Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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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

97 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    46 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
28
11
#86e620
Triangle
13
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
4
#d1212a
Ezekiel
10
4
#fad11b
Mata leao
8
3
#f58822
Cross ck. f/ mount
5
2
#224aba
Kimura
5
2
#ff9124
Flying Armbar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Guillotine
3
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
3
1
#fad223
Choke
3
1
#03861f
Omoplata
3
1
#039a1f
Submission
3
1
#03b41f
Wristlock
3
1
#03c61f
Baseball choke
3
1
#03d61f
Cross choke
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Mata leao
57
4
#86e620
Leg lock
14
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
14
1
#d1212a
Injury
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
503Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
617A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
620Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3rd Plc2003
761Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLRefree DecisionBest FightersABSSUPERF2004
805Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS1/4F2004
845Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
891Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2005
920Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCCABSSF2005
921Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLMata leaoADCCABS3PLC2005
994Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 3x2World Champ.ABSRD12005
1006Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1021Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1219David AvellanLRefree DecisionADCCABSRD12007
1328Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
1670Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
1921Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
1952Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
1963Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsG.Q. WBGABSF2010
2025Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
2336Joao AssisJoao AssisLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2011
2363Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLRefree DecisionADCCABSSF2011
2714Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
2784Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
2983Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
3126Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3130Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3439Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLRefree DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
492Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSRD12001
493Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2001
494Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
495Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
610Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGRD12003
615Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG1/4F2003
749Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
750Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
751Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
766Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
776Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
789Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
827Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG1/4F2004
828Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
887Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGRD12005
890Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
892John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
911Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSRD12005
915Gabriel NapaoWMata leaoADCCABS1/4F2005
933Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
934Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
935Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
951Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
955Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
957Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1000Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGRD12005
1003Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1004Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1015Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1016Roger GracieRoger GracieWAdvPan American100KGF2006
1071Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGRD12006
1072Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1073Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1074Thiago GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1093Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1097Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1099Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1107Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSUPERF2006
1266Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGRD12007
1270Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1272Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1273Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1305Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1308Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSemi f2007
1309Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1321Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSRD12007
1324Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22007
1327Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1355David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSRD12007
1362Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1366Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWRefree DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1367Luiz TheodoroWRefree DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1483Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1484Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1486Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1501Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD12008
1507Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22008
1509Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1512Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1514Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
1634Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGRD12009
1639Radek TurekWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2009
1643Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
1645Jerry RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
1660Ricco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSRD12009
1664Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
1668Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
1915Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGRD22010
1918Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
1920Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
1951Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
1960Chris MoriarityWGuillotineG.Q. WBGABS1/4F2010
1962Amir AllamWPointsG.Q. WBGABSSF2010
2293Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGRD12011
2321Lucio LagartoWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2011
2342Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
2355Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSRD12011
2359Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
2364Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
2704Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
2705Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
2760Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
2774Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
2971Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGRD22012
2977Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
2981Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3024Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSUPERF2012
3086Joao AssisJoao AssisWRefree DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
3088Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSRD12012
3090Kleber BuiuWPointsNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3092Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPointsNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3094Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
3123K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3128Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3436Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
3455Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSUPERF2013
3950Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
3953Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
3962RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014

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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