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Oklahoma City BJJ Instructor, Rafael Lovato Jr., Featured on the Cover of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Check out the new issue of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine ( to see Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. ( gracing the front cover. There is a 10 page story about Rafael's history in jiu-jitsu and his Pressure Passing System (  read more »

Team Lovato Becomes the Largest American Team To Go to ADCC!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 08, 2013
With the recent invite received by Justin Rader Team Lovato now has 4 representatives at the 2013 ADCC World Submission Grappling Championships. Rafael Lovato Jr. received his invitation earlier this year, while James Puopolo and Jared Dopp both won their divisions at the North American Trials read more »

OKC BJJ Professor Lovato Jr. Metamoris Pro Countdown Video

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 04, 2013
This Sunday, June 9th, Metamoris ( will hold their second event ever at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. BJJ ( World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. ( was invited to compete once again, this time against fellow World Champ read more »

Team Lovato Oklahoma City BJJ Worlds 2013 Results!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 03, 2013
What a crazy weekend! The 2013 World Tournament was a roller coaster ride, but Team Lovato was able to come home with some hardware. Kyle Cox from Salem-Kizer Jiu-Jitsu Academy ( was able to take 3rd place at white belt in his first trip to Worlds! Hannah Katharina  read more »

Team Lovato Mixed Martial Arts OKC Volunteers for Tornado Recovery Efforts in Moore, OK

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 27, 2013
Oklahoma recently made national headlines for the powerful tornadoes that devastated various parts of the Oklahoma City area. The area most affected was the town of Moore, where many people lost everything they own. Team Lovato quickly organized a volunteer group and took donations in order to read more »

Watch Rafael's New I Make History BJJ Highlight Video!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, May 24, 2013
A new highlight video of Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts' head instructor, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. was just released! This highlight follows Rafael's career since he was a just a child and leads up to his most recent victory at the Brazilian Nationals, where  read more »

Team Lovato Jiu Jitsu OKC Kids and Adults Put on a Show in Arlington, TX

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, May 23, 2013
Professor Justin Rader lead our kids at another successful tournament in Arlington, TX on May 18th. Here are the official results from the Torque tournament: Cache Haggard - Teen BJJ White/Yellow Belt 120-134.9lbs 2nd Place and Teen No-Gi Beginner 120-134.9lbs 3rd Place Blaise  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Makes History in Brazil!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The Brazilian Nationals, possibly the toughest tournament of the year due to the amount of competitors and it's location. This year Team Lovato sent two representatives to compete in this tournament. The leader of Team Lovato, Rafael Lovato Jr. himself, and brown belt, Shiloh Roberts, made the read more »

James Head Represents Mixed Martial Arts in Oklahoma City at UFC 159!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Team Lovato mixed martial artist, James Head, will be stepping into the octagon for the fifth time on April 27th to face Nick Catone. James will put his 9-3 record on the line at UFC 159 (, which is headlined by Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen fighting for the light heavyweight cha read more »

Team Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Oklahoma City Pan Ams 2013 Results!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The dust has settled from the IBJJF 2013 Pan Ams and it was another amazing experience for Team Lovato's competitors. Unfortunately, our purple belts Brandon Russell and Dallas Niles both lost their opening matches, while Jared Dopp lost his second match. They were unable to reach the medal ro read more »

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