The Ultimate Fighter 31 Cast Breakdown: The Newcomers

Nate Jennerman, 30, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, US, 16-5


  • Submission threat
  • Neck hunter
  • Scrambles well
  • Good output
  • Good jiu-jitsu
  • Aggressive
  • Good cardio
  • Good submission defense


  • Loose in grappling positions
  • Comes in on straight lines
  • Shaky chin
  • Striking defense lacks
  • TDD needs work

Jennerman is a long-time veteran who has been watched by most of us through the last seven years grinding on the regional scene. None of his losses are bad besides his first pro-fight loss.

Jennerman is a submission grappler with limited striking. He does have some quality output and his offense altogether isn’t bad. With that said his striking doesn’t match up with the majority in the TUF house.

On the other hand, on the mat perhaps he’s one of the strongest. He’s hard to put away and is super dangerous with his submissions. Jennerman can get out-grappled because his positioning isn’t great but you’ve got to be careful with his submission attack. Jennerman won’t win but he’s a good test for these younger guys trying to break through.