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.
- 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)
** 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.
Ribeiro Only Had His Guard Passed 4x In His Career:
Ribeiro Was Only Mounted 1x in his career:
1x @yellow belt (1991)