The battle starts with Izuku trying to strategize against Shouto. Shouto uses his Quirk Half-Cold Half-Hot and shoots pillars of ice towards Izuku on the ground. Izuku uses One For All on his middle finger and flicks it causing a shockwave of wind pressure that destroys Shouto's ice. Izuku then does the same thing again with his index finger to strike Shouto which hits him but Shouto creates ice behind him to prevent himself from being blown out of the ring. Shouto then uses his ice power on the ground and Izuku destroys the incoming ice using the wind pressure from his Quirk. Using the ice, Shouto creates a board of ice to get into the air with. He then uses his ice power on the ground again, knocking Izuku back and in the process causes Izuku's foot to become trapped in the ice.
Shouto starts to attack the defenseless Izuku but Izuku creates another wind pressure attack which frees himself and knocks Shouto back. Shouto, noting that Izuku is in a critical position after seeing his broken fingers decides to end the battle and launches another wave of ice. However, Izuku fires another wind pressure attack destroying the ice which shocks Shouto. Izuku criticizes Shouto for only using half his power to aim for the top and says that he hasn't even managed to injure him with that half power. Izuku clenches his broken right hand into a fist and yells at Shouto to fight him man to man. Angry, Shouto wonders what Izuku is planning.