He then proceeds to connect the opponent’s ear into his ribs. The free leg then connects to the opponent’s hip as he threatens to go straight to mount while posting his head to the mats. He then connects his hands but prefers to swim inside the arm than an arm-in guillotine.
Rafa further explains that he prefers to finish the guillotine in some kind of a tripod position wherein he has three points in contact to the mats. Though he can get to mount, Rafa prefers not to drop his hips to finish the guillotine but instead stay sideways.
If he gets to mount, he prefers to lock the hip with his heel to prevent the opponent to get his back flat on the mats.