The Kengan Association vs Purgatory Tournament is a 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.
"The Thai God of War"
|Carlos Medel wins by Ring Out|
Kengan Association 0 - 1 Purgatory
"The Roving Death"
|Falcon wins by Submission|
Kengan Association 0 - 2 Purgatory
"The Beast of Destruction"
|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|