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Enson Inoue


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Win Rate
60 %
Finish Rate
83 %
Decision Win %
0 %

Enson Inoue

5' 10 (178 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Inoue was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii to Japanese immigrant parents, making him a Nisei . He attended University Laboratory School, and began practicing the martial arts hapkido and Taekwondo in order to defend himself from bullies. Inoue also played football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, ran in track and field, and also excelled in racquetball, alongside his brother Egan. He and his brother were awarded black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by John Lewis. He also holds a yondan in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, and was a former collegiate wrestler.
Fighter Trivia
In 2011, Enson travelled to northeast Japan to directly help the earthquake and tsunami victims in areas such as Fukushima. In 2020, news broke that the IBJJF had refused to recognize Inoue's official rank as a BJJ black belt, despite him competing at the highest levels of the sport as early as 1999. In October 2008, Inoue was arrested in Tokyo for marijuana possession and spent 28 days in prison before being released on November 14, 2008.

Awards & Accolades

  • Shooto: Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • UFC: UFC 13 Lightweight Tournament Finalist
  • ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship: 1999 ADCC Superfight Champion, Second Place

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