Tachiai and fan favorite Ura overpowered opponent Sakaekaze in their first match of the Kyushu basho. It was over in the blink of an eye with Ura taking a “no-nonsense” approach, forcefully thrusting his opponent out of the ring. With this win Ura starts the basho 1-0, and is looking genki. He also seems to have added quite a bit of mass to his shoulders and chest. Whatever he has done, it seems to be working thus far.