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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.

W/L Methods

MethodWinsLosses
Submission7010
Points3726
Decision1011
Advantage55
Other12
Penalty10
Injury10
DQ10
Golden Score01

Submission W/L Methods

Submission MethodWinsLosses
Armbar143
RNC110
Kimura110
Choke60
Triangle50
Katagatame40
Brabo Choke30
Choke from Mount20
Ezekiel20
Shoulder Lock10
Anaconda Choke10
Collar Choke10
Mounted Triangle10
Darce Choke10
Choke from Crucifix01
Choke From the Back01
Heel Hook01
Estima Lock01
Footlock01
Cross Choke01

Match History

W/L/DOpponentReplayMethodEventWeightDate
L K. Duarte Replay Decision 2022 ADCC World Championships -99kgs2022
L N. Meregali Points 2022 ADCC World Championships -99kgs2022
W V. Gazola Replay Points 2022 ADCC World Championships -99kgs2022
W P. Tepponen Replay RNC 2022 ADCC World Championships -99kgs2022
L N. Meregali Replay Decision Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena 2022
L G. Augusto Replay Points 2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2022
W E. Santos Replay Points 2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2022
WG. Themudo Replay Armbar 2022 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2022
WY. Bueno Replay Choke 2022 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2022
W G. Guedes Replay Points 2022 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2022
W M. Veijonen Armbar 2022 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2022
W H. Colvin Decision 2022 IBJJF Oklahoma NoGi Open Absolute Division2022
W A. Oranday Armbar 2022 IBJJF Oklahoma NoGi Open Absolute Division2022
WJ. AndrewArmbar 2022 IBJJF Oklahoma Open Super Heavyweight2022
DJ. PiersmaOther 2021 UFC Fight Pass Invitational Absolute Division2021
WM. WilcoxRNC 2021 UFC Fight Pass Invitational Absolute Division2021
DT. TookeOther 2021 UFC Fight Pass Invitational Absolute Division2021
W A. Wardzinski Replay Penalty 2021 Raw Grappling #1 2021
L F. Andrew Replay Points 2021 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Super Heavyweight2021
W G. Arges Replay Decision Fight to Win 180 2021
W A. Ceconi Replay Decision Fight to Win 177 2021
L G. Burns Replay Decision FloGrappling WNO: Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Gilbert Burns 2021
W G. Almeida Replay Kimura Fight to Win 166 2021
W C. McGuire Other 2021 IBJJF Oklahoma Open Super Heavyweight2021
W D. Oranday Katagatame 2021 IBJJF Oklahoma No-Gi Open Absolute Division2021
W L. Silva Points 2021 IBJJF Oklahoma Open Absolute Division2021
W T. Walling Shoulder Lock 2021 IBJJF Oklahoma No-Gi Open Absolute Division2021
WE. CarvalhoChoke 2021 IBJJF Oklahoma Open Absolute Division2021
L D. Souza Choke from Crucifix BJJ Stars 4 2020
W H. Colvin Choke from Mount 2020 IBJJF Oklahoma Open Heavyweight2020
WV. SilvaChoke from Mount 2020 IBJJF Oklahoma Open Heavyweight2020
W E. Hernandez Armbar 2020 IBJJF Oklahoma Open Absolute Division2020
W R. Martins Ezekiel 2020 IBJJF Oklahoma Open Absolute Division2020
L A. Johnson Replay Decision Fight to Win 151 Heavyweight2020
W H. Junior Replay Armbar Fight to Win 147 2020
L L. Barbosa Replay Armbar Fight to Win 144 Light Heavyweight2020
W A. Maidana Replay Choke Fight to Win 141 Light Heavyweight2020
L R. Abreu Golden Score Sub Stars 2020
W R. Martinez Kimura World Jiu Jitsu Festival 2019
W J. Shields DecisionPolaris 92019
L Y. Simões Replay Decision Fight 2 Win Pro 104 210lbs2019
W J. Hinger Replay Decision Fight 2 Win Pro 95 Light Heavyweight2018
W T. Spriggs Replay RNC Fight 2 Win Pro 64 Heavyweight2018
L J. Sousa Replay Decision 2017 ADCC World Championships -99kgs2017
L F. Pena Replay Decision 2017 ADCC World Championships -99kgs2017
W E. Kelly Replay Points 2017 ADCC World Championships -99kgs2017
W M. Aly Replay Points 2017 ADCC World Championships -99kgs2017
L M. “Buchecha” Replay Points 2017 ADCC West Coast Trials 2017
L B. Estima Armbar 2007 10K Challenge Absolute Division2017
WA. RodeRNC 2007 10K Challenge Absolute Division2017
WS. DawsonAnaconda Choke 2007 10K Challenge Absolute Division2017
LM. SakataDecision 2007 10K Challenge Absolute Division2017
W T. Rice Replay Collar Choke Fight 2 Win Pro 11 205lbs2016
W R. Abreu Replay Decision Fight 2 Win Pro 7 Light Heavyweight2016
W D. Nogueira Replay Choke Fight 2 Win Pro 6 Heavyweight2016
W S. Patterson Choke Respect 3 2016
W M. Jr. Points 2015 USJJ Pro Texas Absolute Division2015
W M. Jr. Advantage 2015 USJJ Pro Texas 94kgs2015
W C. Farias Choke 2015 USJJ Pro Texas Absolute Division2015
WH. BritoOther 2015 IBJJF Curitiba Open Heavyweight2015
WF. OliveiraOther 2015 IBJJF Curitiba No-Gi Open Super Heavyweight2015
WJ. ConceiçãoArmbar 2015 IBJJF Curitiba Open Heavyweight2015
W W. Peroto Kimura 2015 IBJJF Curitiba No-Gi Open Super Heavyweight2015
WP. MouraOther 2015 IBJJF Curitiba Open Absolute Division2015
WK. MouraOther 2015 IBJJF Curitiba Open Absolute Division2015
W J. Hayden Points 2014 Five Texas Tournament Absolute Division2014
