Combate Americas held a press conference (4/4/2020) and you can watch the video below as they announce that Mexican Actress Kate Del Castillo has acquired an equity stake in Combate Americas as part of a $20 million Series B round of funding. The round brings the company to $38 million raised to date. This is led by Combate Americas chairman Joe Plumeri.
Combate Americas didn’t state the size of her investment but the company did state that she’s now a significant shareholder.
Del Castillo sees Combate Americas as a source of pride among Hispanic communities and she wants to raise equality for MMA’s female athletes.
Her first appearance for Combate Americas will be on April 26,th at the Reinas del Combate event at L.A. on Univision which will be the first time an all-women’s main card MMA fight will air live on broadcast television.
Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren hopes that del Castillo will broaden its appeal among Hispanic audiences which nearly half of the franchise’s fanbase is female.
Stay tuned as we will bring you more up-to-date news about this story.
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