Stabilizing and Attacking Larger Opponents from Sidemount
Many battles are lost by not sufficiently stabilizing sidemount, and/or choosing the wrong attacks to use from that otherwise dominant position.
Let’s say that you’ve done everything right and cut through the guard of a bigger stronger opponent. You’ve just arrived in sidemount.
The first few seconds in sidemount are actually a rather dangerous time, especially if you’re giving up a lot in the size department. Expect your opponent to use all of his strength and explosiveness to throw you off of him RIGHT NOW. Or – even worse – he could clamp onto you like a big crocodile and roll you to the bottom
Fortunately big guys are a little bit predictable (they typically do one of two things once they get pinned in sidemount).
In the video below, excerpted from How to Defeat the Bigger Stronger Opponent, Series 2, Brandon Mullins and I go over the most common reactions you can expect and what you can do to shut them down.
Plus Brandon shows some really cool Jedi-mindtrick submission that’ll consistently lead you from sidemount to high-percentage, match-ending submissions. Check it out – your game will thank you!