How Xande Ribeiro Holds A Near Unbreakable ADCC Record

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Standing on the top of the ADCC podium is one of the most prestigious accomplishments in modern martial arts. Few are honored enough to even earn their way into the tournament. Those who do will battle against the top one percent of grapplers worldwide to earn the title, ADCC Champion. 

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Xande Ribeiro has stood on the ADCC mats more than any other martial artist in history. Xande is a seven-time ADCC veteran and is a two-time 99KG champion. He first took gold in 2007 over Braulio Estima, and again in 2009 over Gerardi Rinaldi. Today, Xande proudly holds the record for the most ADCC matches in history, competing 42 times between 2003 and 2017. The only competitor to come close to his record is Andre Galvao who currently has 25 matches under his belt. Throughout his ADCC career, Xande has walked away with 30 victories, winning over 70 percent of all his matches.

Below is a complete breakdown of Xande'e ADCC career; courtesy of BJJ Heroes.

A. CacarecoLLeg lockADCC99KGSF2003
Erik PaulsonWPointsADCC99KGR12003
Dean ListerWPts: 8x0ADCC99KG4F2003
Roger GracieLPts: 3x0ADCC99KG3PLC2003
Roger GracieLRNCADCC99KGSF2005
Roger GracieLRNCADCCABSSF2005
Michael GrothWArmbarADCC99KGR12005
Antoine JoudeWN/AADCCABSR12005
Jamal PetersonWPts: 2x0ADCC99KG4F2005
Gabriel NapaoWRNCADCCABS4F2005
John EinimoWPts: 6x0ADCC99KG3PLC2005
Marcelo GarciaLRNCADCCABS3PLC2005
Robert DrysdaleWPointsADCC99KGSF2007
David AvellanLReferee DecisionADCCABSR12007
Yukissyu OzawaWSubmissionADCC99KGR12007
Braulio EstimaWPointsADCC99KGF2007
Tim CarpenterWKimuraADCC99KG4F2007
Vinny MagalhaesWPointsADCC99KGSF2009
Gunnar NelsonWKneebarADCCABSSF2009
Ilir LatifiWPointsADCC99KGR12009
Ricco RodriguezWArmbarADCCABSR12009
Gerardi RinaldiWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGF2009
Braulio EstimaLInjuryADCCABSF2009
Radek TurekWRNCADCC99KG4F2009
Andre GalvaoWPointsADCCABS4F2009
Pablo PopovitchLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2011
Kari PetolaWPts: 5x0ADCC99KGR12011
Jeff MonsonWDQADCCABSR12011
Joao AssisLRNCADCC99KGGerardi Rinaldi2011
Lucio LagartoWRNCADCC99KG4F2011
Gunnar NelsonWPts: 2x0ADCCABS4F2011
Antonio PeinadoWPts: 4x0ADCC99KG3PLC2011
Murilo SantanaWPts: 2x0ADCCABS3PLC2011
Rodolfo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC99KGSF2015
Yukiyasu OzawaWOmoplataADCC99KGR12015
Hector LombardWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2015
Gordon RyanLReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2017
John SalterWArmbarADCC88KGE12017
T. PyylampiWArmbarADCCABSE12017
Rustam ChsievWArmbarADCC88KG4F2017
Marcus AlmeidaLPts: 3x0ADCCABS4F2017
Craig JonesWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG3RD2017

ADCC 2017: Xande's Most Recent Appearance

Although Xande has traditionally always competed at 99KG, he decided to drop down to 88KG for ADCC 2017. There he faced off against some of the best P4P grapplers on the mats today including Gordon Ryan, Marcus Buchecha Almedia and Craig Jones. Below we have compiled all his matchups during ADCC 2017.

Xande vs John Salter- 88KG E1

Xande vs Rustam Chsiev - 88KG 4F

Xande vs Gordon Ryan - 88KG SF

Xande vs Craig Jones - 88KG 3rd

Xande vs T. Pyylampi - ABS

Xande vs Marcus Almeida - ABS

In 2017, Xande made headlines with his unique "matrix" armbar over the very tough Rustam Chsiev. We sat with Xande afterward to get the details.


WNO: Featuring Xande Ribeiro

We are proud to have Xande Ribero be a guest on our Who's#1 podcast. Don't miss this ADCC legend share stories about his experience on the world stage and the memories he's made along the way.


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