Joe continues to grow in popularity, but still has very little chance of being chosen for Megalonia. Mikio wins a match against Sugar R. Hill and tells the crowd that he will challenge Joe next. The Shirato Group's executive committee urges Yukiko to put Mikio in Megalonia but she has a different agenda and doesn't want her brother to get any further. Mikio tells Yukiko that he knows she set up his fight with Sugar in hopes of knocking him out of the runnings and she was also planning to set him up to fight with Joe for the same reason. Mikio meets with Joe before their fight is due to start and reveals that he knows he's an illegal underground fighter with a fake ID and threatens to tell the world if he gets in the ring. Joe goes to punch Mikio but is stopped by Nanbu who knocks him out, Mikio wins the match by default when Joe doesn't enter the ring, he vows to take back the Shirato Group from Yukiko.