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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.

15. The Sub Hunters Who Ruled No-Gi Pans

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The Submission Hunters Who Ruled No-Gi Pans | Grappling Bulletin (Ep. 15)

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. 

1. Notable Results from No-Gi Pans – 2:52

2. Mica Galvao is the real deal – 28:22 

3. Oliver Taza’s DQ Explained – 35:27 

4. The Problem With Anti Jiu-Jitsu – 40:08 

  • As exciting as the Pan No-Gi Championship was, some matches and divisions were marred by the ugliness of what we call anti jiu-jitsu. 

5. Upcoming Events – 53:10 

  • WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza