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Michael Langhi is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” being widely regarded as one of the top lightweights competitors of his generation. Known as one of the most technical guard players of all time, Langhi’s sporting accolades earned him the title of “BJJ Fighter of the year” by the press in 2009, his second year as a black belt. Michael is also the older brother of another former grappling star, Michel Langhi who was awarded his black belt in 2011.

Michael Langhi Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Michael Alexandre Langhi

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Fernando Augusto > Rubens Charles > Michael Langhi

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2009/2010/2015/2016)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2009/2010/2011/2014)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2008/2009/2013/2016/2017)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2009/2010/2011/2013/2014/2015)

Weight Category: Peso Leve (Lighteweight) 76kg-167lbs

Favourite Position: Spider Guard/Open Guard

Affiliation/Team: Team Alliance.

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Michael Langhi Biography

Michael was born 1985 in Sao Carlos, a city in the State of sao Paulo – Brazil. He started his martial arts career at an early age in the Brazilian art of capoeira in the town of Londrina. It was at the capoeira gym that he met Rubens Charles, who would later become one of the best featherweight jiu jitsu athletes of all time.

Langhi’s first contact with jiu jitsu came about by the end of 2001 when Rubens invited Langhi to participate in one of his classes. Rubens Charles, also known as “Cobrinha”, was a purple belt then and was kick starting his new grappling academy in Londrina (Paraná).

Langhi immediately fell in love with jiu jitsu, earning his first international title at the age of 19 by winning the IBJJF World Championship as a blue belt. He repeated the deed in 2006 (purple), and 2007 (brown) before earning his black belt from Cobrinha (2008).

One year after earning his black belt, Michael Langhi won all 4 top tournaments in the IBJJF jiu jitsu circuit (European Open, Brazilian National, World Championship and Pan American), one of the toughest achievements in the sport, earning him the recognition as the best jiu jitsu competitor of 2009.

Michael Langhi Grappling Record

76 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (3%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
38
12
#86e620
Armbar
16
5
#5AD3D1
Triangle
9
3
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
9
3
#fad11b
Choke
6
2
#f58822
Submission
3
1
#224aba
Brabo choke
3
1
#ff9124
Manoplata
3
1
#bf1f6c
Choke f/ omoplata
3
1
#22c9a5
RNC
3
1
#fad223
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#03861f
Cross choke
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (42%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Michael Langhi Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1843Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLReferee DecisionPan American76KGSF2008
1903Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPointsWorld Champ.76KGSF2008
2850Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2867Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2894Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
3070Kron GracieKron GracieLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2011
3425Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open76KGSF2012
4662Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
5613JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2014
6979Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
9627Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2016
11398Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLReferee DecisionACBJJ GP75KGSF2017
1842Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 2x0Pan American76KG1/4F2008
1869Michel MaiaWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGSF2008
1870Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro76KGF2008
1898F. SabatiniWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2008
2038Cleber LopesWPointsCapital Challenge77KG1/4F2008
2041Yan CabralWReferee DecisionCapital Challenge77KGSF2008
2043Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWTriangleCapital Challenge77KGF2008
2068Thibaut OlivierThibaut OlivierWChokeEuropean76KGSF2009
2069Daisuke SugieWCross chokeEuropean76KGF2009
2075UnknownWChoke from backEuropeanABSR12009
2106Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWAdvWorld Pro.76KGF2009
2130Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWArmbarPan American76KGSF2009
2168Helder MedeirosWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro NoGi76KGF2009
2301Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2009
2304Philipe MonicaWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGSF2009
2305Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2009
2453UnknownWArmbarEuropean76KG1/4F2010
2455JT TorresJT TorresWAdvEuropean76KGSF2010
2509Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWBow and arrowPan American76KG1/4F2010
2511Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWChoke from backPan American76KGSF2010
2649Bernardo CamposWBow and arrowWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2010
2651Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2010
2653Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGF2010
2747Kleidson VianaWTriangleWorld Pro Trials77KG1/4F2011
2749J. CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro Trials77KGSF2011
2751Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPointsWorld Pro Trials77KGF2011
2818JT TorresJT TorresWChoke from backPan American76KGSF2011
2892Davi RamosDavi RamosWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2011
2963UnknownWDQWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2967Carlos VieiraWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3043Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2011
3340Wesley FeWBrabo chokeFL BJJ Open76KGF2011
3420Pakisi NgingaWBow and arrowEuropean Open76KG1/4F2012
3614Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 8x4Copa PodioABSSPF2012
4200Nic RubenNic RubenWPts: 11x0European NoGi82KGSF2012
4201Matheus BarrosWN/AEuropean NoGi82KGF2012
4208Pedro BessaWChoke from backLondon Open82KGF2012
4338Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 9x4European Open76KGF2013
4449Yoshinobu KakizawaWPointsPan American76KGR22013
4454JT TorresJT TorresWChokePan American76KGSF2013
4656Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 8x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
4660Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGSF2013
5097UknownWManoplataEuropean76KG1/4F2014
5098Sandro VieiraWChoke from backEuropean76KGSF2014
5190Julian VegaWPts: 8x0Pan American76KGR12014
5196Marcel GoulartWChoke from backPan American76KG1/4F2014
5200Della MonicaWChoke f/ omoplataPan American76KGSF2014
5603H. TakamotoWN/AWorld Champ.76KGR12014
5606Helton AmboWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/8F2014
5610Philipe FurãoWTriangleWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2014
6201Lucas RamosWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro75KG1/4F2015
6317Alex CabanesWPts: 21x0European76KGR22015
6324Thibaut OlivierThibaut OlivierWPts: 12x0European76KG1/4F2015
6328Sandro VieiraWPts: 4x0European76KGSF2015
6330Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWReferee DecisionEuropean76KGF2015
6976UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro76KG1/4F2015
7177AJ SousaAJ SousaWPointsWorld Champ.76KG1/8F2015
7185Samuel HertzogWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2015
7190JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2015
8110Cristian LopezWRNCNoGi Worlds76KG1/8F2015
8117Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds76KG1/4F2015
8122Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds76KGSF2015
8123Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds76KGF2015
9391Julio da SilvaWN/ABrasileiro76KG1/8F2016
9398Almir DantasWN/ABrasileiro76KG1/4F2016
9400Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWN/ABrasileiro76KGSF2016
9624Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22016
10812Rafael MansurRafael MansurWChoke from backSouth American76KGSF2016
11395Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsACBJJ GP75KG1/4F2017
11848Rafael MansurRafael MansurWN/AFloripa Fall Open76KG1/4F2017
11851Luciano BernertWN/AFloripa Fall Open76KGSF2017
12158Eric LopezWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGR12017
12167Andre BaccarinWArmbarBrasileiro76KGR22017
12169Ricardo RochaWChoke from backBrasileiro76KG1/4F2017
12174Matheus CostaWDQBrasileiro76KGSF2017
12175Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2017

Michael Langhi Highlight

Michael Langhi vs Gilbert Burns (Atos Team) Final of 2009 Mundial

Michael Langhi vs Gilbert Burns WJJPC trials

Michael Langui x Daisuke Sugie – Europeans 2009

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