If you’re in someone’s Butterfly Guard and they go to elevate you, you’re in Leg Lock danger.
So, other than a Hip Switch, you could counter and defend against this elevation by resorting to Leg Pummeling.
Bodoni likes to use this guard pass when his opponent has bumped/lifted him in a butterfly guard and he’s been forced to put my hands on the ground. At this point, he keeps his weight low and he is using both hands as posts which allows to float over his opponent.
Now here is where the magic happens. He pummels his outer foot and also flaring the lower leg as well. He then float passes over the legs of the opponent straight to mount or to side control.
Another viable option coming from the same set up is to windshield wipe his legs straight to knee on belly or side control depending on how the opponent reacts.
Giancarlo Bodoni demonstrates why Leg Pummeling is so effective:
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