Enson "Yamato Damashii" Inoue (Template:Lang-ja, born April 15, 1967) is a Japanese American mixed martial arts fighter. He has a professional MMA record of 11-8-0 as of April 16, 2004. Inoue holds a submission win (armbar) over former UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture as featured in the documentary film Rites of Passage and the movie Redbelt.
Enson's achievements include a victory over UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, and giving Frank Shamrock one of his toughest matches. Enson had an exhibition match in Mudo Spirit on September 16, 2007.
Enson and his brother were awarded a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by John Lewis. He is also a former Shooto Heavyweight Champion. Enson appeared in the MMA fictional film Redbelt in a cameo role. 
Enson, a Japanese American from Hawaii, is divorced and has a stepson (Erson). He is the brother of Egan Inoue. On the 18th of October 2008, Enson was charged with the possession of up to 16.9 grams of marijuana. After a nearly month long period of incarceration, he was released on bail. He still resides in Japan, but his visa status is currently under review.  
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|24||11 wins||8 losses|
|Loss||11-8||Tom Sauer||TKO (Strikes)||SB 35 - SuperBrawl 35||April 16, 2004||1||4:14||Hawaii, United States|
|Win||11-7||Soichi Nishida||Submission (Choke)||FFCF 1 - Fury Full Contact Fighting 1||January 10, 2004||N/A||Guam|
|Loss||10-7||Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira||TKO (Triangle Choke)||PRIDE 19 - Bad Blood||February 24, 2002||1||6:17||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||10-6||Heath Herring||TKO (Strikes)||PRIDE 12 - Cold Fury||December 9, 2000||1||4:52||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||10-5||Igor Vovchanchyn||TKO (Strikes)||PRIDE 10 - Return of the Warriors||August 27, 2000||1||10:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||10-4||Mark Kerr||Decision||PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 - Opening Round||January 30, 2000||1||15:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10-3||Soichi Nishida||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||PRIDE 5 - PRIDE 5||April 29, 1999||1||0:24||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||9-3||Randy Couture||Submission (Armbar)||VTJ 1998 - Vale Tudo Japan 1998||October 25, 1998||1||1:39||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||8-3||Frank Shamrock||DQ (Egan Inoue Ran Into the Ring)||VTJ 1997 - Vale Tudo Japan 1997||November 29, 1997||2||7:17||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8-2||Joe Estes||Submission (Punches)||Shooto - Reconquista 4||October 12, 1997||1||1:06||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7-2||Royce Alger||Submission (Armlock)||UFC 13 - The Ultimate Force||May 30, 1997||1||1:36||Georgia, United States|
|Win||6-2||Rei Zulu||TKO (Elbows)||Shooto - Reconquista 2||April 6, 1997||1||0:45||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5-2||Mushtaq Abdullah||Submission (Punches)||Shooto - Let's Get Lost||October 4, 1996||1||0:38||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||4-2||Igor Zinoviev||TKO (Punches)||VTJ 1996 - Vale Tudo Japan 1996||July 7, 1996||1||0:44||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||4-1||Joe Estes||Decision (Majority)||Shooto - Vale Tudo Junction 3||May 7, 1996||3||8:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4-0||Andre Mannaart||TKO (Punches)||Shooto - Vale Tudo Junction 1||January 20, 1996||1||3:20||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3-0||Ed de Kruijf||Technical Submission (Armbar)||Shooto - Complete Vale Tudo Access||July 29, 1995||1||1:40||Japan|
|Win||2-0||Rene Rooze||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||VTJ 1995 - Vale Tudo Japan 1995||April 20, 1995||1||6:41||Japan|
|Win||1-0||Shingo Shigeta||TKO (Punches)||Shooto - Vale Tudo Access 3||January 21, 1995||1||1:10||Tokyo, Japan|
- ↑ http://www.hodyjaehuh.com/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=141 / PHOTO LINK
- ↑ Inoue On Red Belt MMA Movie, R-1 Training & More. mmanews.com (2007-05-31). Retrieved on 2009-11-27.
- ↑ Enson weds a three-time world wrestling champion today in Hawaii.
- ↑ 
- ↑ After 26 days of incarceration Enson Inoue is out on bail. matratz.com (2009-12-01). Retrieved on 2009-11-27.
- ↑ Enson Inoue the living “Yamato Damashii”. tune-in-tokyo.com (2009-02-25). Retrieved on 2009-11-27.
- ↑ Interview: Enson Inoue & George Sotiropoulos (Part Two). total-mma.com (2008-05-02). Retrieved on 2009-11-27.
- ↑ Purebred USA. purebredusa.com. Retrieved on 2009-11-27.
- ↑ Purebred. Retrieved on 2009-11-27.
- Official site
- Official blog
- Professional MMA record
- PRIDE profile
- Enson's Official Photographer's site
- Information on inoue grappling, I
- Information on inoue grappling, II
- NERDSociety - Interview with Enson InoueTemplate:Mixedmartialart-bio-stub