Yokozuna Terunofuji won for the 10th straight day to stay perfect and take the sole lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday as ozeki Takakeisho suffered his first defeat.

Mongolian-born Terunofuji, in his first meet as the sole grand champion, faced a tricky opponent in No. 5 maegashira Hoshoryu (4-6) but came up with one of his signature techniques — an arm bar hold — to immobilize the rank-and-filer's arms at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

Hoshoryu, the nephew of former Mongolian great Asashoryu, initially had a left underarm belt hold but was quickly forced to abandon it and had no answer for his larger opponent.