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D.C. investors bought an MMA league. Now it’s landed millions in funding — and comedian Kevin Hart

Key story highlights:

The Professional Fighters League has landed $28 million in new funding.
Among its new investors are comedian Kevin Hart and local billionaire Ted Leonsis.
The sports league hopes to capitalize on the sport’s growing fan base.

The mixed martial arts Professional Fighters League — formed when Russ Ramsey, Donn Davis and Mark Leschly led the $25 million purchase of the World Series of Fighting in early 2017 — has landed $28 million in new funding from a bevy of big-time backers.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Monumental Sports & Entertainment owner, tech investor and billionaire Ted Leonsis is now an investor. Leonsis is a founder of Revolution Growth, of which Davis is a managing partner, as well as a co-founder of the umbrella firm Revolution. Leonsis owns the Washington Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Capital One Arena, among other things.

Other investors include comedian and movie star Kevin Hart, author and entrepreneur Tony Robbins and Mark Burnett, the chairman…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.