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OKC BJJ Team Lovato Takes On IBJJF Houston Open

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, February 10, 2015
We at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA are so proud of our team's performance last weekend at the Houston Open! Here is a list of individual results for our team, with 27 competitors, we took home 30 medals! Jaison Poole - Bronze White Belt Jeff Roden - Bronze White Belt Nathan Smith - B read more »

OKC Martial Arts Kids Team Win Big at BJJ Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, January 31, 2015
The Lovato's Children & Teen Warriors were in action at the American Grappling Federation Arkansas Jiu Jitsu Open putting on an incredible performance. Our warriors placed 2nd in the Gi Division & 3rd in the No-Gi Division! There were seven competitors who took the challenge read more »

OKC Muay Thai Students Earn New Promotions for January

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, January 31, 2015
Starting off the new year strong, Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts is proud to announce our newly promoted Hyena Muay Thai students with their new ranks. This group of individuals have been consistent in their training, always focused and working hard. N read more »

OKC Adult Jiu Jitsu Belt Promotions for January

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, January 31, 2015
January has been an incredible month at Lovato’s Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial arts! We are proud of our newly promoted Adult Jiu Jitsu students, each and every one of them has put in diligent work and earned their new ranks. Great job everyone, we are ver read more »

New Year Sign Up Special at Lovatos MMA in OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, January 03, 2015
A new year means a new set of goals! Whether those goals are to lose weight, enroll your child or children in martial arts, learn self defense, or just have fun in a proactive environment Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts has the tools to help you achieve each and eve read more »

OKC BJJ Instructor Earns the #3 Best Submission in MMA for 2014

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
AXS TV Fights awarded Oklahoma City-based BJJ Blackbelt, Professor Raphael Lovato Jr. the #3 Best Submission of 2014 for his remarkable Pro MMA Debut performance at Legacy 35. Congrats Professor, everyone at Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA and Hyena Muay Thai are very proud of all your har read more »

OKC Kids Martial Arts Team Victorious at BJJ Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, December 13, 2014
Our Lovato's Children & Teen Warriors Program took the challenge to compete in Sapulpa, OK and came out victorious winning both the Kids Gi & No Gi Titles which allowed them to win the Kids Overall Team Title at the American Grappling Federation Nationals Tournament! We at L read more »

OKC Muay Thai Students Triumphant at StriKing National Muay Thai Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, November 08, 2014
Team Lovato & Hyena Muay Thai had an incredible day with two of our students competing at the StriKing National Tournament in Muskogee, Oklahoma! Bobby Mayhew rocked his opponent with a knee to the body in the first round and went on to win his first match by decision. Bobby then proceeded t read more »

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 »

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