Divisions

  • NUC reserves the right to combine and/or separate divisions pending competitor turnout.
  • Female youth competitors 17 years and under are bracketed with male competitors. You can request that your child or student only compete with other female competitors but there is no guarantee that it will be possible. If you elect to make this request then you would do so in the notes section during the registration process.

NUC GI AND NO GI TIME LIMITS TIME
Youth Group 1 (ages 11 and under) Novice / White and Grey w/White 2 Min
Youth Group 1 & 2 (ages 17 and under) Beginner & Intermediate / White, Grey and Yellow 3 Min
Youth Group 1 & 2 (17 and under) Advanced / Orange, Green, Blue and Purple 4 Min
Adult Men & Women (ages 18-29) Beginner / White Belt 4 Min
Executive Men (ages 30-39) Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced / All Belt levels 4 Min
Masters Men (ages 40 +) Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced / All Belt levels 4 Min
Adult Men & Women (ages 18-29) Intermediate / Blue Belt 5 Min
Adult Men & Women (ages 18-29) Advanced / Purple, Brown & Black Belts 6 Min
Absolute Divisions 8 Min


  • In the case of a tie with points and advantages a one minute sudden death overtime round will be set. The winner will be decided by the first competitor to be awarded a point and not an advantage. If after the one minute neither competitor has scored then the winner is decided by the referee.


Youth Group 1 Youth Group 2
4 – 5 years of age 12 – 13 years of age
6 – 7 years of age 14 – 15 years of age
8 – 9 years of age 16 – 17 years of age
10 – 11 years of age


Novice Less than 6 months (No Submissions)
Beginner 0 months – 1 ½ years
Intermediate 1 ½ – 2 ½ years
Advanced 2 ½ years and over
  • No-Gi skill level is determined by the length of time a competitor has been training.
  • Athletes who have extensive training in any grappling arts like Wrestling and Judo should not participate in any beginner divisions and should be in intermediate or advanced divisions.
  • In the Gi divisions competitors compete in their current belt rank.
  • All male and female youth competitors up to 17 years of age are combined in their respective divisions.
  • NUC reserves the right to combine and/or separate divisions pending competitor turnout.


Men 18 – 29 years of age
Executive 30 – 39 years of age
Masters 40+ years of age


Beginner Less than 1 year
Intermediate 1 year – 2 1/2 years
Advanced 2 1/2 years and over
  • No-Gi skill level is determined by the length of time a competitor has been training. Athletes who have extensive training in any grappling arts like Wrestling and Judo or have fought MMA professionally, can not participate in any beginner divisions and should be in intermediate or advanced divisions.
  • In the Gi divisions competitors compete in their current belt rank.
  • Adult green belt will be placed in the blue belt division.
  • NUC reserves the right to combine and/or separate divisions pending competitor turnout.


DIVISION AGE WEIGHT CLASS Lbs.
Youth Group 1 4-5 Lightweight 40 & under
Middleweight 41-50
Heavyweight 51+
6-7 Flyweight 50 & under
Lightweight 51-60
Middleweight 61-70
Cruiserweight 71-80
Heavyweight 80+
8-9 Flyweight 60 & under
Lightweight 61-70
Middleweight 71-80
Cruiserweight 81-90
Heavyweight 91+
10-11 Flyweight 80 & under
Lightweight 81-90
Middleweight 91-100
Cruiserweight 101-110
Heavyweight 111+
Youth Group 2 12-13 Flyweight 95 & under
Lightweight 96-108
Middleweight 109-120
Cruiserweight 121-132
Heavyweight 133-145
Superweight 146+
14-15 Flyweight 100 & under
Lightweight 101-115
Middleweight 116-130
Cruiserweight 131-145
Heavyweight 146-160
Superweight 161+
16-17 Bantamweight 115 & under
Flyweight 116-130
Lightweight 131-145
Middleweight 146-160
Cruiserweight 161-175
Heavyweight 176-190
Superweight 191+
Women 18+ Lightweight 120 & under
Welterweight 120-140
Middleweight 141-160
Cruiserweight 161-180
Heavyweight 180+
Men 18+ Flyweight 135 & under
Featherweight 136-145
Lightweight 146-155
Welterweight 156-170
Middleweight 171-185
Cruiserweight 186-200
Light Heavyweight 201-215
Heavyweight 216-230
Superweight 231+