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Kengan Association vs Purgatory

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.[1]

The tournament was originally intended to be a series of 13 matches to be held in a year's time.[1] Toyoda Idemitsu proposed extending it to 50 matches, to be held in a month's time,[2] but Nogi Hideki eventually negotiated it back to 13 matches, to be held in six months.[3] For unknown reasons, on the Kengan Association's request, the tournament was postponed a further month.[4]

Rules

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.

Tournament Rosters

Merger Tournament Team Rosters
Gaolang Wongsawat Falcon
Wakatsuki Takeshi Yumigahama Hikaru
Okubo Naoya Nicolas Le Banner
Kanoh Agito Lu Tian
Misasa Liu Dongcheng
Akoya Seishu Fei Wangfang
Gaoh Ryuki Carlos Medel
Tokuno'o Tokumichi Arashiyama Jurota
Rihito Toa Mudo
Hayami Masaki Alan Wu
Tokita Ohma Lolong Donaire
Kure Raian Naidan Mönkhbat
Julius Reinhold Terashi

Showdown

Kengan Association vs Purgatory
Kengan Association
Purgatory
Result
Gaolang Wongsawat
"The Thai God of War"
Carlos Medel
"El Dorado"
Carlos Medel wins by Ring Out
Kengan Association 0 - 1 Purgatory
Rihito
"The Superman"
Falcon
"The Roving Death"
Falcon wins by Submission
Kengan Association 0 - 2 Purgatory
Julius Reinhold
"The Monster"
Toa Mudo
"The Beast of Destruction"
TBD

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapter 2 (Omega)
  2. Chapter 11 (Omega)
  3. Chapter 13 (Omega)
  4. Chapter 47 (Omega)

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