Sasuke and Yoroi prepare for the fight, while the rest of the contestants go upstairs to watch. Kakashi takes this opportunity to warn Sasuke not to use his cursed seal, stating that if he activates it, the match will end and Sasuke will be detained. Since he cannot use his Sharingan without inadvertently activating the cursed seal, Sasuke and the watching Orochimaru wonder how he will handle this handicap. When the match begins, Sasuke resorts to taijutsu, giving Yoroi ample opportunity to grab Sasuke and absorb his chakra. Knowing that a prolonged battle would leave him exhausted and therefore unable to win, Sasuke uses his Lion Combo, a technique based on Rock Lee’s Reverse Lotus, on Yoroi.