Joe Schilling vs Mike Lemaire headlines Chicago GLORY 27
New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced a new headline bout for the GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago on Friday, Feb. 26
Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. hosts crossover mixed martial arts and kickboxing star Joe “Stitch ‘Em Up” Schilling (20-6, 12 KO), currently ranked No. 1 in the world, taking on fellow Californian Mike Lemaire (14-2, 7 KO) in a middleweight showcase bout.
Lemaire was previously scheduled to compete later in the evening, as part of the one-night, four-man North American Middleweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 27 Chicago. In his place, GLORY newcomer Karl Roberson will step in to face No. 4 ranked middleweight Dustin “The Hanyak” Jacoby (7-6, 5 KO) in the opening round of the one-night tournament. Jacoby enters the bout on a three-fight winning streak.
“Schilling stepped up on short notice to headline the SuperFight Series, adding another fantastic fight to an already strong card” said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin. “Being able to add a fighter of Joe’s caliber to this event is a special treat for the fans. It’s a credit to Mike Lemaire for recognizing this opportunity and seizing it as well.”
The five-fight cards for GLORY 27 Chicago and GLORY Super Fight Series Chicago can be found below:
GLORY 27 Chicago
Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Artem Levin (c) vs. Simon Marcus
Middleweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Featherweight Co-Headline Bout: Giga Chikadze vs. Kevin VanNostrand
Middleweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout B: Dustin Jacoby vs. Karl Roberson
Middleweight Tournament Semi-Final Bout A: Wayne Barrett vs. Robert Thomas
GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago
Middleweight Headline Bout: Joe Schilling vs. Mike Lemaire
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Anderson Silva vs. Maurice Greene
Heavyweight Bout: Demoreo Dennis vs. Guto Inocente
Welterweight Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Pawel Jedrzejczyk
Welterweight Bout: Casey Greene vs. Daniel Morales
GLORY 27 Chicago airs live on ESPN3 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Friday, Feb. 26, with replays on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 28 and ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Monday, March 7.
The official air time for GLORY SuperFight Series Chicago will be announced at a later date.