Following 13-second KO win in debut, jiu-jitsu star Rafael Lovato fully believes he can win Bellator title

One of the few non-Brazilians to win a jiu-jitsu world championship as a black belt, Rafael Lovato shocked the MMA world in his Bellator debut when he knocked out his opponent out in a mere 13 seconds. Back to the cage four months later, he aims to impress once again.

The decorated grappler will meet Mike Rhodes in the preliminary portion of Friday’s Bellator 181 in Thackerville, and sees the UFC veteran as his toughest opponent so far in MMA as he enters his sixth MMA bout.

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