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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 »

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 »

Rob Wood Victorious Again!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt and MMA fighter, Rob Wood, continued his submission streak with a 2nd round head & arm choke at King of the Cage last Saturday night! Rob is now 2-0 as a Pro and 4-0 including his amateur bouts, with all his fights ending by submission, representi 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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