Saturday September 28, 2013 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA. the Glory Middleweight Tournament took place along with a handful of other kickboxing fights. It was a very entertaining night of kickboxing to say the least. There's something different about kickboxing as opposed to MMA, being that there's only three, three-minute rounds so the fighters really have to press the action and go toe to toe.
Joe Schilling and Artem Levin were both successful against their opponents which lead the two to square off to fight for the second time of the night to determine who is the Glory Middleweight Champion. I was ringside taking photos, and as a spectator of the fight it felt like I was watching the Jone vs. Gustaffson fight which took place just a week before. In this case it was a kickboxing match, and I wouldn't say it was as one-sided as the Gustaffson-Jones fight but it was very close. So close that Schilling and Levin went on to fight for a sudden death deciding fourth-round after the judges determined the fight a draw. Joe Schilling came out victorious over Levin and won the $150,000 prize and became the Glory Middleweight Champion. Checkout the post-fight interview of Joe Schilling by David Kano of The Hollywood MMA Show.