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

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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

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
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
Triangle
13
1
#d1212a
Leg lock
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
600Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
659Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2002
686Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
787A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
790Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
1000Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
1055Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS1/4F2004
1114Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1170Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1200Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1201Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1278Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1285Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1353Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1615David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1736Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2241Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2637Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2667Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2683Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2802Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
3136Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3164Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3656Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3732Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3935Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4194Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4198Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4555Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7340Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
589Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
590Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2001
591Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
592Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
674Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
684Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2002
709Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS1/4F2002
712Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
713Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
781Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
786Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG1/4F2003
967Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG1/4F2004
968Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
969Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
1014Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
1024Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
1039Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1077Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG1/4F2004
1078Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1166Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1169Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG1/4F2005
1171John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1191Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1195Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS1/4F2005
1213Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG1/4F2005
1214Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1215Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1231Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG1/4F2005
1235Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1237Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1272Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1275Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2005
1276Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1337Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1338Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1346Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1350Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS1/4F2006
1352Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1404Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1405Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2006
1406Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1407T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1426Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2006
1430Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1432Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1441Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1664Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1668Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG1/4F2007
1670Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1671Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1713Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2007
1716Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1717Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1729Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1732Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1735Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2007
1767David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1774Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS1/4F2007
1778Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1779Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1908Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2008
1909Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1911Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1927Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1933Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1935Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2008
1938Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1940Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2204Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2209Radek TurekWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2009
2213Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2215Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2231Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2235Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS1/4F2009
2239Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2631Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2634Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2010
2636Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2666Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2010
2680Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS1/4F2010
2682Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2825UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2826Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3093Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3121Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG1/4F2011
3142Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3156Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3160Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS1/4F2011
3165Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3560Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3564Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS1/4F2012
3567Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3568Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3646Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3647Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3708Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3722Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3923Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
3929Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3933Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
3976Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4077Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG1/4F2012
4079Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4081Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4090Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4097Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4101Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4103Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4191K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4196Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4552Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4585Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5196Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
5199Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5215RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG1/4F2014
6798Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
6951Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG1/8F2015
6962Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2015
6963Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
6965Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7043Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7224AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7330Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7337Hector 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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