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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:

  • 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

160 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    62 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    78 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

78 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
26
20
#86e620
Submission
12
9
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
8
#d1212a
Triangle
9
7
#fad11b
Kimura
6
5
#f58822
Ezekiel
6
5
#224aba
Choke
6
5
#ff9124
Mounted X choke
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
78
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
42 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
67
4
#86e620
Leg lock
17
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alexandre Ribeiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
615Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
675Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG4F2002
702Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
803A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
806Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
1016Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
1071Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS4F2004
1145Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1201Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1231Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1232Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1313Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1320Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1392Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1656David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1777Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2302Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2712Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2742Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2758Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2918Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG4F2011
3282Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3310Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3821Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3905Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2012
4106Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4408Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4412Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4802Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7890Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
10137Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10760Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO94KGF2016
11041Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2016
11749Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLAdvManaus Nat. Pro94KGF2017
11836G. BraguinhaLPts: 2x0Argentina ProABSF2017
12586Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro94KGSF2017
13649Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2017
13779Gordon RyanGordon RyanLReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2017
13822Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 3x0ADCCABS4F2017
14257Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2017
16154Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
16399Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2018
604Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
605Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2001
606Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
607Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
690Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
700Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2002
725Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS4F2002
728Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
729Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
797Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
802Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG4F2003
983Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG4F2004
984Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
985Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
1030Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
1040Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
1055Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1093Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG4F2004
1094Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1118Elliott MarshallWPts: 14x2GQ Pro 16ABS4F2005
1140Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWBow and arrowBudo Challenge108KGSF2005
1141Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWArmbarBudo Challenge108KGF2005
1197Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1200Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG4F2005
1202John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1222Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1226Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS4F2005
1244Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG4F2005
1245Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1246Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1263Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG4F2005
1267Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1269Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1307Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1310Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG4F2005
1311Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1376Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1377Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1385Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1389Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2006
1391Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1443Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1444Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2006
1445Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1446T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1465Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2006
1469Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1471Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1480Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1705Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1709Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG4F2007
1711Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1712Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1754Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2007
1757Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1758Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1770Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1773Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1776Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2007
1808David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1815Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS4F2007
1819Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1820Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1953Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2008
1954Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1956Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1972Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1978Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1980Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2008
1983Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1985Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2265Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2270Radek TurekRadek TurekWRNCADCC99KG4F2009
2274Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2276Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2292Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2296Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS4F2009
2300Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2706Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2709Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG4F2010
2711Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2741Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2755Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS4F2010
2757Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2942UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2943Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3239Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3267Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG4F2011
3288Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3302Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3306Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3311Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3723Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3727Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS4F2012
3730Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3731Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3811Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3812Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3881Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3895Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4094Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
4100Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4104Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4147Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4249Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4251Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4253Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4262Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4269Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4273Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4275Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4405K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4410Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4799Max FreitasWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.94KG4F2013
4834Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5506Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS4F2014
5509Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5531RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG4F2014
7303Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7458Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7469Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7470Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
7472Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7567Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7769AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7880Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7887Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2015
10407Karim KhalifaWKimuraGrand Slam LA94KG4F2016
10408Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
10411Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10757Alexandre OgawaWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO94KG4F2016
10758Bruno KikuchiWTriangleGrand Slam TYO94KGSF2016
11032Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11037Marcus SantosWKimuraGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2016
11040Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2016
11395Thiago PessoaWKimuraGrand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11396Basel FanosWSubmissionGrand Slam AD94KGSF2017
11397Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11594Socrates D.WBread slicerUAEJJF Orlando94KGSF2017
11595Jorge RodriguesWMounted X chokeUAEJJF Orlando94KGF2017
11742M. NetoWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGR12017
11745Victor NevesWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KG4F2017
11747Maciel TrindadeWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
11827Jose HenriqueWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KG4F2017
11828Emiliano SimoneWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGSF2017
11829Giovanne DellaWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGF2017
11830Emiliani SimeoneWSubmissionArgentina ProABSR12017
11833Rodrigo LimeraWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABS4F2017
11834Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABSSF2017
11987Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChokeGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
11988Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12583Basel FanousWBow and arrowWorld Pro94KG4F2017
12589Diego HerzogWBread cutterWorld Pro94KGRPC2017
13506Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuD---Copa PodioABSSPF2017
13771John SalterJohn SalterWArmbarADCC88KGE12017
13776Rustam ChsievWArmbarADCC88KG4F2017
13780Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG3RD2017
13814T. PyylampiWArmbarADCCABSE12017
14252Andre SantosWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14256Marcos RuizWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14259Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14260Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG3RD2017
16153Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16398W. PerotoWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG8F2018

Xande Ribeiro on Guard Retention

Xande Ribeiro vs Dean Lister

Xande Ribeiro vs Ricardo Ramos

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

8 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

  • 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?

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