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Xande Ribeiro will be back and teaching a class at Lovato's for 1 day only Sept 10th!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Multiple time World Champion, ADCC Champion, and one of the most accomplished competitors to have ever lived, Xande Ribeiro, will be back and teaching a class at Lovato's for 1 day only!!!! Sat, Sept 10th from 11am- 1pm Xande will be showing us a ton of great techniques from his powerful Jiu- read more »

New promotions this month at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 25, 2011
This was a big month at Lovato's, with a ton of new promotions! Many tested and did an excellent job earning new stripes and getting themselves closer to thier next rank! This past Saturday Chandler Hagen and Mai Huynh tested and earned their Blue Belts and right after Chris Watson and Jarret  read more »

Team Lovato wins 17 medals with 17 competitors this past weekend!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 15, 2011
This past weekend in Dallas, TX, was the World Grappling Circut Europa Supershow Grappling World Championships held at the Dallas Convention Center. Team Lovato put on an incredibly, impressive performance winning 17 medals, with 17 adult competitors and 2 children! From white belt to b read more »

James Head's Next UFC fight Announced!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, August 05, 2011
Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, will make his 2nd appearance in the UFC this November against Mark Scanlon. James will be looking to get his first win inside the Octagon after a tough 3rd round stoppage in his debut against Nick Ring. That experience has been a great motivation & lear read more »

Bellator Fighter Jared Hess Joins Team Lovato!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 04, 2011
Top middleweight prospect, Jared Hess, has joined the Lovato MMA Team. Hess has a very respectable 11-2 MMA record including all wins coming by way of TKO or submission finishes. In 2009, he was a finalist in the Middleweight, Bellator tournament which gave him notable recognition. Jared will  read more »

James Head vs Gerald Harris Video Highlight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Check out this awesome highlight video of the fight between Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, and UFC veteran Gerald Harris, which took place in February of this year! After this victory, James got signed by the UFC!  read more »

Justin Rader invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 14, 2011
After an incredible performance last weekend where he was crowned "America's Best Lightweight", Justin Rader, got the attention of the ADCC committee and today he was formally invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships. The ADCC Submission Wrestling World  read more »

Justin Rader crowned "America's Best Lightweight"

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 11, 2011
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Instructor, Justin Rader, has proven once again why he is one of the greatest lightweight grapplers on the Planet! Last weekend Rader headed to Las Vegas to compete in a Professional No-Gi Invitational 4 Man Tournament, hosted by the prestigious Grapplers Qu read more »

Video Highlights of 6 Time BJJ World Champion, Xande Ribeiro, at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, July 02, 2011
Check out the highlights of 6 Time World BJJ Champion and 2 Time ADCC Champion, Xande Ribeiro, while he was here in Oklahoma City teaching and training at Lovato's this year!  read more »

Check out Rafael Lovato Jr.'s new website!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The leader of Lovato's School of Brazilian JIu-Jitsu and MMA, Rafael Lovato Jr., has revamped his website and it looks great! You can follow Rafael's career as well as stay updated on all of his competitions, seminars, products, and travels at (! read more »

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