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James Head's Next UFC fight Announced!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, August 05, 2011
Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, will make his 2nd appearance in the UFC this November against Mark Scanlon. James will be looking to get his first win inside the Octagon after a tough 3rd round stoppage in his debut against Nick Ring. That experience has been a great motivation & lear read more »

Bellator Fighter Jared Hess Joins Team Lovato!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 04, 2011
Top middleweight prospect, Jared Hess, has joined the Lovato MMA Team. Hess has a very respectable 11-2 MMA record including all wins coming by way of TKO or submission finishes. In 2009, he was a finalist in the Middleweight, Bellator tournament which gave him notable recognition. Jared will  read more »

Team Lovato recieves more competition success this past weekend!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, August 02, 2011
This past weekend a few of the Lovato Competition Team members went down to Dallas, TX for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament and came back with alot of medals and great results! With only 9 competitors and the coaching of Professor Justin Rader Team Lovato took the adult overall team trophy as we read more »

James Head vs Gerald Harris Video Highlight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Check out this awesome highlight video of the fight between Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, and UFC veteran Gerald Harris, which took place in February of this year! After this victory, James got signed by the UFC!  read more »

Justin Rader invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 14, 2011
After an incredible performance last weekend where he was crowned "America's Best Lightweight", Justin Rader, got the attention of the ADCC committee and today he was formally invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships. The ADCC Submission Wrestling World  read more »

Justin Rader crowned "America's Best Lightweight"

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 11, 2011
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Instructor, Justin Rader, has proven once again why he is one of the greatest lightweight grapplers on the Planet! Last weekend Rader headed to Las Vegas to compete in a Professional No-Gi Invitational 4 Man Tournament, hosted by the prestigious Grapplers Qu read more »

German World BJJ Champion Tells Why He Likes To Train at Lovato's

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, July 01, 2011
Check out this video with top European BJJ competitor, Johannes Wieth, as he tells you why he likes to make the trip from Germany to train with Team Lovato In Oklahoma!  read more »

New Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Highlight Video!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 30, 2011
Check out this awesome highlight video of Team Lovato from the 2011 Dallas International BJJ Open tournament!  read more »

Check out Rafael Lovato Jr.'s new website!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The leader of Lovato's School of Brazilian JIu-Jitsu and MMA, Rafael Lovato Jr., has revamped his website and it looks great! You can follow Rafael's career as well as stay updated on all of his competitions, seminars, products, and travels at (! read more »

Follow our Team Lovato Blog!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 20, 2011
Get more news about all of the great things happening at Lovato's School of Brazilian JIu-Jitsu and MMA by following our Team Lovato blog at (! read more »

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