Rafael Lovato Jr. wins by choke in Legacy Fighting Championship
Rafael Lovato Jr. wins by choke in Legacy Fighting Championship over his opponent Kevin Holland at 1:38 of round 1 saturday night. Lovato controlled the distance and landed a takedown very quickly to give him the fight in his arena. Rafael is the most dedicated, most disciplined and one of the best examples of a martial artist I know. So proud of you brother! OSS.
About Lovato Jr
At just 21 years of age, Rafael Lovato Jr became the youngest American to receive a black belt in BJJ at that time. In receiving his black belt, Rafael also helped accomplish another feat, as he and his father became the first American father and son black belts. Rafael has had many accomplishments in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, becoming the most decorated American BJJ competitor ever. In 2007, Rafael achieved the incredible feat of winning the four most prestigious events in BJJ all in a row. First, he became the first American to win the Brazilian National Championships (Brasileiro) at blackbelt and the 2nd American, after BJ Penn of UFC fame, to win the World Championships as a BlackBelt. Rafael earned the prestigious BJJ competitor of the year award for 2007 for these accomplishments. Rafael is also one of the only American’s to ever be featured on the cover of the famous Gracie Magazine and was honored for his accomplishments when he was inducted into the prestigious Grapplers Quest Hall of Fame. If you live in NJ and would like to train with Lovato’s team, Call Professor Chris Savarese, who runs his association on the East Coast, at 201 933-5134 or email email@example.com for a free intro lesson.