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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

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
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
615Roberto CorreaRoberto CorreaLPointsPan American88KGSF2001
676Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraLInjuryWorld Champ.94KG4F2002
703Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2002
804A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
807Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
1017Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLReferee DecisionBest FightersABSSPF2004
1072Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld CupABS4F2004
1146Marcio CruzMarcio CruzLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2005
1202Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
1232Roger GracieRoger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
1233Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
1314Roger GracieRoger GracieLPts: 12x2World Champ.100KGF2005
1321Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPts: 5x4World Champ.ABSR12005
1393Roger GracieRoger GracieLTrianglePan AmericanABSF2006
1657David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
1778Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2007
2303Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
2713Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2010
2743Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2010
2759Joao AssisJoao AssisLPointsGQ WBGABSF2010
2919Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPointsWorld Pro.O92KG4F2011
3283Joao AssisJoao AssisLRNCADCC99KGSF2011
3311Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
3822Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSSF2012
3906Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2012
4107Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2012
4409Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4413Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4803Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2013
7893Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
10154Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10778Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO94KGF2016
11059Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2016
11774Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLAdvManaus Nat. Pro94KGF2017
11864G. BraguinhaLPts: 2x0Argentina ProABSF2017
12621Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro94KGSF2017
13691Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2017
13821Gordon RyanGordon RyanLReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2017
13864Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 3x0ADCCABS4F2017
14302Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2017
16236Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 2x0San Diego Open94KGF2018
16480Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2018
604Marcio CorletaMarcio CorletaWPointsPan AmericanABSR12001
605Rodrigo BoniWPointsPan AmericanABS4F2001
606Cassio WerneckCassio WerneckWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2001
607Fabio LeopoldoFabio LeopoldoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2001
691Roberto FerreiraWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR12002
701Adriano MacielWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2002
726Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWTriangleGrapplers QuestABS4F2002
729Todd MargolisWPointsGrapplers QuestABSSF2002
730Jeff MonsonWArmbarGrapplers QuestABSF2002
798Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
803Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG4F2003
984Lenio MontanhaWChoke from backGolden Cup94KG4F2004
985Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvGolden Cup94KGSF2004
986Dennis GomesWOmoplataGolden Cup94KGF2004
1031Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWPts: 6x0BrasileiroABSF2004
1041Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 3x0Brasileiro94KGF2004
1056Jefferson MouraJefferson MouraWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGF2004
1094Rogerio PassosWArmbarWorld Cup100KG4F2004
1095Erik WanderleiWPts: 6x0World Cup100KGF2004
1119Elliott MarshallWPts: 14x2GQ Pro 16ABS4F2005
1141Givanildo SantanaGivanildo SantanaWBow and arrowBudo Challenge108KGSF2005
1142Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWArmbarBudo Challenge108KGF2005
1198Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
1201Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG4F2005
1203John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
1223Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
1227Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS4F2005
1245Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 4x2World Cup100KG4F2005
1246Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuWArmbarWorld Cup100KGSF2005
1247Roberto ToziRoberto ToziWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Cup100KGF2005
1264Bruno BastosBruno BastosWChoke from backWorld CupO75KG4F2005
1268Fernando MargaridaFernando MargaridaWPts: 9x2World CupO75KGSF2005
1270Ronaldo SouzaRonaldo SouzaWPts: 2x0World CupO75KGF2005
1308Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGR12005
1311Ricardo MoraisWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG4F2005
1312Rodrigo CompridoRodrigo CompridoWArmbarWorld Champ.100KGSF2005
1377Diego BaloutaWKimuraPan American100KGSF2006
1378Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2006
1386Jorge VidalWEzekielPan AmericanABSR12006
1390Demian MaiaDemian MaiaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2006
1392Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2006
1444Fabio RomaoWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGR12006
1445Helvecio PennaHelvecio PennaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2006
1446Carlos EduardoWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.94KGSF2006
1447T. GaiaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGF2006
1466Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2006
1470Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2006
1472Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2006
1481Vladimir MatyushenkoD---LA Sub-XABSSPF2006
1706Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
1710Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG4F2007
1712Robert DrysdaleRobert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
1713Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
1755Roberto GodoiRoberto GodoiWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2007
1758Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWPointsWorld Champ.94KGSF2007
1759Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWEzekielWorld Champ.94KGF2007
1771Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1774Joao CunhaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22007
1777Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2007
1809David AvellanWPts: 8x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1816Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPts: 3x0Super ChallengeABS4F2007
