Hugo Sida, with 20+ years experience with boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, wrestling, and jiu jitsu (MMA), was first introduced into Ninjutsu by his brother, Sensei Jose Sida and Shihan Jorge Nieto, at age 14.
Combining Ninjutsu with Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and kickboxing, Jorge and Jose made this an art all of their own. Hugo competed and won the first ever 3-Man MMA tournament at age 17. Shortly after in 1999, Hugo fought for the title and won the free form combat championship belt at 189 lbs. in Go For Broke 3. Hugo discovered his love for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting and took it a step further.
Limited, he left his home, friends and family at age 18, to go train in San Diego, CA. There he trained and fought under Ken Shamrock’s Lions Den Submission Academy for three years. Trained by professional UFC fighters such as Ken Shamrock, Pete Williams, Vernon White, Tony Galindo, Muay Thai World Champion Miguel Reyes, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Manolo (El Huracan) Hernandez. He was challenged on a whole other level. With hard work and dedication, the advanced training prepared him mentally and physically for what was yet to come. In 2002, Hugo turned Pro.
Total Career Record 15-2
1998 - 3-Man Tournament Gold Medal (Go For Broke 2)
1999 – Title Holder at 189 lbs. (Go For Broke 3)
2007 – USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee
2009 – Title Holder at 185 lbs. for Powerhouse Combat Sports, LLC in New Mexico. (Gods of War)
2014 – Title Holder at 185 lbs. at Sugar Creek Showdown in Oklahoma
2015 – Black Belt in Ninjitsu under Shihan Jorge Nieto
2015 – Earned his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Relson Gracie’s DJ Blackwell
2017 - Earned his purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Manolo Hernandez (Team Hurricane)
2017 - Earned his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Manolo Hernandez (Team Hurricane)
2018 - Currently a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Manolo Hernandez (Team Hurricane)
He is the founder of the first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) academy in El Paso, Tx. Upon returning to El Paso, Tx in 2002, Hugo started his own MMA team at Bushido MMA, which is actively fighting and has fought in prestigious organizations such as KING OF THE CAGE, STRIKE FORCE, TOTAL COMBAT, and WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING (WSOF), WORLD FIGHTING FEDERATION (WFF), NAGA, GRAPPLEFEST, and many other events worldwide.
Bushido MMA has also been recognized in the 2005 World Wide Grappling Magazine for its elite fighters. This in turn put El Paso on the map for MMA fighting. Bushido is breeding the next top MMA fighters that will come out of El Paso, TX. Hugo is the owner of Bushido MMA and is now retired from MMA fighting, however, continues to train and compete in Jiu Jitsu tournaments, teaches, trains and motivates children, adults, and fighters. He still finds time in his busy schedule to be a positive role model to all his students young and old.
Amateur MMA- 5-1 (2016-2017)
Tabitha Trevino- Win- Submission (King of the Cage)
Jordan Sosa-Win- Submission (Southwest Brawl)
Alida Alvillar-Win-TKO (Frezquez Production Route 66)
Viviana Terrazas-Win-TKO (Southwest Brawl)
Teagan Ring-Win- Unanimous decision (Jackson’s Series)
Crystal Demopoulos- Loss-Submission (TUFF-N-UFF)
Jiu-Jitsu Competitions (2016-2017)
Grapplefest- 1st place –Feb 2016
NAGA Tournament (Albuquerque) – 2nd place May 2016
NAGA Tournament-Expert- (Phoenix)-3rd place August 2016
Earned blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Bushido MMA - November 2017
District Champ 2012- 119Ibs
Regional Qualifier- 119- 2012 and 2013
State Alternate-119Ibs- 2012
MMA PROFESSIONAL (3-3)
Exceptionally skilled Mixed Martial Arts Instructor, Gracie Purple Belt and Professional Fighter with over 10 years’ experience. Hector possesses vast knowledge in Muay Thai, BJJ, Submission Wrestling, Boxing and other Non-Traditional arts like Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. He earned his Purple belt under Matt Arroyo in 2014 and is coming off his most recent win in the WSOF which also aired on NBC Sports. Hector can now be found back at Bushido Academy in his hometown where looks to continue his dominance and share his knowledge with all old and new practitioners alike.
Experience & Accomplishments
2010 : Professional Debut and MMA Win for Bushido – Fight For Pride, El Paso, Texas
2015 : Purple Belt under Matt Arroyo, Gracie Tampa South
2015 : WSOF-15 MMA Win, NBC Sports Televised – New Professional Record 3-2
2014 : 4 Stripe Blue Belt under Matt Arroyo, Gracie Tampa South
2014 : Gracie Tampa South, MMA Competition Team Member
2014 : 1st Place New Breed Blue Belt and 2nd Place Absolute, Tampa, Florida
2013 : MMA Instructor, Amir Martial Arts Academy, St. Petersburg, Florida
2013 : Eduardo De Lima Gracie Barra Blue Belt, Clearwater, Florida
2012 : NAGA Advanced Men’s Division 3rd Place, Tampa, Florida
2011 : Grapplers Quest Advanced Men’s Division 3rd Place, Miami, Florida
2010 : Professional MMA Win and AOF Debut aired on MAVTV, St. Petersburg, Florida
2009 : 1st Place, Hayashi’s Submission Wrestling & Best Technician award
2006 to 2010 : Amateur Fighter for Bushido (5-3)