A very common issue that arises in competition is when a lesser competitor faces a superior competitor. More often than not matches in competition are mismatched, otherwise there would never be a winner. One thing I learned in the middle of my blue belt is that I am capable of beating vastly superior grapplers and competitors through intelligent strategies and training methods.
Perhaps the most important aspect of planning for a superior opponent is knowing the enemy. Jonathan Thomas made a video a while back that summed this up really well, I’ll paraphrase what he said: