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Alexssandro Sodré, commonly known as Alex Sodré is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Feijão as well as one of the main light featherweight (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs) competitors of his generation. Sodré became a well-known figure inside mainstream BJJ after his tremendous performances in the brown belt division, a time when he conquered titles in the IBJJF World Championship, ACBJJ South American Championship, and UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam (London + Los Angeles).

Alex Sodré Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Alexssandro Pinto Sodré

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > Rodrigo Feijão > Alexssandro  Sodré

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 blue, 2016 purple)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ South American Championship (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South Brazilian Championship (2016 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, London (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Los Angeles (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2016 purple, 2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2016 purple)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017/2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2018 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: 50/50 Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Clube Feijão JJ

Alex Sodré Biography

Alexssandro Sodré was born on September 9, 1996, in Manaus, the capital of the vast state of Amazonas. The heart of the Amazon Jungle.

Growing up Sodré dreamed of one day becoming a professional football (soccer) player, playing for a youth squad in a local team as a child. It was only at the age of 12, in August 2009 that Alex discovered jiu-jitsu.

As Sodré walked home from school he saw a man painting the outside of a building’s walls which had a “Jiu-Jitsu Academy” sign. Alex was curious and interrupted the man to ask a few questions, being invited to the school’s grand opening that week. The man painting the site was Othon Servalho, the gym’s coach and a person with significant importance in Alex’s future development in the sport. It was Servalho who, not only coached and supported Sodré for many years but also offered Sodré his very first gi as his family could not afford one.

By 2013 blue belt Alex Sodré was competing for every tournament inside Manaus’ borders and doing very well. He believed this sport was where he wanted to take his life, but living in Amazonas with very little funding it would be hard to breakthrough. Fully supported by coach Servalho, Alex started looking for alternatives in the biggest Brazilian BJJ poles: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Helped by a good friend, Master Laércio Fernandes, Sodré contacted coach Fábio Andrade of Nova União Bangú. One of the biggest grappling institutions in the country at the time, but as Andrade did not have space left, the second suggestion was the legendary black belt Rodrigo Feijão. Rodrigo was also running a full-time jiu-jitsu scholarship program in the city of Maringá – state of Paraná and was receptive to the idea. After a 3 month probation period, Alex Sodré finally got the OK to move into the competitor’s house. A place that housed 14 other BJJ athletes.

Living in a house where everyone had the same objectives and was committed to the idea of becoming a world champion vastly improved Alex Sodré’s jiu-jitsu. Living and breathing BJJ 24/7 made Sodré one of the most feared light-featherweights in the country.

On May 7, 2018 – after conquering a bronze medal at the brown belt CBJJ Brazilian National Championship, Alex Sodré registered for the IBJJF World Championship. Before his trip to the United States for the Mundial camp, coach Rodrigo Feijão called Alex to the gym under the pretext of a photoshoot with all the teammates who also conquered medals at the ‘Brasileiro’. When Sodré got there, Feijão gifted him with his black belt in an unexpected but joyful occasion.

Alex Sodre Grappling Record

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
50
8
#86e620
50/50 armbar
31
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
6
1
#d1212a
Armlock
6
1
#fad11b
5050 armbar
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
50
1
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alex Sodre Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16394Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.64KG4F2018
16752Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World65KGSF2018
16754Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x2ACBJJ World65KG3RD2018
18787Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockEuropean Open70KG4F2019
19441Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2019
19782Pedro ValencaLPointsCuritiba Pro70KGSF2019
20101Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20443Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2019
22881Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2020
23670Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 12x10BJJ Bet65KGSPF2020
24006Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 4x2Brasileiro CBJJE70KGF2020
24407Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2020
16381Joseph Sun LeeWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR12018
16390Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGR22018
17081Ulysses FaguntesWArmbarFloripa W. Open70KG4F2018
17084Gabriel MachadoWPts: 6x2Floripa W. Open70KGSF2018
17085Mateus GarciaW50/50 armbarFloripa W. Open70KGF2018
17393Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWArmbarSao Paulo Open70KG4F2018
17396Nielton MendesW50/50 armbarSao Paulo Open70KGSF2018
17397Mateus GarciaW50/50 armbarSao Paulo Open70KGF2018
17904Francisco MenezesWArmbarManaus Open70KGSF2018
18782Sergio CalderonSergio CalderonWPts: 8x2European Open70KGR12019
18938Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 2x0South Brazilian70KGSF2019
18940Leandro LimaWPts: 4x0South Brazilian70KGF2019
19170Osmar TellesWN/ACuritiba SM. Open70KGSF2019
19172Leandro LimaWPts: 2x0Curitiba SM. Open70KGF2019
19434Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroW50/50 armbarPan American64KG8F2019
19438Fernando SoaresWArmbarPan American64KG4F2019
20096Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPointsBrasileiro64KG4F2019
20100Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 10x4Brasileiro64KGSF2019
20436Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGR22019
21366A. SantosWArmlockTeam Nationals77KGR12019
21615Pedro NejaimeWPointsBrasileiro NoGi67KG4F2019
21618Bernardo DibWPointsBrasileiro NoGi67KGSF2019
21619Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWArmbarBrasileiro NoGi67KGF2019
21930Osmar TellesWN/ACuritiba Sp. Open70KGSF2019
21932Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsCuritiba Sp. Open70KGF2019
22107Marcos SantosWPts: 12x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR12019
22111Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR22019
22116Pedro NetoWPts: 8x6Grand Slam RJ69KG4F2019
22118Marlus SalgadoWPts: 10x6Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2019
22120Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroWPts: 6x2Grand Slam RJ69KGF2019
22648Thiago CintraWPts: 5x2NoGi Worlds67KGR12019
22653Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds67KG4F2019
22657Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGSF2019
22659Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGF2019
22875Ariel TabakWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open70KGR22020
22878Israel SousaIsrael SousaWReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KG4F2020
23109Andrey AdamWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23110William CamposW50/50 armbarBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2020
23141Eduardo BasteziniWN/ACuritiba SO70KG4F2020
23143Yago RodriguesWPointsCuritiba SO70KGSF2020
24004Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoW5050 armbarBrasileiro CBJJE70KGSF2020
24401Caio SantosWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR12020
24625Andre BritoWArmbarSouth American76KGR12020
24632Victor MoraesWArmbarSouth American76KG4F2020
24636Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWReferee DecisionSouth American76KGSF2020
24638Luiz PauloLuiz PauloWPointsSouth American76KGF2020

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