Subscribe via RSS

News and Announcements

FloGrappling Names OKC Based BJJ Black Belt Americas Most Successful of All Time

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, June 03, 2016
Our friends at FloGrappling ( have compiled an article discussing several names that could be considered for the title of America's Most Successful Black Belt of All Time. The list included the likes of UFC fighter BJ Penn, Bill Cooper, Robert Drysdale, & of cour read more »

Legacy signs BJJ World Champions and Instructors, Lovato Jr and Rader

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 10, 2014
Legacy Fighting Championship is proud to announce the signings of world champion Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader. Based out of Oklahoma and widely considered the best American-born BJJ competitor, Rafael has won multiple world championships and is the read more »

UFC Muay Thai Coach Mark Beecher Teaching at Lovatos OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, January 13, 2014
World renown Muay Thai ( coach, Kru Mark "The Hyena" Beecher, is no stranger to Lovato's Mixed Martial Arts ( in OKC. Kru Mark actually began his martial arts training at Lovato's over 15 years ago and found his life passion in Muay  read more »

UFC TUF Winner Chris Holdsworth Talks Training at Lovato's MMA OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, December 02, 2013
The Ultimate Fighter ( winner and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Chris Holdsworth spent some time training at Lovato's Mixed Martial Arts ( in OKC recently. Chris just won the TUF finale this past Saturday while being on Miesha Tate's team and w read more »

Mark Beecher, UFC Muay Thai Coach, Returns To His Roots Lovato's At BJJ and MMA OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, October 14, 2013
It's always good to see former students prosper, Mark "the Hyena" Beecher, is one of those students. Beecher started his mixed martial arts ( education with Professor Rafael Lovato Sr. and has since spent his time traveling the world to study the art of Muay Thai. He h read more »

Former UFC Fighter and ADCC Champion, Vinny Magalhaes, Training at Lovato's BJJ OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 02, 2013
You might recognize Vinny Magalhaes ( from his time on The Ultimate Fighter ( or while he was fighting for the UFC ( Vinny is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and is the 2011 ADCC champion in read more »

Current UFC TUF Contestant, Chris Holdsworth, Training at Lovato's MMA OKC

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Chris Holdsworth ( is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ( Black Belt and current member of Team Miesha Tate on the UFC ('s The Ultimate Fighter ( Holds read more »

Mark "Hyena" Beecher UFC Muay Thai Coach Returns to His Roots at Lovato's MMA in OKC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Mark Beecher has quite the Muay Thai resume, he has has been training the art for over 15 years and has picked up some cutting edge techniques along the way. He has had over 60 Muay Thai fights and has fought all over the world, including some of the most prestigious tournaments in Thailand. M read more »

James Head Represents Mixed Martial Arts in Oklahoma City at UFC 159!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Team Lovato mixed martial artist, James Head, will be stepping into the octagon for the fifth time on April 27th to face Nick Catone. James will put his 9-3 record on the line at UFC 159 (, which is headlined by Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen fighting for the light heavyweight cha read more »

Team Lovato OKC MMA Fighter, James Head, returns to UFC tonight!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Lovato Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt and Oklahoma City's top Mixed Martial Arts fighter, James Head, is set to face Mike Pyle at the Ultimate Fighter Finale tonight!. This will be James' 3rd fight in the UFC this year and he is looking to keep his undefeated streak at welterwei read more »

