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Rafael Lovato Jr. Adds Two New Black Belts to Team Lovato!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 15, 2013
The Adamson brothers, who run BJJ Seaside ( in Oregon, received their black belts from Rafael Lovato Jr. ( this weekend! Nathan and Zach Adamson have been running their own academy and coaching their students, while competing in the biggest tournamen read more »

Team Lovato Becomes the Largest American Team To Go to ADCC!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 08, 2013
With the recent invite received by Justin Rader Team Lovato now has 4 representatives at the 2013 ADCC World Submission Grappling Championships. Rafael Lovato Jr. received his invitation earlier this year, while James Puopolo and Jared Dopp both won their divisions at the North American Trials read more »

Lovato BJJ OKC Promotes 7 New Blue Belts!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 24, 2013
It's the middle of the year and Lovato's had their biggest belt promotion of the year. Four new yellow belts were promoted: Justin Howard Jose Roman Jose De Leon James Kinzie Seven new orange belts were promoted: Sara Thomas Jonathan Morales Daniel Lam read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Professer, Justin Rader, Defeats Denny Prokopos in Super Fight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 17, 2013
That's right, Justin Rader and Denny Prokopos met in a 20 minute submission only super fight on June 15th in O'Fallon, IL put on the Midwest Submission Challenge ( tournament circuit! The match lasted 11 minutes and 6 seconds before Rader caught Denny i read more »

Oklahoma City Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Featured in Gracie Magazine After Making History in Brazil!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 13, 2013
That's right, Rafael Lovato Jr. ( is featured in the newest issue of GracieMag (! Rafael did an in depth interview right after winning the Brasileiro absolute title. The article discusses what he had to go through in order to become the first no read more »

Justin Rader's Superfight with Denny Prokopos is This Saturday!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 10, 2013
Justin Rader, Rafael Lovato Jr.'s first black belt, will be meeting Denny Prokopos, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu's first black belt, in a 20 minute submission only match. The match is being put on by Midwest Submission Challenge, a new tournament circuit that is based in the Midwest region of the Unit read more »

OKC BJJ Professor Lovato Jr. Metamoris Pro Countdown Video

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 04, 2013
This Sunday, June 9th, Metamoris ( will hold their second event ever at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. BJJ ( World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. ( was invited to compete once again, this time against fellow World Champ read more »

Team Lovato Oklahoma City BJJ Worlds 2013 Results!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 03, 2013
What a crazy weekend! The 2013 World Tournament was a roller coaster ride, but Team Lovato was able to come home with some hardware. Kyle Cox from Salem-Kizer Jiu-Jitsu Academy ( was able to take 3rd place at white belt in his first trip to Worlds! Hannah Katharina  read more »

Watch Team Lovato at the 2013 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, May 30, 2013
Team Lovato just wrapped up training camp for the 2013 Worlds and are on their way to Long Beach to make history! Don't miss out on all the action. Watch all the members of Team Lovato compete at (  read more »

Team Lovato Mixed Martial Arts OKC Volunteers for Tornado Recovery Efforts in Moore, OK

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 27, 2013
Oklahoma recently made national headlines for the powerful tornadoes that devastated various parts of the Oklahoma City area. The area most affected was the town of Moore, where many people lost everything they own. Team Lovato quickly organized a volunteer group and took donations in order to read more »

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