During concerts, a musician’s wild side emerges, such as when a guitarist destroys an amplifier or a singer eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with this GrouponLive deal to Rock Out Knock Out, a mixed-martial-arts event that features a live performance by Fuel and a special appearance by UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino at Convention Hall in Asbury Park on Saturday, June 2, at 3 p.m. For $33, you get one ticket for seating in sections D–F or M–O (a $67.50 value, including all fees).
From the thumping of a bass drum to the thud of a body slam, Rock Out Knock Out grants nonstop excitement as the sets of rock bands alternate with MMA cage matches. Clashing knuckles reverberate when the undefeated Desmond Green seeks to conquer underdog Phillip LeGrand while musicians tune their instruments and dodge flying teeth on a stage across the arena. Middleweights Kenneth Seegrist and Dwight Grant also square off, and a featherweight duel pits Brian "Boom" Kelleher against Ryan Vaccaro. Additional fights include Graeme Prue vs. Anthony Craparo, Michael Robinson vs. Ryan Peterson, and Noe Quintanilla vs. Kevin Roddy.
The night concludes with a headlining performance by post-grunge rockers Fuel, best known for their hit "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" off their double-platinum album, Something Like Human. The band will be playing a slew of Billboard singles and tracks off their upcoming album, which is scheduled to be released this year. Local acts take the stage earlier in the day, from the raspy nu-metal of Scarlet Carson to the caffeinated pop punk of Carpet Ride.