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Victor Hugo is a black belt under Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, and a no-gi world champion, recognized as one of the most promising young competitors of the next generation. Born in Fortaleza, Brazil on May 1, 1997, Hugo won all four of the IBJJF majors at the purple belt and brown belt levels, and won his first black belt no-gi world title after just six months at the rank.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: IBJJF No-Gi Pans Big Winners & Taza's Disappointing DQ

    Grappling Bulletin: IBJJF No-Gi Pans Big Winners & Taza's Disappointing DQ

    May 17, 2021

    Some champions were ruthless in their pursuit of victory, catching nothing but submission at the 2021 IBJJF No-Gi Pans. Others were more content with barely doing enough to win gold. In this edition of the Grappling Bulletin we discuss the biggest winners from the 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship, and we highlight a destructive and disappointing trend that is starting to affect the no-gi competition scene.
  2. Black Belt Updates & Results: 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

    Black Belt Updates & Results: 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

    May 15, 2021

    The IBJJF 2021 Pan No-Gi Championships is underway. The black belt divisions begin at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 15, and run all day long. We'll be updating the biggest news and most important results, and linking to the most exciting matches on this page all day. Keep this page refreshed throughout the day to remain up to date.
  3. Victor Hugo, Devhonte Johnson & More: The Top SHWs and UHWs At Pan No-Gi

    Victor Hugo, Devhonte Johnson & More: The Top SHWs and UHWs At Pan No-Gi

    May 12, 2021

    The super heavyweight division at No-Gi Pans is up for grabs, as the 2020 champion, Kaynan Duarte, is not returning to defend. That leaves this division open for several long-time contenders to slide in and collect a title.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Is It Too Soon To Ask For Victor Hugo vs Gordon Ryan?

    Grappling Bulletin: Is It Too Soon To Ask For Victor Hugo vs Gordon Ryan?

    Mar 22, 2021

    The Grappling Bulletin podcast will go live at the earlier time of 3:30pm ET today, Monday March 22. Watch it on FloGrappling, and also on our Facebook and YouTube. 
  5. Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 167

    Official FloGrappling Predictions: Fight To Win 167

    Mar 20, 2021

    Fight To Win 167 features Victor Hugo vs Tim Spriggs, Osvaldo Queixinho Moizinho vs Gabriel Sousa, Pedro Marinho vs Jake Watson, and more. As usual, the FloGrappling team has given their picks for who is set to come out with the w from the top matches on the card. 
  6. How to Watch Fight to Win 167, Victor Hugo vs Tim Spriggs

    How to Watch Fight to Win 167, Victor Hugo vs Tim Spriggs

    Mar 16, 2021

    Here's how to watch Fight to Win 167 on FloGrappling.