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Levin to defend middleweight belt against Toronto’s Marcus in rubber match at GLORY 27

GLORY kickboxing middleweight champion Artem “The Lion” Levin (50-4-2, 33 KOs) against #1 contender Simon “Bad Bwoy” Marcus (42-2-2, 24 KOs) in the main event at GLORY 27.

The card will air live on ESPN networks on February 26th.

The bout should resolve the rivalry between the two fighters as their last bout at GLORY 21 last year was scored as an unsatisfactory draw.


The Sears Centre Arena in Estates, Illinois – a suburb of Chicago –  will be the venue.

“Neither man was satisfied with the result of their fight in May [of 2015],” GLORY CEO Jon Franklin said. “Levin thinks he won. Marcus thinks he won. The judges scored it a draw. We’ve set this grudge match for GLORY’s first card of 2016 to put all that to bed. If this fight is anything like the last one, the fans in Chicago are in for an incredible show once again.”

Additional bouts include one-night North American middleweight tournament. The winner earns the next crack at the world champion.

Tickets go on sale January 11th and are priced at $200 USD, $100  USD, $60 USD and $35 USD. Prices do not include any applicable surcharges or taxes.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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