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New Blue Belts at Lovato's!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This past Saturday, some very deserving students earned their next rank in their BJJ Black Belt Journey. After displaying some awesome technique during their test, Audrey Boyd, Addison Ellis, Matt Chavers, Miguel Soares, & Heath Townsend all earned their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt read more »

Awesome week of Muay Thai and MMA Training with Professor Mauricio of Evolucao Thai!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 02, 2012
Trainer of champions and creator of Evolucao Thai, Professor Mauricio Veio, once again visited Oklahoma City to teach and train at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA. Professor Mauricio is a Muay Thai Black Belt from the famous Chute Boxe team in Brazil and he is the creator of the Evoluca read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Professor Rafael receiving his induction into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame! Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA head instructor, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr., was inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri on July 21st. Once a year, some of the bi read more »

James Head Earns His 2nd Victory in the UFC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt and MMA standout, James Head, earned his 2nd victory inside the UFC Octagon last weekend, defeating undefeated UFC fighter, Brian Ebersole, by unanimous decision! Ebersole owns 50 victory to his name and was on a 4 fight winning streak inside the UFC, but Jam read more »

Promotions At Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Professor Rader with the Warriors and their new belts! This past weekend at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA was a very special one! There were many big promotions to some very deserving students in the Children & Adult programs! In the Warrior's children program, Mark Bo read more »

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 »

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