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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 »

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 »

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At Lovato’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I like the fact that the instructors and students compete in numerous national and international competitions. Through their experiences, they are able to pass along technical knowledge that is both practical and effective.... read more
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