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UFC TUF Winner Chris Holdsworth Talks Training at Lovato's MMA OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, December 02, 2013
The Ultimate Fighter ( winner and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Chris Holdsworth spent some time training at Lovato's Mixed Martial Arts ( in OKC recently. Chris just won the TUF finale this past Saturday while being on Miesha Tate's team and w read more »

Lovato's BJJ Featured on Oklahoma City News Station KFOR

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, November 25, 2013
Oklahoma City's leading sports newscaster stopped by Lovato's BJJ ( in OKC to see what all the fuss was about. Lovato's is famous among the world of jiu-jitsu for producing top notch competitors and world champions. However, the news usually doesn't trave read more »

Team Lovato Dominates the AGF in OKC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, November 18, 2013
On November 16th AGF came to The Cube in Oklahoma City. Team Lovato showed up en masse to take every title at the tournament. Our numbers were bolstered with local affiliates and those who made the drive from Wichita, KS. We had almost 90 competitors wearing the JR patch for this tournament!  read more »

Lovato's BJJ in OKC Produces 4 No-Gi World Champions!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, November 05, 2013
You read that correctly, Lovato's BJJ in OKC produced 4 No-Gi World Champions this year. Rafael Lovato Jr. won his third black belt No-Gi World title, Justin Rader won his second black belt No-Gi World title, James Puopolo (Salem-Kizer BJJ ( won his first black belt No-Gi  read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Does Amazing at 2013 ADCC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 28, 2013
Team Lovato recently put on an amazing performance at the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships ( in Beijing, China. In fact, it was the best showing the team has ever had at the tournament. They had the largest team comprised of only Ame read more »

Lovato's BJJ OKC Road to ADCC Pt. 3 Video

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The time has come and Team Lovato is on their way to the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships ( in Beijing, China! Team Lovato is making more history as they are the largest American team to ever be represented at the ADCC World Championships, which is consi read more »

Team Lovato Edmond & OKC Kid's Martial Arts Team Dodgeball Party!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 14, 2013
The Team Lovato OKC Kid's Martial Arts ( program led by Professor Justin Rader has had so much success lately that we decided to reward them with a dodgeball party! The competition results this past year speak for themselves, but people don't see what happens  read more »

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 »

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Starting my training at Lovatos was without a doubt one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. I was 22 years old, overweight, and pretty unhappy with myself and looking to change that. I always wanted to do martial arts since I was young, but never had the chance. I started at Lo... read more