The United States Fight League has announced their lineup for the 2022 IMMAF Pan American Championships.
The tournament will take place in Monterrey, Mexico, from June 22-24 and will be hosted by the Mexican Federation of Mixed Martial Arts (FAMMEJL).
These 10 athletes will be representing the United States:
- Hope Holmes, Texas – Women's strawweight
- Adrian Ledezma, California – Strawweight
- Rashad Satterwhite, Nevada – Flyweight
- Carlos Nanez, Texas – Bantamweight
- David Camacho, Florida – Featherweight
- Jonathan Powell, California – Featherweight
- Shane Collins, California – Lightweight
- Lester Batres Jr., Texas – Welterweight
- Anthony Orozco, California – Middleweight
- Gabe Rednose, Oklahoma – Light heavyweight
- David Krouse, Pennsylvania – Heavyweight
There are also two fighters that will be on standby should another nation or athlete drop out of the competition. The standby athletes are as follows:
- Gavin Cisneros, Texas – Lightweight
- Bobby Winther, California – Welterweight
This adult roster was decided on by the United States Fight League's selection committee, led by UFC Hall of Famer and IMMAF athletes' commission member Forrest Griffin. Griffin worked alongside regional selection committee heads David Denkin, Eric Garcia and Chip Post to choose these athletes.
"I was honoured to get to play a small part in the selection process for the adult IMMAF competition in Monterrey," Griffin said. "A lot of people put a lot of hard work into getting these athletes to competition. IMMAF is excited to build new relationships with new gyms, coaches and athletes to develop a talent pipeline for future competitions."
Rounding out the team's leadership will be Jim Nightingale, who will serve as the delegation leader and UFC veteran Joe Stevenson as the coach coordinator. California-based cryptocurrency Koa Combat is the team's official sponsor.
"The United States has been involved in combat sports for a very long time," Stevenson said. "Our fighters and their coaches have some of the best experience and knowledge in the world. We are very excited to showcase our skills on this world stage."
Nightingale hopes to see the U.S. back on top of an international amateur mixed martial arts competition.
"We have the strongest youth program in the world," he said. "We have the most talent in the world, and we need to put it back together. All we need to do is reassemble that machine to land back on top."