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Victor Honório - Ultra-Heavyweight BJJ Black Belt

Victor Honório - Ultra-Heavyweight BJJ Black Belt

1. Victor Honório’s Details

Victor Honório’s Details
Name Victor Hugo Honório P. da Silva
Nickname N/A
Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of Birth 12 October 1993
Nationality Brazilian
College/University N/A
Age 29 Years
Last Fight IBJJF Rio Fall Open 2023
Last Weigh In Absolute
Weight Class Peso Pesadissimo (100+ Kg / 221 lbs)
Weight 100 Kg / 221 lbs
Height 6’1’’
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fighting out of Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Guard Passing
Rank BJJ Black Belt
Awarded by José Honório
Head Coach José Honório
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Walter Guimarães > Cézar Guimarães > José Honório > Victor Honório
Team Association GF Team / Top Brother
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2. Victor Honório’s Biography

Victor Hugo Honorio is a BJJ Black Belt under his father Jose Honorio. He is a representative of both Top Brother and GF Team but internationally he represents GF Team. He is one of the most dominant heavyweight fighters of GF Team. The peak moment for Victor’s career was when he defeated top grapplers at the Copa Podio Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament while still being a Brown Belt and earned the second position. And after becoming a Black Belt, Victor Honorio cemented his status as a dominant ultra-heavyweight grappler of his time.

2.1. Victor Honório’s Early Life

Victor Honorio was born on 12 October 1993 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2.2. Inspired By his Father

The main reason behind Victor’s tremendous success is his father. His father was the one who put the love of martial arts in him and with the passage of time this love flourished. His father was a freak when it came to martial arts. Jose Honorio was a Black Belt in Karate, experience in Muay Thai as well as Luta Livre Esportiva (submission wrestling).

Watching his father competing and practicing gave Victor a glimpse of martial arts. He was only 4 years old when his father decided to enroll him in a BJJ academy for his official training.

2.3. Trained at the Top Brother Academy

Victor’s father used to practice at the Top Brother BJJ Academy and that is where he brought his son. Master Cezar Guimaraes was the head coach of the academy. Though Victor trained under his father, it was Master Cezar Guimaraes who took keen notice of the young talent.

2.4. Excelled at Variety of Martial Arts

Jose Honorio wanted his son to shine bright in different martial arts. He then enrolled Victor in Judo and freestyle wrestling classes. It was Victor Honorio’s staunch efforts that he took interest in all the three combat sports and proved that he is a versatile fighter despite being a child.

2.5. Pan American Title in Wrestling

His efforts made a place for him in the Brazilian Wrestling National Squad. And Victor Honorio was the first-ever Brazilian who won the Pan American Title in wrestling in the 2010 cadet division.

Along with wrestling, Victor also competed in Muay Thai and boxing, though the tournaments were mostly in-house.

2.6. GF Team

After graduating to the Purple Belt level, Victor started his BJJ training with GF Team. The only reason for joining GF Team was because of its reputation as the top heavyweight academy in Brazil. Victor trained under both Top Brother and GF Teams but he represents GF Team.

3. Victor Honório’s BJJ Combats

3.1. IBJJF World Champion

In 2013, Victor Honorio became IBJJF World Champion as a Purple Belt. His mastery of different martial arts was responsible for his swift progres on the IBJJF charters.

3.2. UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro

As a Brown Belt in 2015, Victor Honorio earned the first place at the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro.

3.3. Promoted to Black Belt

Victor Honorio received his Black Belt from his father Jose Honorio in June 2015. It was a huge honor for Victor as he received all of his belts from his father.

3.4. IBJJF South American Champion

As a Black Belt, Victor earned many championships on national and international level. In 2016, he won first place at the IBJJF South American Championship in the absolute weight category.

4. Victor Honorio’s Return to the World Championship

After 2019, Victor Honorio did not appear in any IBJJF World Championship event. But this year he made a savage comeback to the IBJJF events. At the IBJJF Rio Fall Open held on 1st April 2023, Victor won seven consecutive fights in the ultra-heavyweight and absolute weight divisions via Cachecol Choke.

“I hadn’t competed because I was dedicated to my work in the Middle East, where the last few years I worked in the Qatar Army teaching self-defense and providing security consultancy for the big football events. After the 2022 FIFA World Cup I returned to Brazil to dedicate myself just to training and competing.”
(Victor Honorio)

He also stated that he plans to win the World Championship which is going to be held on 6 May 2023. Victor is putting immense efforts to claim the place that once belonged to him.

