Last bout of the New Years Tournament, Yokozuna versus Yokozuna. Kotoshogiku already clinched the tournament a few bouts earlier, finishing with a 14-1 record, so there’s only pride resting on the result of this match-up. Hakuho isn’t ready for Harumafuji’s tachiai, so he apologizes to everyone involved and the referee resets them. The actual bout takes less than a second, with Harumafuji grabbing Hakuho’s belt with his left hand and pulling him down to his third loss. Both Yokozuna finish as runners up (along with Toyonoshima) with 12-3 records.