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Lovato BJJ MMA Team Victorious at F2W Pro 11 in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, September 11, 2016
*Pictured Above: Our Team Lovato Jiu Jitsu Warriors for Fight To Win Pro 11 in OKC, OK Fight To Win Promotions has been on a tear this year bringing Professional level Jiu Jitsu to the biggest cities across the nation. Luckily, they had chosen our hometown of Oklahoma City, OK to host t read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Takes On IBJJF Houston Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, February 22, 2016
What an incredible weekend for Team Lovato as we had an incredible group take the journey to compete at the IBJJF Houston Open! There were 21 competitors & we were able to bring back: 7 gold, 7 silver, & 6 bronze medals! The results are as following: Tara Lawrenz read more »

Team Lovato BJJ Black Belt Zach Adamson Victorious at Metro Invitational Super Fight

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, February 06, 2016
*Pictured above: Professor Zach Adamson with the victory at the Metro Invitational Super Fight against Samir Chantre Our good news for the beginning of the year doesn't stop with the amazing results at the IBJJF Atlanta Open, but one of our Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association Black Bel read more »

OKC Team Lovato Promotes 3 New BJJ Black Belts

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, October 06, 2015
An incredible event took place last night on the mats at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts. The evening started with an All Ranks BJJ class ran by Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. We had all our mat spaces packed with students coming to learn the amazing techniques taugh read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Represents at Pan Ams 2015

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, March 16, 2015
After a very tough week of ups & downs, the IBJJF Pan American Championships have come to an end. We at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA would like to first say how proud we are of the diligence, hard work, sacrifice, & heart that was displayed from our competitors. There were many reall read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. Adds Two New Black Belts to Team Lovato!!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 15, 2013
The Adamson brothers, who run BJJ Seaside ( in Oregon, received their black belts from Rafael Lovato Jr. ( this weekend! Nathan and Zach Adamson have been running their own academy and coaching their students, while competing in the biggest tournamen 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 »

Rafael visits Oregon and hands out new belts

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Monday, November 15, 2010
Rafael Lovato Jr has been in Oregon since the No-Gi World Championships on Nov. 7th. He started his week by visiting the team in Oregon; James Puopolo (, Ben Baxter ( read more »

2010 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Monday, November 08, 2010
This past weekend in Long Beach, CA a group of the Lovato Jiu Jitsu team ( competed in the 2010 No-Gi World Championships ( The team has been training very hard leading up to this tou read more »

Ben Baxter talks about why he travels to Oklahoma City

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Sunday, October 17, 2010
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. Find us on the web: http://face read more »

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