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Tommy Langaker

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Tommy Langaker is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Norway who earned his rank directly from José Carlos of Kimura – Nova Uniao, having also worked extensively with Rafael and Guilherme Mendes. Langaker is revered as one of the most exciting BJJ competitors of his generation, a reputation earned while grappling in the lower belt divisions of the sport, a time when he earned important titles such as IBJJF Pans and European Open champion, also winning Copa Podio’s team challenge – “Vikings vs Cabras da Peste” (Scandinavia vs Northeast of Brazil).

Tommy Langaker Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Tommy Lilleskog Langaker

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio GracieCarlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > Jair Lourenço > José Carlos > Tommy Langaker

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2020)
  • 1st Place Copa Podio Grand Prix (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam AD (2020)
  • 1st Place SWOP Swedish Open (2017** / 2019**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019 / 2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018*)
  • 2nd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2018*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Champion (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2015** purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2017* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016** brown, 2014 blue)
  • 3rd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2016* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Keylock Master, Crab-Ride and Berimbolo

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Kimura/Nova Uniao

Tommy Langaker Biography

Tommy Langaker was born on February 8, 1994, in Haugesund – Norway. His first experiences with martial arts came through Ju-Jutsu (JJ) which he started at the age of 11. JJ is also known as Japanese Ju-Jutsu or traditional Ju-Jutsu, a very popular combat style in Scandinavia during the early 2000s.

At 17 Tommy was introduced to the Brazilian form of jiu-jitsu through a friend who already practiced this grappling discipline. At the time Langaker had fallen disenchanted with traditional Ju-Jutsu and was already looking for a different experience, a set of circumstances that fit in perfectly for the young Norwegian to prosper in BJJ.

Luis Alberto Armas was Langaker’s first instructor, the native of Peru was a purple belt at the time, with an affiliation to Luiz Guigo, and although he wasn’t of higher rank Armas made a lasting impression on Tommy’s game and competition focus.

As he got more involved with the competitive side of jiu-jitsu, Tommy started traveling around the world to participate in the world’s top events. During these travels, Langaker became good friends with a similar minded Norwegian athlete, Espen Mathiesen who became another important figure in Langaker’s rise to a black belt. The two decided to take their grappling careers more seriously becoming affiliated with the Art Of Jiu-Jitsu (AOJ) academy in California towards the end of 2014. An academy led by Guilherme and Rafael Mendes.

Joining AOJ set Langaker’s goals even higher, and by 2015 he decided to become a full-time athlete working sporadically in carpentry to pay his bills. While under the guidance of the Mendes brothers Tommy earned his brown belt (2015). After this period in California, the young Scandinavian decided to return to his motherland, then joining one of the strongest teams in Europe: Kimura/Nova Uniao with coach José Carlos.

As a brown belt and under José Carlos’ guidance, Tommy’s career took a big step in a positive direction with wins at the IBJJF European Open, Pan American Championship as well as Copa Pódio. These wins paved the way to his black belt promotion, which took place in June 2017.

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Tommy Langaker MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.62

OVERALL CONQUERED

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Top Game

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Stand-up-game

OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Max Lindblad W 0 1 0 World RR 2018
Renato Cardoso W 0 1 1 Pans 4F 2018
Gabriel Procopio W 0 2 0 World RR 2018
Marcos Tinoco W 0 2 0 World RR 2018
Sebastian Brosche W 2 5 0 Polaris RR 2019
Michael Liera L 0 1 0 World RR 2019
Brian Beaury W 3 2 0 World RR 2019
Gilbert Burns W 0 1 0 Polaris RR 2019

Tommy Langaker Grappling Record

117 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    76 (65%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

