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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 (2017/2005)
  • 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

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
RNC
4
3
#bf1f6c
Mounted X choke
4
3
#22c9a5
Omoplata
3
2
#fad223
Bow and arrow
3
2
#03861f
Cross choke
3
2
#039a1f
Wristlock
1
1
#03b41f
Baseball choke
1
1
#03c61f
Kneebar
1
1
#03d61f
Guillotine
1
1
#03f61f
Flying Armbar
1
1
#82ff5f
Bread slicer
1
1
#a4ff5f
Bread cutter
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
613Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
673Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG4F2002
700Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
801A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
804Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
1014Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
1069Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS4F2004
1143Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1199Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1229Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1230Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1311Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1318Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1390Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1653David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1774Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2293Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2703Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2733Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2749Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2903Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG4F2011
3267Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3295Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3806Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3890Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2012
4091Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4393Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4397Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4787Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7868Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
10116Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10734Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Grand Slam Tokyo94KGF2016
11015Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2016
11710Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLAdvManaus Nat. Pro94KGF2017
11797G. BraguinhaLPts: 2x0Argentina ProABSF2017
12545Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro94KGSF2017
13604Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2017
13734Gordon RyanGordon RyanLReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2017
13777Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 3x0ADCCABS4F2017
14209Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2017
16079Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
16324Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2018
602Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
603Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2001
604Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
605Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
688Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
698Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2002
723Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS4F2002
726Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
727Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
795Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
800Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG4F2003
981Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG4F2004
982Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
983Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
1028Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
1038Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
1053Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1091Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG4F2004
1092Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1116Elliott MarshallWPts: 14x2GQ Pro 16ABS4F2005
1138Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWBow and arrowBudo Challenge108KGSF2005
1139Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWArmbarBudo Challenge108KGF2005
1195Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1198Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG4F2005
1200John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1220Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1224Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS4F2005
1242Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG4F2005
1243Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1244Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1261Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG4F2005
1265Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1267Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1305Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1308Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG4F2005
1309Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1374Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1375Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1383Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1387Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2006
1389Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1441Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1442Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2006
1443Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1444T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1463Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2006
1467Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1469Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1478Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1702Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1706Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG4F2007
1708Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1709Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1751Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2007
1754Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1755Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1767Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1770Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1773Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2007
1805David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1812Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS4F2007
1816Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1817Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1947Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2008
1948Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1950Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1966Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1972Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1974Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2008
1977Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1979Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2256Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2261Radek TurekRadek TurekWRNCADCC99KG4F2009
2265Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2267Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2283Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2287Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS4F2009
2291Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2697Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2700Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG4F2010
2702Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2732Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2746Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS4F2010
2748Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2927UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2928Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3224Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3252Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG4F2011
3273Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3287Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3291Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3296Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3708Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3712Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS4F2012
3715Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3716Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3796Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3797Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3866Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3880Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4079Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
4085Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4089Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4132Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4234Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4236Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4238Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4247Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4254Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4258Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4260Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4390K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4395Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4784Max FreitasWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.94KG4F2013
4819Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5491Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS4F2014
5494Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5516RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG4F2014
7281Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7436Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7447Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7448Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
7450Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7545Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7747AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7858Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7865Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2015
10381Karim KhalifaWKimuraGrand Slam LA94KG4F2016
10382Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
10385Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10731Alexandre OgawaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo94KG4F2016
10732Bruno KikuchiWTriangleGrand Slam Tokyo94KGSF2016
11006Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11011Marcus SantosWKimuraGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2016
11014Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2016
11364Thiago PessoaWKimuraGrand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11365Basel FanosWSubmissionGrand Slam AD94KGSF2017
11366Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11561Socrates D.WBread slicerUAEJJF Orlando94KGSF2017
11562Jorge RodriguesWMounted X chokeUAEJJF Orlando94KGF2017
11703M. NetoWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGR12017
11706Victor NevesWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KG4F2017
11708Maciel TrindadeWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
11788Jose HenriqueWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KG4F2017
11789Emiliano SimoneWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGSF2017
11790Giovanne DellaWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGF2017
11791Emiliani SimeoneWSubmissionArgentina ProABSR12017
11794Rodrigo LimeraWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABS4F2017
11795Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABSSF2017
11948Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChokeGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
11949Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12542Basel FanousWBow and arrowWorld Pro94KG4F2017
12548Diego HerzogWBread cutterWorld Pro94KGRPC2017
13462Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuD---Copa PodioABSSPF2017
13726John SalterWArmbarADCC88KGE12017
13731Rustam ChsievWArmbarADCC88KG4F2017
13735Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG3RD2017
13769T. PyylampiWArmbarADCCABSE12017
14204Andre SantosWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14208Marcos RuizWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14211Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14212Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG3RD2017
16078Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16323W. PerotoWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG8F2018

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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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