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Oklahoma City based Black Belt Rafael Lovato Jr will compete in Metamoris 5

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, October 11, 2014
On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Oklahoma City's very own, BJJ Black Belt Instructor and BJJ World Champion, Rafael Lovato Jr. ( will be competing in Metamoris 5 in a match versus Yuri Simoes. You can catch all the action online  read more »

OKC BJJ Professor Lovato Jr. victorious in MMA debut

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. wins his Mixed Martial Arts debut with a head and arm choke in the first round! Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Hyena Muay Thai are proud of the work, dedication and warrior spirit which Lovato carries at all times. Thanks to all the students and fans read more »

Team Lovato OKC Wins At The European BJJ Championships

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 05, 2014
January 26, 2014 was a great day for Lovato's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( in Oklahoma City, OK. History was made with the first American father and son Black Belt to compete at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation ( read more »

Team Lovato BJJ OKC Wins 5 Medals at the No-Gi World Championships!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Jared Dopp on top of the podium once again! This past weekend 6 members of Team Lovato competed at the 2012 No-Gi BJJ World Championships in Long Beach, California! The results were spectacular with the team bringing back 5 World Championship medals to Oklahoma City, includi read more »

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu OK Team Heading to the 2012 BJJ No-Gi World Championships this weekend!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 29, 2012
Professors Rafael & Rader with their Gold Medals in 2010 The 2012 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi World Championships ( are being held this weekend at the Pyramid in Long Beach, California! No-Gi is a term to describe Jiu-Jitsu competition without the traditional  read more »

OKC Jiu-Jitsu Instructor, Rafael Lovato, submits Gracie at Metamoris Pro!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Professor Lovato after he got the submission victory! This past Sunday was a very historic day for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The very first Metamoris Pro event took place, matching the top BJJ athletes in the World against each other, and it was an amazing show with many spectacu read more »

OKC Martial Arts Instructor, Rafael Lovato, Countdown Show for Match Against Gracie!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 08, 2012
Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA's own head instructor, Rafael Lovato Jr., will be facing Kayron Gracie, son of Carlos Gracie Jr., at a huge BJJ event in San Diego this Sunday! Professor Lovato Jr. is America's most accomplished BJJ fighter and he will once again be looking to ma read more »

Awesome week of Muay Thai and MMA Training with Professor Mauricio of Evolucao Thai!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 02, 2012
Trainer of champions and creator of Evolucao Thai, Professor Mauricio Veio, once again visited Oklahoma City to teach and train at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA. Professor Mauricio is a Muay Thai Black Belt from the famous Chute Boxe team in Brazil and he is the creator of the Evoluca read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Professor Rafael receiving his induction into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame! Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA head instructor, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr., was inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri on July 21st. Once a year, some of the bi read more »

Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. Launches First Instructional Series!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Screen shot of Professor Rafael's new digital instructional series The long heavily anticipated wait for an instructional series from Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. is finally over! The Gi & No-Gi Black Belt World Champion will be sharing all of his competition test read more »

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