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OKC BJJ Instructor Earns the #3 Best Submission in MMA for 2014

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
AXS TV Fights awarded Oklahoma City-based BJJ Blackbelt, Professor Raphael Lovato Jr. the #3 Best Submission of 2014 for his remarkable Pro MMA Debut performance at Legacy 35. Congrats Professor, everyone at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA and Hyena Muay Thai are very proud of all your har read more »

OKC Kids Martial Arts Team Victorious at BJJ Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, December 13, 2014
Our Lovato's Children & Teen Warriors Program took the challenge to compete in Sapulpa, OK and came out victorious winning both the Kids Gi & No Gi Titles which allowed them to win the Kids Overall Team Title at the American Grappling Federation Nationals Tournament! We at L read more »

Team Lovato Competes in 2014 Master World Championship IBJJF

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, November 08, 2014
The 2014 Master World Championships has come to an end. Team Lovato left OKC in force and fought with technique & character; we are very proud. The final results are as follows: Brown Belts: Coach Jesse Sunderman- Silver Coach Shiloh Roberts- double Bronze B read more »

OKC Muay Thai Students Triumphant at StriKing National Muay Thai Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, November 08, 2014
Team Lovato & Hyena Muay Thai had an incredible day with two of our students competing at the StriKing National Tournament in Muskogee, Oklahoma! Bobby Mayhew rocked his opponent with a knee to the body in the first round and went on to win his first match by decision. Bobby then proceeded t read more »

Oklahoma City based Black Belt Rafael Lovato Jr will compete in Metamoris 5

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, October 11, 2014
On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Oklahoma City's very own, BJJ Black Belt Instructor and BJJ World Champion, Rafael Lovato Jr. ( will be competing in Metamoris 5 in a match versus Yuri Simoes. You can catch all the action online  read more »

OKC BJJ Brown Belt wins World No-Gi Gold

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, October 09, 2014
Huge congrats to Jared Dopp ( for becoming the newest Brown Belt Division IBJJF No-Gi World Champion. This is his third No-Gi title in a row, jumping a belt each year. Jared is an exceptional stud read more »

OKC BJJ Adults take 1st in Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Team Lovato's Adult Program ( of Lovato's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma took 1st place in the adult division at the Five Grappling Tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. Team Lovato did a great job showing great technique, heart a read more »

OKC BJJ Kids compete at Five Grappling Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Team Lovato's Children and Teen Program ( of Lovato's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma took 3rd place in the kids at the Five Grappling Tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. The Children and Teen Warriors Program is overseen by Profes read more »

OKC BJJ Professor Rader wins 3rd Pro MMA bout

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Professor Justin Rader wins his third Mixed Martial Arts with a rear naked choke in the first round and increases his Professional record to 3-0. Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Hyena Muay Thai are proud of the work Rader has continued to put in during his career. Thanks to read more »

OKC BJJ Professor Lovato Jr. victorious in MMA debut

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. wins his Mixed Martial Arts debut with a head and arm choke in the first round! Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Hyena Muay Thai are proud of the work, dedication and warrior spirit which Lovato carries at all times. Thanks to all the students and fans read more »

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