Hugo Duarte

Mixed Martial Artist, Athlete

1968 –


Who is Hugo Duarte?

Hugo Duarte born in Brazil is a retired mixed martial arts fighter. He competed in the Heavyweight division. Hugo, Johil De Oliveira, and Eugenio Tadeau are amongst the most notable representatives of the Luta Livre style that was famous for opposing against Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in the Vale Tudo events held in Brazil. Hugo Duarte is also famous for his beach fight in Rio against Rickson Gracie. Hugo had the reputation as one of the best Brazilian heavy weight fighters at the time. His two most recognized matches were in the UFC against Tank Abbot where he lost by some heavy punches to the head region, and in PRIDE against Mark Kerr where he stated in an interview that he had gassed out and suffered a broken foot via foot stomp from Mark Kerr. He lost his last fight at 2H2H 1 - 2 Hot 2 Handle against Bob Schrijber on March 5, 2000.

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Aug 9, 1968
Rio de Janeiro
Also known as
  • Mike Tyson of Vale Tudo
  • Brazil

on July 23, 2013


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