The Kengan Association vs Purgatory Tournament is an upcoming series of matches between two major players in the Japanese underground martial arts industry: the Kengan Association and Purgatory. It is being held to determine which organisation will absorb the other in their upcoming merger.
The tournament was originally intended to be a series of 13 matches to be held in a year's time. Toyoda Idemitsu proposed extending it to 50 matches, to be held in a month's time, but Nogi Hideki eventually negotiated it back to 13 matches, to be held in six months. For unknown reasons, on the Kengan Association's request, the tournament was postponed a further month.
The contest is held according to Purgatory rules:
- Knock Down: If a gladiator fails to get back up before the count of 10 of the referee they lose.
- Ring Out: If any part of a gladiator's body ends up outside the ring the gladiator will lose the match.
- No Kill: If a gladiator causes his opponent to die he will be disqualified and his fight money will be confiscated.
Also for this tournament only a new rule was added: there is no set order for the matches and for each match a team sends one fighter into the ring and the other team send an opponent in response. The team that picks first his contestant is swapped every three matches.
|Gaolang Wongsawat||Carlos Medel||TBD|
|Martial Arts||Gaoh Style • Kaiwan Style • Koei Style • Niko Style (Possessing Spirit) • Raishin Style|
|Kengan||Bodyguards (Extermination Force • Fang of Metsudo) • Guardians • Kengan Annihilation Tournament • Kengan Association members (Ashura/Omega) • Kengan matches • Referees|
|The Public Sphere||Rokushin Kaikan • Rokushin Kaikan Tournament|
|The Underworld||Heavenly Wolves • Kengan Association VS Purgatory Tournament • Kure Clan • Mikazuchi Clan • Inaba Clan • Underground Martial Arts Industry (Kengan matches • Purgatory) • Worm|
|The Inside||The Black Messengers • The Inside • Tokita Niko|
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