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GLORY in Chicago: Levin vs. Marcus 3 on Feb. 26

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GLORY kickboxing returns to the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates for GLORY 27 on February 26, with a middleweight title on the line.

GLORY Middleweight World Champion Artem “The Lion” Levin (50-4-2, 33 KO) and No. 1 contender Simon “Bad Bwoy” Marcus (42-2-2, 24 KO) will fight for the third time, in GLORY’s first event of 2016. The event will also air live on ESPN networks.

Levin and Marcus did battle at GLORY 21 last year, a bout that ended in a draw. Neither fighter has competed in the GLORY ring since then, and the score will be settled at the Sears Centre.

“Neither man was satisfied with the result of their fight in May [of 2015]. Levin thinks he won. Marcus thinks he won. The judges scored it a draw,” said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin. “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 for GLORY 27, including the participants in GLORY’s one-night, four-man North American Middleweight Contender Tournament, will be announced at a later date. The tournament winner will earn the next shot at the GLORY Middleweight World Champion emerging from the night’s headline bout.

GLORY made its first appearance in the Chicago area back in 2013 for GLORY 11, an event that also took place at the Sears Centre. Rico Verhoeven, Daniel Ghita and Sergei Kharitonov were on that card. Click here to see GLORY 11 photos and results.

Tickets for GLORY 27 (including access to the GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago) go on sale Monday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. CST and are priced at $200, $100, $60 and $35. Tickets will be available for purchase at searscentre.com.

GLORY newsletter subscribers and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) followers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets early for GLORY 27 & GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago. To access the exclusive weekend pre-sale, starting at 10 a.m. CST on Friday, Jan 8 and running until 10 p.m. CST on Sunday, Jan. 10, users will need to subscribe to the GLORY newsletter, follow GLORY on Twitter, like GLORY on Facebook, or follow GLORY on Instagram for more details.

For more information, visit glorykickboxing.com.

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