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Alexandre Ribeiro
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Alexandre Ribeiro, often mentioned as Xande Ribeiro is a 6x world Jiu Jitsu champion from the legendary Gracie Humaitá jiu jitsu camp. Having been taught by some of the best coaches such as Royler Gracie and Vini Aieta as well as Xande’s own brother, the legendary Saulo Ribeiro. Alexandre Ribeiro (who is ranked #1 on BJJ Heroes’ Top 10 BJJ Fighters of All Time) also had a short spell fighting in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in 2008 competing in Japan’s organization Sengoku.

Alexandre Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Alexandre Couceiro Ribeiro

Nickname: Xande is a common way of saying Alexandre in Brazil. The nickname was given by the Monteiro Brothers, Alexandre Ribeiro’s first instructors.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Saulo Ribeiro > Alexandre Ribeiro

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2015, 2008 + 2006 weight & absolute, 2005, 2004 black belt, 2000 brown belt)
  • Pan American Champion (2006, 2005, 2001 absolute, 2002 black belt)
  • World No Gi Champion (2012 weight & absolute black belt)
  • ADCC Champion (2009, 2007)
  • World Silver Medallist (2012, 2010, 2005 black belt)
  • ADCC Silver Medallist (2009 absolute)
  • ADCC Bronze Medallist (2005)
  • World Bronze Medallist (2013)

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Heavy and Super Heavyweight

Team/Association: Gracie Humaitá/ Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu

Important DVD Releases: Instructional BJJ, The Road to a Championship

Alexandre Xande Ribeiro Biography

Alexandre Ribeiro was born January 20, 1981 in Manaus – Brazil. He started his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tuition under the Monteiro Brothers School, who were a team under the guidance of Royler Gracie and the Famous Gracie Humaita, Alexandre was 10 at the time. He excelled in BJJ from the start just like his brother, another BJJ great, who goes by the name of Saulo Ribeiro. It is said that in his first 7 years of training he only lost 2 times in competition.

When he turned 18 he moved to Rio de Janeiro to study law, but he never stopped training and competing. He joined Gracie Humaita matrix academy ran by Royler Gracie and in which his brother was a star pupil. Xande went on to win two world championships and Pan Americans during the the fist two years at the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Rio de Janeiro).

On March 2001 he was awarded his well deserved Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by the hands of 6 time World BJJ Champion (and proud brother) Saulo Ribeiro.

His BJJ career has been plagued with injuries (specially in the first couple of years after winning his black belt), even though he managed to win the Pan American’s Absolute Division (Open weight) that year. He healed up and hit the ground running getting gold at his weight class (Heavy Weight) in 2004 at the Mundial (World Championships) and taking the bronze medal in the open weight – absolute – division.

In 2005 he struck gold again at the Pan Ams and World stage in the Absolute and Finished 2nd in his weight. He also had a good run at the ADCC (the biggest submission Wrestling tournament in the world) getting 3rd place in his division.

2006 had more of the same installed for Xande as he won the Pan American title and a World Cup title, as well as winning the Absolute Division and The Heavy Weight division. The following year came and Grappling’s greatest honour came with it as Xande was crowned winner of that year’s eddition of Abu Dhabi’s Combat Club (ADCC), the World’s greatest submission Wrestling competition.

2008 Another bull’s-eye at the Absolute division and his weigh at the World Jiu Jitsu Championships.

Alexandre Ribeiro moved to San Diego, California in the United States together with his brother Saulo Ribeiro. They opened a (now famed) academy called University of Jiu Jitsu where they have taught many illustrious competitors, namely, former UFC Lightweight contender Diego Sanchez. Alexandre has also picked up MMA though his career has not been as active as expected. The ‘Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association’ was also a creation of the Ribeiro brothers while in the US, a team that grew very strong with the help of foreign talent such as Rafael Lovato Junior, Justin Rader or Laurence Cousin.

