Examples shorter guys in top 10 outstriking the taller fighter

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    I am curious about fights within the top 10 where the fighter at a reach disadvantage outstruck the taller fighter with more reach. I am just interested in once you get to the elite level and you are fighting top guys how much the reach comes into play. Edit: If the shorter guy outstruck the taller fighter because he was a monster grappler and the taller guy was easy to takedown that is not what I am interested in. I don't want examples of a taller guy getting outstruck due to fear of takedowns. Obviously this is mma so sure there can be grappling in the fight, I am just wanting examples of top 10 fighters that were able to purely outstrike another top 10 guy despite the reach disadvantage.
     
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    Not sure if top 10 at the time but Mark Hominick vs George Roop came to mind.
     
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    How significant of a height and reach advantage do you want?

    Pettis-Cerrone comes to mind but Cerrone respectively had 3 inch and 1 inch advantages.
     
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    You'd best look outside of MMA if you want to omit the grappling element (in MMA, the grappling element will always be there and if you don't want "fear the takedown" clouding scenarios then you more or less have to look outside of MMA). In boxing, I recall quickly looking over the average height and reaches off all the top rated fighters in each given division relative to the rest of the top 10 in the division a couple years ago and found that reach and height are not really dependable indicators of who is the best fighter in a given division. I'd have to look over it again, but many of the greatest fighters of all time were not particularly tall, nor did they possess extraordinary reach advantages relative to their peers.
     
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