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
- 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2018)
- 1st Place IBJJF Floripa Winter Open (2018)
- 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019)
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 break through. 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 photo shoot 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
- BY DQ
9 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Alex Sodre Fight History
|16196||Mikey MusumeciMikey Musumeci||L||Arm in ezekiel||World Champ.||64KG||4F||2018|
|16541||Kennedy MacielKennedy Maciel||L||Pts: 2x0||ACBJJ World||65KG||SF||2018|
|16543||Paulo MiyaoPaulo Miyao||L||Pts: 10x2||ACBJJ World||65KG||3RD||2018|
|18458||Isaac DoederleinIsaac Doederlein||L||Straight ankle lock||European Open||70KG||4F||2019|
|19066||Joao MiyaoJoao Miyao||L||Referee Decision||Pan American||64KG||SF||2019|
|19396||Pedro Valenca||L||Points||Curitiba Pro||70KG||SF||2019|
|19703||Hiago GeorgeHiago George||L||Adv||Brasileiro||64KG||F||2019|
|16184||Joseph Sun Lee||W||Choke from back||World Champ.||64KG||R1||2018|
|16192||Cleber SousaCleber Sousa||W||Pts: 4x0||World Champ.||64KG||R2||2018|
|16863||Ulysses Faguntes||W||Armbar||Floripa W. Open||70KG||4F||2018|
|16866||Gabriel Machado||W||Pts: 6x2||Floripa W. Open||70KG||SF||2018|
|16867||Mateus Garcia||W||50/50 armbar||Floripa W. Open||70KG||F||2018|
|17154||Alexandre VieiraAlexandre Vieira||W||Armbar||Sao Paulo Open||70KG||4F||2018|
|17157||Nielton Mendes||W||50/50 armbar||Sao Paulo Open||70KG||SF||2018|
|17158||Mateus Garcia||W||50/50 armbar||Sao Paulo Open||70KG||F||2018|
|17639||Francisco Menezes||W||Armbar||Manaus Open||70KG||SF||2018|
|18453||Sergio CalderonSergio Calderon||W||Pts: 8x2||European Open||70KG||R1||2019|
|18596||Joao NetoJoao Neto||W||Pts: 2x0||South Brazilian||70KG||SF||2019|
|18598||Leandro Lima||W||Pts: 4x0||South Brazilian||70KG||F||2019|
|18818||Osmar Telles||W||N/A||Curitiba SM. Open||70KG||SF||2019|
|18820||Leandro Lima||W||Pts: 2x0||Curitiba SM. Open||70KG||F||2019|
|19059||Lucas PinheiroLucas Pinheiro||W||50/50 armbar||Pan American||64KG||8F||2019|
|19063||Fernando Soares||W||Armbar||Pan American||64KG||4F||2019|
|19698||Yuta ShimadaYuta Shimada||W||Points||Brasileiro||64KG||4F||2019|
|19702||Joao MiyaoJoao Miyao||W||Pts: 10x4||Brasileiro||64KG||SF||2019|
Alex Sodré Highlight