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OKC BJJ Black Belt Victorious At Bellator 181

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 17, 2017
Fight Night in Thackerville, Oklahoma for Bellator 181 at the Winstar World Casino & Resort where Professor Rafael Lovato Jr returned to the cage against a seasoned opponent in 5 year veteran Mike Rhodes. Professor Lovato Jr took to training with legends Andre Dida, Mauricio Veio, & Wan read more »

OKC Team Lovato MMA Victorious At KOP 53

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
It was Fight Night at The Criterion in downtown Oklahoma City, where Trigger KO & KnockOut Promotions held their professional MMA event, KOP: 53. Featured on their card were Team Lovato MMA warriors, Aaron McKenzie as the Co-Main & Professor Justin Rader as the Main Event! It was an incr read more »

OKC Team Lovato MMA Undefeated At Bellator 174 Debut

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 06, 2017
Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts MMA Team's first challenge of the year has come to pass with this most recent weekend at Bellator 174, at the Winstar World Casino & Restort in Thackerville, OK. It was an incredible event in martial arts history with Professor  read more »

OKC BJJ Black Belt Continues Winning Streak at Fight To Win Pro 19

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, December 05, 2016
Another weekend bringing another challenge, & our very own Lovato Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Professor Justin Rader continuing his winning streak coming out with the victory at the Fight To Win Pro 19 event in Tulsa, OK. Professor Rader who has just had recent success in the cage at Legacy FC 62, read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ MMA Dominates at Legacy 62

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, November 11, 2016
*Pictured above: Prof Rafael Lovato Jr, Prof Justin Rader, & Aaron McKenzie post Legacy62 victories What a phenomenal weekend Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts has just undergone, this past Friday night Team Lovato MMA had three warriors on the Legacy  read more »

OKC BJJ Black Belt Triumphant at F2W Pro 7 in Denver CO

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, July 16, 2016
Team Lovato had such an unbelievable weekend, focusing mainly on Professor Rafael Lovato Jr's huge victory in the Main Event Super Fight at the Fight To Win Pro Jiu Jitsu 7 event located in Denver, Colorado where he defended his F2W Light Heavy Weight No Gi title against the very game Brazilian  read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Dominates At F2W Pro 6 Jiu Jitsu Super Fights

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, June 19, 2016
This past weekend was incredible for Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts! Friday night saw the Fight To Win Pro 6 Jiu Jitsu event in Dallas, TX featuring one of our Lovato Jiu Jitsu Purple belts, Zach Coffee making his pro debut as well as Professor Rafael Lovato Jr a read more »

FloGrappling Names OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Americas Most Successful of All Time

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, June 03, 2016
Our friends at FloGrappling ( have compiled an article discussing several names that could be considered for the title of America's Most Successful Black Belt of All Time. The list included the likes of UFC fighter BJ Penn, Bill Cooper, Robert Drysdale, & of cour read more »

Team Lovato MMA OKC Blue Belt Victorious At Rage In The Cage

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, May 08, 2016
An incredible night took place at Kickapoo Casino in Harrah, OK for Rage In The Cage MMA event! Our very own Aaron McKenzie had his second Pro MMA fight against a very game opponent. Aaron dominated from beginning to end, finishing the fight in the second round via TKO from the mount position! H read more »

OKC Team Lovato MMA Dominate at Smoke & Guns 2016 Charity Event

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 02, 2016
*Pictured above: Jesse Sunderman (L) & Austin Shroyer (R) receiving their Smoke & Guns 2016 Champion Belts It's that time of year again for Smoke & Guns to host their annual MMA Charity Event fight of Policemen vs Firefighters in Tulsa, OK. Without a doubt Team Lova read more »

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