July 2016, Day 5, Hakuho v Takarafuji

Hakuho has just seen his main rival for the championship, Kisenosato, fall to his first loss of the tournament. Knowing his propensity for no-loss tournaments, this should put Hakuho in the driver’s seat. But Takarafuji steps up his game for the biggest upset of his career and takes down Hakuho with a perfectly timed arm bar throw (kotenage). Takarafuji ends up with a bloody nose, but he’ll take that any day.


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