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Rafael Lovato Jr wins the Abu Dhabi World Pro No-Gi Championships

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Sunday, April 10, 2011
Head Instructor of Lovato's Mixed Martial Arts, Rafael Lovato Jr was in Abu Dhabi this past weekend for the Abu Dhabi Pro World No-Gi Championships. Rafael fought very well defeating 3 opponents including the Absolute champion, Rodolfo Viera 4 x 2 and 2010 World Champion, Bernardo Faria. Goo read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr headed to Abu Dhabi for the Professional World Cup

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Rafael Lovato Jr headed to the Abu Dhabi World Pro Cup Lovato's head instructor is headed to Abu Dhabi to compete in the World Pro Cup. This weekend he will be competing in a no-gi tournament and will stay another week to compete in the Gi tournament. Rafael has trained hard for these competitions read more »

Justin Rader highlighted as one of the top non-Brazilian BJJ competitors!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 26, 2011
Recently, Gracie Magazine pointed out some of the top non-Brazilian BJJ competitors to keep an eye out for leading up to this years Pan-American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Newly promoted Black Belt and recent 2010 No-Gi World Champion, Justin Rader, was one of the competitors mentioned. Lo read more »

World Class Instructors at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 19, 2011
Lovato's is home to many World Class instructors who teach everyday. How can this get even better? Well, the World Class instructors of Lovato's have many friends who are also World Class instructors that love to visit OKC and share their knowledge with the students of Lovato's. Recently, Lov read more »

Team Lovato has another representative at ADCC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 12, 2011
The ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships is the most prestigious grappling event in the world! Every two years, 16 of the best grapplers on the planet come together to battle for the world title in 5 different weight classes. There are only three different ways to get into the tournament, read more »

Rob Wood MMA Fight Video!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 12, 2011
Rob Wood, Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt and 2010 No-Gi World Championship Finalist, was victorious in his MMA debut recently. Check out the video of his fight below!  read more »

New Belts and Stripes Awarded!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, March 06, 2011
March is off to a great start with some students of Lovato's earning new belts and stripes. Congratulations to Bobby Dhimmar, Derek Roberts, Stephen Griffith, and Jason Ammons for becoming the latest Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belts! This is the first big step in Jiu-Jitsu and after a long test and a l read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Team Lovato featured on Gracie Magazine site!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Check out this awesome article ( Gracie Magazine did with Rafael Lovato Jr. about his recent accomplishments in Europe and all the big things going on for Team Lovato! read more »

James Head Victorious over UFC Veteran Gerald "Hurricane" Harris

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Saturday, February 26, 2011
Lovato Jiu Jitsu ( Purple Belt and Muay Thai ( ( instructor James Head ( was victorious this past Friday (February 25th, 2011) in his Mixed Martial Arts ( fight against  read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr wins Abu Dhabi Pro in Poland

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Monday, February 14, 2011
After competing in the European's Rafael Lovato Jr stuck around and conducted some seminars before competing in the Abu Dhabi Pro Trials in Poland. Many elite guys did the same. Rafael was nearly perfect on that day. He lost one match to an advantage in his weight class and was 6-1 on the day. Ra read more »

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