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Mark Beecher, UFC Muay Thai Coach, Returns To His Roots Lovato's At BJJ and MMA OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 14, 2013
It's always good to see former students prosper, Mark "the Hyena" Beecher, is one of those students. Beecher started his mixed martial arts ( education with Professor Rafael Lovato Sr. and has since spent his time traveling the world to study the art of Muay Thai. He h read more »

Former UFC Fighter and ADCC Champion, Vinny Magalhaes, Training at Lovato's BJJ OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 02, 2013
You might recognize Vinny Magalhaes ( from his time on The Ultimate Fighter ( or while he was fighting for the UFC ( Vinny is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and is the 2011 ADCC champion in read more »

Current UFC TUF Contestant, Chris Holdsworth, Training at Lovato's MMA OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Chris Holdsworth ( is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ( Black Belt and current member of Team Miesha Tate on the UFC ('s The Ultimate Fighter ( Holds read more »

Team Lovato Mixed Martial Arts OKC Volunteers for Tornado Recovery Efforts in Moore, OK

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 27, 2013
Oklahoma recently made national headlines for the powerful tornadoes that devastated various parts of the Oklahoma City area. The area most affected was the town of Moore, where many people lost everything they own. Team Lovato quickly organized a volunteer group and took donations in order to read more »

Mauricio Veio of Evolucao Thai to Visit Lovato's to Teach Muay Thai in OKC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Next week, February 19th-23rd, Mauricio Veio will be back in town teaching Muay Thai at Lovato’s! He will be teaching the amazing Evolucao Thai system to all students interested in his Muay Thai classes. In case you are unfamiliar with Mauricio, He is a fully acredited black belt under M read more »

Team Lovato OKC Mixed Martial Arts Standout, Rob Wood, Remains Undefeated!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, January 28, 2013
Rob Wood just won another fight at King of the Cage in just over 1 minute via anaconda choke! Rob remains undefeated as a mixed martial artist and is looking to stay that way for a long time! read more »

Team Lovato OKC MMA Fighter, James Head, returns to UFC tonight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Lovato Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt and Oklahoma City's top Mixed Martial Arts fighter, James Head, is set to face Mike Pyle at the Ultimate Fighter Finale tonight!. This will be James' 3rd fight in the UFC this year and he is looking to keep his undefeated streak at welterwei read more »

OKC Martial Arts Instructor, Rafael Lovato, Countdown Show for Match Against Gracie!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 08, 2012
Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA's own head instructor, Rafael Lovato Jr., will be facing Kayron Gracie, son of Carlos Gracie Jr., at a huge BJJ event in San Diego this Sunday! Professor Lovato Jr. is America's most accomplished BJJ fighter and he will once again be looking to ma read more »

Awesome Weekend for Team Lovato!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Team Lovato at the 2012 Grapplers Quest Texas State Championships! This past Saturday, Sept 15th, Team Lovato made it's presence felt at two different events in two different states. At the 2012 Grapplers Quest Texas State BJJ & Grappling Championships in Houston, read more »

Rob Wood in Action Again this Saturday!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt and MMA fighter, Rob Wood, will be back in action again this Saturday night at the King of the Cage MMA event in Norman, Oklahoma. This will be Rob's 3rd Pro MMA bout and he will be looking to stay undefeated and extend his submission streak with his  read more »

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At Lovato’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I like the fact that the instructors and students compete in numerous national and international competitions. Through their experiences, they are able to pass along technical knowledge that is both practical and effective.... read more
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