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Mark Beecher, UFC Muay Thai Coach, Returns To His Roots Lovato's At BJJ and MMA OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 14, 2013
It's always good to see former students prosper, Mark "the Hyena" Beecher, is one of those students. Beecher started his mixed martial arts ( education with Professor Rafael Lovato Sr. and has since spent his time traveling the world to study the art of Muay Thai. He h read more »

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 »

Lovato's BJJ OKC Master and Seniors Worlds 2013 Results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Lovato Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team from OKC ( had 6 competitors represent at the IBJJF ( Master and Seniors Worlds this year and they left with 3 medals! Professor Rafael Lovato Sr. was able to bring home the bronze medal in his Black  read more »

New Lovato's OKC BJJ & Muay Thai Promotions!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Congratulations to everyone who recently tested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai! We are very proud of everyone's performance! Yellow Belt Michael Coppock Shak Nemovi Shaina Post Fang Zhou Amy Kennedy Brad Gatlin Green Belt Alan Michael Chow J 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 »

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 »

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