76 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
30
23
#86e620
Triangle
18
14
#5AD3D1
RNC
9
7
#d1212a
Choke
9
7
#fad11b
Armbar
7
5
#f58822
Submission
5
4
#224aba
Triangle armbar
5
4
#ff9124
Cross choke
3
2
#bf1f6c
Loop choke
3
2
#22c9a5
Guillotine
1
1
#fad223
Toe hold
1
1
#03861f
Bow and arrow
1
1
#039a1f
Armlock
1
1
#03b41f
Basebal choke
1
1
#03c61f
Botinha
1
1
#03d61f
Darce choke
1
1
#03f61f
Kimura
1
1
76
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
27
3
#86e620
North south choke
18
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
9
1
#d1212a
Submission
9
1
#fad11b
Triangle armlock
9
1
#f58822
Katagatame
9
1
#224aba
50/50 armbar
9
1
#ff9124
Armbar
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13595DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13598F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14446Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14877Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14926Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
15352Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
15912C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLSubmissionTorino ChallengeABSF2018
15913C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 4x2Torino Challenge88KGSF2018
16547Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16919V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17361Kit DaleKit DaleLPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18715Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18791Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18901Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2019
19197Alef BritoAlef BritoL50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
20625Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22019
21608Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21609Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
25496Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x2Grand Slam AD85KG4F2021
25639Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 1x1World Pro85KGF2021
29161William DiasLDQWorld Pro85KGSF2021
29165Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoLPts: 2x2World Pro85KG3RD2021
29312Igor TanabeIgor TanabeLChoke from backPolaris 1890KGSPF2021
29468Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2021
30485Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLArmbarEuropean Open82KGF2022
30973Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLPts: 1x1King of Mats85KGF2022
31920Lucasz MichalecLN/ADublin OpenABS4F2022
13602Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13603Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14121T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14425Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14428Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14432Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14435B. MatiasB. MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14436Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14437Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14438Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14439Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14444Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14861Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14871Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14873Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14923Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR22018
15324Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon WO82KGF2018
15330S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon WOABSRR2018
15332Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon WOABSF2018
15343Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
15350Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
15407Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15908Luca CaraccioloWChoke from backTorino ChallengeABS4F2018
15911Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 15x0Torino ChallengeABSSF2018
16531Max LindbladMax LindbladWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16540Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16541Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16545Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
17497Ville HeikkonenWTriangleCopenhagen Open82KGSF2018
17498Lars FribergWChoke from backCopenhagen Open82KGF2018
17501UnknownWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
17502Christian DellevagWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
17504Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018
18894Christian DellevagWBow and arrowEuropean Open82KGR12019
18898Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18899Michael LieraMichael LieraWArmlockEuropean Open82KGSF2019
19193Diego PatoWRNCCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19195P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19198Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGSF2019
19200Tarik HopstockTarik HopstockWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGF2019
