Last year, on Day 6, Takayasu stunned Hakuho with a hatakikomi victory. This year, though, Toyonoshima was easy prey for the returning yokozuna. Harumafuji survived against Yoshikaze to stay one loss off pace. The peloton grows to include Kotoshogiku, Ikioi, and Chiyootori, all three losing fairly handily today. Ikioi put up the most resistance but basically all three had nothing in the tank today.
Kakuryu scraped by with a win against Okinoumi to stay two back.