As Gaara is searching for Luffy, he sees Bahamut flying above. He slowly creeps up with his sand until he crushes Bahamut with it, but not before being wounded by Bahamut's fire breath. Luffy runs into Gaara on the way back and they both reach the entrance. They run into Dante and Zack.
To Dante's surprise Gaara's body turns to sand after being cut. Gaara had fled while using a sand clone to trick Dante. Gaara used his eye and noticed that Al and Lee were taken out. He goes to find Luffy. Luffy uses a gum gum pistol to Sasukes head to make sure he was down, and heads back to the entrance of the town.
Lee kicks Vergil back, takes Yamato, and slices off Vergil's head. This effectively kills Vergil, but he is bleeding so heavily that he will die without some help. Al quickly transmutes the ground to block him Zack off from each other, and he goes and picks up his head. To escape Al opens up the ceiling and runs to find backup. Gaara covers himself with sand, creating an orb of sand around him, but he continues to attack him with the little bit of sand remaining. Meanwhile Luffy dodges another fireball and goes in with gum gum machine gun.