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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 No-Gi (2019*)
  • 1st Place 3CG Kumite 3 Challenge (2020)
  • 1st Place 3CG Kumite 6 Challenge (2020)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MSK (2019)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ World Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF 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

32 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (22%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
12
2
#86e620
Mounted X choke
12
2
#5AD3D1
Submission
12
2
#d1212a
Triangle armbar
6
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
6
1
#f58822
Triangle
6
1
#224aba
Estima lock
6
1
#ff9124
Short choke
6
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
6
1
#22c9a5
Armbar
6
1
#fad223
Bow and arrow
6
1
#03861f
Kimura
6
1
#039a1f
Clock choke
6
1
#03b41f
Arm in guillotine
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (78%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (22%)
  • 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
20924Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.ABSSF2019
21107Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam TYO120KGF2019
21330Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF GPABS4F2019
21546R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 8x4Grand Slam LA120KGSF2019
21665Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2019
21859Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 6x2BJJ StarsABS4F2019
22176Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ120KGSF2019
22716Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsO97KGSF2019
24134Erich MunisErich MunisLPts: 6x4BJJ Stars 4ABSSPF2020
20652S. VarhavskiyyWArmbarGrand Slam MSK120KG4F2019
20653R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK120KGSF2019
20654Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam MSK120KGF2019
20917Dimitri VostrikovWBow and arrowACB World Champ.O95KG4F2019
20919R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.O95KGF2019
20921Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvACB World Champ.ABS4F2019
21105Daewong LeeWKimuraGrand Slam TYO120KGSF2019
21298Josh GuerraWN/ALas Vegas OpenO100KGSF2019
21300Dany GerardDany GerardWClock chokeLas Vegas OpenO100KGF2019
21545Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA120KG4F2019
21658Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 4x0ADCCO99KGR12019
22174Waldyr FilhoWaldyr FilhoWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2019
22178Raul AlmeidaWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2019
22181Gilmar OliveiraWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ120KG3RD2019
22507Helton JoseHelton JoseWArm in guillotineF2W 132109KGSPF2019
22619Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22625Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWTriangle armbarNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22632Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2019
22634Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2019
22636Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWKneebarNoGi WorldsABSF2019
22823N. RodriguezWReferee DecisionF2W 135120KGSPF2020
23080Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 2x0Whos N1ABSSPF2020
23516Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWTriangleF2W 143124KGSPF2020
23537R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWReferee Decision3CG Kumite IIABS4F2020
23540Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieWArm in Ezekiel3CG Kumite IIABSSF2020
23541Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWEstima lock3CG Kumite IIABSF2020
23603Max GimenisMax GimenisWShort chokeF2W 148124KGSPF2020
23682Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArm in EzekielKumite 6ABS4F2020
23687Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWReferee DecisionKumite 6ABSSF2020
23688Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWToe holdKumite 6ABSF2020
23742Marcus BeddorWMounted X chokeOklahoma OpenABS4F2020
23744Kevin MelendezWMounted X chokeOklahoma OpenABSSF2020

 

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