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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 Saulo Ribeiro, Alexandre earned numerous grappling titles, including IBJJF World and ADCC champion. Alexandre Ribeiro – who ranked #1 on BJJ Heroes’ Top 10 BJJ Fighters of All Time list, 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:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2015/2008**/2006**/2005/2004 black belt, 2000 brown belt)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2006/2005/2002/2001* black belt)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2012** black belt)
  • ADCC Champion (2009/2007)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2012/2010/2005)
  • ADCC Runner-up (2009*)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2005)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2013)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Heavy and Super Heavyweight

Team/Association: Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu

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

150 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    58 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    72 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

72 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
21
15
#86e620
Submission
13
9
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
7
#d1212a
Choke from back
10
7
#fad11b
Choke
7
5
#f58822
Kimura
7
5
#224aba
Ezekiel
7
5
#ff9124
RNC
4
3
#bf1f6c
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
3
#22c9a5
Cross choke
3
2
#fad223
Omoplata
3
2
#03861f
Bow and arrow
3
2
#039a1f
Flying Armbar
1
1
#03b41f
Bread slicer
1
1
#03c61f
Bread cutter
1
1
#03d61f
Wristlock
1
1
#03f61f
Baseball choke
1
1
#82ff5f
Kneebar
1
1
#a4ff5f
Guillotine
1
1
72
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
36 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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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
610Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
669Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG4F2002
696Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
797A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
800Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
1010Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
1065Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS4F2004
1139Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1195Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1225Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1226Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1303Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1310Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1378Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1641David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1762Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2273Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2680Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2710Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2726Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2859Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG4F2011
3207Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3235Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3741Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3817Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2012
4020Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4307Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4311Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4679Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7641Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
9824Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10398Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2016
10673Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio94KGF2016
11293Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLAdvManaus Nat. Pro94KGF2017
11365G. BraguinhaLPts: 2x0Argentina ProABSF2017
12092Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro94KGSF2017
599Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
600Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2001
601Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
602Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
684Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
694Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2002
719Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS4F2002
722Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
723Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
791Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
796Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG4F2003
977Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG4F2004
978Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
979Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
1024Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
1034Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
1049Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1087Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG4F2004
1088Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1112Elliott MarshallWPts: 14x2GQ Pro 16ABS4F2005
1134Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWBow and arrowBudo Challenge108KGSF2005
1135Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWArmbarBudo Challenge108KGF2005
1191Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1194Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG4F2005
1196John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1216Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1220Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS4F2005
1238Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG4F2005
1239Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1240Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1256Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG4F2005
1260Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1262Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1297Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1300Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG4F2005
1301Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1362Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1363Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1371Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1375Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2006
1377Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1429Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1430Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2006
1431Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1432T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1451Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2006
1455Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1457Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1466Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1690Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1694Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG4F2007
1696Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1697Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1739Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2007
1742Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1743Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1755Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1758Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1761Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2007
1793David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1800Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS4F2007
1804Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1805Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1934Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2008
1935Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1937Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1953Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1959Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1961Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2008
1964Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1966Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2236Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2241Radek TurekWRNCADCC99KG4F2009
2245Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2247Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2263Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2267Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS4F2009
2271Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2674Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2677Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG4F2010
2679Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2709Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2723Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS4F2010
2725Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2882UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2883Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3164Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3192Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG4F2011
3213Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3227Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3231Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3236Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3645Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3649Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS4F2012
3652Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3653Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3731Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3732Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3793Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3807Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4008Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
4014Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4018Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4061Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4162Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4164Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4166Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4175Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4182Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4186Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4188Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4304K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4309Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4676Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG4F2013
4711Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5360Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS4F2014
5363Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5380RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG4F2014
7075Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7228Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7239Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7240Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
7242Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7330Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7523AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7631Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7638Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2015
10073Karim KhalifaWKimuraGrand Slam - LA94KG4F2016
10074Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - LA94KGSF2016
10077Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 8x0Grand Slam - LA94KGF2016
10395Alexandre OgawaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo94KG4F2016
10396Bruno KikuchiWTriangleGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2016
10664Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio94KGR12016
10669Marcus SantosWKimuraGrand Slam - Rio94KG4F2016
10672Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio94KGSF2016
10965Thiago PessoaWKimuraGrand Slam AD94KG4F2017
10966Basel FanosWSubmissionGrand Slam AD94KGSF2017
10967Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11159Socrates D.WBread slicerUAEJJF Orlando94KGSF2017
11160Jorge RodriguesWCross ck. f/ mountUAEJJF Orlando94KGF2017
11286M. NetoWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGR12017
11289Victor NevesWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KG4F2017
11291Maciel TrindadeWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
11356Jose HenriqueWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KG4F2017
11357Emiliano SimoneWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGSF2017
11358Giovanne DellaWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGF2017
11359Emiliani SimeoneWSubmissionArgentina ProABSR12017
11362Rodrigo LimeraWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABS4F2017
11363Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABSSF2017
11515Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChokeGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
11516Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12089Basel FanousWBow and arrowWorld Pro94KG4F2017
12093Diego HerzogWBread cutterWorld Pro94KGRPC2017

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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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