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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 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam AD (2020)
  • 1st Place SWOP Swedish Open (2017** / 2019**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018*)
  • 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 UAEJJF 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
Marcos Tinoco W 0 2 0 World RR 2018
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
Brian Beaury W 3 2 0 World RR 2019
Gilbert Burns W 0 1 0 Polaris RR 2019
Sebastian Brosche W 2 5 0 Polaris RR 2019
Michael Liera L 0 1 0 World RR 2019

Tommy Langaker Grappling Record

73 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    52 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

52 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
29
15
#86e620
Triangle
17
9
#5AD3D1
Choke
12
6
#d1212a
RNC
8
4
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
8
4
#f58822
Armbar
8
4
#224aba
Cross choke
4
2
#ff9124
Toe hold
2
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
2
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
2
1
#fad223
Armlock
2
1
#03861f
Basebal choke
2
1
#039a1f
Botinha
2
1
#03b41f
Darce choke
2
1
#03c61f
Kimura
2
1
52
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
North south choke
25
2
#86e620
Triangle
13
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
1
#d1212a
Submission
13
1
#fad11b
Triangle armlock
13
1
#f58822
Katagatame
13
1
#224aba
50/50 armbar
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tommy Langaker Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13567DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPointsCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13570F. AndrewLTriangleCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14412Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPointsParis OpenABSF2017
14835Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14884Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLNorth south chokeEuropean Open82KG4F2018
15301Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2018
15861C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLSubmissionTorino ChallengeABSF2018
15862C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 4x2Torino Challenge88KGSF2018
16494Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGF2018
16866V. HugoLTriangle armlockSpider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
17300Kit DaleKit DaleLPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18632Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLKatagatameUKBJJA OpenABSF2018
18707Adriano AraujoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12019
18817Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGF2019
19097Alef BritoAlef BritoL50/50 armbarCopa Podio77KGRR2019
20503Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22019
21474Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21475Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
13574Kywan GracieWCross chokeCopa Podio88KGRR2017
13575Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KGRR2017
14090T. HopstockWPts: 8x0Elite BJJABSSPF2017
14391Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14394Joachim SvensonWTriangleSwedish OpenABSR12017
14398Alex WennergrenWTriangleSwedish OpenABS4F2017
14401Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdSwedish OpenABSSF2017
14402Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWTriangleSwedish OpenABSF2017
14403Mateja ValjerevicWChoke from backParis Open82KG4F2017
14404Gareth NealeWSubmissionParis Open82KGSF2017
14405Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWChoke from backParis Open82KGF2017
14410Nicolas PenzerWChoke from backParis OpenABSSF2017
14819Ricardo RochaWRNCEuropean OpenABSR12018
14829Erberth SantosErberth SantosWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14831Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWTriangle armbarEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14881Santeri LiliusSanteri LiliusWRNCEuropean Open82KGR22018
15273Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. Open82KGF2018
15279S. VarshavskiyWTriangleLondon W. OpenABSRR2018
15281Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWAdvLondon W. OpenABSF2018
15292Otavio NalatiWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22018
15299Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2018
15356Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15857Luca CaraccioloWChoke from backTorino ChallengeABS4F2018
15860Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWPts: 15x0Torino ChallengeABSSF2018
16478Max LindbladMax LindbladWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16487Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWChokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16488Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWDQWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
16492Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGSF2018
17436Ville HeikkonenWTriangleCopenhagen Open82KGSF2018
17437Lars FribergWChoke from backCopenhagen Open82KGF2018
17440UnknownWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABS4F2018
17441Christian DellevagWChoke from backCopenhagen OpenABSSF2018
17443Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Copenhagen OpenABSF2018
18810Christian DellevagWBow and arrowEuropean Open82KGR12019
18814Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18815Michael LieraMichael LieraWArmlockEuropean Open82KGSF2019
19093Diego PatoWRNCCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19095P. RochaWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19098Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGSF2019
19100T. HopstockWChoke from backCopa Podio77KGF2019
19413Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWChoke from backPolaris 985KGSPF2019
19829Kristian MaeWRNCFinnish Open82KGR12019
19830Jarmo PetajajarviWChokeFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19833Mathias RibeiroWChokeFinnish Open82KGSF2019
19834Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
19835Mikko GunnarWTriangleFinnish OpenABSR32019
19836Aleksandr KeinanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSR22019
19837Severi NenonenWChoke from backFinnish OpenABS4F2019
19838Cemil KarahanWArmbarFinnish OpenABSSF2019
19839Aleksi RuuskanenWChokeFinnish OpenABSF2019
19961Christian DellevagWPts: 6x0World Pro77KGR22019
19970Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0World Pro77KG4F2019
19972Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
19973Oliver LovellWChoke from backWorld Pro77KGF2019
20497Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWBasebal chokeWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21359Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWReferee DecisionPolaris 1185KGSPF2019
21471Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
22459Erik FribergWTriangle armbarSwedish Open82KGSF2019
22460Max LindbladMax LindbladWBotinhaSwedish Open82KGF2019
22462Mike WallWDarce chokeSwedish OpenABS4F2019
22463Aaron BjarnassonWChokeSwedish OpenABSSF2019
22465Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 4x4, AdvSwedish OpenABSF2019
22538Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWReferee DecisionPolaris 1280KGSPF2019
22783Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWTriangleGrand Slam AD77KG4F2020
22785Matheus FerreiraWKimuraGrand Slam AD77KGSF2020
22786Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarGrand Slam AD77KGF2020
22903Oliver LovellWPts: 17x10European Open82KGR12020
22905Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 6x6, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2020
22909Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWTriangleEuropean Open82KGSF2020
22911Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoWChoke from backEuropean Open82KGF2020
24097Marcos NardiniWTrianglePolaris Squads 2ABSRR2020
24098Bryn JenkinsWArmbarPolaris Squads 2ABSRR2020
24106Sam GibsonWCross chokePolaris Squads 2ABSRR2020
24107Bradley HillD---Polaris Squads 2ABSRR2020

Tommy Langaker vs Max Lindblad (2017)

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