Outstanding Performance Award: Goeido
Outstanding Technique Award: None
Fighting Spirit Award: Shohozan
Homasho attacked Gagamaru's throat then shoved the big Georgian out for his 10th win. Masunoyama shoved on top of Kitataiki and won a majority this tourney. Aminishiki pulled out from injuring his left knee and Okinoumi automatically gained a win. Shohozan stepped aside, then Toyonoshima tried the same. In the end Shohozan won to gain a majority win. Goeido did not stop fighting and drove out Kaisei for his 11th win. Kotoshogiku drove Myogiryu out for his 10th win. Kisenosato fell as he forced Kakuryu out. It's his 11th win. Hakuho threw Harumafuji to finish the tourney with 14 wins.
To the dismay of fans, Endo was not around as he pulled out from an injury. His opponent of the day, Shohozan earned an automatic win. In a bout that had to be redone, Ikioi powerfully threw Toyohikibi. Both are 5-9. Toyonoshima drove out Tochiozan to clinch a majority win. Goeido pushed out Takayashi for his 10th win. Kotoshogiku shoved then threw Aminishiki. Its his 9th win. Hakuho and Kisenosato stared hard at eachother. But Kisenosato grew impatient and asked for time. When they faced off, it was a rough bout. Hakuho shoved down Kisenosato's head to put him down on the dirt. The refrees called for a reexamination of the bout, but ruled in the end, Hakuho did not pull Kisenosato's hair which would've been a violation of the sumo rule. With this win, Hakuho secured his tourney victory for the 27th time. In the next bout, Harumafuji quickly drove out Kakuryu.
Kyokutenho drove out Sadanofuji for his 8th win. Endo lost to Tochiozan. Kisenosato was defeated by Goeido's push out. Kotoshogiku managed to drive out Harumafuji. It's the yokozuna's 4th loss and he's in trouble. Hakuho slightly forced Kakuryu to turn then pushed him out. Hakuho is now 2 wins ahead of Kisenosato.
Endo had to redo the bout against Tokushoryu. In the 2nd try he smoothly won. Goeido gave thrusts then drove Aminishiki out for a majority win. Kakuryu pulled back and forced Toyohibiki down. Hakuho shoved Kotoshogiku's head and put the ozeki down. Harumafuji withstood Kisenosato's shove earlier in the bout, but in the end was driven down on the ring. Hakuho continues to lead.
Endo banged against Kyokutenho, kept his posture low and threw the 39 year old. Endo secured a majority win. Shohozan was agressively shoving Aminishiki, but as he threw his foot left the ring before Aminishiki was on the dirt. Aminishiki clinched a majority win. Kotoshogiku shoved Chiyotairyu then thrust him down. Kakuryu was able to drive Takarafuji out to win his 8th bout. Kisenosato pushed out Kaisei for his 9th win. Harumafuji gave thrusts and was able to drive out Goeido. Hakuho got Myogiru's arms between his and threw to win.
Endo powerfully drove out Tenkaiho for his 7th win. Homasho forced out Kyokutenho to secure a majority win. Wakanosato touched the dirt first in the bout against Kitataiki, and with the loss he succumbed to a majority defeat. Kakuryu turned Chiyotairyu and threw him down. Kisenosato and Kotoshogiku fought a heavyweight bout in which Kisenosato finally won. Kisenosato clinched a majority win. Goeido prevented Hakuho from taking his hand, avoided the yokozuna from getting hold of his belt, and pushed him out. The upset prompted fans to throw red cushions toward the ring. It's Hakuho's first loss. Harumafuji immediately shifted position and drove Kaisei down for his 8th win.
Endo threw Yoshikaze for his 6th win. Chiyotairyu gave Kisenosato thrusts, and the ozeki stepped out before giving a throw. It's Kisenosato's 2nd loss. Kotoshogiku managed to force out another ozeki, Kakuryu. Both are 6-3. Harumafuji and Myogiryu slapped eachother hard. Harumafuji was persistent and manged to push out Myogiryu. Hakuho immediately put Toyohibiki down on the dirt.
Endo pulled back and lost to the huge Gagamaru. Vetern Wakanosato threw Fujiazuma to win his first bout. Kyokutenho smoothly drove out Takekaze for his 6th win. Kaisei thrust out Yoshikaze. Both are 6-2. Shohozan shifted position as he faced off to fight, which put Kotoshogiku off, and on the dirt. Both are 5-3. Kakuryu gave thrust and slaps which did not stop Myogiryu from moving forward. Myogiryu won with a push out. The ozeki lost his 2nd bout. Toyohibiki tried to endure Kisenosato's shove but gave up in the end. Kisenosato won his 7th bout. Hakuho and Takarafuji reached for eachother's belt. Hakuho got it and drove Takarafuji down. Hakuho clinched a majority win smoothly. Harumafuji shoved and pushed to beat Chiyotairyu.
