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Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Launches First Instructional Series!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Screen shot of Professor Rafael's new digital instructional series The long heavily anticipated wait for an instructional series from Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. is finally over! The Gi & No-Gi Black Belt World Champion will be sharing all of his competition test read more »

Team Lovato Brings Home Hardware from the World BJJ Championships!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. with the victory! The 2012 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship was the largest World Championship to date, with over 2,600 competitors from all around the World competing for the most prestigious title in BJJ over the course of 4 days! Team Lov read more »

Team Lovato headed to the 2012 BJJ World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The 2012 World BJJ Championships ( start this Thursday at the Pyramid, in Long Beach, California, and Team Lovato has been hard at work training for the biggest event of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu season! In the video above, you can get an inside peak at just ho read more »

Rob Wood 2nd Pro Fight Confirmed for June!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, May 27, 2012
Team Lovato BJJ & MMA standout, Rob Wood, will be fighting in his 2nd Pro MMA fight on June 16th at the Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma. Rob is now 3-0 (including amateur) in his MMA career, with all of his fights ending the same, by first round submission!  read more »

James Head's Next UFC Fight Announced!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, May 27, 2012
After defeating Papy Abedi by first round submission in his last UFC appearance, Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, will now face Claude Patrick at UFC 149 in Alberta, Canada. This will be James' 2nd fight at Welterweight, where he is looking to continue to climb the UFC ladder. Go Jam read more »

International Visitors & Top Competitors Training at Lovato's to Prepare for BJJ Worlds!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, May 26, 2012
Yevhenii, Lars, Johannes, & Darragh The 2012 BJJ World Championships is coming up this June 1st, 2nd, & 3rd and during the month of May there have been many visitors at Lovaot's School of BJJ & MMA to train and prepare for the most prestigious BJJ competition in t read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Wins at World Jiu-Jitsu Expo!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In a tight and very technical match, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. was victorious over Lucas Leite by a score of 2-0 in their super fight at the very first World Jiu-Jitsu Expo! This was the first time the two top competitors, who both happen to be Gi & No-Gi Black Belt World Champion read more »

Team Lovato Highlight Video from the 2012 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, May 11, 2012
Check out this awesome highlight video of Team Lovato from the 2012 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships! Team Lovato left the competition with 7 medals in what was the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in history. Click to read the report about Team Lovato's performance at the Pan (http://okb read more »

Watch Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Compete Live at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, May 11, 2012
Originally slated to face Kayron Gracie, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. will now face former World Champion, Lucas Leite, after Kayron Gracie was forced to pull out due to injury. Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. is very happy to have this opportunity to compete at the very first World  read more »

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Takes 2nd Place Overall at the Dallas International BJJ Open!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 07, 2012
Team Lovato has another amazing performance at one of the largest BJJ tournaments in the Southwest, the 2012 Dallas International BJJ Open! At the end of the day, after so many great individual performances, Team Lovato left the competition with the 2nd Place Overall Team trophy, losing  read more »

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