Kisenosato Yutaka, a sumo grand champion, decides to retire right after three straight losses in the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. It was a 15-day tournament held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo. He lost to komusubi Mitakeumi, and maegashira Ichinojo and Tochiozan.

He became a professional sumo wrestler in 2002 and reached the top in makuuchi division in 2004. In 2017, he was the first Japanese-born wrestler promoted to yokozuna after 19 years. However, he failed to maintain his title after losing eight succeeding matches because of his injuries.