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Yokozuna Hakuho avoided a misstep on Saturday as he dispatched tricky No. 3 maegashira Tobizaru for his seventh straight win at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, while ozeki Terunofuji also remained unbeaten at Dolphins Arena.

In a bizarre first career bout against the yokozuna, Tobizaru (3-4) challenged Hakuho with an unusual approach. Instead of taking an orthodox stance near the center of the ring, he stood a good distance back, while the yokozuna carefully pondered his options.

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