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Alexandre Ribeiro, commonly known as “Xande” Ribeiro is a legendary jiu jitsu competitor and one of the founding members of the Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association. Under the tutelage of some of the world’s top coaches, including Royler Gracie, Vini Aieta and Xande’s own brother – the legendary Saulo Ribeiro, Alexandre earned numerous grappling titles, including 6 gold medals at the IBJJF World Championship and 2 ADCC championships. 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 for the Japanese promotion: 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:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2015, 2008 + 2006 weight & absolute, 2005, 2004 black belt, 2000 brown belt)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2006, 2005, 2001 absolute, 2002 black belt)
  • IBJJF World No Gi Champion (2012 weight & absolute black belt)
  • ADCC Champion (2009, 2007)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2012, 2010, 2005 black belt)
  • ADCC Runner-up (2009 absolute)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2005)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2013)

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Heavy and Super Heavyweight

Team/Association: 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 career under the tutelage of the Monteiro Brothers (Guto, Binho, Yano and Lucio) at the age of 10. His talent rose above from the get-go and it is said that in his first 7 years of training Alexandre only lost 2 times in competition.

When he turned 18 Alexandre moved to Rio de Janeiro to study law, continuing his jiu jitsu training at the Gracie academy, a gym ran by Royler Gracie – in which his brother was a already a star competitor. Xande went on to win two world championships and Pan Americans during the the fist two years in Rio.

On March 2001 Ribeiro was awarded his jiu jitsu black belt, a ceremony led by his own brother, Saulo Ribeiro.

Later in life the Ribeiro brothers moved to San Diego, California – USA where the two opened the University of Jiu Jitsu, a space dedicated to the sharing of knowledge, regardless of team affiliation. The concept caught the attention of many illustrious competitors, including former UFC Lightweight contender Diego Sanchez who trained extensively under the Ribeiro’s. Alexandre and Saulo also founded the Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association which later became one of jiu jitsu’s top academies.

Alexandre Ribeiro Grappling Record

135 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    58 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    59 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

59 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
25
15
#86e620
Triangle
12
7
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
6
#d1212a
Kimura
8
5
#fad11b
Ezekiel
8
5
#f58822
Choke
7
4
#224aba
RNC
5
3
#ff9124
Omoplata
3
2
#bf1f6c
Cross ck. f/ mount
3
2
#22c9a5
Submission
3
2
#fad223
Cross choke
3
2
#03861f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#039a1f
Wristlock
2
1
#03b41f
Baseball choke
2
1
#03c61f
Kneebar
2
1
#03d61f
Guillotine
2
1
#03f61f
Flying Armbar
2
1
59
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
50
4
#86e620
Injury
25
2
#5AD3D1
Leg lock
13
1
#d1212a
Triangle
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
610Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
669Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2002
696Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
797A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
800Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
1010Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
1065Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS1/4F2004
1139Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1195Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1225Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1226Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1303Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1310Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1378Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1641David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1762Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2274Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2681Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2711Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2727Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2852Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
3190Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3218Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3720Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3796Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3999Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4268Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4272Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4632Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7553Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
9686Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS1/4F2016
10222Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2016
10491Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio94KGF2016
599Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
600Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2001
601Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
602Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
684Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
694Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2002
719Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS1/4F2002
722Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
723Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
791Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
796Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG1/4F2003
977Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
978Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
979Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
1024Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
1034Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
1049Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1087Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG1/4F2004
1088Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1112Elliott MarshallWPts: 14x2GQ Pro 16ABS1/4F2005
1134Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWBow and arrowBudo Challenge108KGSF2005
1135Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWArmbarBudo Challenge108KGF2005
1191Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1194Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
1196John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1216Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1220Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS1/4F2005
1238Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1239Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1240Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1256Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1260Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1262Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1297Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1300Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1301Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1362Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1363Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1371Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1375Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2006
1377Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1429Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1430Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1431Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1432T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1451Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1455Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1457Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1466Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1690Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1694Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1696Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1697Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1739Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1742Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1743Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1755Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1758Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1761Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1793David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1800Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1804Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1805Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1934Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1935Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1937Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1953Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1959Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1961Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1964Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1966Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2237Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2242Radek TurekWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2009
2246Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2248Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2264Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2268Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
2272Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2675Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2678Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2680Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2710Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2724Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS1/4F2010
2726Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2875UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2876Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3147Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3175Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2011
3196Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3210Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3214Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
3219Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3624Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3628Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
3631Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3632Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3710Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3711Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3772Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3786Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3987Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
3993Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3997Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4040Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4141Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
4143Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4145Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4154Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4161Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4165Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4167Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4265K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4270Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4629Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4664Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5303Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
5306Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5322RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014
6992Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7145Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG1/8F2015
7156Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2015
7157Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
7159Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7245Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7435AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7543Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7550Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG1/4F2015
9922Karim KhalifaWKimuraGrand Slam - LA94KG1/4F2016
9923Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - LA94KGSF2016
9926Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 8x0Grand Slam - LA94KGF2016
10219Alexandre OgawaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo94KG1/4F2016
10220Bruno KikuchiWTriangleGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2016
10482Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio94KGR12016
10487Marcus SantosWKimuraGrand Slam - Rio94KG1/4F2016
10490Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio94KGSF2016
10755Thiago PessoaWKimuraGrand Slam AD94KG1/4F2017
10756Basel FanosWSubmissionGrand Slam AD94KGSF2017
10757Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017

Xande Ribeiro on Guard Retention

Xande Ribeiro vs Dean Lister

Xande Ribeiro vs Ricardo Ramos

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7 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

  • Chino103185 says:

    Is xande&saulo does not represent Gracie humaita anymore? Did they cut ties with humaita?

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