Hakuho moved into the outright lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, defeating Meisei to improve to 5-1.

In the final bout of Day 6 at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the Mongolian-born yokozuna easily overpowered the No. 2 maegashira, who came into the match tied for the lead.

The fight was over almost as quickly as it began, with Hakuho delivering a heavy slap to the face, then yanking Meisei straight down to the clay as he appeared to lose his footing.