The butterfly guard and all the various sweeps coming from this guard, is probably the best guard to play against a much heavier opponent in No Gi . By siiting up like that you are not allowing your much heavier opponent to pressure smash you.
Gordon Ryan made a huge impression at ADCC 2019 when he won double gold.
Ryan has become well known for his highly effective butterfly guard game. He often pulls guard and waits for his opponent to engage and then sweeps or enters a single leg X position which can transition to a back take or leg lock.
At ADCC he was able to surprise his opponents with an interesting sequence: a sweep from butterfly guard where you have an underhook and attack an Ude Gatame (reverse armbar). When the opponent defends, you transition to the buttely sweep. This is a high percentage sweep that was popularized in the last generation by Marcelo Garcia.
Gordon Ryan shows Bernardo Faria how he swept Marcus Buchecha at ADCC 2019 with this brilliant set up.
You definitely need to add this sequence to your game.
At a recent Quintet, Gordon Ryan was able to defeated the much larger Josh Barnett with triangle choke and he launched him into the air with a modified butterfly hook sweep.
Constantly off balance and attack from the butterfly guard, one of modern no-gi’s most important positions!
Sweep and submit with this system of attacks that will work on anyone, including people bigger, stronger, or faster!
Learn butterfly guard from Jon Satava, one of Marcelo Garcia’s top black belts and most successful students.
Jon is a No Gi Pan Am champion (weight and absolute) and a multiple-time No Gi World finalist, and ADCC Trials champ.