Cage Fighting

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Cage Fighting

Complete “Momma’s Boy” in the Mom’s House mission line to unlock Cage Fighting. Travel to the fist icon on the map and radar and step through the door in the alley. Downstairs, approach the door, press LB, and press the X button to compete.

Winning the L.C. Cage Fighter’s championship unlocks the “Bear Fight” Xbox 360 achievement. To win the championship, you must survive six rounds; you’ll face three fighters per round, so you must best a total of 18 fighters. Doing so is no easy feat, especially since several of the fighters will bring a melee weapon into the cage.

Punch and kick your way to victory.

The controls are simple: lock-on to your opponent with LT, hold RT to block, use the B and Y buttons to swing your fists, the X button to kick, and the A button to dodge. The first couple of rounds are a cinch, but the difficulty increases dramatically after the third. Sometimes you can get through a round using nothing but kicks (X button), but this method can take awhile.

There are a couple of tricks you can use to your advantage.

One trick involves exploiting a bit of a glitch. When your next opponent is running into the ring, if you can keep him in the hall long enough with kicks, he might glitch into the cage but just stand on the spot once inside, allowing you to effortlessly take him out. You shouldn’t bet on this trick, though, as pulling it off is a bit of a crapshoot, and it is potentially dangerous: if you accidently step out of the cage, you will be disqualified from the match. Even if your opponent hits you out of the cage, you’ll be disqualified (though, curiously, the opposite is not true).

If at the end of a round you’ve lost a lot of health, you can sit out a round as a spectator to refill your health bar. Doing this is very important, especially in later rounds. You can also place a bet on one of the fighters and potentially make a large amount of money. It seems the leaner fighters fare better than the larger ones, though there probably isn’t anything to it.

Spectate between rounds to regain lost health -- and possibly make some quick cash.

Some of the opponents enter the ring with a bat or knife. For these opponents, it’s best to just try and kick them to death rather than potentially giving them an opening by missing a swing. You can disarm these opponents and use their own weapon against them, but attempting to do so is a gamble. To disarm an opponent, you have to first dodge one of their attacks with the A button, and then press the Y or B button to grab the weapon. It’s all about timing, but can be hard to pull off.


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The best thing i found that works is stand in front of the gate when there trying to enter and when there close to the gate kick it

Added 1st Oct 2013, ID #312092

how many rounds r there

Added 4th Aug 2013, ID #302611

How do i dodge a punch in gta liberty city for ps3?

Added 16th Mar 2013, ID #264312

Hi I'm will any one wants to be friends

Added 11th Dec 2012, ID #219094

cool it the two of you im carlos want to be freinds

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is that so

Added 3rd Nov 2012, ID #204784

hey [great a won $1476,00702] a could beat you at a gta cage fight no problem

Added 3rd Nov 2012, ID #204781

Thanks I actually can win it now

Added 12th May 2012, ID #141530

There is something to the Cage Fighting betting. Once you've done it enough times you begin to see that fighters fall into two categories. Swingers (Slow, long swung punch) and boxers (Quick jabs). A boxer will crush a swinger hands down. Next Boxer vs. Boxer, you simply have to remember who beats who. It becomes a pattern after awhile of doing it. I literally had inf. cash by doing so.

Added 5th Apr 2012, ID #129738