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12-8-0

Enson Inoue

Enson "Yamato Damashi" Inoue
  • Given Name: エンセン井上, Enson Inoue
  • Professional MMA Record: 12-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Yamato Damashi
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 47 | Date of Birth: 1967.04.15
  • Last Fight: April 25, 2010
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Gym/Affiliation: Purebred Omiya
  • Born: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Omiya, Saitama, Japan
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One of the best fighters to come out of the Japanese Shooto organization, in which he was once Heavyweight Champion, Enson Inoue’s most notable victory on the world stage came in 1998, when he defeated future UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture with an Armbar in the first round. Outside of that win, Inoue’s pedestrian record bears losses to some of the elite fighters in history, including Frank Shamrock, Igor Vovchanchyn, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Inoue has experience fighting for some of the biggest MMA promotions in history, and has never won a fight by decision, instead finishing all of his career opponents by submission or knockout.


Inoue is one of the most respected veterans of the sport, less for his accomplishments in the cage, and more for the way he carries himself outside of it. In addition to owning and operating several gyms in Japan, Saipan, Guam, Thailand, and the United States, Inoue is known as one of the most amicable fighters of his generation.

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Enson Inoue MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:10 Round 1 of 3
Antz Nansen
Ref: Ryogaku Wada
Astra: Yoshida's Farewell
Main Card | Light Heavyweight
2010.04.25
Weigh-In: 204.8 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes Tom Sauer Icon Sport 2004.04.16
Win | Submission | Choke Soichi Nishida FFCF 1 2004.01.10
Loss | Submission | Choke
6:17 Round 1 of 3
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Pride 19: Bad Blood
Main Card | Heavyweight
2002.02.24
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
4:52 Round 1 of 3
Heath Herring
Pride 12: Cold Fury
Main Card | Heavyweight
2000.12.09
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
10:00 Round 1 of 3
Igor Vovchanchyn
Pride 10: Return of the Warriors
Main Card | Heavyweight
2000.08.27
Weigh-In: 214.7 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round
Mark Kerr
Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16
2000.01.30
Win | Submission | Choke
0:24 Round 1 of 3
Soichi Nishida
Pride 5
Main Card | Heavyweight
1999.04.29
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:39 Round 1
Randy Couture
Vale Tudo Japan 1998 1998.10.25
Loss | Disqualificaton
7:17 Round 2, 0:00 Total
Frank Shamrock
Vale Tudo Japan 1997 1997.11.29
Win | Submission | Punches Joe Estes Shooto 1997.10.12
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:36 Round 1 of 1
Royce Alger
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 13: Ultimate Force
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 199 lbs
1997.05.30
Weigh-In: 199.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Elbows Rei Zulu Shooto 1997.04.06
Win | Submission | Punches Mushtaq Abdullah Shooto 1996.10.04
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches Igor Zinoviev Vale Tudo Japan 1996.07.07
Loss | Decision | Majority Joe Estes Shooto 1996.05.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Andre Mannaart Shooto 1996.01.20
Win | Submission | Armlock Ed de Kruijf Shooto 1995.07.29
Win | Submission | Choke
6:41 Round 1 of 1
Rene Rooze
Vale Tudo Japan 1995
Co-Main Event
1995.04.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Shingo Shigeta Shooto 1995.01.21

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