Apr 15, 2016

A mixed-martial arts promotion geared toward Hispanic fighters and fans in the United States has signed a deal to air events on UFC Fight Pass.

Combate Americas launches in English on UFC Fight pass on April 18.

Combate Americas founder Campbell McLaren helped launch the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993 and returns to the leading MMA promotion's family with the multi-year deal.

McLaren hopes a partnership with UFC would benefit both promotions.

"I think of the UFC sort of as my child," McLaren said. "I saw they weren't connecting in a real meaningful way with this fight fan base. What's Combate Americas? It's Fighting Americas. Plural."