Murakami and Yūma finally meet each other in battle, with Mikami pointing out that the confrontation was rather calm. Tachikawa explains that Murakami probably saw Yūma with Radar and tried to lure him into the open. In the end, Yūma used a face-to-face approach to deal with Murakami.
Meanwhile, Nasu begins a series of maneuvers in order to gain points to make up for the ones her fallen comrades could not obtain. She uses "Birdcage", a Viper technique, to little-by-little take out Kuruma. Kuruma has Betsuyaku to help him defend, but Nasu changes her attack to "Full Attack" to break through the shield. Osamu uses her distraction to try and attack her, but she easily dodges it. Tachikawa elucidates that he was simply trying to be a nuisance.
Back on the west shore, Yūma and Murakami continue their battle, with Murakami seemingly having the advantage. Tachikawa notes that it was uncommon for someone to not be immediately taken out by Murakami. He praises Yūma's use of techniques, though he states that they were too simple for Murakami, as Murakami has much experience with various opponents. Even Jin admits that Yūma only has a 20% chance of winning. Despite this, he bets on Yūma's victory.