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James Head Represents Mixed Martial Arts in Oklahoma City at UFC 159!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Team Lovato mixed martial artist, James Head, will be stepping into the octagon for the fifth time on April 27th to face Nick Catone. James will put his 9-3 record on the line at UFC 159 (, which is headlined by Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen fighting for the light heavyweight cha read more »

Team Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Oklahoma City Pan Ams 2013 Results!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The dust has settled from the IBJJF 2013 Pan Ams and it was another amazing experience for Team Lovato's competitors. Unfortunately, our purple belts Brandon Russell and Dallas Niles both lost their opening matches, while Jared Dopp lost his second match. They were unable to reach the medal ro read more »

Team Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Oklahoma City Looking to Shine at Pan Ams!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Once again Team Lovato will have representatives at the Pan Ams! This year a small, but elite, group will make the trip from OKC but will be joined by team members from across the globe upon arriving in California. Those from OKC will be Jared Dopp, Dallas Niles, and Jesse Sunderman who all ha read more »

Team Lovato Kid's Jiu-Jitsu in OKC Has Another Great Performance!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 18, 2013
Professor Justin Rader and Coach Austin Adkins took the kid's competition team to another tournament and, once again, produced amazing results! Team Lovato had 20 kids make the trip and brought 20 medals! Some of the competitors were able to leave with two medals and close out divisions with t read more »

Lovato's Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in OKC is now selling Kize Snack Bars!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 04, 2013
You might notice some new products in the fridge the next time you stop by the academy. We are pleased to announce that we now carry Kize Snack Bars ( in the fridge! Kize bars are excellent for post workout/jiu-jitsu/muay thai recovery, and make an e read more »

Lovato's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu OKC Has First Testing of the Year Promoting 4 New Blue Belts!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 04, 2013
March 2nd was our first scheduled belt testing of the new year and was a huge success! 15 people received promotions with 4 of those being new blue belts! Lovato's is very proud of the students who tested and would like to welcome Zack Hudson, Greg Morris, Josh Giza, and Jason Parker to the Ad read more »

Team Lovato Kids Martial Arts Oklahoma City Dominates at NAGA Tournament!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Professor Justin Rader and Coach Austin Adkins took a team of 17 Total kids to the NAGA Tournament in Tulsa, OK this past weekend. Between all competitors they earned 13 Gold Medals, 7 Silver Medals, 2 Bronze Medals. Jacob Absher - Gi Division Champion Josiah Absher - Gi Division Cha read more »

Team Lovato Jiujitsu OKC Competition Results From the Houston Open!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, February 18, 2013
Team Lovato traveled to Houston this past weekend with 26 competitors looking to dethrone the larger Texas teams, and continue to place in the top 3 as a team. Unfortunately, the team was vastly outnumbered and was not able to earn enough points to oust the 3rd place team. However, Team Lovato read more »

Mauricio Veio of Evolucao Thai to Visit Lovato's to Teach Muay Thai in OKC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Next week, February 19th-23rd, Mauricio Veio will be back in town teaching Muay Thai at Lovato’s! He will be teaching the amazing Evolucao Thai system to all students interested in his Muay Thai classes. In case you are unfamiliar with Mauricio, He is a fully acredited black belt under M read more »

Team Lovato JiuJitsu OKC Competing in the Houston Open!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
This weekend Team Lovato will once again make the trip deep in Texas to compete in the 2013 Houston Open. The competitors will be led by none other than Rafael Lovato Jr. himself, as usual. However, Rafael will also be competing this year to help his team claim victory over the larger teams wi read more »

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