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Alexandre Ribeiro

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 (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)
  • World Silver Medallist (2012, 2010, 2005 black belt)
  • ADCC Champion (2009, 2007)
  • 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

102 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    48 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    43 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

43 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
28
12
#86e620
Triangle
14
6
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
9
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
4
#fad11b
Mata leao
7
3
#f58822
Kimura
5
2
#224aba
Cross ck. f/ mount
5
2
#ff9124
Choke
5
2
#bf1f6c
Flying Armbar
2
1
#22c9a5
Guillotine
2
1
#fad223
Kneebar
2
1
#03861f
Submission
2
1
#039a1f
Baseball choke
2
1
#03b41f
Wristlock
2
1
#03c61f
Omoplata
2
1
#03d61f
Cross choke
2
1
43
(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
Leg lock
13
1
#d1212a
Triangle
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
526Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
574Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2002
600Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
679A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
682Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3rd Plc2003
831Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSUPERF2004
875Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS1/4F2004
915Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
964Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2005
993Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCCABSSF2005
994Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLMata leaoADCCABS3PLC2005
1069Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1076Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 3x2World Champ.ABSRD12005
1100Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1337David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSRD12007
1446Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
1833Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2084Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2115Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2126Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsG.Q. WBGABSF2010
2188Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
2499Joao AssisJoao AssisLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2011
2526Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
2882Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
2955Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3154Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
3310Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3314Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3630Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
515Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSRD12001
516Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2001
517Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
518Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
588Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD12002
598Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2002
619Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS1/4F2002
622Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
623Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
672Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGRD12003
677Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG1/4F2003
819Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
820Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
821Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
836Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
846Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
859Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
897Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG1/4F2004
898Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
960Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGRD12005
963Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
965John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
984Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSRD12005
988Gabriel NapaoWMata leaoADCCABS1/4F2005
1006Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1007Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1008Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1024Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1028Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1030Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1063Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGRD12005
1066Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1067Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1094Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1095Roger GracieRoger GracieWAdvPan American100KGF2006
1150Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGRD12006
1151Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1152Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1153Thiago GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1172Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1176Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1178Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1186Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSUPERF2006
1384Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGRD12007
1388Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1390Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1391Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1423Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1426Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSemi f2007
1427Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1439Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSRD12007
1442Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22007
1445Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1473David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSRD12007
1480Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1484Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1485Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1601Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1602Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1604Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1619Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD12008
1625Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22008
1627Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1630Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1632Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
1797Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGRD12009
1802Radek TurekWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2009
1806Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
1808Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
1823Ricco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSRD12009
1827Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
1831Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2078Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRD22010
2081Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2083Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2114Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2123Chris MoriarityWGuillotineG.Q. WBGABS1/4F2010
2125Amir AllamWPointsG.Q. WBGABSSF2010
2456Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGRD12011
2484Lucio LagartoWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2011
2505Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
2518Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSRD12011
2522Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
2527Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
2872Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
2873Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
2931Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
2945Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3142Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGRD22012
3148Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3152Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3195Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSUPERF2012
3257Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
3259Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSRD12012
3261Kleber BuiuWPointsNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3263Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPointsNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3265Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
3307K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3312Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3627Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
3647Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSUPERF2013
4156Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
4159Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
4171RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014
5568Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSUPERF2015

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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