1820Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1821Luiz TheodoroWReferee DecisionSuper ChallengeABSF2007
1954Hugo CarioniWTriangleWorld Champ.94KG4F2008
1955Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
1957Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 3x2World Champ.94KGF2008
1973Hugo CarioniWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12008
1979Raul CastilloWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22008
1981Braga NetoBraga NetoWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2008
1984Gabriel VellaGabriel VellaWPointsWorld Champ.ABSSF2008
1986Roger GracieRoger GracieWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2008
2266Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
2271Radek TurekRadek TurekWRNCADCC99KG4F2009
2275Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
2277Gerardi RinaldiGerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
2293Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
2297Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS4F2009
2301Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
2707Leonardo NevesWN/AWorld Champ.94KGR22010
2710Dan SimmlerWEzekielWorld Champ.94KG4F2010
2712Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWTriangleWorld Champ.94KGSF2010
2742Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWAdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2756Chris MoriarityWGuillotineGQ WBGABS4F2010
2758Amir AllamWPts: 9x0GQ WBGABSSF2010
2943UnknownWN/AWorld P. NoGiO92KGN/A2011
2944Jose JuniorJose JuniorWPts: 5x2World P. NoGiO92KGF2011
3240Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
3268Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG4F2011
3289Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
3303Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
3307Gunnar NelsonGunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
3312Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
3724Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0SD World Trials92KGF2012
3728Ryan SosaWArmbarSD World TrialsABS4F2012
3731Mike FowlerMike FowlerWCross chokeSD World TrialsABSSF2012
3732Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x4, AdvSD World TrialsABSF2012
3812Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro.99KGSF2012
3813Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 2x0World Pro.99KGF2012
3882Ryan BeaugeardWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3896Adriano IgnacioWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4095Eduardo SilvaWChoke from BackWorld Champ.94KGR22012
4101Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4105Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying ArmbarWorld Champ.94KGSF2012
4148Dean ListerDean ListerD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4250Alberto VilanovaWArmbarNoGi Worlds100KG4F2012
4252Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds100KGSF2012
4254Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds100KGF2012
4263Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4270Kleber BuiuWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2012
4274Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4276Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4406K. CorneliusWPts: 4x2Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4411Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWArmbarCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4800Max FreitasWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.94KG4F2013
4835Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsCopa PodioABSSPF2013
5508Alan RegisWCross chokeBrasileiroABS4F2014
5511Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSSF2014
5533RIcardo RamosWPts: 9x0Brasileiro94KG4F2014
7306Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7461Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWChokeWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7472Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7473Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0World Champ.94KGSF2015
7475Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGF2015
7570Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWReferee DecisionUFC ExpoABSSPF2015
7772AJ SousaAJ SousaWChokeBJJL ChallengeABSSPF2015
7883Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
7890Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2015
10424Karim KhalifaWKimuraGrand Slam LA94KG4F2016
10425Erberth SantosErberth SantosWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA94KGSF2016
10428Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 8x0Grand Slam LA94KGF2016
10775Alexandre OgawaWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO94KG4F2016
10776Bruno KikuchiWTriangleGrand Slam TYO94KGSF2016
11050Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11055Marcus SantosWKimuraGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2016
11058Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2016
11420Thiago PessoaWKimuraGrand Slam AD94KG4F2017
11421Basel FanosWSubmissionGrand Slam AD94KGSF2017
11422Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KGF2017
11619Socrates D.WBread slicerUAEJJF Orlando94KGSF2017
11620Jorge RodriguesWMounted X chokeUAEJJF Orlando94KGF2017
11767M. NetoWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGR12017
11770Victor NevesWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KG4F2017
11772Maciel TrindadeWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro94KGSF2017
11855Jose HenriqueWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KG4F2017
11856Emiliano SimoneWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGSF2017
11857Giovanne DellaWSubmissionArgentina Pro94KGF2017
11858Emiliani SimeoneWSubmissionArgentina ProABSR12017
11861Rodrigo LimeraWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABS4F2017
11862Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionArgentina ProABSSF2017
12016Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChokeGrand Slam LDN94KGSF2017
12017Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN94KGF2017
12618Basel FanousWBow and arrowWorld Pro94KG4F2017
12624Diego HerzogWBread cutterWorld Pro94KGRPC2017
13548Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuD---Copa PodioABSSPF2017
13813John SalterJohn SalterWArmbarADCC88KGE12017
13818Rustam ChsievWArmbarADCC88KG4F2017
13822Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG3RD2017
13856T. PyylampiWArmbarADCCABSE12017
14297Andre SantosWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KGR12017
14301Marcos RuizWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2017
14304Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGRPC2017
14305Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG3RD2017
16235Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPointsSan Diego Open94KGSF2018
16479W. PerotoWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG8F2018

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9 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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