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Rafael Lovato Jr is a jiu-jitsu black belt and one of the most successful American jiu-jitsu practitioners of all-time. Born on June 25, 1983, Lovato Jr. represents Six Blades Jiu-Jitsu. He is an IBJJF World champion and professional MMA fighter having captured the Bellator middleweight title. 

  1. Play-By-Play & Results | WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns

    Play-By-Play & Results | WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns

    Apr 30, 2021

    Who's Number One is back with yet another stacked card. In the main event, two MMA veterans and jiu-jitsu world champions will square off in a grappling matchup. Rafael Lovato Jr. has kept himself active in jiu-jitsu since stepping away from his Bellator title. Tonight, he'll look to keep it going against the UFC's no.1 welterweight contender, Gilbert "Durinho" Burns in a 15-minute no-gi match.
  2. Betting Lines | Standout Underdogs In Who's Number One: Lovato Jr. vs Burns

    Betting Lines | Standout Underdogs In Who's Number One: Lovato Jr. vs Burns

    Apr 26, 2021

    The online betting site F2Wbet has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns.
  3. Official WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr vs Gilbert Burns Preview

    Official WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr vs Gilbert Burns Preview

    Apr 26, 2021

    FloGrappling Who's Number One (WNO) returns on April 30th with yet another stacked event, when Gilbert "Durinho" Burns takes on Rafael Lovato Junior in Austin, Texas. All eight matches will be fifteen minutes in length and contested under WNO rules, with the first two prelims being streamed on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Apr 5, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook. 
  5. How to Watch The WNO: Craig Jones vs. Tye Ruotolo Press Conference

    How to Watch The WNO: Craig Jones vs. Tye Ruotolo Press Conference

    Mar 31, 2021

    Craig Jones and Tye Ruotolo will grapple on Friday April 30, but fans will be able to see big names such as Craig Jones, Tye Ruotolo, Rafael Lovato Jr. and Gilbert Burns exchange words across the table when they get together at the WNO: Craig Jones vs. Tye Ruotolo Press Conference. 
  6. Gilbert Burns To Take On Rafael Lovato Jr At WNO

    Gilbert Burns To Take On Rafael Lovato Jr At WNO

    Mar 30, 2021

    FloGrappling Who's Number One (WNO) returns on Friday, April 30th for yet another monster event, with a stacked card of eight superfights headlined by Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns.