May 2017, Day 10, Yutakayama v Ishiura

Ishiura spends much of this protracted battle trapped in a headlock by Yutakayama. Yutakayama keeps his left arm wrapped around Ishiura’s head, preventing Ishiura from utilizing the death grip he’s got with his own left hand on Yutakayama’s belt. Leaning on Ishiura’s back, Yutakayama forces a stalemate with a good right-side armlock that makes it hard for Ishiura to contract his left arm and move his big opponent. Finally taking the initiative, Yutakayama powers forward, and Ishiura slides back before setting his feet and somehow twisting Yutakayama around, reversing the position. But Yutakayama keeps the momentum going in his favor and cranks with that armlock, slinging Ishiura off the dohyo like he’s tossing out the bath water. Winning technique is kotenage (armlock throw). Ishiura falls to 5-5, Yutakayama sits at 2-8.


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