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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 (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

121 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    56 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    50 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

50 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
28
14
#86e620
Triangle
12
6
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
10
5
#d1212a
Choke from back
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
50
(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

#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
581Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
632Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2002
658Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
738A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
741Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
936Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
989Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS1/4F2004
1029Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1079Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2005
1109Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCCABSSF2005
1110Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLMata leaoADCCABS3PLC2005
1185Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1192Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1255Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1497David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1618Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2085Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2437Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2467Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2483Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsG.Q. WBGABSF2010
2596Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
2930Joao AssisJoao AssisLMata leaoADCC99KGSF2011
2958Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3439Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3512Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3714Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
3961Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
3965Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4314Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
6995Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
570Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
571Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2001
572Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
573Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
646Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
656Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2002
677Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS1/4F2002
680Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
681Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
731Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
736Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG1/4F2003
904Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
905Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
906Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
950Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
960Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
973Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1011Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG1/4F2004
1012Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1075Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1078Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
1080John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1100Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1104Gabriel NapaoWMata leaoADCCABS1/4F2005
1122Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1123Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1124Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1140Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1144Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1146Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1179Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1182Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1183Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1239Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1240Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1248Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1252Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2006
1254Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1305Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1306Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1307Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1308T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1327Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1331Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1333Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1341Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1546Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1550Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1552Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1553Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1595Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1598Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSemi f2007
1599Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1611Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1614Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1617Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1648David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1655Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1659Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1660Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1776Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1777Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1779Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1794Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1800Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1802Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1805Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1807Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2048Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2053Radek TurekWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2009
2057Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2059Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2075Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2079Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
2083Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2431Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2434Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2436Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2466Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2480Chris MoriarityWGuillotineG.Q. WBGABS1/4F2010
2482Amir AllamWPointsG.Q. WBGABSSF2010
2619UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2620Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
2887Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
2915Lucio LagartoWMata leaoADCC99KG1/4F2011
2936Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
2950Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
2954Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
2959Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3343Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3347Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
3350Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3351Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3429Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3430Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3488Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3502Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3702Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
3708Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3712Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3755Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
3856Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
3858Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
3860Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
3869Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
3876Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3880Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3882Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
3958K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
3963Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4311Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4331Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
4925Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
4928Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
4944RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014
6484Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
6631Arnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG1/8F2015
6642Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2015
6643Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
6645Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
6721Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
6879AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
6985Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
6992Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG1/4F2015

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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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