Nick Rodriguez uses his signature pass to capture 3 points and defeat Felipe Pena at ADCC 2022. Let’s take a look at how Nick used an opportunity to advance his grip, smash, and eventually get to dominate side control.
From both knees, Nick dives in to Felipe’s butterfly guard keeping hit chin tucked and arms our wide. Felipe uses a left arm under hook, in which Nick capitalizes on.
Nick smashes forward with his right arm over Felipe’s left under hook. Nick is able to secure an s-grip on Felipe’s lower back as his continues to smash forward with his chin tucked.
With Felipe’s left arm trapped and the s-grip secured, Nick smashes Felipe to set up his grip advancement.
Nick advances his s-grip from Felipe’s back to a head and arm using the Gable grip. Nick raises his hips while maintaining heavy headlock pressure.
While keeping heavy headlock pressure, Nick uses hip switches and clears Felipe’s legs to move into side control.
Nick continues to maintain the same headlock and Gable grip as he secures side control and gains 3 points. He keeps heavy chest pressure and pulls his knees close to Pena.