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Team Lovato Represents at IBJJF Dallas Open 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, September 19, 2016
*Pictured above: Zach C (Top L), Dallas N (Bottom L), Dylan N (Top R), Von Wood (Middle R), & Tyler E (Bottom R) It's that time of year for the IBJJF Dallas Open, & this year we had several competitors make the journey to test themselves. We would like to recognize all our warri read more »

Lovato BJJ MMA Team Victorious at F2W Pro 11 in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, September 11, 2016
*Pictured Above: Our Team Lovato Jiu Jitsu Warriors for Fight To Win Pro 11 in OKC, OK Fight To Win Promotions has been on a tear this year bringing Professional level Jiu Jitsu to the biggest cities across the nation. Luckily, they had chosen our hometown of Oklahoma City, OK to host t read more »

OKC BJJ Adult Belt Promotions for April 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, April 30, 2016
*Pictured above: Coach Dallas Niles & Dylan Nguyen with our newly promoted Adult BJJ students for April 2016 Everyone at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts very excited to announce our newly promoted Team Lovato Adults for the month of April! Eve read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black & Brown Belts Dominate at Fight To Win Pro 3

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, March 04, 2016
*Pictured above: Professor Rafael Lovato Jr with his guillotine submission victory at the F2W Pro 3 Main Event (Photo credit: Mike Climbas Photography ( ) The Fight To Win Pro 3 ( event in Austin, Texas was an incredible show from beg read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Competes in IBJJF Dallas Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, September 20, 2015
*Pictured above: Dylan Nguyen - 2nd Place (left photo), Professor Rader & Vinny Saenz - 1st Place (top photo), Dallas Niles & Jared Dopp close out Brown Ultra Heavy (bottom right photo) After an incredible weekend of competition, we have finally come to an end for the IB read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Promotes 5 New Purple Belts & 3 Brown Belts

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 15, 2015
The good energy keeps on rolling throughout this month of August with Professor Lovato Jr. promoting some very deserving students to their new ranks. Team Lovato would like to congratulate the following for all their hard work, dedication to the art, & perseverance! *Pic read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Represents at Pan Ams 2015

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 16, 2015
After a very tough week of ups & downs, the IBJJF Pan American Championships have come to an end. We at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA would like to first say how proud we are of the diligence, hard work, sacrifice, & heart that was displayed from our competitors. There were many reall 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 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 »

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