Rhonin Swenson has had a busy couple weeks on his path to become a world champion. The thirteen year old won his division at the 8th annual IKF Fall Classic Muay Thai Kickboxing Championships on October 10th, 2020 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Then on October 24th, 2020 he won his MMA fight representing the USA at the UMAFF Cage Fight event in Melbourne, Florida — “Puerto Rico VS USA”. Rhonin showed tremendous skill in every area of the mixed martial arts fight game, with excellent striking, takedowns and several near submissions. Rhonin was cornered by professional Muay Thai champion, and Capital MMA & Elite Fitness coach, Amine Ballafrikh. Check out the full video below.
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Also, check out the United States Fight League (USFL) East Coast.
USFL East Coast S.A.F.E. Objectives
– Safe (no head shots/dangerous techniques)
– Appropriate (heavily regulated standards)
– Fun (if you step in the cage, win or lose, you are a superhero)
– Effective (train for MMA by doing MMA)
The United States Fight League is a IRS 501 c 3 nonprofit regulatory and sanctioning organization that fosters and supports Youth Pankration.
Modern Pankration is a milder alternative for Mixed Martial Arts that encompasses Grappling and Limited Contact Striking (no head shots). 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.
If you would like to participate in a sanctioned event, please go HERE. If you are one the East Coast contact East Coast USFL Promoter James Swenson at 860-389-4470.