Last night, I posted my top 10 rankings for females from 135lbs down to 105lbs. I got hit up by one of the fighters, I did not rank (former Bellator fighter, Patricia Vidonic) for ranking someone she beat over her. Vidonic won via unanimous decision over Mei Yamaguchi, taking rounds 2 & 3, while I thought that was absurd, having her only taking round 2. So, I ranked Vidonic just outside the top 10 at #11.
Now, the Vidonic fight wasn't as extreme as Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia 1, or Shogun vs. Machida 1, but was more convincing than BJ Penn vs. Frankie 1. I'd put it at a Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar 1 level of decisiveness.
So, would you rank Phan and Shogun over Machida/Garcia even though they technically lost?
Vidonic vs. Yamaguchi can be viewed on Youtube if anyone's interested