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Victor Hugo Marques, or simply Victor Hugo, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Saulo and Alexandre Ribeiro (Xande) of the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association, who worked extensively with Ricardo Costa (DBK). Hugo became widely recognized as one of the biggest prospects in the sport while competing in the lower belt divisions of grappling, where he conquered numerous titles in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, including the Grand Slam (European Open, Brazilian National, Pan American, and World Championship) in both his weight class and the absolute division (2019).

Victor Hugo Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Victor Hugo Costa Marques

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Royler Gracie > Saulo Ribeiro (> Alexandre Ribeiro) > Victor Hugo

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MSK (2019)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ World Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016** / 2017 purple, 2018 / 2019** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2016 purple, 2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2017 purple, 2018 / 2019** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017 purple, 2018 / 2019** brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 blue, 2016 purple, 2019** brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017* purple / 2018* brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2018* brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2017* purple, 2018* brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017* purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Pesadíssimo (over 100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

Victor Hugo Biography

Victor Hugo was born on May 01, 1997, in Fortaleza, the capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará.

As a child Hugo played a number of sports, from football (soccer) to basketball, swimming, judo and more, but never connected with any of those, feeling he lacked the athleticism to push those forward.  Eventually, during his early teens, Hugo dropped his sporting life altogether.

On July 2011, while enjoying a vacation period, Victor’s father noticed a new jiu-jitsu gym had opened where Hugo’s old judo training center had been located. Victor’s dad soon joined the class and influenced Victor to tag along, with the two signing on to the Day Bu Kan Academy (DBK), under the instruction of coach Ricardo Costa.

Although Victor did not enjoy jiu-jitsu at the start, sharing the mats with his father, who always pressed Hugo to keep coming to class, helped him remain in the sport until training became more enjoyable. In an interview given to BJJ Heroes on June 2019, Hugo said about his early, grappling days:

What made me fall in love with jiu-jitsu was that it didn’t require any natural skills or athleticism. I saw that, by coming to class and putting in the time, I was evolving, a little bit at a time“.

In 2016, after two Brazilian National titles, purple belt Victor Hugo decided to travel to the United States of America for the first time, to compete in the IBJJF World Championship. The event was an all-around success with Victor winning titles in the adult, purple belt, weight, and absolute divisions. While there, Hugo was introduced to the Ribeiro Brothers, Alexandre and Saulo Ribeiro by a mutual friend, Gustavo Dias.

Through Gustavo, Victor Hugo was offered a full scholarship at the University of Jiu-Jitsu, a project led by the Ribeiro Bros, where martial arts are taught under the solid foundations of the Bushido way of life. Victor was studying nutrition at the time but decided to follow his heart, joining the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu team in September 2016, as a professional athlete.

Under the Ribeiro banner, Victor Hugo became one of the top up-and-comers in the sport, and after 6 IBJJF World titles (4 Gi and 2 No-Gi) in the lower belt divisions, Victor was awarded his black belt from the hands of Saulo and Alexandre Ribeiro, on June 2019.

Victor Hugo Grappling Record

21 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Submission
22
2
#86e620
Armbar
11
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
11
1
#d1212a
Kimura
11
1
#fad11b
Clock choke
11
1
#f58822
Arm in guillotine
11
1
#224aba
Triangle armbar
11
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (75%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Victor Hugo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20716Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.ABSSF2019
20895Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO120KGF2019
21095Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GPABS4F2019
21300R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 8x4Grand Slam LA120KGSF2019
21407Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2019
21593Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 6x2BJJ StarsABS4F2019
21846Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ120KGSF2019
22341Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KGSF2019
20461S. VarhavskiyyWArmbarGrand Slam MSK120KG4F2019
20462R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK120KGSF2019
20463Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam MSK120KGF2019
20709Dimitri VostrikovWBow and arrowACB World Champ.O95KG4F2019
20711R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.O95KGF2019
20713Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvACB World Champ.ABS4F2019
20893Daewong LeeWKimuraGrand Slam TYO120KGSF2019
21066Josh GuerraWN/ALas Vegas OpenO100KGSF2019
21068Dany GerardDany GerardWClock chokeLas Vegas OpenO100KGF2019
21299Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA120KG4F2019
21400Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 4x0ADCCO99KGR12019
21844Waldyr FilhoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2019
21848Raul AlmeidaWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2019
21849Gilmar OliveiraWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ120KG3RD2019
22144Helton JoseHelton JoseWArm in guillotineF2W Pro 132109KGSPF2019
22244Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22250Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWTriangle armbarNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22257Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2019
22259Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2019
22261Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWKneebarNoGi WorldsABSF2019
22427N. RodriguezWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 135120KGSPF2019

 

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