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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 »

Team Lovato Dominates at AGF in Tulsa!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 19, 2013
Team Lovato was active all over the place this weekend, but the big story is from the AGF ( (American Grappling Federation) in Tulsa, OK. Professor Justin Rader ( and Coach Austin Adkins took 30 kids to Tulsa, and  read more »

Oklahoma BJJ Represented at Europe's First Grappler's Quest with Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Lucio "Lagarto"

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 01, 2013
This will be Grappler's Quest first event in Europe and they're giving the fans some amazing matches to watch online! ( Click the banner above to buy the pay-per-view and support Rafael! Rafael's fight with "Lagarto" will be a 10 mi read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Justin Rader vs Denny Prokopos Video!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, July 26, 2013
Check out the video of Justin Rader's super fight with Denny Prokopos at the Midwest Submission Challenge in St. Louis, MO. Rader met Prokopos on June 15th and submitted Denny after 11 minutes of action with a short-arm D'arce.  read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Professer, Justin Rader, Defeats Denny Prokopos in Super Fight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 17, 2013
That's right, Justin Rader and Denny Prokopos met in a 20 minute submission only super fight on June 15th in O'Fallon, IL put on the Midwest Submission Challenge ( tournament circuit! The match lasted 11 minutes and 6 seconds before Rader caught Denny i read more »

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