Endo thrust down Asahisho for his 5th win. Kaisei drove out Fujiazuma to win his 5th bout. Okinoumi shoved Kakuryu. Kakuryu turned around and forced Okinoumi down. It's the ozeki's 5th win. Kisenosato pushed out Myogiryu. Takayasu automatically earned a win as his opponent Koto-o-shu pulled out. Tochiozan shoved Kotoshogiku out the ring. It's the ozeki's 2nd loss. Harumafuji shifted position as he stood up and drove Toyohibiki out. Chiyotairyu clashed in Hakuho. Hakuho immediately forced him on the ring.
Aoiyama gave Kisenosato shoves. Kisenosato pushed forward the forced down the Bulgarian. Shohozan pushed out Koto-o-shu who fought with his legs heavily bandaged. It's Koto-o-shu's 2nd loss. Kotoshogiku shoved and shoved to drive out Takayasu. Kakuryu and Goeido fought a close bout which the judges ruled, Kakuryu's heel was withing the ring while Goeido fell out. Hakuho quickly forced Tochiozan down. Harumafuji drove Okinoumi out.
Shoukouryu who's 2 years Endo's senior from the same university beat him and both are 3-2. Kotoshogiku drove out Ikioi. Kakuryu gave Shohozan thrusts and forced him down. Kisenosato drove out Takarafuji. Goeido pushed Koto-o-shu forcing the Bulgarian to fall with his legs split open. Harumafuji banged into Takayasu and drove him out from behind. Hakuho pushed out Aoiyama.
Endo kept his head low and pushed out Tamawashi. Both are 3-1. Kaisei was able to drive out Kitataiki for his 2nd win. Shohozan and Takayasu attacked eachother with thrusts. In the end Shohozan won. Goeido drove Kotoshogiku out. Tochiozan pushed out Kakuryu. Kisenosato was able to drive out Ikioi. Koto-o-shu and Myogiryu threw eachother. The win was given to the Bulgarian ozeki as judges ruled that Myogiryu's hair touched the dirt first. Hakuho drove out Okinoumi. Harumafuji lost control of the bout to Aoiyama's shove and was pushed out. It's Aoiyama's first win over a yokozuna and he was in tears of joy.
Endo was shoved to the edge of the ring by Masunoyama. But Endo kept his one foot in and drove Masunoyama down. It's Endo's 2nd win. Aminishiki hurled Kaisei down for his 2nd win. Kakuryu slapped Aoiyama, went into him, and won with an underarm throw. Kisenosato was able to cut off Okinoumi's hold of his belt. But he made the wrong move after that. The ozeki pulled back and lost. Koto-o-shu quickly drove Chiyotairyu out. Koshoshogiku got hold of Takarafuji's belt and shoved him out. Harumafuji gave Ikioi thrusts, pushed his face and won. Shohozan banged into Hakuho. Hakuho shoved back and that force prompted Shohozan to fall.
Endo struggled but he managed to drive Sadanofuji out for his first win. Kyokutenho acted as if he waited for Aran to bang into him and used that force to throw him to win his 2nd bout. Kaisei immediately pushed Tokitenku out for his first win. Kisenosato took a while but managed to force Tochiozan out. Koto-o-shu kept his head low to drive out Takarafuji. Kotoshogiku grabbed Aoiyama then pulled back and forced down the Bulgarian. Kakuryu and Takayasu slapped eachother hard, then thrust Takayasu down. Hakuho was pressured by Ikioi's aggressive fight, but managed to throw him down. Shohozan attacked Harumafuji and pushed the yokozuna down. Its the first time he beat Harumafuji and was in emotional tears after the bout.
A typhoon was approaching, but the tourney drew a sell out crowd. New makuuchi rikishi Endo went on the ring without a topknot as his hair is not long enough. He fought against veteran rikishi Homasho. He was driven down. Koto-o-shu drove another Bulgarian Aoiyuama down. Kotoshogiku got hold of Okinoumi's arm and forced him out. Kakuryu gave Ikioi thrusts and shoved him out. Kisenosato pushed out Shohozan. Harumafuji attacked Tochiozan's throat then grabbed him and drove him out. Hakuho quickly grabbed Takayasu and drove out the new sekiwake.
Pre Tourney highlight
Baruto decides to retire
Former ozeki Baruto tendered his resignation on Sept 11. He was trying to recover from a knee injury. But it was not looking good. The big Estonian fell from the rank of ozeki after the 2012 Kyushu Bashoed to the juryo division.
Endo is the fastest to rank in makuuchi
Endo began to fight in pro sumo just in March. On Sept 2, in the list of rankings, he was posted in the highest of divisions. This makes him the fastest to enter the makuuchi in modern times. Endo was amateur champion, and is currently 22 years old.
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