Pretty much what the title says – surely Ichigo can’t beat Grimmjow now? OK they’ve had 2 fights previously: 1st fight – Ichigo doesn't have access to Vizard powers, and he is hampered by his hollow, so Grimmjow owns him horribly. I don't think this is useful for predicting the outcome of this coming fight, for the 2 factors i mentioned. 2nd fight - Ichigo has Vizard powers, Grimmjow has 1 arm. This is set in the human world, and Ichigo in his Vizard form has the upper hand over Grimmjow. However, the mask breaks, which in turn hands Grimmjow the advantage, and Shinji has to come and save Ichigo. OK the 2nd fight is very useful for predicting the outcome of the latest fight. Considering Ichigo: First off, Ichigo has not gotten any stronger. He pretty much went straight into Hueco Mundo after the 2nd Grimmjow fight. Therefore the same limitations and weaknesses still apply - his mask breaks after 11 seconds. In fact, it is possible that he may be weaker, since Orihime says: "Such a large spiritual pressure surrounding and getting in the way of Kurosaki-kun's wounds...i can't reject it". This suggests to me that she might not be able to completely heal Ichigo back to his peak condition. Therefore if anything, its possible that Ichigo will be weaker than his previous fight with Grimmjow. I'm just speculating, but the bottom line is that current Ichigo is as strong as, if not weaker than the Ichigo that fought Grimmjow previously. Considering Grimmjow: Whereas Ichigo has not gotten stronger since the 2nd fight, Grimmjow has gotten stronger. Grimmjow now has both arms, which is a huge advantage - remember that he was dropped from the Espada for only having 1 arm. Now he has both arms, he shoots back up to Espada 6. Also, this fight is taking place in Hueco Mundo, which means that the Arrancars are stronger. Therefore Grimmjow gets a double ''power up'' as it were, since the previous fight. So then to conclude - Ichigo was not able to kill Grimmjow in their 2nd fight, where the conditions favoured him. Now that the conditions are against him, i think there is no hope he can logically win - bear in mind Grimmjow still has to release!! I read loads of people saying ''Ah but in Vizard form Ichigo was clearly pwning Grimmjow, so theres no reason he won't do it again''. Well the fact is, Ichigo can only last 11 seconds in that form, and as was shown clearly, he can't kill Grimmjow in those 11 seconds (he was already rushing as well). So there's no reason to think he can do it now, especially when Grimmjow is more prepared. Obviously Ichigo could still get a huge power-up from either having an inner world talk with Zangetsu, or perhaps Shirosaki coming out, and this could probably justify him beating Grimmjow. However, i expect the fight to get interrupted, by either a SS rescue party, or by Aizen or another Espada.