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Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader training hard for ADCC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 25, 2011
Current Black Belt No-Gi World Champions, Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader are in full training mode for ADCC. With the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships just a couple months away you can bet all of the Worlds best are in full swing with preparations to be sure they are  read more »

Justin Rader Interview at Grapplers Quest

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 25, 2011
Check out this interview of Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Professor Justin Rader, right after he won the "America's Best Lightweight" Pro Division at the last Grapplers Quest in Las Vegas:  read more »

James Head vs Gerald Harris Video Highlight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Check out this awesome highlight video of the fight between Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, and UFC veteran Gerald Harris, which took place in February of this year! After this victory, James got signed by the UFC!  read more »

Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA Expansion Complete!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, July 17, 2011
Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts has been in operation for nearly 20 years. Starting out with a small group of students at Deaconess Hospital in the early 90's, Rafael Lovato Sr. opened his first martial arts school in Oklahoma City, and it was named Martial Ar read more »

Justin Rader invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 14, 2011
After an incredible performance last weekend where he was crowned "America's Best Lightweight", Justin Rader, got the attention of the ADCC committee and today he was formally invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships. The ADCC Submission Wrestling World  read more »

Justin Rader crowned "America's Best Lightweight"

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 11, 2011
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Instructor, Justin Rader, has proven once again why he is one of the greatest lightweight grapplers on the Planet! Last weekend Rader headed to Las Vegas to compete in a Professional No-Gi Invitational 4 Man Tournament, hosted by the prestigious Grapplers Qu read more »

Video Highlights of 6 Time BJJ World Champion, Xande Ribeiro, at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, July 02, 2011
Check out the highlights of 6 Time World BJJ Champion and 2 Time ADCC Champion, Xande Ribeiro, while he was here in Oklahoma City teaching and training at Lovato's this year!  read more »

German World BJJ Champion Tells Why He Likes To Train at Lovato's

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, July 01, 2011
Check out this video with top European BJJ competitor, Johannes Wieth, as he tells you why he likes to make the trip from Germany to train with Team Lovato In Oklahoma!  read more »

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