in mind there are same day weigh ins and no weight allowances, so choose a weight class for nationals that you can also compete in August!
Athletes 17 yrs at time of National Championships but 18 for world Championships may compete at nationals but not for the World Championships.
Non U.S. citizens or those unable to obtain a US passport may compete in national championships but not participate in the world championships as part of Team USA.
USFL LICENSE NEEDED BY COACH & ATHLETES
Digital ID cards are issued after licensed. All licensing must be done online and in advance of Nationals. Coaches should apply at least 3 weeks prior to tournament. GET LICENSE HERE
Custom Silver & Bronze Medals for all divisions
National Championship Belts will be awarded to Champions
See www.fightleague.org (Events) for more info on the National Championships and World Championships