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James Head Earns First Victory Inside the Octagon at UFC Sweden!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, made a victorious Welterweight debut at UFC Sweden this past weekend! James Head dominated Papy Abedi, rocking him on the feet and securing top position on the ground and finishing him off with a beautiful RNC submission in the first round! Ja read more »

Team Lovato at UFC & Abu Dhabi This Week!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, April 08, 2012
Professor Rafael in action at last year's World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships This is a very big week coming up for Team Lovato! The leader of Team Lovato, Professor Rafael Lovato Jr., is on his way to Abu Dhabi, UAE to compete at the World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships which st read more »

Team Lovato MMA Standout, James Head Set to Make 2nd UFC Appearance!!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, January 17, 2012
It has been officially announced by the Ultimate Fighting Championships ( that Team Lovato's own James Head will make his 2nd appearance in the UFC at the UFC's debut event in Sweden, on April 14th! James will be facing local Swedish fighter, Papy Abedi, in Head' read more »

Team Lovato is the 2011 UFC Grappling Championships Overall Team Champions!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, October 20, 2011
This past Oct 7-8th in Houstn TX, was the UFC Grappling Championships and Team Lovato went and put on a show! One Team Lovato Competitor after another was called up to the podium to recieve thier medals and that was the story of the day. Individual results have already been poste read more »

Team Lovato Has An Amazing Weekend At The Grapplers Quest & UFC Fan Expo

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, October 14, 2011
The Grapplers Quest/UFC Fan Expo event on Oct. 7th & 8th was a monumental weekend for Team Lovato! So many great things happened that weekend including both Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. & Professor Rader winning their superfights, Professor Rafael receiving his Hall of Fame awar read more »

Bellator Fighter Jared Hess Joins Team Lovato!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, August 04, 2011
Top middleweight prospect, Jared Hess, has joined the Lovato MMA Team. Hess has a very respectable 11-2 MMA record including all wins coming by way of TKO or submission finishes. In 2009, he was a finalist in the Middleweight, Bellator tournament which gave him notable recognition. Jared will  read more »

James Head UFC Results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 13, 2011
Nick Ring vs James Head Team Lovato MMA fighter, James Head, made his UFC debut this past weekend at UFC 131 in Vancouver, Canada, where he faced undefeated Canadian fighter, Nick Ring. James was able to knock down Nick Ring early in Round 1 with a right hand and nearly finished the figh read more »

Video of Team Lovato preparing for the BJJ World Championships and UFC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, June 02, 2011
Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts was very busy in May! Team Lovato prepared it's largest team ever for the 2011 BJJ World Championships on June 2nd-5th in Long Beach, California and Team Lovato MMA standout, James Head, prepared for his UFC debut set to take place at read more »

Amazing week of training at Lovato's!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, May 29, 2011
(Picture of James Head UFC training session with Rafael Lovato Jr., Xande Ribeiro, and Mauricio Veio) Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts is dedicated to providing its students with the best instruction and training as possible! Besides for the World Clas read more »

UFC Fighter, Johny Hendricks, Visits Lovato's For Some Training

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, May 20, 2011
2x Division 1 National Champion Wrestler and current UFC fighter, Johny Hendricks, stopped by Lovato's to do some training while he was back home in Oklahoma. Hendricks has a 5-1 record inside the UFC and he is considered one of the welterweight division's rising stars. Hendricks hit the mat read more »

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