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June 4, 1965 |
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Enson Inoue, brother|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Inoue played professional racquetball on the International Racquetball Tour, winning two tournaments, 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. 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. 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.
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
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
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||13 wins||8 losses|
|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 - Collision Course||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|