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Team Ribeiro/ Team Lovato takes home the overall team 2nd place gi and no gi at American Nationals.

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, September 26, 2011
Team Ribeiro who was heavily fortified by competition team members from Team Lovato took the second place overall team award for both the gi and no gi at the American Nationals this year. Team Lovato looked sharp as ever and brought home some serious hardware! Individual results inclu read more »

Rob Wood's next MMA fight announced!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, September 25, 2011
Rob Wood will be fighting his 2nd MMA fight on Friday, October 28th in Houston, Texas at Cage Combat 6. Rob won his 1st fight earlier this year with a quick RNC finish and we look forward to watching him earn another victory in October! read more »

Oct 7th and 8th Grappler's Quest and Professor Rafael Lovato Jr hall of fame induction!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday and Saturday, Oct 7th and 8th are the dates for the next Grapplers Qest tournament in Texas, which just happens to take place at the UFC Fan Expo event. Professor Lovato is calling on everyone to come down and compete at this event so if you have been thinking about competing at all, this is  read more »

Jared Hess Bellator 50 results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, September 24, 2011
Jared fought very valiantly last weekend at Bellator 50! Jared nearly finished his opponent in the first round with a rear naked choke, but his opponent fought hard and managed to escape. Jared was visibly fatigued after fighting so hard for the choke and his opponent rallied back to  read more »

Watch Professors Lovato Jr and Justin Rader compete this week in England!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This week in England is a special week, it is the 2011 installment of the ADCC which happens to be the absolute most prestigious submission wrestling tournament in the entire World with the top grapplers in the World fighting only through earning a spot through one of the trial  read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader ADCC Interview

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, September 15, 2011
Check out this great interview ( with Professors Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader as they head to the UK next week for the 2011 ADCC Submission Wres read more »

Incredible Xande Seminar and ADCC Prep

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The past week at Lovato's was spent with one of the most incredible legends of brazilian jiu jitsu, Xande Ribeiro. Xande came down for two reasons, first off to teach all the students at Lovato's some incredible jiu jitsu! Xande has such a powerful and simplistic style of classi read more »

Jared Hess from Team Lovato fighting at Bellator 50 this Sat

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This Saturday, Sept 17th is the much anticipated fight of Team Lovato member Jared Hess at Bellator 50. You can watch Bellator 50 on MTV2. This is the first step Jared must take in the middleweight tournament to climb his way to the top to dethrone the current champion Hector Lombard and we know read more »

Team Lovato 2011 World Championships of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Highlight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Enjoy this highlight video of Team Lovato competing at the 2011 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships.  read more »

Evolucao Thai at Lovato's Highlight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Check out this awesome highlight of Muaricio Veio teaching his Evolucao Thai Muay Thai style at the only place in Oklahoma where you can learn his incredible system. read more »

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