RSS Subscribe via RSS

Recent Posts


Robert Bebout Jiu-Jitsu schedule Dallas Niles Xande Ribeiro Muay Thai New Breed Forrest Griffin special Garland Legacy 62 Cox Convention Center Ceremony Dominique Brooks charity Ultimate Fighting Championships Brazilian Nationals Moore Donation Volunteer awards Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Brazil charity event 2013 2018 android United Way 2014 Tanner Rice competition texas Aaron McKenzie Kickapoo Casino customer service 2011 Mauricio Veio ADCC trials Travis Serna PMA Video Legacy FC Johannes Wieth highlight testing Andrew Waldon 2015 Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association Edmond NY Pro Trials banquet Brasileiro school Adamson Bros BJJ Super Fight Josh Rosenthal closed Fight To Win Inverted Triangle Las Vegas Annual Kayron Gracie yoga Mixed Martial Arts iPhone Omoplata Green Strength StriKing National Tournament Blue kids ADCC Team Lovato Performance Martial Arts Chute Boxe Samir Chantre Nate App Ginastica Pro MMA Eddie Kone Team Bobby Mayhew UAEJJF Xtreme Fight Night Kettlebell Pro Jiu Jitsu Metamoris James Puopolo Bellator No Gi World Championship Lovato Jiu Jitsu Oregon Vinny Magalhaes Brown Legacy 54 Curitiba Open LJJA world championships OnTheMat Christmas Steve Maxwell New York City, NYC Purple KOP 53 Robert Harper Austin, TX IBJJF Youth Vinny Saenz Harrah UAE Jiu Jitsu Bricktown Brawl Muskogee Amanda Graves 2016 WinStar World Casino Best Submission of 2014 Tulsa F2W Pro 35 The Ultimate Fighter Promotion Lightweight No Gi Champion SKBJJ UFC Pro Division Eddie Saenz Dylan Nguyen Mauricio Amado US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Trigger KO Shogun judo Evolucao Thai Darragh O'Conaill Bob Barry Jr. Instructional dallas Legacy The Criterion KnockOut Promotions Master & Senior Worlds Europe ORBJJ Tyler Elerick Metro Invitational King of the Cage Top Ten Jiu-Jitsu Magazine Gracie Mag Expanding Nick Foust AGF bjj Houston Open Torque American National Rafael Lovato Sr. Worlds Legacy Fighting Championships Zach Coffee St. Louis Norman Chris Holdsworth Atlanta 2012 Luke Tirey Nationals Reunion Jesse Sunderman Best Submission SRJJA Interview MMA Seaside Austin Adkins Tarsis Humphreys Recovery Instructor AXS TV Jared Dopp ExciteFight MMA Oklahoma Casino Rage In The Cage Legacy FC 46 health Chris Savarese Kize Concepts Testimonial F2W Pro 11 kimura Adamson training World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Nick Diaz new year Europa Belts kickboxing Rafael Gracie Anti-Bullying Lucas Leite Lovato US Commerce Association Tornado Pro MMA debut Zebra Ribeiro Legacy FC 62 Lovato's grappling New York Open TUF Jr Black Belt Hyena Muay Thai Best Mark Beecher MMA debut Victor Estima heartland boxing superfight Firelake Grand Casino Rafael Lovato Jr. Atlanta Open American National Championship 2017 European Open Jeff Glover Shiloh Roberts flograppling technique market Ginastica Natural New York Houston Maxbells Justin Rader Edmond Outlook Rome Harris Finland Midwest Submission Challenge iTunes Oklahoma City Xande" Zach Adamson Smoke & Guns James Head No-Gi Johnny Hendricks Tornado Relief Ben Baxter Keenan Cornelius Braulio Estima S7 Fight Pan Ams AXS TV Fights Rob Wood magazine Andre Dida one-arm seminar Strength & Conditioning Hurricane submission wrestling Zach OKC Kingdom Jiu Jitsu Phil Davis flexibility Oklahoma Daily Tryouts disabled grappler Jared Hess Salem Kizer BJJ Academy The Fightworks Podcast City Beat News Herb Dean Ultimate Absolute NYC Spectrum Award Lovato's School of NAGA holiday Dallas Open Brian Picklo Children Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Oklahoma Austin Shroyer F2W Pro 19 Helsinki Grappler's Quest Mauricio Rua Bellator 181 Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel Firelake Grand Arena Alexandre " Shawnee martial arts F2W Pro 3 Matt Jubera Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu WinStar World Casino & Restort Tournament Abu Dhabi Pro John McCowen fitness Gerald Harris RJJA Oklahoma Wresting Academy Saulo Ribeiro


Children's Classes


Our new Warriors program is exclusively for kids and helps your child build self confidence while developing their physical and mental strength.

Learn more about our martial arts for kids. »

30 Day free trial


Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-JItsu is a martial arts family with all the moral values and tools necessary to build confidence, fitness and toughness in a fun and safe environment. I'm a witness of the process of learning that Rafael Jr. put into Jiu-Jitsu and I can say that he become one of the ... read more
Saulo Ribeiro World Jiu-jitsu Champion
CEO: Ribeiro Jiu-jitsu Association