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Rafael Lovato Jr to face Canaan Grigsby in MMA debut next September 26

Lovato winning at No-Gi Worlds. GracieMag will broadcast his guard pass secrets tomorrow.
Lovato winning at No-Gi Worlds. GracieMag will broadcast his guard pass secrets tomorrow.

BJJ world champion Rafael Lovato Jr now has a set opponent for his MMA debut.

Lovato will face Canaan Grigsby in a middleweight bout that will be part of Legacy Fighting Championships 35.

The event takes place September 26, in Tulsa, OK.

Lovato talked about the new challenge in a interview with MMAFighting.com

“I am very excited to make my MMA debut for Legacy,” Lovato told MMAFighting.com. “In the beginning, I am just in it for the challenge and to do something different. I always believed I would fight MMA and then I dedicated my life to Jiu-Jitsu and my academy and team. Now, I am at a point in my career where I feel that I have achieved nearly everything I wanted to do in Jiu-Jitsu and I have made my mark.”

 

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