GLORY returns to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Friday, Feb. 26, for GLORY 27: Chicago.
In the main event of the evening, GLORY middleweight world champion Artem Levin puts his title on the line against former title challenger Simon Marcus. Both men last fought in the GLORY ring when they collided at GLORY 21: San Diego. The judges were split after a back-and-forth fight, with two of the judges scoring the fight a 47-47 draw. Despite one of the judge’s giving Marcus the win by decision, Levin retained his title due to the majority draw. Levin lost to Marcus just under three years ago under Muay Thai rules at Lion Fight 9, giving even more intrigue to a fight that pits two of the best strikers above welterweight against one another.
The co-main event features Giga Chikadze against undefeated American Kevin Vannostrand. The main card also features a four-man, one-night middleweight contender tournament involving promotional mainstays Dustin Jacoby and Wayne Barrett, and tournament newcomers Karl Roberson and Robert Thomas.
The GLORY 27 SuperFight Series card will be the first event to air live on UFC Fight Pass. The headlining bout on the Fight Pass portion of the card is multiple-combat sport athlete Joe Schilling taking on French-American Mike Lemaire.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Giga Chikadze (144 lb / 65.3 kg) vs. Kevin VanNostrand (143 lb / 64.9 kg)
Dustin Jacoby (187 lb / 84.8 kg) vs. Karl Roberson (188 lb / 85.3 kg) – middleweight tournament semifinal
Wayne Barrett (186 lb / 84.4 kg) vs. Robert Thomas (186 lb / 84.4 kg) – middleweight tournament semifinal
Joe Schilling (188 lb / 85.3 kg) vs. Mike Lemaire (188 lb / 85.3 kg)
Anderson Silva (246 lb / 111.6 kg) vs. Maurice Greene (250 lb / 113.4 kg)
Demoreo Dennis (245 lb / 111.1 kg) vs. Guto Inocente (244 lb / 110.7 kg)
Richard Abraham (171 lb / 77.6 kg) vs. Pawel Jedrzejczyk (168 lb / 76.2 kg)
Casey Greene (170 lb / 77.1 kg) vs. Daniel Morales (170 lb / 77.1 kg)