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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 »

2011 ADCC Results

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, October 02, 2011
The ADCC has come and gone with some exceptional performances especially from Professor Rafael Lovato Jr who sustained an injury to his leg in the tournament and went ahead and fought valiently for 3rd place reguardless of the pain. Professor Rafael was one of only 4 Americans who qua read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader ADCC Interview

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, September 15, 2011
Check out this great interview ( with Professors Rafael Lovato Jr. and Justin Rader as they head to the UK next week for the 2011 ADCC Submission Wres read more »

Team Lovato wins 17 medals with 17 competitors this past weekend!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 15, 2011
This past weekend in Dallas, TX, was the World Grappling Circut Europa Supershow Grappling World Championships held at the Dallas Convention Center. Team Lovato put on an incredibly, impressive performance winning 17 medals, with 17 adult competitors and 2 children! From white belt to b read more »

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Justin Rader training hard for ADCC!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 25, 2011
Current Black Belt No-Gi World Champions, Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader are in full training mode for ADCC. With the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships just a couple months away you can bet all of the Worlds best are in full swing with preparations to be sure they are  read more »

Justin Rader Interview at Grapplers Quest

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 25, 2011
Check out this interview of Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Professor Justin Rader, right after he won the "America's Best Lightweight" Pro Division at the last Grapplers Quest in Las Vegas:  read more »

Justin Rader invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Thursday, July 14, 2011
After an incredible performance last weekend where he was crowned "America's Best Lightweight", Justin Rader, got the attention of the ADCC committee and today he was formally invited to compete at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships. The ADCC Submission Wrestling World  read more »

Justin Rader crowned "America's Best Lightweight"

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 11, 2011
Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Instructor, Justin Rader, has proven once again why he is one of the greatest lightweight grapplers on the Planet! Last weekend Rader headed to Las Vegas to compete in a Professional No-Gi Invitational 4 Man Tournament, hosted by the prestigious Grapplers Qu read more »

Check out Rafael Lovato Jr.'s new website!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The leader of Lovato's School of Brazilian JIu-Jitsu and MMA, Rafael Lovato Jr., has revamped his website and it looks great! You can follow Rafael's career as well as stay updated on all of his competitions, seminars, products, and travels at (! read more »

Follow our Team Lovato Blog!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, June 20, 2011
Get more news about all of the great things happening at Lovato's School of Brazilian JIu-Jitsu and MMA by following our Team Lovato blog at (! read more »

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