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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 »

Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA is Voted Best of Oklahoma City for Martial Arts Training 2 Years in a Row!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, April 27, 2012
For the 2nd year in a row Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts has been voted the Best of Oklahoma City in Martial Arts Training by the US Commerce Association! Only 1 out of every 70 2012 award recipients qualified as two time winners! We are very happ read more »

James Head Earns First Victory Inside the Octagon at UFC Sweden!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, made a victorious Welterweight debut at UFC Sweden this past weekend! James Head dominated Papy Abedi, rocking him on the feet and securing top position on the ground and finishing him off with a beautiful RNC submission in the first round! Ja read more »

Team Lovato at UFC & Abu Dhabi This Week!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, April 08, 2012
Professor Rafael in action at last year's World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships This is a very big week coming up for Team Lovato! The leader of Team Lovato, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr., is on his way to Abu Dhabi, UAE to compete at the World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships which st read more »

Team Lovato MMA fighter, Rob Wood, Wins Again!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 19, 2012
Rob Wood with Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. & Team Lovato UFC fighter, James Head Lovato's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt and up & coming MMA fighter, Rob Wood, continues his first round submission streak winning his Pro debut at King of the Cage event last Saturday night in N read more »

Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA App!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts now has a brand new App available on iTunes and Android! We will be sending out messages and special deals through the app, so make sure you download it to your smart phone today. Best of all, it is FREE!  read more »


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