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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:

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

66 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    27 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

27 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
37
10
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Armbar
11
3
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Bow and arrow
11
3
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Triangle
7
2
#fad11b
Choke
7
2
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Arm in ezekiel
4
1
#224aba
Cross choke
4
1
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Submission
4
1
#bf1f6c
Brabo choke
4
1
#22c9a5
Manoplata
4
1
#fad223
Choke f/ omoplata
4
1
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RNC
4
1
27
(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
2842Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2859Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2011
2886Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
3062Kron GracieKron GracieLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2011
3412Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open76KGSF2012
4649Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
5600JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2014
6966Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
9615Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2016
11366Edwin 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
2810JT TorresJT TorresWChoke from backPan American76KGSF2011
2884Davi RamosDavi RamosWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2011
2955UnknownWDQWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2959Carlos VieiraWSubmissionWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3035Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2011
3327Wesley FeWBrabo chokeFL BJJ Open76KGF2011
3407Pakisi NgingaWBow and arrowEuropean Open76KG1/4F2012
3601Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWPts: 8x4Copa PodioABSSPF2012
4187Nic RubenNic RubenWPts: 11x0European NoGi82KGSF2012
4188Matheus BarrosWN/AEuropean NoGi82KGF2012
4195Pedro BessaWChoke from backLondon Open82KGF2012
4325Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 9x4European Open76KGF2013
4436Yoshinobu KakizawaWPointsPan American76KGR22013
4441JT TorresJT TorresWChokePan American76KGSF2013
4643Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 8x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
4647Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGSF2013
5084UknownWManoplataEuropean76KG1/4F2014
5085Sandro VieiraWChoke from backEuropean76KGSF2014
5177Julian VegaWPts: 8x0Pan American76KGR12014
5183Marcel GoulartWChoke from backPan American76KG1/4F2014
5187Della MonicaWChoke f/ omoplataPan American76KGSF2014
5590H. TakamotoWN/AWorld Champ.76KGR12014
5593Helton AmboWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/8F2014
5597Philipe FurãoWTriangleWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2014
6188Lucas RamosWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro75KG1/4F2015
6304Alex CabanesWPts: 21x0European76KGR22015
6311Thibaut OlivierThibaut OlivierWPts: 12x0European76KG1/4F2015
6315Sandro VieiraWPts: 4x0European76KGSF2015
6317Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWReferee DecisionEuropean76KGF2015
6963UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro76KG1/4F2015
7164AJ SousaAJ SousaWPointsWorld Champ.76KG1/8F2015
7172Samuel HertzogWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2015
7177JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2015
8097Cristian LopezWRNCNoGi Worlds76KG1/8F2015
8104Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds76KG1/4F2015
8109Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds76KGSF2015
8110Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds76KGF2015
9378Julio da SilvaWN/ABrasileiro76KG1/8F2016
9385Almir DantasWN/ABrasileiro76KG1/4F2016
9387Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWN/ABrasileiro76KGSF2016
9612Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22016
10791Rafael MansurRafael MansurWChoke from backSouth American76KGSF2016
11363Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsACBJJ GP75KG1/4F2017

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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