Underground Cage Fighting is a fighting minigame in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
While spectating, bets can be placed on the winner. Each time the player defeats an opponent, the loser's body stays on the ring, and a new challenger is put in the next round. If Luis loses and is knocked out, he is taken to the Holland Hospital Center, but doesn't lose money except entrance fee.
- Start by two B Button on the Xbox 360 (Circle Button on the PS3) punches, then one Kick with the X Button (Square Button on the PS3), then two B (Circle) punches again. Repeat the pattern to deal heavy damages as long as the opponent does not reach the ringout. And when they do, just smash B button. All opponents can be KOed in this way, especially those with knives.
- To counter an opponent wielding a weapon and grab it off them; the best option is to get them into the middle of the arena, lock on to them and strafe rightwards as the attackers are right-handed. Stay close enough that you are within their radius and tap A (Xbox 360), X (PS3) or Space (PC) until the player ducks, then quickly tap Y (Xbox 360), △(PS3) or LMB (PC) to take their weapon. You're able to counter bare-handed opponents as well.
- An easy way to stun any opponent is to lock on to the target with left trigger (L2 on the PS3) and stand about two body lengths away from each other, then press B (◯ or R) once, Luis should throw a long punch to the opponents face, making then stumble backward and hold their face in pain, that is the time to land a combo, then back up and repeat.
- To easily win the first few rounds, keep your distance. Eventually, your opponent will flex and flip his middle fingers. This is your chance to throw as many punches at him as possible.
- If you aren't up for a fight, just run straight towards them and push them over and over. If they fall, don't let them get up.
- When you miss a punch or get too close, the opponent will push you aside, making the player fatigue.
- Be very careful when the knife fighters come out. They move very quickly and the stabs do lots of damage.
- The more health you save, the more chance you have at winning. Try to get the least amount of damage done to you in each round; make good use of dodging with the A button (X button on PS3) and counter-attacks.
- If you don't have enough health, spectate and it will be regained to full health.
- The gate where the opponents enter can be used to your advantage. If you run into the gate the same time your opponent does it may result in them being knocked to the floor or being knocked out. This may also result in your opponent walking around the arena instead of fighting this gives you a chance to attack them. Occasionally the gate may fling your opponent to a random location in the arena on the floor.
- If you stand behind the gate before your opponent gets into the ring, he will just stand there and allows you to kill him without punching back.
- Throwing combos can be risky because if you miss a punch, the enemy can quickly retaliate and drain your health. Try to throw one punch at a time to keep the opponent staggering, and unable to strike back.
- Be careful when fighting near the gate. If you accidentally walk outside of the ring, you will be disqualified.
- Each round contains three opponents.
- At the end of each round, your health is raised by 25%
- If you quit a game, the club will be closed for a while.
- When you die, you spawn at the hospital as usual but you don't lose money.
Get Rich Quick
A good way to get a lot of money is to go into spectator mode and find out which fighters have really bad fighting techniques (i.e. swinging their arms around) and who has good ones. Keep going through the fights until there is match between someone who is bad and someone who is good. There's never a guarantee though. Never bet all your money in one go unless you're ready to lose it. So saying, you could easily double what you have (or more) by choosing the right fighter. Another good way to make money is to save your game and then bet all your money on one fighter. If you win you get loads of money, but if you lose all you have to do is reload your game and try again.
Examples of Good Fighters
- The fat Japanese chef.
- "Both" Bikers, especially the overweight one.
- A man wearing fighting gloves (seen in the fight club introduction in Momma's Boy).
- Guy with the number "13" on the back of his tank top "sport shirt". He's bald and Hispanic.
- The construction worker with the orange vest.
- The guy with the long-sleeved green shirt.
- A guy with muscle written at the back of his shirt.
- Classy guy with white shirt, blonde hair black tie, black pants and black shoes.
- The black hobo with red hat green/grey shirt and brown shoes (heavily resembles Kimbo Slice).
Some examples of bad fighters are
Majority of those who don't fight aggressively nor headbutt, everyone that swings and punches slowly, instead of punching quickly and moving.
- Tanned guy with big muscles wearing a white tank top (aka "Pauly D, the guy that hangs around in Bahamas")
- Guy in a white overcoat.
- Guy with brown jacket and green undershirt.
- Blonde guy with red jacket, black undershirt, grey jeans and black shoes.
- There is a reference to The Karate Kid as spectators can be heard screaming "Sweep the leg, Johnny!"
- There is another reference to the Monkey Island Saga as certain fighters taunt you with 'You fight like a cow!', which is a signature phrase in the insult swordfighting.
- You sometimes hear someone in the crowd yell "two men enter, one man leaves," which is what the crowd chants in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome during the fight scene in the Thunderdome.
- All of the fighters appear to be right handed since they all use an orthodox stance.
- Like Johnny, Luis uses Niko's counterattack moves, though this is due to game mechanics, as the moves were made for Niko to reflect his time in the army.
- True Crime: New York City also has a cage-fighting feature.
- If you win all six cage fight rounds, you will be awarded the title of Champion of L.C. Cage Fighters, given the "Bear Fight" achievement/trophy and also receive $4000.
- While the game credits are rolling after completing the game, there is a scene that shows Brucie and Mori fighting in the cage, without being overly aggressive towards each other.
- Luis is unable to use his phone whilst fighting. This is so the player can't activate cheats, such as health and armor or weapons.
- Any cheats activated before entering (Such as Explosive Melee) will be deactivated.
- Besides the point above, Luis can't fight with any weapon other than his fist, except when he counter-attacks a fighter with a melee weapon, but if the player manages to pass to the following round, the weapon will be lost.