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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
488Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan AmericanU88kgSemi f.2001
583A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCCU99kgSemi f.2003
586Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCCU99kg3rd Plc2003
694Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLRefree DecisionBest FightersAbsoluteSuperfight2004
734Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupAbsolute1/4 final2004
765Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2005
803Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCCU99kgSemi f.2005
832Roger GracieRoger GracieLMata leaoADCCAbsoluteSemi f.2005
833Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLMata leaoADCCAbsolute3/4 place2005
905Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 3x2World Champ.AbsoluteRd 12005
917Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.U100kgFinal2005
924Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2006
1080David AvellanLRefree DecisionADCCAbsoluteRd 12007
1189Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2007
1530Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCAbsoluteFinal2009
1774Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2010
1804Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2010
1815Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsG.Q. WBGAbsoluteFinal2010
1867Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92kg1/4 final2011
2177Joao AssisJoao AssisLMata leaoADCCU99kgSemi f.2011
2204Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLRefree DecisionADCCAbsoluteSemi f.2011
2551Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.AbsoluteSemi f.2012
2621Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2012
2820Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.U94kgFinal2012
2945Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2949Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
3256Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLRefree DecisionWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2013
477Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12001
478Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 Final2001
479Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2001
480Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2001
576Erik PaulsonWPointsADCCU99kgRd 12003
581Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCCU99kg1/4 final2003
687Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden CupU94kg1/4 final2004
688Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden CupU94kgSemi f.2004
689Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden CupU94kgFinal2004
699Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroAbsoluteFinal2004
709Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0BrasileiroU94kgFinal2004
722Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgFinal2004
756Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld CupU100kg1/4 final2004
757Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World CupU100kgFinal2004
799Michael GrothWArmbarADCCU99kgRd 12005
802Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCCU99kg1/4 final2005
804John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCCU99kg3/4 place2005
823Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCAbsoluteRd 12005
827Gabriel NapaoWMata leaoADCCAbsolute1/4 final2005
844Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World CupU100kg1/4 final2005
845Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld CupU100kgSemi f.2005
846Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupU100kgFinal2005
862Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75kg1/4 final2005
866Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75kgSemi f.2005
868Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75kgFinal2005
911Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgRd 12005
914Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.U100kg1/4 final2005
915Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.U100kgSemi f.2005
919Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan AmericanU100kgSemi f.2006
920Roger GracieRoger GracieWAdvPan AmericanU100kgFinal2006
953Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kgRd 12006
954Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2006
955Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2006
956Thiago GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.U94kgFinal2006
967Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2006
971Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2006
973Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteFinal2006
981Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XAbsoluteSuperfight2006
1127Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCCU99kgRd 12007
1131Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCCU99kg1/4 final2007
1133Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCCU99kgSemi f.2007
1134Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCCU99kgFinal2007
1166Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2007
1169Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f2007
1170Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.U94kgFinal2007
1182Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 12007
1185Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22007
1188Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.Absolute1/4 final2007
1216David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeAbsoluteRd 12007
1223Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeAbsolute1/4 final2007
1227Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWRefree DecisionSuper ChallengeAbsoluteSemi f.2007
1228Luiz TheodoroWRefree DecisionSuper ChallengeAbsoluteFinal2007
1344Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2008
1345Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.U94kgSemi f.2008
1347Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.U94kgFinal2008
1362Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 12008
1368Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22008
1370Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2008
1373Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.AbsoluteSemi f.2008
1375Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.AbsoluteFinal2008
1494Ilir LatifiWPointsADCCU99kgRd 12009
1499Radek TurekWMata leaoADCCU99kg1/4 final2009
1503Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCCU99kgSemi-f.2009
1505Jerry RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCCU99kgFinal2009
1520Ricco RodriguezWArmbarADCCAbsoluteRd 12009
1524Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCAbsolute1/4 finals2009
1528Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCAbsoluteSemi f.2009
1768Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.U94kgRd 22010
1771Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 final2010
1773Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2010
1803Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 final2010
1812Chris MoriarityWGuillotineG.Q. WBGAbsolute1/4 final2010
1814Amir AllamWPointsG.Q. WBGAbsoluteSemi f.2010
2134Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCCU99kgRd 12011
2162Lucio LagartoWMata leaoADCCU99kg1/4 Finals2011
2183Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCCU99kg3rd Place2011
2196Jeff MonsonWDQADCCAbsolute1st2011
2200Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCAbsolute1/4 Finals2011
2205Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCAbsolute3rd Place2011
2541Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.U99kgSemi f.2012
2542Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.U99kgFinal2012
2597Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2611Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2808Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.U94kgRd 22012
2814Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.U94kg1/4 final2012
2818Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.U94kgSemi f.2012
2861Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisAbsoluteSuperfight2012
2914Joao AssisJoao AssisWRefree DecisionNoGi WorldsU100kgFinal2012
2916Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsAbsoluteRd 12012
2918Kleber BuiuWPointsNoGi WorldsAbsolute1/4 final2012
2920Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPointsNoGi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2012
2922Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsAbsoluteFinal2012
2942K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa PodioU100kgGroups2013
2947Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa PodioU100kgGroups2013
3253Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.U94kg1/4 Final2013
3272Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioAbsoluteSuperfight2013
3699Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroAbsolute1/4 final2014
3702Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroAbsoluteSemi f.2014
3711RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0BrasileiroU94kg1/4 final2014

Xande Ribeiro on Guard Retention

Xande Ribeiro vs Dean Lister

Xande Ribeiro vs Ricardo Ramos

This post is also available in: Portuguese (Brazil)

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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