Rafael Lovato Jr. Taps Out John Salter at Bellator 205

Rafael Lovato jr. vs John Salter

Rafael Lovato Jr. is a very successful BJJ competitor in high-level competition, he is particularly notable for being the second American (B.J. Penn is the first) to win the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship as a black belt.

Rafael is a black belt under Carlos Machado, the oldest of the Machado family. Rafael has had a long and formative training history with Xande and Saulo Ribeiro, one which began after he competed against Saulo in the finals of the 2003 Arnold Classic, when Rafael was just 19 years old.

Rafael currently manages his own academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Lovato made his professional MMA debut in September 2014 for the Legacy Fighting Championship promotion. He fought for the organization four times over the next two years. He went undefeated and won and defended the company’s Middleweight Championship.

Rafael Lovato Jr. vs John Salter at Bellator 205

Tonight at Bellator 205 Rafael Lovato JR. did a great Job by submitting John Salter in the third and the last round of the fight.

After back and forth action from both fighters Lovato managed to get to Salter’s back and choke him with a rear naked choke with only 32 seconds left in the fight.

Also, Check out the videos of the guillotine attempt by Lovato Jr. that John Salter managed to survive.