Confronting an adversary reflects fear and, at the same time, the decision to address your personal issues or limitations. It is probably representative of an aspect you dislike about yourself and that has created an inner conflict. It is important to be attentive to the way the conflict resolves because it will be indicative of how you feel in real life. It is said that beating an opponent in dreams brings misfortune because it means negative friendships will end up hurting you in real life.