It is not uncommon for a smaller athlete to fight an increasingly larger opponent in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Regardless, it is widely believed, and Royce Gracie proved it in early UFC events, that BJJ is indeed an art made for smaller practitioners to defeat bigger, stronger and bigger opponents.
Of course, he will need the proper tactics, knowledge and useful strategies to defeat the bigger opponents. So what are these approaches?
In this video, we see how a 185lb BJJ black belt uses perfect technique in order to out-grapple an Amateur MMA Ultra Heavy Weight MMA Champ who is also a BJJ purple belt.
The black belt, Jordan, breaks down the strategy he uses in this video:
To get more instruction from ADCC and IBJJF World Champ, Claudio Calasans, check out his Giant Killing series where he shows how to defeat bigger opponents by using wristlocks, closed guard attacks and leglocks, available in convenient On Demand and DVD formats. You can get it here at BJJ Fanatics!