5. Victor Honório’s Historic Fights

5.1. Victor Honório Vs. Cleyton Rafael

Video Credit: @IBJJF

The fight between Victor and Cleyton was for the finals of IBJJF Rio Fall Open 2023. Victor claimed the match when he threw Cleyton to the ground and came on top. Victor earned 2 points from the takedown. Cleyton tried to stumble Victor but Victor’s strong position and defense did not let him fall. Victor again scored 2 points from the takedown followed by 3 points from the guard pass. Finally Victor won the match by submitting Cleyton via Cachecol Choke by using his own lapels to strangle Cleyton.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2023 IBJJF Rio Fall Open Cleyton Rafael Win Submission By Cachecol Choke Final Absolute Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5.2. Victor Honório Vs. Luis Fernando Oliveira

Video Credit: @IBJJF

Luis Fernando Oliveira is rightly famous for his style which resembles Leandro Lo’s fighting style. The fight started and it was Luis who tried to initiate the takedown but Victor overcame it. Victor scored 3 points from the guard pass and later finished the fight via a Cachecol Choke submission in just 2 minutes and 32 seconds.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2023 IBJJF Rio Fall Open Luis Fernando Oliveira Win Submission By Cachecol Choke Final Ultra- Heavyweight Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6. Victor Honorio’s Fighting Style

The most different thing in Victor’s fighting style that distinguishes him from other fighters is that he uses his own bodyweight to hold his opponent. He uses his own Gi lapels to choke his opponents which was a fascinating show at the 2023 IBJJF Rio Fall Open Championship.

Victor is not the grappler whom you want to mess with. It is not because of his size, it is because of his technique and tactics. He is one of the most respected grapplers in the BJJ community. During the fight, he might look like a ferocious fighter but as soon as the fight ends he goes back to his den, to his calm persona.

7. Victor Honório’s Championships

Year Event Weight Class Position
2019 IBJJF European Open Ultra-Heavyweight 1st
2017 ACBJJ 8 Grand Prix Ultra-Heavyweight 1st
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Ultra-Heavyweight 1st
2016 IBJJF South American Championship Absolute 1st
2017 ADCC Brazilian Rio de Janeiro Trials Ultra-Heavyweight 1st
2018 IBJJF European Open Ultra-Heavyweight 2nd
2015 Copa Podio Heavyweight Grand Prix Ultra-Heavyweight 2nd
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Ultra-Heavyweight 2nd
2018 IBJJF World Championship Ultra-Heavyweight 3rd
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Ultra-Heavyweight 3rd

8. Victor Honório’s Main Achievements (Belts)

Year Event Belt Position
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue 1st
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Purple 1st
2015 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Brown 1st
2013 IBJJF World Championship Purple 2nd
2014 IBJJF World Championship Brown 2nd
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple 2nd
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple 2nd
2012 IBJJF World Championship Blue 3rd

9. Victor Honório’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

85 Matches 72 Wins 13 Losses
By Submissions 21 2
By Points 37 6
By Advantages 8 3
By Decision 4 1
By Penalties 1 0
By DQ 1 1

9.1. Submission W/L Methods

Submission Method 21 Wins 2 Losses
Cachecol Choke 7 0
Choke 4 0
Dogbar 1 0
Bread Cutter 1 0
Lapel Choke 6 0
Wristlock 1 0
Guillotine 1 0
Omoplata 0 1
Kimura 0 1

10. Victor Honório’s BJJ Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class Stage
2015 Grand Slam RJ Kaue Damasceno W Pts: 2x2, Adv Over 94KG 8F
2015 Grand Slam RJ Antidio Neto W Pts: 2x0 Over 94KG 4F
2015 Grand Slam RJ Andre Campos W Choke Over 94KG SF
2016 Gramado National Pro Rodrigo Ribeiro W Lapel choke Over 94KG SF
2016 Gramado National Pro Wellington Modena W Pts: 6x0 Over 94KG F
2016 Expo Fight Kitner Mendonça W Lapel choke ABS 4F
2016 Expo Fight Otavio Nalati W Pts: 2x0 ABS SF
2016 Expo Fight Erberth Santos W Pts: 0x0, Pen ABS F
2016 World Pro Cesar Miyahira W Pts: 6x0 ABS R1
2016 World Pro Thiago Aragao W Pts: 3x0 ABS R2
2016 World Pro Leandro Lo W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS 8F
2016 World Pro E. Santos L DQ ABS 4F
2016 World Pro Otavio Nalati W Pts: 4x0 Over 94KG R1
2016 World Pro Igor Silva W N/A Over 94KG 4F
2016 World Pro Andre Campos W Referee Decision Over 94KG SF
2016 World Pro R. Evangelista L Pts: 6x0 Over 94KG F
2016 Brasileiro Jackson Monguilhott W Wristlock ABS RD
2016 Brasileiro Otavio Nalati W DQ ABS 8F
2016 Brasileiro Kitner Moura W Points ABS 4F
2016 BJJ Rio Pro Gabriel Lucas W Pts: 3x0 Over 94KG F
2016 Curitiba Pro Hugo Alves W Points 110KG RR
2016 Curitiba Pro Hugo Alves W Choke 110KG F
2016 Curitiba Pro Hugo Alves W Points ABS RR
2016 Curitiba Pro Hugo Alves W Choke ABS F
2016 South American Otavio Serafim W Pts: 8x0 ABS R1
2016 South American Kitner Moura W Lapel choke ABS 4F
2016 South American Igor Schneider W Lapel choke ABS SF
2016 South American Erberth Santos W Pts: 8x2 ABS F
2016 South American Leandro Pedrosa W Points Over 100KG 4F
2016 South American Otavio Seravim W Lapel choke Over 100KG SF
2016 South American Igor Schneider W Pts: 0x0, Adv Over 100KG F
2016 Petropolis Pro Rafael Ferreira W N/A 110KG SF
2016 Petropolis Pro Agnaldo Silveira W N/A 110KG F
2017 ADCC RJ Fabio Silva W Points Over 99KG 4F
2017 ADCC RJ Gabriel Lucas W Points Over 99KG SF
2017 ADCC RJ L. Chocolate W Points Over 99KG F
2017 Brasileiro Adriano Sousa W Points ABS RDS
2017 Brasileiro Igor Schneider W Pts: 9x0 ABS RDS
2017 Brasileiro Dimitrius Souza W Referee Decision ABS 4F
2017 Brasileiro Erberth Santos L Pts: 4x2 ABS SF
2017 Brasileiro Roger Ambrosio W Pts: 2x0 Over 100KG R1
2017 Brasileiro Otavio Nalati W Lapel choke Over 100KG 4F
2017 Brasileiro Kitner Moura W Choke Over 100KG SF
2017 Brasileiro Igor Schneider W Pts: 3x0 Over 100KG F
2017 ADCC Jesseray Childrey W Pts: 5x0 Over 99KG E1
2017 ADCC Roberto Abreu L Referee Decision Over 99KG 4F
2017 ADCC A. Zhanpeisov W Dogbar ABS E1
2017 ADCC Felipe Pena L Pts: 12x0 ABS 4F
2017 ACBJJ 8 Joseph Moku W Points Over 95KG 4F
2017 ACBJJ 8 Joao Rocha W Points Over 95KG SF
2017 ACBJJ 8 Patrick Gaudio W Guillotine Over 95KG F
2018 European Open R. Silva W Pts: 6x0 ABS 8F
2018 European Open Jackson Sousa W Pts: 2x0 ABS 4F
2018 European Open Keenan Cornelius L Omoplata ABS SF
2018 European Open Admilson Gobi W Pts: 4x0 Over 100KG 4F
2018 European Open Otavio Nalati W Pts: 2x0 Over 100KG SF
2018 European Open R. Evangelista L Pts: 0x0, Adv Over 100KG F
2018 ACBJJ 11 Erberth Santos W Referee Decision Over 95KG SPF
2018 ACBJJ 12 Muhammad Kerimov W Points Over 95KG SPF
2018 Brasileiro Rodrigo Martins W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS 4F
2018 Brasileiro Nicholas Meregali W Pts: 5x2 ABS SF
2018 World Championship T. Gaia W Pts: 4x2 Over 100KG 8F
2018 World Championship Alex Aparecido W Pts: 2x2, Adv Over 100KG 4F
2018 World Championship Marcus Almeida L Kimura Over 100KG SF
2018 World Championship Rudson Mateus W Pts: 2x2, Adv ABS 8F
2018 World Championship Tim Spriggs W Pts: 2x0 ABS 4F
2018 World Championship Leandro Lo L Pts: 4x0 ABS SF
2019 European Open Renan Marcel W Points Over 100KG 4F
2019 European Open Seif Houmine W Pts: 7x0 Over 100KG SF
2019 European Open Tanner Rice W Pts: 6x0 Over 100KG F
2019 Brasileiro Antonio Ricardo W Bread cutter Over 100KG R2
2019 Brasileiro Andre Lobato W Pts: 0x0, Adv Over 100KG 4F
2019 Brasileiro Eduardo Lopes L Pts: 2x0 Over 100KG SF
2019 Brasileiro Alvaro Walter W Adv ABS R2
2019 Brasileiro Vinicius Trator W Referee Decision ABS R3
2019 World Championship Felipe Bezerra L Pts: 2x2, Adv Over 100KG 4F
2019 World Championship Vinicius Trator L Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS R2
2022 Grand Slam RJ Daniel Ribeiro L Pts: 1x1 120KG 8F
2023 Rio Fall Open Luiz Bonfim W Cachecol Choke Over 100KG 4F
2023 Rio Fall Open Daniel Conceicao W Cachecol Choke Over 100KG SF
2023 Rio Fall Open Luis Oliveira W Cachecol Choke Over 100KG F
2023 Rio Fall Open Jhonathan Marques W Cachecol choke ABS 8F
2023 Rio Fall Open Henrique Silva W Cachecol choke ABS 4F
2023 Rio Fall Open Ian Cerqueira W Cachecol choke ABS SF
2023 Rio Fall Open Cleyton Flores W Cachecol choke ABS F

11. Victor Honório’s Top Fight Links

Victor Honório VS Seif Eddine Houmine / uropean Championship 2019

Victor Honório vs Nicholas Meregali / Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu Jitsu 2018

Victor Honorio vs Tanner Rice / European Championship 2019

Photo Credit: @cbjjoficial

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