With his third career title, the sekiwake will be considered for promotion to ozeki.
The Dewanoumi stable wrestler has a one-win lead over Terunofuji at the midway point.
The No. 3 maegashira knocks the lone grand champion out of the lead with a huge upset.
But as history has shown, unexpected challengers can emerge at any time, especially with several outstanding wrestlers coming up the ranks.
The lone yokozuna won his second straight tournament at the sport's highest rank.
The Mongolian grand champion won his second straight title at the sport's highest rank.
The Mongolian grappler is eager to prove he is a dominant force to be reckoned with as a lone yokozuna.
The Mongolian grappler aims to follow up his first win as yokozuna with another title in Fukuoka.
The Mongolian outmuscles compatriot Ichinojo on the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
Despite the loss, Terunofuji almost certain to be promoted to sumo's highest rank.
By beating Takakeisho in a playoff, the 29-year-old Mongolian could be promoted to sumo’s highest rank for the July tournament in Nagoya.
“Without support from my fans, I would not have made a comeback here, so please continue to support me," Spring Basho winner Terunofuji said.