Justin Greskiewicz vs. Eddie Martinez Main Event To Headline “Battle At Bally’s” Muay Thai Kickboxing Event in Atlantic City

By Sherdog.com Staff Oct 17, 2011
New York, NY (October 18, 2011) – TaKe On Productions, New York’s premiere Muay Thai promotion, and MSG Sports announced today that the “Battle at Bally’s” Muay Thai Kickboxing event will be headlined by a new Main Event featuring Justin “The Purple People Eater” Greskiewicz versus Eddie “The Knockout Artist” Martinez on Saturday night at Bally’s Grand Ballroom.

This full rules professional and amateur Muay Thai event live from the Bally’s Grand Ballroom in Atlantic City is being sanctioned by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, and will feature an explosive fight card including the best professional and amateur Muay Thai fighters, competing under full Thai rules which allow for forceful knee and elbow strikes.

Tickets are available via: www.thegarden.com , all Ticketmaster locations, the Bally’s box office, and at Muay Thai and MMA gyms throughout NY, NJ, and PA. Special event VIP packages will also be available via www.TakeOnProductions.com, along with fighter information, and other exciting content. “Battle at Bally’s” is being produced by TaKe On Productions in association with MSG Sports.

Headlining this Saturday’s “Battle at Bally’s” Muay Thai Kick Boxing event will be Justin “The Purple People Eater” Greskiewicz (14-9, Cool Hearts Muay Thai, Philadelphia) vs. Eddie “The Knockout Artist” Martinez (28-4, 1-0-2, 19 KO’s, 5 Points Academy, New York). Greskiewicz has fought all of the top North American Muay Thai fighters including Kevin Ross and Omar Ahmed now looks to take down Martinez who fought to a draw with main event participant Turan Hasanov on the “Battle at the Beacon” card.

Other featured bouts on the card include:

• Nick Vaughan (12-1, The Wat) vs. Jessie Cronier (8-3, Sudbury Muay Thai) – Vaughn trains under legendary Muay Thai Master Kru Phil Nurse, and recently won the WKA 165 lbs North American Title. Cronier hails from combat sports crazed Ontario, Canada, and has trained under Muay Thai legend Coban "The Cruncher" Lookchaomaesaitong.

• Jay Matias (12-5, Sitan Gym NYC) vs. Jake Mainini (12-1, Boston Muay Thai) – Matias trains under World Champion Muay Thai coach Aziz Nabih, and is one of the country’s top 5 amateur fighters. He is the WKA North American light weight champion, and will be making his professional debut. Mainini, who holds an outstanding 12-1 record, went to Thailand to train for his extremely tough opponent.

This exciting event will also showcase top female Muay Thai talent, including Prairie Rugilio from Girl Fight MMA, Wat Sriboonbang from the revered Church Street Boxing Gym, and Molli Barg representing Cool Hearts Muay Thai.

Full bout sheet is listed below, subject to change. Media is invited to attend the fighter weigh-ins on Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm, in the Bally Room located on the 6th floor of Bally’s Casino (adjacent to Bally’s Grand Ballroom).

The “Battle at Bally’s” event will also be streamed live via internet PPV provider GoFightLive (GFL.tv) at a cost of $14.99.

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About TaKe On Productions
TaKe On Productions came onto the fight scene in 2009, and rapidly became the top Muay Thai fight promotion company in New York. TaKe On has brought fight fans many exciting Professional and Amateur Thai boxing events, including the legendary Battle at the Beacon, and the $10K Pro Tournament where 8 Pro fighters competed in a one night to take home the title and the prize. Take On events always showcase the best local, national and international talent, from up and coming prospects to seasoned veterans of the sport. For more information, visit www.TaKeOnProductions.com

About Bally’s Atlantic City:
At Bally’s Atlantic City, guests can choose their experience from three casinos: Bally's, the Wild Wild West Casino and Claridge Casino. With multiple dining destinations, four hotel towers, an unrivaled hotel spa, an acclaimed beach bar, big name entertainment and championship boxing and MMA fights, Bally’s certainly defines being in The Center Of The Action. Bally’s is located at the famed address of Boardwalk and Park Place in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, call 609-340-2000 or visit www.ballysac.com.
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