If you find yourself stuck on top side control with nothing going on, the cradle might be the solution to your problems.
I have been inspired as of late to use the cradle more often, as I have some new variations from Robert Drysdale on the cradle. So I have been exploring the concept more and more to see what I can come up with. So check out this cradle attack from side mount. It can give you an arm bar or a back mount depending on your opponents reaction.
A shout out to catch wrestling master Neil Melanson for the back control grip switch, which makes the back transition off the cradle much smoother. Share your comments below and let me know what you think.