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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

15 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Submission
29
2
#86e620
Armbar
14
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
14
1
#d1212a
Kimura
14
1
#fad11b
Clock choke
14
1
#f58822
Arm in guillotine
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
7 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (86%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (14%)
  • 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
20639Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.ABSSF2019
20814Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO120KGF2019
21007Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GPABS4F2019
21211R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 8x4Grand Slam LA120KGSF2019
21313Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2019
21491Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 6x2BJJ StarsABS4F2019
21740Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ120KGSF2019
20384S. VarhavskiyyWArmbarGrand Slam MSK120KG4F2019
20385R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK120KGSF2019
20386Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam MSK120KGF2019
20632Dimitri VostrikovWBow and arrowACB World Champ.O95KG4F2019
20634R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.O95KGF2019
20636Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvACB World Champ.ABS4F2019
20812Daewong LeeWKimuraGrand Slam TYO120KGSF2019
20978Josh GuerraWN/ALas Vegas OpenO100KGSF2019
20980Dany GerardDany GerardWClock chokeLas Vegas OpenO100KGF2019
21210Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA120KG4F2019
21306Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 4x0ADCCO99KGR12019
21738Waldyr FilhoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2019
21742Raul AlmeidaWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2019
21743Gilmar OliveiraWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ120KG3RD2019
22036Helton JoseHelton JoseWArm in guillotineF2W Pro 132109KGSPF2019

 

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