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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:

  • 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 Championship Runner-up (2012, 2010, 2005 black belt)
  • ADCC Runner-up (2009 absolute)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2005)
  • 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

131 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    57 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    10 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    57 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

57 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
26
15
#86e620
Triangle
12
7
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
9
5
#d1212a
Kimura
9
5
#fad11b
Ezekiel
9
5
#f58822
Choke
7
4
#224aba
RNC
5
3
#ff9124
Omoplata
4
2
#bf1f6c
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
2
#22c9a5
Cross choke
4
2
#fad223
Bow and arrow
2
1
#03861f
Wristlock
2
1
#039a1f
Baseball choke
2
1
#03b41f
Submission
2
1
#03c61f
Kneebar
2
1
#03d61f
Guillotine
2
1
#03f61f
Flying Armbar
2
1
57
(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
Triangle
13
1
#d1212a
Leg lock
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
1135Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1191Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1221Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1222Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1299Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1306Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1374Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1637David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1758Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2270Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2677Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2707Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2723Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2848Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
3186Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3214Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3716Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3792Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3995Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4263Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4267Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4627Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7540Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
9654Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS1/4F2016
10181Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2016
10451Felipe 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
1130Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWBow and arrowBudo Challenge108KGSF2005
1131Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWArmbarBudo Challenge108KGF2005
1187Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1190Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
1192John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1212Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1216Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS1/4F2005
1234Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1235Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1236Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1252Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1256Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1258Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1293Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1296Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1297Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1358Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1359Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1367Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1371Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2006
1373Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1425Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1426Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1427Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1428T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1447Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1451Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1453Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1462Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1686Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1690Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1692Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1693Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1735Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1738Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1739Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1751Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1754Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1757Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1789David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1796Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1800Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1801Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1930Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1931Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1933Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1949Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1955Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1957Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1960Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1962Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2233Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2238Radek TurekWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2009
2242Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2244Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2260Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2264Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
2268Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2671Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2674Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2676Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2706Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2720Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS1/4F2010
2722Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2871UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2872Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3143Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3171Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2011
3192Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3206Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3210Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
3215Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3620Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3624Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
3627Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3628Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3706Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3707Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3768Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3782Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3983Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
3989Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3993Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4036Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4137Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
4139Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4141Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4150Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4157Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4161Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4163Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4260K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4265Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4624Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4659Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5298Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
5301Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5317RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014
6980Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7133Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG1/8F2015
7144Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2015
7145Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
7147Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7233Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7423AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7530Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7537Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG1/4F2015
9881Karim KhalifaWKimuraGrand Slam - LA94KG1/4F2016
9882Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - LA94KGSF2016
9885Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 8x0Grand Slam - LA94KGF2016
10178Alexandre OgawaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo94KG1/4F2016
10179Bruno KikuchiWTriangleGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2016
10442Max GimenisMax GimenisWKimuraGrand Slam - Rio94KGR12016
10447Marcus SantosWKimuraGrand Slam - Rio94KG1/4F2016
10450Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio94KGSF2016

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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