You certainly haven't lost your touch Rakai, good work on this one as well. In particular, I liked how you wrote for each character specifically from their perspectives in this fight, such as the Predator looking at everything as foreign, an undiscovered world, ripe with possibilities, while Deedlit is more familiar, accustomed to her surroundings, and knows when something is out of the ordinary by virtue of her own knowledge and experiences, she's used to it. By comparison, and approximation, the Predator is akin to two types of figures for me, the familiar one of the hunter who is stalking his prey for sport, connected to nature but also connected to the thrill of the kill, and oddly enough the explorer, the Lewis and Clark individual, whose desire to learn about the unknown around him is almost as powerful, almost as potent as his urge to both hunt and kill prey, in that your writing works in both conveying the character's backstory and your personal writing as whole, by bringing a sense of familiar and a sense of intrigue to the character, you encourage the reader to read because of the way you portray the character as a whole. Deedlit too is interesting to me, as she is portrayed about the same as most Elven characters, but is equally a naturalist in her own right, an appreciator of the world around her and the things in it as a whole, she does desire to hunt nor to kill others, only getting violent when necessary from what I gather, but she nonetheless see's nature as something wonderful, in a different way than the Predator does, but a no less similar sense as a whole. The connection between them, these two remarkably different beings in their mutual appreciations for nature and this world, is certainly palpable to me, and works, again, to draw the reader into each character as a whole, and into the story as well, as it isn't the particular connection one would expect from their interaction, but is an important one to behold.
A great match to be sure here too, as Deedlit may have a greater familiarity and sense of experience through her time in this particular world of hers, but the Predator still possesses its skills and its own experiences, not the same as Deedlit's here, and not in this world, but enough to back up on, that it can hold its own, in spite of the unknown surrounding it is placed in here. That said, I think in a clash between these two Deedlit might be slightly under the gun, but I think that her ability to fight and hold her own in this world, may present her the edge she needs to win, especially with the usage of magic and teleportation available to her from her original media.