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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 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: 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

124 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    57 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    51 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

51 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
27
14
#86e620
Triangle
12
6
#5AD3D1
Ezekiel
10
5
#d1212a
Choke
8
4
#fad11b
Choke from back
8
4
#f58822
RNC
6
3
#224aba
Kimura
6
3
#ff9124
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
2
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
4
2
#22c9a5
Omoplata
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
51
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (26%)
  • 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
604Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
663Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2002
690Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
791A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
794Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
1004Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
1059Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS1/4F2004
1118Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1174Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1204Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1205Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1282Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1289Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1357Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1620David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1741Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2246Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2642Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2672Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2688Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2816Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
3150Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3178Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3677Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3753Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3956Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4217Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4221Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4581Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7449Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
9544Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS1/4F2016
593Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
594Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2001
595Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
596Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
678Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
688Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2002
713Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS1/4F2002
716Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
717Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
785Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
790Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG1/4F2003
971Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
972Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
973Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
1018Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
1028Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
1043Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1081Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG1/4F2004
1082Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1170Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1173Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
1175John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1195Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1199Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS1/4F2005
1217Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1218Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1219Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1235Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1239Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1241Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1276Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1279Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1280Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1341Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1342Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1350Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1354Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2006
1356Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1408Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1409Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1410Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1411T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1430Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1434Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1436Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1445Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1669Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1673Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1675Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1676Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1718Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1721Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1722Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1734Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1737Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1740Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1772David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1779Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1783Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1784Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1913Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1914Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1916Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1932Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1938Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1940Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1943Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1945Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2209Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2214Radek TurekWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2009
2218Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2220Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2236Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2240Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
2244Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2636Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2639Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2641Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2671Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2685Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS1/4F2010
2687Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2839UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2840Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3107Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3135Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2011
3156Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3170Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3174Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
3179Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3581Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3585Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
3588Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3589Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3667Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3668Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3729Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3743Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3944Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
3950Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3954Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3997Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4098Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
4100Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4102Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4111Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4118Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4122Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4124Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4214K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4219Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4578Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4613Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5250Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
5253Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5269RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014
6898Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7051Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG1/8F2015
7062Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2015
7063Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
7065Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7151Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7332AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7439Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7446Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG1/4F2015
9754Karim KhalifaWKimuraGrand Slam - LA94KG1/4F2016
9755Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - LA94KGSF2016
9758Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 8x0Grand Slam - LA94KGF2016

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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