climactic, final

The scene was set for the final showdown.

dramatic, ultimate
long-awaited, looming
military, nuclear
Commons, political, Senate
courtroom, High Court, Supreme Court
championship, quarter-final, semi-final, title, etc. (sports)
relegation, winner-takes-all (both BrE, sports)
avert, avoid
face, head for
force, seek

He was now strong enough to force a showdown with them.

showdown against

the showdown against Holland in April

showdown between

the title showdown between Brazil and France

showdown over

The government is heading for a showdown over the new proposals.

showdown with

the semi-final showdown with Australia last month

it comes to a showdown (= a showdown happens)

Of course I'll support you if it comes to a showdown.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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