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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
Cross ck. f/ mount
4
3
#bf1f6c
RNC
4
3
#22c9a5
Cross choke
3
2
#fad223
Omoplata
3
2
#03861f
Bow and arrow
3
2
#039a1f
Baseball choke
1
1
#03b41f
Kneebar
1
1
#03c61f
Guillotine
1
1
#03d61f
Flying Armbar
1
1
#03f61f
Bread slicer
1
1
#82ff5f
Bread cutter
1
1
#a4ff5f
Wristlock
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

#214eb8
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
1306Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1313Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1381Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1644David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1765Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2276Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2683Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2713Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2729Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2862Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG4F2011
3210Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3238Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3744Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3820Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2012
4023Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4310Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4314Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4682Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7646Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
9836Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10410Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2016
10686Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio94KGF2016
11309Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLAdvManaus Nat. Pro94KGF2017
11381G. BraguinhaLPts: 2x0Argentina ProABSF2017
12108Felipe 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
1300Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1303Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG4F2005
1304Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1365Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1366Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1374Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1378Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2006
1380Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1432Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1433Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2006
1434Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1435T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1454Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2006
1458Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1460Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1469Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1693Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1697Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG4F2007
1699Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1700Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1742Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2007
1745Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1746Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1758Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1761Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1764Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2007
1796David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1803Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS4F2007
1807Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1808Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1937Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2008
1938Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1940Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1956Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1962Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1964Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2008
1967Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1969Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2239Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2244Radek TurekWRNCADCC99KG4F2009
2248Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2250Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2266Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2270Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS4F2009
2274Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2677Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2680Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG4F2010
2682Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2712Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2726Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS4F2010
2728Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2885UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2886Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3167Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3195Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG4F2011
3216Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3230Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3234Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3239Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3648Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3652Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS4F2012
3655Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3656Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3734Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3735Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3796Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3810Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4011Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
4017Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4021Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4064Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4165Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4167Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4169Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4178Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4185Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4189Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4191Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4307K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4312Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4679Max FreitasWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.94KG4F2013
4714Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5364Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS4F2014
5367Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5384RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG4F2014
7078Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7232Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7243Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7244Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
7246Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7334Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7528AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7636Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7643Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2015
10085Karim KhalifaWKimuraGrand Slam - LA94KG4F2016
10086Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - LA94KGSF2016
10089Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 8x0Grand Slam - LA94KGF2016
10407Alexandre OgawaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo94KG4F2016
10408Bruno KikuchiWTriangleGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2016
10677Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio94KGR12016
10682Marcus SantosWKimuraGrand Slam - Rio94KG4F2016
10685Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio94KGSF2016
10981Thiago PessoaWKimuraGrand Slam AD94KG4F2017
10982Basel FanosWSubmissionGrand Slam AD94KGSF2017
10983Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11175Socrates D.WBread slicerUAEJJF Orlando94KGSF2017
11176Jorge RodriguesWCross ck. f/ mountUAEJJF Orlando94KGF2017
11302M. NetoWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGR12017
11305Victor NevesWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KG4F2017
11307Maciel TrindadeWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
11372Jose HenriqueWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KG4F2017
11373Emiliano SimoneWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGSF2017
11374Giovanne DellaWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGF2017
11375Emiliani SimeoneWSubmissionArgentina ProABSR12017
11378Rodrigo LimeraWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABS4F2017
11379Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABSSF2017
11531Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChokeGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
11532Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12105Basel FanousWBow and arrowWorld Pro94KG4F2017
12109Diego HerzogWBread cutterWorld Pro94KGRPC2017
12933Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuD---Copa PodioABSSPF2017

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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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