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OKC BJJ Brown Belt wins World No-Gi Gold

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, October 09, 2014
Huge congrats to Jared Dopp ( for becoming the newest Brown Belt Division IBJJF No-Gi World Champion. This is his third No-Gi title in a row, jumping a belt each year. Jared is an exceptional stud read more »

Lovato's BJJ in OKC Produces 4 No-Gi World Champions!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, November 05, 2013
You read that correctly, Lovato's BJJ in OKC produced 4 No-Gi World Champions this year. Rafael Lovato Jr. won his third black belt No-Gi World title, Justin Rader won his second black belt No-Gi World title, James Puopolo (Salem-Kizer BJJ ( won his first black belt No-Gi  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Does Amazing at 2013 ADCC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 28, 2013
Team Lovato recently put on an amazing performance at the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships ( in Beijing, China. In fact, it was the best showing the team has ever had at the tournament. They had the largest team comprised of only Ame read more »

Lovato's BJJ OKC Road to ADCC Pt. 3 Video

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The time has come and Team Lovato is on their way to the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships ( in Beijing, China! Team Lovato is making more history as they are the largest American team to ever be represented at the ADCC World Championships, which is consi read more »

Xande Ribeiro Stops by Lovato's BJJ OKC to Help With ADCC Training!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 14, 2013
One of the greatest BJJ competitors of all time, Xande Ribeiro, flew to OKC to put the final touches on Team Lovato's ADCC 2013 training camp. Xande is one of few men to win the IBJJF Gi and No-Gi Worlds at black belt, as well as winning the ADCC. Xande also led an amazing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Road to ADCC 2013 Part 2 (Video)

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, October 04, 2013
The second episode of our 3 part series "The Road to ADCC 2013" has been released! Team Lovato starts to feel the effects of all the training and James Puopolo arrives for a week of intense training with the rest of the team. Enjoy all the action!  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 BJJ OKC Road to ADCC 2013 Part 1 (Video)

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 17, 2013
As you all know, Team Lovato will be sending 4 representatives to this year's ADCC in Beijing, China! Three of those competitors train at our headquarters in Oklahoma City; Rafael Lovato Jr., Justin Rader, and Jared Dopp. James Puopolo runs his own academy in Oregon. In honor of being the big read more »

Team Lovato OKC Has a Great Showing in Chicago!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 19, 2013
Four dedicated members of Team Lovato flew to Chicago for the IBJJF ( Chicago International Summer Gi/No-Gi Open. The competed under the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu banner in order to help the team win points, and were joined by Ribeiro affiliates from Ohio and Canada. Our 4 members read more »

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