No. 2 maegashira Ichinojo beat Ura in an earlier bout to go one better than the lone grand champion.
The grand champion was halted mid-bout, then came back to beat Wakamotoharu in a highly unusual display of sumo.
The lone grand champion got off to a solid start but couldn’t finish off his opponent.
Wakatakakage and Takanosho will be looking to challenge the grand champion.
Despite the loss, Terunofuji almost certain to be promoted to sumo's highest rank.