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

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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
8
4
#fad11b
Choke from back
8
4
#f58822
RNC
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
RNC
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
599Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
658Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2002
684Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
786A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
789Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
999Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
1054Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS1/4F2004
1113Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1169Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1199Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1200Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1277Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1284Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1352Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1614David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1735Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2240Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2628Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2658Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2674Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2793Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
3127Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3155Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3647Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3720Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3922Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4181Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4185Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4542Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7331Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
588Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
589Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2001
590Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
591Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
672Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
682Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2002
707Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS1/4F2002
710Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
711Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
779Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
784Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG1/4F2003
966Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
967Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
968Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
1013Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
1023Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
1038Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1076Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG1/4F2004
1077Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1165Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1168Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
1170John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1190Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1194Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS1/4F2005
1212Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1213Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1214Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1230Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1234Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1236Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1271Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1274Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1275Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1336Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1337Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1345Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1349Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2006
1351Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1403Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1404Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1405Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1406T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1425Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1429Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1431Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1440Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1663Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1667Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1669Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1670Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1712Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1715Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSemi f2007
1716Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1728Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1731Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1734Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1766David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1773Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1777Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1778Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1907Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1908Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1910Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1926Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1932Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1934Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1937Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1939Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2203Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2208Radek TurekWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2009
2212Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2214Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2230Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2234Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
2238Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2622Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2625Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2627Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2657Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2671Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS1/4F2010
2673Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2816UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2817Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3084Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3112Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2011
3133Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3147Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3151Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
3156Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3551Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3555Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
3558Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3559Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3637Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3638Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3696Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3710Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3910Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
3916Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3920Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3963Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4064Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
4066Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4068Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4077Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4084Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4088Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4090Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4178K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4183Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4539Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4572Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5187Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
5190Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5206RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014
6789Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
6942Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG1/8F2015
6953Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2015
6954Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
6956Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7034Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7215AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7321Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7328Hector 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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