On the day that Americans celebrate their independence, GRACIEMAG joins the party and brings back one of the most important moments for Jiu-Jitsu in the USA.
On 2007, Rafael Lovato Jr wrote his name in the history of the World Championship when he became the second American to win a black belt gold medal.
And it was also the first ever World Championship held in the USA.
BJ Penn was the first to do it, in 2000.
GRACIEMAG was there and talked to Lovato minutes after his win.