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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

111 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    52 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    46 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

46 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
28
13
#86e620
Triangle
13
6
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
9
4
#d1212a
Ezekiel
9
4
#fad11b
Mata leao
7
3
#f58822
Choke
7
3
#224aba
Kimura
4
2
#ff9124
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
2
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
4
2
#22c9a5
Omoplata
2
1
#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
46
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
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
567Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
618Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2002
644Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
724A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
727Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
901Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSUPERF2004
945Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS1/4F2004
985Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1035Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2005
1064Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCCABSSF2005
1065Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLMata leaoADCCABS3PLC2005
1140Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1147Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 3x2World Champ.ABSRD12005
1171Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1408David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSRD12007
1527Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
1919Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2236Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2266Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2282Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsG.Q. WBGABSF2010
2383Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
2697Joao AssisJoao AssisLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2011
2725Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3122Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3195Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3396Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
3567Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3571Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3903Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
556Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSRD12001
557Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2001
558Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
559Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
632Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD12002
642Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2002
663Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS1/4F2002
666Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
667Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
717Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGRD12003
722Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG1/4F2003
889Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
890Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
891Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
906Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
916Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
929Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
967Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG1/4F2004
968Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1031Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGRD12005
1034Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
1036John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1055Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSRD12005
1059Gabriel NapaoWMata leaoADCCABS1/4F2005
1077Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1078Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1079Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1095Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1099Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1101Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1134Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGRD12005
1137Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1138Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1165Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1166Roger GracieRoger GracieWAdvPan American100KGF2006
1221Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGRD12006
1222Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1223Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1224Thiago GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1243Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1247Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1249Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1257Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSUPERF2006
1455Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGRD12007
1459Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1461Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1462Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1504Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1507Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSemi f2007
1508Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1520Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSRD12007
1523Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22007
1526Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1557David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSRD12007
1564Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1568Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1569Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1685Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1686Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1688Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1703Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD12008
1709Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22008
1711Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1714Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1716Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
1882Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGRD12009
1887Radek TurekWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2009
1891Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
1893Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
1909Ricco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSRD12009
1913Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
1917Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2230Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRD22010
2233Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2235Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2265Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2279Chris MoriarityWGuillotineG.Q. WBGABS1/4F2010
2281Amir AllamWPointsG.Q. WBGABSSF2010
2654Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGRD12011
2682Lucio LagartoWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2011
2703Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
2717Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSRD12011
2721Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
2726Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3038Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3042Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
3045Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3046Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3112Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3113Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3171Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3185Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3384Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGRD22012
3390Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3394Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3437Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSUPERF2012
3504Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
3506Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSRD12012
3508Kleber BuiuWPointsNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3510Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPointsNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3512Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
3564K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3569Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3900Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
3920Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSUPERF2013
4471Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
4474Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
4486RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014
5960Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSUPERF2015
6105Arnaldo OliveiraWChokeWorld Champ.94KG1/8F2015
6116Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2015
6117Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
6119Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
6179Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSUPERF2015

Xande Ribeiro on Guard Retention

Xande Ribeiro vs Dean Lister

Xande Ribeiro vs Ricardo Ramos

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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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