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Alexandre Ribeiro

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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 and ADCC World Champion, while earning also the #1 rank in BJJ Heroes’ Top BJJ Competitors of All Time list, up until 2020. Ribeiro 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:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2004 / 2005 / 2006** / 2008** / 2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2012** )
  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2007 / 2009)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2001* / 2002 / 2005 / 2006)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2005 / 2012 / 2012)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2009*)
  • 3rd Place ADCC World Championship(2005 / 2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2013)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2000 brown belt)

* 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 already a star competitor. Xande went on to win two world championships and Pan Americans during 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.

Relevant Information About Ribeiro's Career

Ribeiro Only Had His Guard Passed 4x In His Career:

1x @yellow belt (1991)
1x @brown belt (1999) by Renato Miragaia
2x @black belt (2005 2x) by Roger Gracie and Braulio Estima

Ribeiro Was Only Mounted 1x in his career:

1x @yellow belt (1991)

Instructional by Alexandre Ribeiro

Alexandre Ribeiro Grappling Record

162 WINS
    61 (38%)
    11 (7%)
    80 (49%)
    9 (6%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)


Choke from back
Mounted X choke
Cross choke
Bow and arrow
Flying Armbar
Bread slicer
Bread cutter
Baseball choke
    21 (48%)
    9 (20%)
    6 (14%)
    6 (14%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Leg lock

Alexandre Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
616Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
677Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG4F2002
704Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
805A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
808Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
1018Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
1073Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS4F2004
1147Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1203Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1233Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1234Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1315Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1322Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1394Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1658David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1783Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2307Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2717Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2747Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2763Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2923Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG4F2011
3287Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3317Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3827Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3911Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2012
4112Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4416Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4420Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4813Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7921Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
10187Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10812Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO94KGF2016
11093Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2016
11823Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLAdvManaus Nat. Pro94KGF2017
11921G. BraguinhaLPts: 2x0Argentina ProABSF2017
12679Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro94KGSF2017
13759Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2017
13889Gordon RyanGordon RyanLReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2017
13932Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 3x0ADCCABS4F2017
14381Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2017
16337Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
16581Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2018
33005Harryson PereiraHarryson PereiraLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG8F2022
35064Eoghan OFlannaganLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12022
605Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
606Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2001
607Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
608Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
692Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
702Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2002
727Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS4F2002
730Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
731Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
799Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
804Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG4F2003
985Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG4F2004
986Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
987Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
1032Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
1042Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
1057Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1095Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG4F2004
1096Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1120Elliott MarshallWPts: 14x2GQ Pro 16ABS4F2005
1142Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWBow and arrowBudo Challenge108KGSF2005
1143Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWArmbarBudo Challenge108KGF2005
1199Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1202Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG4F2005
1204John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1224Antoine JoudeWKneebarADCCABSR12005
1228Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS4F2005
1246Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG4F2005
1247Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1248Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1265Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG4F2005
1269Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1271Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1309Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1312Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG4F2005
1313Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1378Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1379Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1387Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1391Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2006
1393Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1445Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1446Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2006
1447Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1448T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1467Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2006
1471Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1473Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1482Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1707Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1712Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG4F2007
1714Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1715Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1760Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2007
1763Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1764Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1776Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1779Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1782Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2007
1814David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1821Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS4F2007
1825Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1826Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1959Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2008
1960Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1962Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1978Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1984Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1986Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2008
1989Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1991Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2271Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2276Radek TurekRadek TurekWRNCADCC99KG4F2009
2280Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2282Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2297Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2301Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS4F2009
2305Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2711Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2714Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG4F2010
2716Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2746Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2760Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS4F2010
2762Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2947UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2948Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3244Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3272Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG4F2011
3293Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3309Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3313Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3318Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3730Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3734Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS4F2012
3737Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3738Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3817Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3818Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3887Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3901Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4100Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
4106Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4110Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4153Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4255Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4257Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4259Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4268Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4275Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4279Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4281Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4413K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4418Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4810Max FreitasWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.94KG4F2013
4845Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5530Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS4F2014
5533Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5555RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG4F2014
7334Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7489Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7500Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7501Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
7503Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7598Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7800AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7911Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7918Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2015
10457Karim KhalifaWKimuraGrand Slam LA94KG4F2016
10458Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
10461Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10809Alexandre OgawaWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO94KG4F2016
10810Bruno KikuchiWTriangleGrand Slam TYO94KGSF2016
11084Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11089Marcus SantosWKimuraGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2016
11092Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2016
11469Thiago PessoaWKimuraGrand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11470Basel FanosWSubmissionGrand Slam AD94KGSF2017
11471Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11668Socrates D.WBread slicerUAEJJF Orlando94KGSF2017
11669Jorge RodriguesWMounted X chokeUAEJJF Orlando94KGF2017
11816M. NetoWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGR12017
11819Victor NevesWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KG4F2017
11821Maciel TrindadeWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
11912Jose HenriqueWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KG4F2017
11913Emiliano SimoneWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGSF2017
11914Giovanne DellaWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGF2017
11915Emiliani SimeoneWSubmissionArgentina ProABSR12017
11918Rodrigo LimeraWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABS4F2017
11919Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABSSF2017
12073Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChokeGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12074Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12676Basel FanousWBow and arrowWorld Pro94KG4F2017
12682Diego HerzogWBread cutterWorld Pro94KGRPC2017
13615Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuD---Copa PodioABSSPF2017
13881John SalterJohn SalterWArmbarADCC88KGE12017
13886Rustam ChsievWArmbarADCC88KG4F2017
13890Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG3RD2017
13924T. PyylampiWArmbarADCCABSE12017
14376Andre SantosWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14380Marcos RuizWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14383Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14384Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG3RD2017
16336Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16580W. PerotoWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG8F2018
23812Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaWArmbarF2W 14591KGSPF2020
23934Vagner RochaVagner RochaD---BJJ Bet95KGSPF2020
26999Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWReferee DecisionF2W 17892KGSPF2021

Xande Ribeiro on Guard Retention

Xande Ribeiro vs Dean Lister

Xande Ribeiro vs Ricardo Ramos

Roberto Jimenez BJJ Attacking The Back


  • 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


  • Alex says:

    It says he is a 6x time world champion but you only listed 5 of his titles

    • Weston says:

      It lists seven. The two with asterisks indicate he won both weight class and absolute that year. That counts double.

  • 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

  • rizky says:

    I wonder why BJJ and MMA fighters get lighter and lighter when they get older, roger used to fight in heavyweight division 265lbs, but now he dropped to middle weight 185lbs , same as Vitor Belfort

    On the other hand boxers tend to get heavier when they get older, Ali and Holyfield were light heavy weight before moving up to heavy weight, and Manny Pacquiao was initially feather before shoot up to welter weight

    Can anyone explain why is that so

  • Chino103185 says:

    Is xande&saulo does not represent Gracie humaita anymore? Did they cut ties with humaita?

  • NickG says:

    Que luta boa com Ricardo Ramos de Mesquita!!! Mesquita must be next in bjj heroes’s list.
    Great site , all the best.

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