HERMON — A Maine high school’s athletic facilities are being upgraded thanks to a $100,000 gift from the head of a top mixed martial arts association.

Dana White donated the money to Hermon High School, where he graduated in 1987. White now lives near Las Vegas and is president and CEO of Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The money has bought a scoreboard and message board that will be installed on the school’s athletic field. Also being purchased is a new grandstand and other seating to increase the capacity.

Principal Brian Walsh told the Bangor Daily News that White made the donation following a visit to the area last Labor Day weekend.

Mixed martial arts is a combat sport that combines elements of karate, judo, jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing and wrestling.