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OKC BJJ Instructor Earns the #3 Best Submission in MMA for 2014

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
AXS TV Fights awarded Oklahoma City-based BJJ Blackbelt, Professor Raphael Lovato Jr. the #3 Best Submission of 2014 for his remarkable Pro MMA Debut performance at Legacy 35. Congrats Professor, everyone at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA and Hyena Muay Thai are very proud of all your har read more »

OKC Kids Martial Arts Team Victorious at BJJ Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, December 13, 2014
Our Lovato's Children & Teen Warriors Program took the challenge to compete in Sapulpa, OK and came out victorious winning both the Kids Gi & No Gi Titles which allowed them to win the Kids Overall Team Title at the American Grappling Federation Nationals Tournament! We at L read more »

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 »

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