Many combat sports developed in ancient times as training techniques for warfare, which then consisted of two nations gathering to see whose king could break the most rocks with his neck. See how fighting has evolved with this GrouponLive deal to see Battle at Bally's II at the Grand Ballroom at Bally's Atlantic City. For $90, you get one ticket for seating in the orange and red rows on Saturday, August 11, at 5:30 p.m. (up to a $165 value, including all fees).
Muay thai kickboxers from around North America converge on Bally's Atlantic City for a hard-hitting night of brawls, played with full thai rules. The evening's marquee match pits top-five welterweight contenders Gabriel Varga and Justin Greskiewicz against one another, stepping into the ring for a rematch after Varga won their first bout in 2010. The son of a taekwondo black belt, Toronto native Varga has been fighting his whole life, recently learning full thai rules to expand his match options. Dubbed the "Purple People Eater" for his violet hair and voracious hunger for Sour Patch Kids, the irrepressible Greskiewicz will try to even his record against Varga, continuing a quick rise abetted by his eagerness to fight any willing opponent. Women athletes join in the action: New Jersey champion Prairie Rugilo tops a card of fighters sourced from venerable kickboxing associations.