Sumo yokozuna grand champion Kakuryu clinched his sixth title in Nagoya on Sunday, beating fellow grand champion Hakuho on the final day.
The two Mongolian top-ranked yokozuna wrestlers went head to head, and Kakuryu came out on top, forcing out Hakuho to seal his first title in seven tournaments.
He finished with 14 wins and one loss.
All four second-tier ozeki wrestlers sat out or pulled out of the tournament. It was the first time in decades that all ozeki wrestlers were absent from the ring on the final day.