The Ultimate Fighter 31 Cast Breakdown: The Newcomers

Mando Gutierrez, 26, East Lansing, Michigan, 8-2


  • Fast starter
  • Good wrestling
  • Flows on top
  • Good power double leg
  • Hyper aggression style
  • Excellent guillotine
  • Big submission threat
  • Submission threat
  • Strong
  • Solid jiu-jitsu
  • Smooth back take
  • Good kicking game


  • Struggles on the outside
  • TDD needs work
  • Poor striking defense
  • Gives up his back

Gutierrez is a Contender Series alum who fought last season and came up short to Raul Rosas Jr. Now he’s getting another shot on TUF but I still believe he should be fighting at 125.

He still has more time to grow and is the youngest fighter on the cast. Striking there isn’t much but he is a good wrestler and has solid jiu-jitsu. Flowing on top Gutierrez is a big threat at all times with his submission base. He’s a neck snatcher as all six of his submission come from a form of choke. Gutierrez is a threat but lack of striking and size will hold him back.