Lyndhurst Jiu Jitsu leader wins Bellator Title
Lyndhurst Jiu Jitsu leader wins Bellator Title! Rafael Lovato Jr, leader of the Lovato Jiu-Jitsu team Savarese BJJ, defeated Gerard Mousasi by decision to capture the Bellator Middleweight title. Lovato won the 1st 2 rounds handily using supeior takedown and his speciality of Brazilian jiu-Jitsu. After a 3rd round that could have gone either way, Mousasi won the 4th rd handily. But Loavto came back with a strong 5th round to capture the title and fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming an MMA Champion. Lovato remains undefeated in the process
Words from his team
Professor Savarese, owner and head instructor of the Lovato Lyndhurst NJ Academy, Savarese BJJ, had this to say post fight:
Words cannot describe my feelings right now, knowing how hard this camp was, knowing how hard my friend has worked, knowing what an inspiration he is not only to is but to the whole BJJ community. Congrats to my brother Rafael Lovato Jr. On winning the Bellator middleweight title! AND NEW!!!