Egan Inoue

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Egan Inoue
Born (1965-06-04) June 4, 1965 (age 49)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Teacher(s) Satoru Sayama
John Lewis
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 12
By knockout 3
By submission 8
By decision 1
Losses 7
By knockout 3
By decision 4
Draws 0
Other information
Notable relatives Enson Inoue, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Egan Inoue is an American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, mixed martial artist and racquetball player. He also won two International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships.

Racquetball career[edit]

Inoue played professional racquetball on the International Racquetball Tour, winning two tournaments,[1] and finishing in the top 10 ranked players four times: 1986-87 to 1988-89 and 1990-91. His record on the IRT is 85-69.[2] But Inoue's racquetball career is highlighted by two World Championships. His first came in 1986 in Orlando, Florida, when he defeated Canadian Roger Harripersad in the final, 15-2, 7-15, and 15-7.[3] Four years later, in 1990, Inoue defeated fellow American Tim Doyle in the final, 13-15, 15-13, 15-5, to win his second World Championship.[4]

In 1989, Inoue had a 50 percent ownership in E-Force, a racquetball equipment company. In 1993, he sold his stake in E-Force and returned to jiu jitsu.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

In 1996, Inoue won the World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the blue belt division. He was the first American to win the title. He then returned to Brazil in 1997 and won the World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the absolute purple belt division. He now holds a 2nd degree black belt in Jiu Jitsu.

Inoue went on to fight professionally in MMA. He retired in 2003 but came out of retirement on May 5, 2008 beating Hans Marrero by TKO at a X-1 - Legends, an mma show held at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Inoue's MMA record is 13 wins with 8 losses. He has opened up three MMA training schools in the state of Hawaii. Egan’s MMA career led him to fights in Pride, Shooto, Superbrawl and Luminex Cup. He enjoyed a successful career with five world championship titles.

Egan also has a famous younger brother Enson Inoue who went on to become the first ever Heavyweight Champion of Shooto.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13-8 Hans Marrero TKO (retirement) X-1 - Legends May 16, 2008 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 12-8 Jason Miller TKO (corner stoppage) SB 32 - SuperBrawl 32 December 5, 2003 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 12-7 Masanori Suda KO (punches) SB 29 - SuperBrawl 29 May 9, 2003 1 0:27 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 12-6 Yukiya Naito Decision (unanimous) SB 28 - SuperBrawl 28 February 8, 2003 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 11-6 Martijn de Jong KO (kick) SB 25 - SuperBrawl 25 July 13, 2002 1 2:46 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 10-6 Marcos da Silva Submission (punches) SB 23 - SuperBrawl 23 March 9, 2002 2 0:56 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 9-6 Joe Doerksen Submission (toe hold) SB 22 - SuperBrawl 22 November 2, 2001 1 0:56 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 8-6 Brett Al-azzawi Submission (forearm choke) SB 21 - SuperBrawl 21 May 24, 2001 1 1:29 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 7-6 Guy Mezger KO (punch) Pride 13 March 25, 2001 1 2:25 Saitama, Japan
Win 7-5 John Alessio Submission (rear-naked choke) SB 15 - SuperBrawl 15 December 7, 1999 1 2:41 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 6-5 Carl Ognibene Decision (unanimous) Pride 6 July 4, 1999 3 5:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Win 6-4 Marcelo Tigre DQ (excessive fouling) SB 12 - SuperBrawl 12 June 1, 1999 2 0:12 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 5-4 Minoru Toyonaga TKO (punches) Pride 5 April 29, 1999 1 5:53 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Loss 4-4 Mauricio Silva Decision WSKF - World Challenge December 19, 1998 3 5:00 Waikiki, Hawaii, United States
Loss 4-3 Masayuki Naruse DQ Rings - Maelstrom 6 August 24, 1996 1 11:51 Japan
Loss 4-2 Sanae Kikuta Decision Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '96 March 30, 1996 1 5:00 Japan Tournament quarter-finals
Win 4-1 Yasunobu Matsuo Submission (armlock) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '96 March 30, 1996 1 1:20 Japan Tournament qualifier
Win 3-1 Gordon Dehdman Submission (triangle choke) Shooto - Vale Tudo Junction 2 March 5, 1996 1 1:39 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2-1 Tsuyoshi Kohsaka Decision (unanimous) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '95 October 13, 1995 3 3:00 Japan Tournament finals
Win 2-0 Akihiro Gono Submission (armbar) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '95 October 13, 1995 1 1:33 Japan Tournament semi-finals
Win 1–0 Alexander Otsuka Submission (armbar) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '95 October 13, 1995 1 0:55 Japan Tournament quarter-finals

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