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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 »

Listen to What People Are Saying About Lovato's BJJ & MMA in Oklahoma City (Video)!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Have you heard what people are saying about Lovato's? Watch these testimonials and learn what it's like to be a part of Oklahoma City's premier martial arts academy!  read more »

Lovato's BJJ Named Best In Oklahoma City 3 Years in a Row!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, August 16, 2013
"For the third consecutive year, Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA has been selected for the 2013 Best of Oklahoma City Award in the Martial Arts Training category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)." This is the most prestigious award that a local business can receive and  read more »

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 »

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Video Testimonial - Brazilian Jiu JItsu Black Belt Ben Baxter talks about why he makes the trip from Oregon to Oklahoma City to train at Lovato's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Academy of the 2007 Black Belt World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr.... read more
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