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Rafael Lovato Jr.
2nd Degree Black Belt

Heavyweight Division

  • 3 x Pan-American Champion
  • 2 x Budweiser World Cup Pro Champion
  • 2 x Grapplers Quest Pro Champion
  • 2005 Rickson Gracie Budo Challenge Champion
  • 2006 American National Champion
  • 2006 Professional Submission League X-Mission Champion
  • 2007 European Open Champion
  • 2007 Brasileiro Champion
  • 2007 World Champion
  • 2008 World Runner-Up
  • 2009 ADCC Semifinalist
  • 2009 No-Gi World Runner-Up
  • 2009 World Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 Pan-American Runner-Up
  • 2010 Brasileiro Absolute Runner-Up
  • 2010 World Bronze Medalist
  • 2010 No-Gi World Champion
  • 2011 European Open Runner-Up
  • 2011 Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Poland Absolute Champion
  • 2011 Abu Dhabi World Pro No-Gi Champion
  • 2011 World Bronze Medalist



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TESTIMONIAL

Lovato’s is a great place to learn Jiu-Jitsu, stay in shape, and have fun. The variety of classes works well with my hectic schedule. I am never bored and the instructors are amazing. Unlike a traditional gym, at Lovato’s I am a part of a team that really motivates me to train hard.... read more
Katie Bryant-Hudson
Graduate Student