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Team Lovato OKC BJJ Dominates UAE JJ Abu Dhabi Pro Trials in Houston TX

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, November 08, 2015
*Pictured above: Professor Rafael Lovato Jr with our Team Lovato competitors at the UAE JJ Abu Dhabi Pro Trials in Houston, TX As many of you may know, we had two groups of competitors representing Team Lovato & Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu this past weekend. One group traveled to California t read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Purple Belt Dominates at IBJJF No Gi Worlds

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, November 08, 2015
This past weekend we had two groups of Team Lovato warriors competing, one group led by Professor Rafael Lovato Jr traveled to Houston, TX to compete at the UAEJJ Abu Dhabi Pro Trials (check out our other article to learn about the results of this tournament) & the other led by newly promote read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Promotes 4 New Blue Belts

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, October 31, 2015
For our last Adult BJJ belt testing of the year, it was also our last Blue Belt testing for the year, & Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA are proud to announce the addition of 4 new Lovato Jiu Jitsu blue belts! It was a very incredible day of solid technique & heart displayed by everyone  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 Based BJJ Black Belt Rafael Lovato Jr Wins 2nd Pro MMA Fight at Legacy FC 46

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, October 02, 2015
*Pictured above: Professor Lovato moments after his submission victory at Legacy FC 46, photo credit: Mike Calimbas Photography An incredible weekend here in Allen, TX for Legacy FC 46 where Professor Rafael Lovato Jr saw his second Pro MMA fight against Kevin Holland. The fight lasted  read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato and Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Dominates IBJJF Master Worlds

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, September 26, 2015
*Pictured above: Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu with both the Male & Female Team Titles, photo credit: Victor Cantu Photography Our great news keeps on coming, as we have just gotten the final results from the IBJJF Master Worlds! We had several students take the challenge to compete in Las Vega read more »

Team Lovato Blue Belt Aaron McKenzie Victorious in Pro MMA Debut at ExciteFight

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, September 26, 2015
In addition to all the great news we've been having, Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA's very own Aaron McKenzie saw his Professional MMA debut September 26th at the Thunderbird Casino hosted by ExciteFight MMA. For those of you who may not know, Aaron came to us already as a mixed martial arts f read more »

OKC BJJ Team Lovato Competes in IBJJF Dallas Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, September 20, 2015
*Pictured above: Dylan Nguyen - 2nd Place (left photo), Professor Rader & Vinny Saenz - 1st Place (top photo), Dallas Niles & Jared Dopp close out Brown Ultra Heavy (bottom right photo) After an incredible weekend of competition, we have finally come to an end for the IB read more »

Team Lovato OKC BJJ Brown Belt Earns the Silver Medal at ADCC World Championships

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, August 30, 2015
*Pictured above: Jared Dopp receiving the 2nd Place trophy in the +99kg division at ADCC Sao Paulo What an incredible weekend displaying the highest levels of submission grappling, the ADCC competition in Sao Paulo has finally come to an end. We are so very proud of all our Team read more »

OKC BJJ Blue Belt Represents Team Lovato at Atlanta Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 29, 2015
Along with all the other exciting things (ie. ADCC & the Santa Cruz Pro) happening this weekend, the IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open also took place. We had our very own, James Gillette take home the 3rd place medal for the Adult Blue Belt Medium Heavy division! He took the challenge to test himse read more »

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