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Team Lovato OKC BJJ Belt Promotions For August 2016

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, August 06, 2016
*Pictured above: Prof Rafael Lovato Jr, Prof Justin Rader, Prof Shiloh Roberts, & Coaches (John, Bobby, & Tyler) with our newly promoted LovatoJJ students Such an incredible day here at Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts! We've just had another very  read more »

OKC BJJ Black Belt Triumphant at F2W Pro 7 in Denver CO

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, July 16, 2016
Team Lovato had such an unbelievable weekend, focusing mainly on Professor Rafael Lovato Jr's huge victory in the Main Event Super Fight at the Fight To Win Pro Jiu Jitsu 7 event located in Denver, Colorado where he defended his F2W Light Heavy Weight No Gi title against the very game Brazilian  read more »

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 »

Team Lovato MMA OKC Blue Belt Victorious At Rage In The Cage

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, May 08, 2016
An incredible night took place at Kickapoo Casino in Harrah, OK for Rage In The Cage MMA event! Our very own Aaron McKenzie had his second Pro MMA fight against a very game opponent. Aaron dominated from beginning to end, finishing the fight in the second round via TKO from the mount position! H read more »

OKC Team Lovato MMA Dominate at Smoke & Guns 2016 Charity Event

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, May 02, 2016
*Pictured above: Jesse Sunderman (L) & Austin Shroyer (R) receiving their Smoke & Guns 2016 Champion Belts It's that time of year again for Smoke & Guns to host their annual MMA Charity Event fight of Policemen vs Firefighters in Tulsa, OK. Without a doubt Team Lova read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black Belts Rafael Lovato Jr & Justin Rader Victorious at Legacy FC 54

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, April 25, 2016
*Pictured above: Professor Rafael Lovato Jr (Legacy FC Middle Weight Champion) with his father Rafael Lovato Sr, Professor Justin Rader, MMA & Muay Thai coach Mauricio Veio, as well as his Strength & Conditioning coach Luke Tirey We had such an phenomenal experience this read more »

OKC Based Black Belt Lovato Jr Fight Week Promo for Legacy FC 54 Middle Weight Title

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, April 18, 2016
We are finally into the final week, aka FIGHT WEEK, with Legacy Fighting Championships 54 going down this Friday night at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma! Professor Rafael Lovato Jr is looking sharp, focused, & ready to go to war with the very game Marcelo Nunes for the Legacy Middle read more »

Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Voted Best Martial Arts Training in Oklahoma City

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, March 11, 2016
*Pictured above: Lovato's BJJ & MMA's award for Best Martial Arts Training in Oklahoma City 2016 Some exciting news just came in this week as Lovato's School of BJJ & MMA has been recognized as OKC's number one Martial Arts School, voted the Best Martial Arts Training in Oklaho read more »

OKC Kids BJJ Team Victorious at Local Tournament

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Saturday, March 05, 2016
*Pictured above: Professor Justin Rader with Coaches Austin Adkins & Tyler Elerick for the 1st Place Kids Gi & No Gi Titles at the AGF OKC Open Lovato Jiu Jitsu was in full force this weekend at the American Grappling Federation Oklahoma City Open! Saturday was a full da read more »

OKC Based BJJ Black & Brown Belts Dominate at Fight To Win Pro 3

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Friday, March 04, 2016
*Pictured above: Professor Rafael Lovato Jr with his guillotine submission victory at the F2W Pro 3 Main Event (Photo credit: Mike Climbas Photography ( ) The Fight To Win Pro 3 ( event in Austin, Texas was an incredible show from beg read more »

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When I first walked in the doors of Lovato’s, I intended to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and get in better shape. What I have actually received is so much more. I posses a confidence, comradeship, and pride that can only come from achieving something difficult. This success is the child of the L... read more
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