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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 is also the older brother of another well-known grappler, Diego Sodré.

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

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    28 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

24 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
38
9
#86e620
50/50 armbar
33
8
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
8
2
#d1212a
Armlock
4
1
#fad11b
Omoplata choke
4
1
#f58822
Loop choke
4
1
#224aba
Triangle
4
1
#ff9124
Straight ankle lock
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (65%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (12%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (12%)
  • 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
16410Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.64KG4F2018
16768Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World65KGSF2018
16770Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x2ACBJJ World65KG3RD2018
18813Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockEuropean Open70KG4F2019
19484Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2019
19828Pedro ValencaLPointsCuritiba Pro70KGSF2019
20148Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20492Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2019
22954Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2020
23769Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 12x10BJJ Bet65KGSPF2020
24110Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 4x2Brasileiro CBJJE70KGF2020
24521Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2020
24931Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 5x2Brazil Nat. Pro69KGF2021
25116Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 13x4Rio Open70KGF2021
26178Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 5x3SA Cont. Pro69KG4F2021
26187Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 4x0SA Cont. Pro69KG3RD2021
27350Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 2x0Pan American70KG4F2021
16397Joseph Sun LeeWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR12018
16406Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGR22018
17097Ulysses FaguntesWArmbarFloripa W. Open70KG4F2018
17100Gabriel MachadoWPts: 6x2Floripa W. Open70KGSF2018
17101Mateus GarciaW50/50 armbarFloripa W. Open70KGF2018
17409Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWArmbarSao Paulo Open70KG4F2018
17412Nielton MendesW50/50 armbarSao Paulo Open70KGSF2018
17413Mateus GarciaW50/50 armbarSao Paulo Open70KGF2018
17923Francisco MenezesWArmbarManaus Open70KGSF2018
18808Sergio CalderonSergio CalderonWPts: 8x2European Open70KGR12019
18966Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 2x0South Brazilian70KGSF2019
18968Leandro LimaWPts: 4x0South Brazilian70KGF2019
19206Osmar TellesWN/ACuritiba SM. Open70KGSF2019
19208Leandro LimaWPts: 2x0Curitiba SM. Open70KGF2019
19477Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroW50/50 armbarPan American64KG8F2019
19481Fernando SoaresWArmbarPan American64KG4F2019
20143Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPointsBrasileiro64KG4F2019
20147Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWPts: 10x4Brasileiro64KGSF2019
20485Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGR22019
21421A. SantosWArmlockTeam Nationals77KGR12019
21672Pedro NejaimeWPointsBrasileiro NoGi67KG4F2019
21675Bernardo DibWPointsBrasileiro NoGi67KGSF2019
21676Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWArmbarBrasileiro NoGi67KGF2019
21990Osmar TellesWN/ACuritiba Sp. Open70KGSF2019
21992Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsCuritiba Sp. Open70KGF2019
22166Marcos SantosWPts: 12x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR12019
22170Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR22019
22175Pedro NetoWPts: 8x6Grand Slam RJ69KG4F2019
22177Marlus SalgadoWPts: 10x6Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2019
22179Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroWPts: 6x2Grand Slam RJ69KGF2019
22714Thiago CintraWPts: 5x2NoGi Worlds67KGR12019
22719Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds67KG4F2019
22723Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGSF2019
22725Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGF2019
22948Ariel TabakWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open70KGR22020
22951Israel SousaIsrael SousaWReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KG4F2020
23182Andrey AdamWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23183William CamposW50/50 armbarBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2020
23214Eduardo BasteziniWN/ACuritiba SO70KG4F2020
23216Yago RodriguesWPointsCuritiba SO70KGSF2020
24108Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoW50/50 armbarBrasileiro CBJJE70KGSF2020
24515Caio SantosWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ69KGR12020
24742Andre BritoWArmbarSouth American76KGR12020
24749Victor MoraesWArmbarSouth American76KG4F2020
24753Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWReferee DecisionSouth American76KGSF2020
24755Luiz PauloLuiz PauloWPointsSouth American76KGF2020
24929L. LimaWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2021
25110Douglas RamosWPts: 5x0Rio Open70KGR12021
25112Miguel ScalercioWPointsRio Open70KG4F2021
25114Mychel CarmoWOmoplata chokeRio Open70KGSF2021
26170Lucas SilvaLucas SilvaWPts: 4x2SA Cont. Pro69KG8F2021
26183Fernando FavariW50/50 armbarSA Cont. Pro69KGRPC2021
26185Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWLoop chokeSA Cont. Pro69KGRPC2021
27341Garrett BeckWTrianglePan American70KGR12021
27344Daniel MairaDaniel MairaW50/50 armbarPan American70KG8F2021
27630Edmaicon SilvaWStraight ankle lockAtlanta SMOP76KGSF2021
27927Garrett BeckWArmbarCharlotte Open76KGSF2021

Alex Sodré Highlight

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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