In a tight and very technical match, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. was victorious over Lucas Leite by a score of 2-0 in their super fight at the very first World Jiu-Jitsu Expo! This was the first time the two top competitors, who both happen to be Gi & No-Gi Black Belt World Champions, had ever faced each other and after an extensive feeling out process, the match ended with quite a bit of excitement with Professor Rafael scoring with a sweep. In his post fight interview, Rafael Lovato Jr. mentioned how his victory was a small step on his mission of becoming the first non-Brazilian to win the World Championships as a Black Belt twice! Now with just two more weeks to go until the 2012 World Championships, Professor Lovato will be finishing off his World's camp with some very intense training and small technical adjustments to help him go into the competition in peak physical and technical condition. Professor Rafael has 5 Black Belt World medals in three different weight classes, but only one of those medals is a Gold. Follow Rafael as he attempts to make even more history in the sport and solidify himself as not just the best American in BJJ, but one of the greatest ever.
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