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The most accomplished American blackbelt, Rafael Lovato Jr. burst onto the blackbelt scene in 2007 when he became one of the first non-Brazilians to win a World Championship. 

The American: Rafael Lovato Jr. (Trailer)

The American: Rafael Lovato Jr. (Trailer)

Aug 10, 2016

The most accomplished American blackbelt, Rafael Lovato Jr. burst onto the blackbelt scene in 2007 when he became one of the first non-Brazilians to win a World Championship. Almost ten years later Lovato Jr is still one of the most dominant competitors the sport of jiu-jitsu has. Having refocused his career on super fights and an MMA title run the American blackbelt is showing no signs of slowing down.

In our newest Flofilms documentary series we get to know the legendary Ribeiro bros representative from his early days growing up in Oklahoma City doing Kali stick fighting with his father all the way to present day as he prepares for his Fight to Win 7 super fight against Riccardo 'Cyborg' Abreu.