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New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced its first visit to San Diego as Valley View Casino Center hosts GLORY 21 on Friday, May 8. The middleweight title is on the line when reigning champion Artem “The Lion” Levin (50-4-1, 33 KOs) defends his belt against the winner of GLORY’s Middleweight Contender Tournament taking place in April.
In order to determine who will face Levin on May 8, GLORY will host a one-night, four-man Middleweight Contender Tournament at GLORY 20, which airs on Spike TV at 10/9c from the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Friday, April 3.
In the first of two semifinal match-ups at GLORY 20, rejuvenated Dutch kickboxing specialist Jason “Psycho” Wilnis (23-4-1, 6 KOs) meets powerful Brazilian prospect Alex “Po Atan” Pereira (17-2-0, 10 KOs). The second semifinal match-up pits American knockout artist Wayne Barrett (5-2-0, 4 KOs) against Canadian muay thai world champion Simon “Bad Bwoy” Marcus (40-2-1, 24 KOs).
Ticket information and additional bouts for GLORY 21, including the participants in GLORY’s first one-night, four-man Heavyweight Qualification Tournament, will be announced at a later date. The tournament winner will be granted entry into GLORY’s Heavyweight Contender Tournament later this year.
For this event, GLORY will once again be working with Veteran Operation Wellness (VOW), a Spike campaign created to inspire veterans to make the same commitment to their health and wellness that they made to their country.
GLORY 21 airs live on Spike TV at 9/8c from Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California on Friday, May 8.
For more information, visit gloryworldseries.com.