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Rafael Lovato Jr is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Carlos Machado and one of the most successful American jiu-jitsu practitioners of all-time. 

  1. The Best Of American Jiu-Jitsu: Every American IBJJF & ADCC World Champion

    The Best Of American Jiu-Jitsu: Every American IBJJF & ADCC World Champion

    Dec 28, 2020

    Whether or not you believe in “American Jiu-Jitsu” exists separate from “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,” several individual Americans have made their marks on the world of submission grappling. If in no other way, Americans have at least impacted the history books.

  2. Forgotten Cross Choke Details, As Shown By Lovato Jr. | Technique Showcase

    Forgotten Cross Choke Details, As Shown By Lovato Jr. | Technique Showcase

    Dec 24, 2020

    The cross choke is one of the most fundamental submissions in jiu-jitsu. But it’s rarely applied successfully at the highest levels of competition. 

  3. Where And When To Watch Cyborg, Lovato, Hinger, Gracie At Masters Worlds

    Where And When To Watch Cyborg, Lovato, Hinger, Gracie At Masters Worlds

    Dec 16, 2020

    In many ways, the 2020 edition of the IBJJF Masters World Championships will be like no other. It's in a new arena at a different time of year under different circumstances. But like previous installments, this year's Masters Worlds will feature icons of the sport, including World Champions, Hall of Famers and fan favorites.

  4. The Most Exciting Athletes Headed To Master Worlds

    The Most Exciting Athletes Headed To Master Worlds

    Dec 13, 2020

    The IBJJF World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship is a special event, with legends of the past taking the mat and displaying some classic "old school jiu-jitsu." The event features a wide range of ages, starting with Master 1 in the early 30's all the way to athletes still throwing down in their 50's and 60's.

  5. Official FloGrappling Predictions: F2W 151, Kennedy vs Queixinho

    Official FloGrappling Predictions: F2W 151, Kennedy vs Queixinho

    Sep 10, 2020

    This weekend's edition of Fight to Win will be a clash of styles in all three of the headline matches!

  6. Queixinho vs Kennedy Maciel: A Classic Matchup Of Youth Versus Experience

    Queixinho vs Kennedy Maciel: A Classic Matchup Of Youth Versus Experience

    Sep 9, 2020

    This weekend's edition of Fight to Win will be a clash of styles in all three of the headline matches!