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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 »

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 »

Video Interview With Lovato About Becoming the Brasileiro Absolute Champion

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Rafael Lovato Jr. shares his experience of winning the absolute at the 2013 Brasileiro. You don't want to miss the insight he provides in this video!  read more »

Justin Rader Interview at Grapplers Quest

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 25, 2011
Check out this interview of Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Professor Justin Rader, right after he won the "America's Best Lightweight" Pro Division at the last Grapplers Quest in Las Vegas:  read more »

Interview with the 2010 Black Belt No-Gi World Champions, Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rade

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Saturday, December 18, 2010
Interview with the 2010 Black Belt No-Gi World Champions, Rafael Lovato Jr ( & Justin Rader ( Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader made history as the teacher and student duo became part of the few American Black Belt No-Gi World Champions read more »

Podcast with Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Check out the new Fightworks Podcast featuring Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader. Rafael & Rader discuss their recent success at the 2010 No-Gi World Championships where they made history as American teacher & student Black Belt World Champions ( read more »

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