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Victor Hugo Marques, or simply Victor Hugo (height – 195cm /6’4, weight – 115 kg / 255 lbs), 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: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Royler Gracie > Saulo Ribeiro (> Alexandre Ribeiro) > Victor Hugo

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)
  • 1st Place 3CG Kumite 3 Challenge (2020)
  • 1st Place 3CG Kumite 6 Challenge (2020)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MSK (2019)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ World Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (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

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Submission
9
2
#86e620
Arm in Ezekiel
9
2
#5AD3D1
Mounted X choke
9
2
#d1212a
Triangle
9
2
#fad11b
Arm in guillotine
5
1
#f58822
Triangle armbar
5
1
#224aba
Kneebar
5
1
#ff9124
Estima lock
5
1
#bf1f6c
Short choke
5
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
5
1
#fad223
Inside heel hook
5
1
#03861f
Shoulder lock
5
1
#039a1f
Armbar
5
1
#03b41f
Straight ankle lock
5
1
#03c61f
Bow and arrow
5
1
#03d61f
Cross choke
5
1
#03f61f
Kimura
5
1
#82ff5f
Clock choke
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (70%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Victor Hugo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20966Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.ABSSF2019
21149Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO120KGF2019
21378Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GPABS4F2019
21596R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 8x4Grand Slam LA120KGSF2019
21715Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2019
21909Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 6x2BJJ StarsABS4F2019
22228Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ120KGSF2019
22773Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KGSF2019
24235Erich MunisErich MunisLPts: 6x4BJJ Stars 4ABSSPF2020
25388Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee Decision3CG 6 AbsoluteABSF2021
20694S. VarhavskiyyWArmbarGrand Slam MSK120KG4F2019
20695R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK120KGSF2019
20696Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam MSK120KGF2019
20959Dimitri VostrikovWBow and arrowACB World Champ.O95KG4F2019
20961R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.O95KGF2019
20963Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvACB World Champ.ABS4F2019
21147Daewong LeeWKimuraGrand Slam TYO120KGSF2019
21346Josh GuerraWN/ALas Vegas OpenO100KGSF2019
21348Dany GerardDany GerardWClock chokeLas Vegas OpenO100KGF2019
21595Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA120KG4F2019
21708Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 4x0ADCCO99KGR12019
22224Joao PauloWTriangleGrand Slam RJ120KGR12019
22226Waldyr FilhoWaldyr FilhoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2019
22230Raul AlmeidaWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2019
22233Gilmar OliveiraWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ120KG3RD2019
22562Helton JoseHelton JoseWArm in guillotineF2W 132109KGSPF2019
22676Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22682Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWTriangle armbarNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22689Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2019
22691Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2019
22693Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWKneebarNoGi WorldsABSF2019
22887Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezWReferee DecisionF2W 135120KGSPF2020
23144Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 2x0Whos N1ABSSPF2020
23604Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWTriangleF2W 143124KGSPF2020
23625R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee Decision3CG Kumite IIABS4F2020
23628Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieWArm in Ezekiel3CG Kumite IIABSSF2020
23629Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWEstima lock3CG Kumite IIABSF2020
23692Max GimenisMax GimenisWShort chokeF2W 148124KGSPF2020
23774Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArm in EzekielKumite 6ABS4F2020
23779Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWReferee DecisionKumite 6ABSSF2020
23780Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWToe holdKumite 6ABSF2020
23834Marcus BeddorWMounted X chokeOklahoma OpenABS4F2020
23836Kevin MelendezWMounted X chokeOklahoma OpenABSSF2020
25071Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWInside heel hookF2W 167120KGSPF2021
25385William TackettWilliam TackettWPoints3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
25386Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezWReferee Decision3CG 6 AbsoluteABSSF2021
25970Jordan EmersonWShoulder lockNoGi Pan Am.O97KG4F2021
25973Joseph OthmarWStraight ankle lockNoGi Pan Am.O97KGSF2021
25974Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 2x2NoGi Pan Am.O97KGF2021
26760Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWReferee DecisionF2W 178124KGSPF2021
27405Leo DavilaWCross chokePan AmericanO100KG4F2021
27407Max GimenisMax GimenisWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanO100KGSF2021
27409Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWN/APan AmericanO100KGF2021

 

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