W J. Hayden Points 2014 Five Texas Tournament Absolute Division2014
W A. Kimler Kimura 2014 Five Texas Tournament Absolute Division2014
WD. BuenoEzekiel 2014 Five Texas Tournament 94kgs2014
W A. Kimler Kimura 2014 Five Texas Tournament Absolute Division2014
W J. Sousa Points 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2014
L A. Galvao Points 2014 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2014
W R. Charles Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship2014
L A. Neto Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipSuper Heavyweight2014
WA. CesarKimura2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipSuper Heavyweight2014
L R. Vieira Replay Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipAbsolute Division2014
W Y. Santos Armbar2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipHeavyweight2014
L A. Galvao Choke From the Back2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship2014
W P. Popovich Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-88kgs2014
L J. Rocha Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipSuper Heavyweight2014
L Y. Simões Advantage 2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2014
WA. PeinadoPoints2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipSuper Heavyweight2014
W M. Abdulkadirov Replay Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipAbsolute Division2014
WS. AnzaiMounted Triangle2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-88kgs2014
L R. Barral Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-88kgs2014
WM. FortunaArmbar2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship2014
WH. Mihara Replay Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-88kgs2014
L R. Chsiev Replay Decision2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-88kgs2014
W Y. Santos Armbar2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipHeavyweight2014
W R. Chsiev Triangle2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship-88kgs2014
W R. Abreu Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipSuper Heavyweight2014
W R. Vasconcelos Armbar2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipHeavyweight2014
L L. Rodrigues Points 2014 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Super Heavyweight2014
W F. Scherner Advantage 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Ultra Heavyweight2013
WR. RezendePoints 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Ultra Heavyweight2013
D M. Santana N/A - Draw 2013 IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Expo 2013
L A. Galvao Decision Metamoris II 2013
W R. Evangelista Kimura 2013 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Division2013
L D. Souza Points 2013 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Heavyweight2013
WA. CeconiN/A - Draw 2013 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Division2013
WN. OliveiraKatagatame 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Heavyweight2012
W M. Freitas Kimura 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Heavyweight2012
L R. Alencar Decision 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Heavyweight2012
WK. GraciePoints 2012 World Expo Absolute Division2012
WK. GracieKimura Metamoris I 2012
W M. Freitas Kimura 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2012
L R. Barral Points 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Medium Heavyweight2012
W D. Souza Decision 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Medium Heavyweight2012
WN. OliveiraKatagatame 2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2012
WR. ClarkOther 2012 Abu Dhabi World Pro -88kgs2012
WR. FonsecaPoints 2012 Abu Dhabi World Pro -88kgs2012
L V. Toledo Advantage2012 Abu Dhabi World Pro-88kgs2012
L Y. Simões Advantage 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2012
WI. AraujoPoints 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2012
L R. Alencar Other 2012 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Heavyweight2012
W I. Silva Kimura 2012 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Absolute Division2012
L B. Faria Points 2012 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Absolute Division2012
WF. MoncaioRNC 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Medium Heavyweight2011
W O. Sousa Points 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Medium Heavyweight2011
W P. Popovich Points 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Medium Heavyweight2011
W R. Vieira Points 2011 Pan No-Gi Jiu Jitsu Champions Heavyweight2011
W B. Bastos Points 2011 Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo 2011
WJ. Kwang Replay RNC 2011 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2011
L R. Palhares Replay Heel Hook 2011 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2011
W K. Griffin Replay Triangle 2011 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2011
