The battles are divided into two parts:
Occasional battles: These battles take place mainly in distant and isolated areas from the public eye (fields, abandoned buildings). Most of these battles are not planned in advance and exist spontaneously. Battle from this sort requires rapid telephone coordination and there isn’t much money involved in participating in them. The main profit from this kind of battle is primarily a boost for the dog owner’s ego.
Organized battles: These battles are planned in advance. It includes a small group of people who know about those battles and are involved mainly in gambling on the winning dog. In this kind of battle you can find large amounts of gambling money. The battlefield is surrounded by a fence and built in such a way that the dogs have no way to escape and are forced to fight until the last drop of blood.
In these events there are a few fight categories. Each dog is sorted to its own category, and there is even a referee for each battle. The crowd which is invited to the event is very small.
In both cases battles are usually fought to death. Each battle can last from a few minutes to about half an hour. This is more or less the time period that the dog can hold up. The battle ends when the losing dog can not fight anymore or until he dies.
If the losing dog is badly injured from the battle, its owner will leave it to die in the field or throw it in an isolated place. If the losing dog still manages to survive the battle and get relatively minor injuries, he’ll usually be thrown to the street without medical treatment. These dogs usually find their death on the street after a couple of days.