Alexandre Ribeiro Grappling Record

114 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    52 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

48 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
27
13
#86e620
Triangle
13
6
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
8
4
#d1212a
Ezekiel
8
4
#fad11b
Choke
8
4
#f58822
Mata leao
6
3
#224aba
Omoplata
4
2
#ff9124
Kimura
4
2
#bf1f6c
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
2
#22c9a5
Cross choke
4
2
#fad223
Wristlock
2
1
#03861f
Baseball choke
2
1
#039a1f
Submission
2
1
#03b41f
Kneebar
2
1
#03c61f
Guillotine
2
1
#03d61f
Flying Armbar
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
30 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Mata leao
50
4
#86e620
Injury
25
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
13
1
#d1212a
Leg lock
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
568Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
619Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2002
645Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
725A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
728Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
902Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
946Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS1/4F2004
986Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1036Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2005
1065Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCCABSSF2005
1066Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLMata leaoADCCABS3PLC2005
1141Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1148Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 3x2World Champ.ABSRD12005
1172Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1414David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSRD12007
1533Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
1925Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2243Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2273Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2289Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsG.Q. WBGABSF2010
2390Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
2706Joao AssisJoao AssisLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2011
2734Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3136Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3209Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3411Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
3582Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3586Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3909Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
6421Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
557Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSRD12001
558Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2001
559Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
560Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
633Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD12002
643Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2002
664Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS1/4F2002
667Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
668Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
718Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGRD12003
723Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG1/4F2003
890Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
891Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
892Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
907Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
917Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
930Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
968Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG1/4F2004
969Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1032Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGRD12005
1035Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
1037John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1056Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSRD12005
1060Gabriel NapaoWMata leaoADCCABS1/4F2005
1078Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1079Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1080Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1096Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1100Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1102Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1135Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGRD12005
1138Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1139Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1166Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1167Roger GracieRoger GracieWAdvPan American100KGF2006
1222Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGRD12006
1223Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1224Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1225Thiago GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1244Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1248Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1250Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1258Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1461Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGRD12007
1465Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1467Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1468Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1510Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1513Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSemi f2007
1514Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1526Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSRD12007
1529Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22007
1532Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1563David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSRD12007
1570Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1574Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1575Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1691Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1692Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1694Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1709Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD12008
1715Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22008
1717Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1720Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1722Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
1888Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGRD12009
1893Radek TurekWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2009
1897Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
1899Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
1915Ricco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSRD12009
1919Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
1923Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2237Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRD22010
2240Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2242Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2272Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2286Chris MoriarityWGuillotineG.Q. WBGABS1/4F2010
2288Amir AllamWPointsG.Q. WBGABSSF2010
2663Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGRD12011
2691Lucio LagartoWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2011
2712Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
2726Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSRD12011
2730Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
2735Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3052Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3056Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
3059Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3060Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3126Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3127Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3185Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3199Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3399Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGRD22012
3405Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3409Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3452Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
3519Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
3521Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSRD12012
3523Kleber BuiuWPointsNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3525Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPointsNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3527Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
3579K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3584Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3906Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
3926Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
4477Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
4480Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
4492RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014
5968Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
6113Arnaldo OliveiraWChokeWorld Champ.94KG1/8F2015
6124Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2015
6125Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
6127Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
6187Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
6317AJ SousaWChokeBJJ LibraryABSSPF2015
6412Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGRD12015
6418Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG1/4F2015

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6 Comments

  • Mike Castro says:

    Xande is awesome I had the pleasure to watch him compete at the Worlds and he was unstoppable. After watching him compete he became my BJJ hero.

    Mike Castro

    http://www.teamtooke-cypresscom

  • Alex says:

    It says he is a 6x time world champion but you only listed 5 of his titles

  • Phil says:

    It says Xande studied law when he went to Rio but on the interview portion of Saulo's Revolution DVD Saulo says he studied law in Rio. It's possible they both went to study law, or this factoid should be Saulo's bio.

    On another note, this site is wonderful, Thank you.

  • eric says:

    xande is coming to Korea! so excited!

  • Adriano Monteiro Jr says:

    The Monteiro Brothers are the best jiu jitsu academy in the North Region,the best in Manaus.A lot of great fighters were their students,such as: Xande Ribeiro,Saulo Ribeiro,Adriano Martins ,etc.And the current Ultra Featherweight world champion Gabriel Moraes( in fact ,they made a lot of world champions).And they are not an academy under the guidance of Royler.Thanks Very much masters Guto(Adriano),F

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