I lost my absolute match at no gi Pans yesterday to a smaller guy (maybe 6'1" and 195) who kept disengaging from any attempt to tie up with him from standing. He eventually ducked under, created a scramble, and I wound up in bottom half where he stalled and based out while I repeatedly tried sweeping him. I lost 2-0 and had one advantage for the sweep attempts. Two things I took away from the loss: one, I need to focus my training on five minute rounds a few weeks out. We usually roll 7 or 8 minute rounds in training, and I think I just wasn't used to the short time limits of masters/seniors matches. My cardio is great, I was breathing way better than the other guy at the end, but I need to learn to work quicker. The other thing I need to work on is what to do with a smaller guy who is doing everything to disengage from tying up on the feet. I'm not normally a guard puller because I honestly don't want another ultra heavyweight on top of me. But in an absolute match, it might throw the guy for a loop. What would you guys do in a situation like this? I wish I had video to share, but I don't.