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New Belts at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, May 04, 2012
After a very successful day of testing, many students of Lovato's were promoted to their next belt! There were numerous Yelllow, Orange, & Green belt recipients, but the highlight was the 8 students who were promoted to Blue Belt! This is a record number of students to receive their  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 »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Takes the Bronze Medal at the 2012 World Pro BJJ Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, April 18, 2012
For the 2nd year in a row, Professor Rafael stood on the podium at the World Pro BJJ Championships held in Abu Dhabi. Representing his country, Professor Rafael was one of only two Americans who reached the Black Belt podium in an event dominated by Brazilians. Professor Rafael  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 »

Lovato Black Belts Featured on Gracie Magazine Web Site!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 26, 2012
The 2012 new Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts, Robert Harper & Travis Serna offered some great advice to Gracie Magazine to help the BJJ students across the world achieve their dream of becoming a BJJ Black Belt. Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. also shared some helpful tips. Click  read more »

Team Lovato Wins The Overall Team Title at NAGA!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, March 14, 2012
At the end of February the North American Grappling Association hosted its first ever event in Oklahoma which brought over 1,000 competitors battling for the title of Oklahoma Grappling Champion. Team Lovato had an amazing performance that day winning numerous medals in all divi read more »

Team Lovato Blue Belt, Nick Foust, Has a Stellar Performance in San Diego!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Team Lovato Blue Belt, Nick Foust, went to San Diego last weekend to compete in the Abu Dhabi Pro Trials and he had an excellent campaign submitting all 4 of his opponents in his weight class and taking the silver medal in the absolute division! Nick has been having some solid performan read more »

Amazing Weekend for Team Lovato

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, March 01, 2012
This past weekend was an insane weekend of action for Team Lovato! Team Lovato was in full effect making their presence known in 4 different cities across the US! Here is the breakdown: New York City, NY - Professor Justin Rader competed in what was the most stacked lightweight no-gi read more »

Team Lovato MMA Standout, James Head Set to Make 2nd UFC Appearance!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, January 17, 2012
It has been officially announced by the Ultimate Fighting Championships ( that Team Lovato's own James Head will make his 2nd appearance in the UFC at the UFC's debut event in Sweden, on April 14th! James will be facing local Swedish fighter, Papy Abedi, in Head' read more »

Video of BJJ Legend, Master Saulo Ribeiro Teaching & Training at Lovato's!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, January 16, 2012
Check out this awesome video of 6x World Champion, 2x ADCC Champion, No-Gi World Champion, & author of Jiu-Jitsu University, Master Saulo Ribeiro, teaching and training at Lovato's BJJ! Saulo Ribeiro is one of most decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Champions of all times and it is read more »

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