Midwest Panther – Interview with Legacy Fighting Alliance fighter Nate Jennerman

Roufusport has a shining reputation for producing some of the best prospects in the Midwest. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a Midwest panther looking to showcase his deadly submission arsenal at LFA 34 on March 2. A professional since December 2013 and representing Roufusport, 25-year-old Nate Jennerman owns a 10-3 record in 13 career bouts consisting of eight submissions and two decisions.

At NAFC Summer Slam, he defeated Justin Echols. Jennerman submitted his next four opponents which included wins over Adam Ward and Tye Ferguson respectively. Then he defeated his next two opponents via decision in Clint Anderson and Jeremy Czarnecki. At Caged Aggression 19, Jennerman submitted Shawn West in the second round via guillotine choke. In his LFA debut at LFA 12, he submitted Damien Hill in the first round via guillotine choke. In his 3rd LFA appearance, Jennerman submitted Sam Toomer in the second round via arm triangle choke at LFA 29. On March 2 at LFA 34, he will face John DeVall in a featherweight title. Good luck Nate!

Interview –

You are set to face John Devall at LFA 34 on March 2. What do you know of your opponent and how do envision the fight playing out?

I’m fighting John Devall March 2nd. I know he’s a gritty vet. He’s had 20+ pro fights, so he’s coming with more experience. I know he’s a brown belt in BJJ and that he’s well versed in the stand-up. He’s really well rounded and he’ll be ready to fight wherever the fight goes.

In your last fight, you submitted Sam Toomer in the second round at LFA 29, did the fight go like you expected?

My last fight went fairly similar to how I played it out so many times in my head. I thought there would be a bit more stand up. But after how dominant I was in the first on the ground it would be dumb not to get it right back down there.

Seven of your 10 career wins have come via submission, what is your favourite grappling technique?

I actually have 8 subs. One of them got marked as a TKO online, but it was actually a guillotine win. Which just so happens to be my favourite technique. I have pro wins by guillotine. But all 6 were a different type.

What has been the defining moment of your career so far?

The defining moment of my career so far would probably be my last win over Sam Toomer. He was coming in with just one loss, to a UFC vet, and I really just took it to him. I was firing on all cylinders that night.

How has training at a top gym like Roufusport aided in your development as a fighter?

Oh man. Roufusport is the reason I am where I am. I wouldn’t be nearly the fighter I am without it. The coaches are top notch. Shout to Duke Roufus, Scott Cushman, and Daniel Wanderley. These guys help me out every day.  Training with the likes of Tyron Woodley, Anthony and Sergio Pettis, Paul Felder, Gerald Meerschaert, Mike Rhodes, Raufeon Stots, Erik Koch, Manny Sanchez, JP St Louis and so many others on a daily basis is an absolute blessing.

When you are not training, what do you like to do in your spare time?

I love doing anything outdoors. My wife, Moriah, and I really enjoy hiking. Mountain biking, water skiing, triathlons. I love being outside.

Jennerman v Hill LFA 12

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Jennerman v West Caged Aggression 19

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