L P. Popovich Replay Points 2011 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2011
WR. VitalArmbar 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2011
WM. WilsonPoints 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2011
W A. Jr. Triangle 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2011
L B. Faria Points 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2011
WF. SolucoTriangle 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2011
L R. Vieira Points 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2011
L L. Rodrigues Points 2011 IBJJF European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Super Heavyweight2011
W R. Vieira Points 2011 World Pro NoGi Heavyweight2011
W R. Alencar Decision 2010 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Heavyweight2010
WT. EduardoPoints 2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2010
W J. Assis Points 2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2010
L B. Faria Points 2010 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2010
L B. Faria Points 2010 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Division2010
L B. Faria Other 2010 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2010
W L. Nogueira Points 2010 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2010
W J. Assis Points 2010 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2010
WM. FortunaRNC 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Super Heavyweight2009
L A. Neto Advantage 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championships Super Heavyweight2009
L B. Estima Replay Estima Lock 2009 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2009
W B. Bastos Replay Darce Choke 2009 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2009
LD. Avellan Replay Footlock 2009 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2009
WT. Lawlor Replay Points 2009 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2009
W T. Walling OtherADCC Submission Fighting World Championship 2009Absolute Division2009
W D. Oranday KatagatameADCC Submission Fighting World Championship 2009Absolute Division2009
WM. FortunaRNC2009 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipHeavyweight2009
WF. SolucoAdvantage 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2009
L R. Gracie Cross Choke 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2009
L A. Souza Points 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2009
L A. Ceconi Other 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2009
L B. Estima Points 2009 Abu Dhabi World Pro Absolute Division2009
L R. Charles Points 2009 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2009
W R. Alencar Advantage 2008 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2008
WF. MarmontelArmbar 2008 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2008
WF. SolucoAdvantage 2008 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2008
LL. TheodoroPoints 2007 Super Challenge Grappling Absolute Division2007
WL. TheodoroDecision 2007 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2007
L A. Neto Advantage 2007 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2007
WB. PaulistaPoints 2007 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2007
LD. BaptistaPoints 2007 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2007
WM. HellenArmbar 2007 ADCC World Championships -88kgs2007
W R. Abreu Points 2007 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Super Heavyweight2007
W A. Neto Points 2007 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Super Heavyweight2007
WC. LazzariniPoints 2007 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2007
L R. Barral Points 2007 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2007
WR. TeixeiraBrabo Choke 2007 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2007
WUnknownBrabo Choke 2007 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2007
WUnknownTriangle 2007 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2007
WL. SynowskiPoints 2007 Bud Cup Absolute Division2007
WC. MoriartyInjury 2007 Bud Cup Absolute Division2007
WI. McPhersonRNC 2007 Bud Cup Absolute Division2007
WC. MoriartyRNC 2006 Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals & USA Trials 200lbs2006
WR. CamargoOther2006 IBJJF American National Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipHeavyweight2006
WN. DutcherRNC 2006 Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals & USA Trials 200lbs2006
WD. BranchDecision 2006 Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals & USA Trials 200lbs2006
W E. Telles Points 2006 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2006
L E. Telles Points 2006 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Heavyweight2006
L R. Gracie Armbar 2006 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2006
WT. KosaiDQ 2005 Rickson Gracie's Budo Challenge Super Heavyweight2005
WR. GracieBrabo Choke 2005 Rickson Gracie's Budo Challenge Super Heavyweight2005