The current No. 3 maegashira Tamawashi handed yokozuna Terunofuji his second defeat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, and joined No. 8 Hokutofuji and No. 13 Oho as the only unbeaten wrestlers after five days.

Tamawashi, who had defeated Terunofuji in three straight meets before losing in July in Nagoya, landed fierce blows to the yokozuna's throat with both hands in the day's final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Terunofuji weathered the storm but Tamawashi immediately swung the grand champion with a right beltless arm throw and kept up the pressure en route to a force-out win.