19522Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWChoke from backPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19945Kristian MaeWRNCFinnish Open82KGR12019
19946Jarmo PetajajarviWChokeFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19949Mathias RibeiroWChokeFinnish Open82KGSF2019
19950Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
19951Mikko GunnarWTriangleFinnish OpenABSR32019
19952Aleksandr KeinanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSR22019
19953Severi NenonenWChoke from backFinnish OpenABS4F2019
19954Cemil KarahanWArmbarFinnish OpenABSSF2019
19955Aleksi RuuskanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSF2019
20077Christian DellevagWPts: 6x0World Pro77KGR22019
20086Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0World Pro77KG4F2019
20088Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
20089Oliver LovellWChoke from backWorld Pro77KGF2019
20619Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWBasebal chokeWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21491Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWReferee DecisionPolaris 1185KGSPF2019
21605Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
22612Erik FribergWTriangle armbarSwedish Open82KGSF2019
22613Max LindbladMax LindbladWBotinhaSwedish Open82KGF2019
22615Mike WallWDarce chokeSwedish OpenABS4F2019
22616Aaron BjarnassonWChokeSwedish OpenABSSF2019
22618Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 4x4, AdvSwedish OpenABSF2019
22695Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWReferee DecisionPolaris 1280KGSPF2019
22953Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWTriangleGrand Slam AD77KG4F2020
22955Matheus FerreiraWKimuraGrand Slam AD77KGSF2020
22956Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarGrand Slam AD77KGF2020
23080Oliver LovellWPts: 17x10European Open82KGR12020
23082Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 6x6, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2020
23086Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWTriangleEuropean Open82KGSF2020
23088Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoWChoke from backEuropean Open82KGF2020
24326Marcos NardiniWTrianglePolaris Squads 2ABSRR2020
24327Bryn JenkinsWArmbarPolaris Squads 2ABSRR2020
24335Sam GibsonWCross chokePolaris Squads 2ABSRR2020
24336Bradley HillD---Polaris Squads 2ABSRR2020
25492Javier NunezWChokeGrand Slam AD85KGR12021
25501Javier ValencianoWArmbarGrand Slam AD85KGRPC2021
25502Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 2x2Grand Slam AD85KGRPC2021
25503Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD85KG3RD2021
25636Lionel BareiroWTriangleWorld Pro85KG4F2021
25638Nathan SantosWChoke from backWorld Pro85KGSF2021
27826Paweł MuriasWChoke from backPuchar PolskiABS4F2021
27827Mateusz ToporWTrianglePuchar PolskiABSSF2021
27828Bartosz ZawadzkiWTrianglePuchar PolskiABSF2021
27829Dariusz GomułaWChoke from backPuchar Polski94KG4F2021
27830Paweł MuriasWChoke from backPuchar Polski94KGSF2021
27831M. TomaszewskiWPts: 21x0Puchar Polski94KGF2021
28937Ellis YoungerWSubmissionWarriors Cup88KGRR2021
28939Bader KhuzaiWSubmissionWarriors Cup88KGRR2021
28941Bader KhuzaiWSubmissionWarriors Cup88KGRR2021
28944Oscar GugalaWPts: 2x0Warriors Cup88KGRR2021
28945Ellis YoungerWPts: 4x0Warriors Cup88KGRR2021
28947Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezWPts: 2x0Warriors Cup88KGRR2021
29156Ramiz YakhiyaevWPts: 1x0World Pro85KGR12021
29160Lionel BareiroWPts: 5x0World Pro85KG4F2021
29163Fausto GodoyWChoke from backWorld Pro85KGRPC2021
29461Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG8F2021
29465Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWTriangleWorld Champ.82KG4F2021
30478Adrian KozcizWChoke from backEuropean Open82KGR12022
30481Oscar GugalaWPts: 6x0European Open82KG4F2022
30484Fabio PitittoWChoke from backEuropean Open82KGSF2022
30965Nathan MendelshonWChoke from backKing of Mats85KGRR2022
30967Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWPts: 1x0King of Mats85KGRR2022
30971Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoWPts: 3x0King of Mats85KGSF2022
31013Szilard SuleWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KG8F2022
31019Bradley HillWPts: 3x2Grand Slam LDN85KG4F2022
31022Alex MunisAlex MunisWLoop chokeGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2022
31024Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraWPts: 2x2Grand Slam LDN85KGF2022
31905Oscar GugalaWLoop chokeDublin Open82KGSF2022
31917Fausto GodoyWPointsDublin OpenABSR12022
31924Ellis YoungerWPointsDublin NGO79KGSF2022
31926Jakub NajdekWRNCDublin NGO79KGF2022
32138N. AbdulkareemWRNCADCC EU Trials77KGR12022
32140Martin McclenaghanWGuillotineADCC EU Trials77KGR22022
32145Tyrone QuinnWTriangleADCC EU Trials77KGR32022
32149Bartosz LukaszewiczWPts: 6x0ADCC EU Trials77KG8F2022
32153Thomas BarryWPts: 3x0ADCC EU Trials77KG4F2022
32156Ross NichollsRoss NichollsWPts: 6x0ADCC EU Trials77KGSF2022
32158Mateusz SzczecinskiWRNCADCC EU Trials77KGF2022

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