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Michael Langhi

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Michael Langhi is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under the legendary Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” and widely regarded as one of the top lightweight competitors of his generation. Known for his very technical guard, 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, Langhi would later become the head coach of the Alliance Headquarters Academy in Brazil. 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:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2009 / 2010 / 2015 / 2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2014)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2008 / 2009 / 2013 / 2016 / 2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2018)

Weight Category: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Favorite Position: Spider Guard/Open Guard

Affiliation/Team: Team Alliance

Michael Langhi Biography

Michael was born in 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.

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Michael Langhi Grappling Record

86 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    35 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    35 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

35 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
37
13
#86e620
Armbar
17
6
#5AD3D1
Triangle
9
3
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
9
3
#fad11b
Choke
6
2
#f58822
Arm in ezekiel
3
1
#224aba
Cross choke
3
1
#ff9124
Submission
3
1
#bf1f6c
Brabo choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Monoplata
3
1
#fad223
Choke f/ omoplata
3
1
#03861f
RNC
3
1
#039a1f
Armlock
3
1
35
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (6%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (31%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Michael Langhi Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1856Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLReferee DecisionPan American76KGSF2008
1916Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPointsWorld Champ.76KGSF2008
2893Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2910Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Pro.ABS4F2011
2941Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
3118Kron GracieKron GracieLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2011
3487Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open76KGSF2012
3823Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2012
4769Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
5753JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2014
7181Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
9913Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
11831Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLReferee DecisionACBJJ 475KGSF2017
12981Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
16257Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR32018
20111Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2019
1855Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 2x0Pan American76KG4F2008
1882Michel MaiaWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGSF2008
1883Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro76KGF2008
1911F. SabatiniWArm in ezekielWorld Champ.76KG4F2008
2051Cleber LopesWPointsCapital Challenge77KG4F2008
2054Yan CabralWReferee DecisionCapital Challenge77KGSF2008
2056Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWTriangleCapital Challenge77KGF2008
2087Thibaut OlivierThibaut OlivierWChokeEuropean76KGSF2009
2088Daisuke SugieWCross chokeEuropean76KGF2009
2094UnknownWChoke from backEuropeanABSR12009
2125Marcelo GarciaMarcelo GarciaWAdvWorld Pro.76KGF2009
2149Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWArmbarPan American76KGSF2009
2187Helder MedeirosWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro NoGi76KGF2009
2320Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2009
2323Philipe MonicaWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGSF2009
2324Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 9x2World Champ.76KGF2009
2474UnknownWArmbarEuropean76KG4F2010
2476JT TorresJT TorresWAdvEuropean76KGSF2010
2530Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWBow and arrowPan American76KG4F2010
2532Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWChoke from backPan American76KGSF2010
2671Bernardo CamposWBow and arrowWorld Champ.76KG4F2010
2673Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2010
2675Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGF2010
2782Kleidson VianaWTriangleWorld Pro Trials77KG4F2011
2784J. CarlosWArmbarWorld Pro Trials77KGSF2011
2786Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPointsWorld Pro Trials77KGF2011
2861JT TorresJT TorresWChoke from backPan American76KGSF2011
2939Davi RamosDavi RamosWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2011
3010UnknownWDQWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3014Carlos VieiraWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3091Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KG4F2011
3399Wesley FeWBrabo chokeFL BJJ Open76KGF2011
3482Pakisi NgingaWBow and arrowEuropean Open76KG4F2012
3676Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 8x4Copa PodioABSSPF2012
3821A. SouzaWN/ABrasileiro76KGSF2012
4271Nic RubenNic RubenWPts: 11x0European NoGi82KGSF2012
4272Matheus BarrosWN/AEuropean NoGi82KGF2012
4279Pedro BessaWChoke from backLondon Open82KGF2012
4425Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 9x4European Open76KGF2013
4544Yoshinobu KakizawaWPointsPan American76KGR22013
4549JT TorresJT TorresWChokePan American76KGSF2013
4763Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 8x2World Champ.76KG4F2013
4767Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGSF2013
5224UknownWMonoplataEuropean76KG4F2014
5225Sandro VieiraWChoke from backEuropean76KGSF2014
5317Julian VegaWPts: 8x0Pan American76KGR12014
5323Marcel GoulartWChoke from backPan American76KG4F2014
5327Della MonicaWChoke f/ omoplataPan American76KGSF2014
5743H. TakamotoWN/AWorld Champ.76KGR12014
5746Helton AmboWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG8F2014
5750Philipe FurãoWTriangleWorld Champ.76KG4F2014
6386Lucas RamosWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro75KG4F2015
6501Alex CabanesWPts: 21x0European76KGR22015
6508Thibaut OlivierThibaut OlivierWPts: 12x0European76KG4F2015
6512Sandro VieiraWPts: 4x0European76KGSF2015
6514Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWReferee DecisionEuropean76KGF2015
7178UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro76KG4F2015
7383AJ SousaAJ SousaWPointsWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
7391Samuel HertzogWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2015
7396JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2015
8357Cristian LopezWRNCNoGi Worlds73KG8F2015
8364Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2015
8369Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGSF2015
8370Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGF2015
9674Julio da SilvaWN/ABrasileiro76KG8F2016
9681Almir DantasWN/ABrasileiro76KG4F2016
9683Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWN/ABrasileiro76KGSF2016
9910Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22016
11158Rafael MansurRafael MansurWChoke from backSouth American76KGSF2016
11828Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsACBJJ 475KG4F2017
12297Rafael MansurRafael MansurWN/AFloripa Fall Open76KG4F2017
12300Luciano BernertWN/AFloripa Fall Open76KGSF2017
12617Eric LopezWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGR12017
12628Andre BaccarinWArmbarBrasileiro76KGR22017
12630Ricardo RochaWChoke from backBrasileiro76KG4F2017
12635Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWDQBrasileiro76KGSF2017
12636Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2017
12980Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
14699John CombsJohn CombsWArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
14708Tommi PulkkanenWPts: 5x0European Open76KG4F2018
14711Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWArmbarEuropean Open76KGSF2018
14712Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open76KGF2018
15102Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1175KGSPF2018
16092Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1375KGSPF2018
16252Yan CabralWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR22018
20104Fabricio BarbarottiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12019

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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