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Xande Ribeiro?s targets for 2005!

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With R. N.Xande Ribeiro won the category over 89kg at the Arnold Submission Wrestling events, an evet that took place last weekend in the United States: ‘There were a lot of great fights in Arnold tournament. I was able to keep my rhythm during all the bouts’, remembers Saulo?s brother. The Brazilian absolute champion in 2004, Xande wants the absolute title of the greatest Jiu-Jitsu tournament, the World Championship, scheduled for July: ‘I’ve been almost there two times, last year I lost during the semifinals? Well, this year I want to win the absolute category’ hopes Xande. The black-belt has also others targets for 2005: ‘There is the Jiu-Jitsu Pan-American and, if I get invited, the ADCC, tournament in which I really want to compete, this time with 100% of my capacity’. What about the bout between your brother Saulo and Marcelo Garcia, in the final of under 89kg class of Arnold Submission Wrestling? ‘It was a great fight, there were some controversial moments, like one sweep by Marcelinho which ended out of the combat area. But it?s not a excuse for my brother’s defeat. It was a great fight and that?s it!’.

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