Tapology MMA Rankings

Annual Rankings

Annual Rankings are the place to celebrate the best that MMA had to offer in each calendar year. While regional action is eligible, the rankings will typically be filled with activity from the UFC and other top MMA organizations.

Tapology Annual Rankings are community-generated. Any Tapology user may create and submit their own ranking list. Based on the user's seniority, frequency of updates and comprehensiveness of rankings, the list will be weighted and eligible for inclusion into the consensus rankings.

Annual Rankings

2010 Fights of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

336 Bouts from 1470 contributors

Updated 20 minutes ago

2009 Fights of the Year

Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez

225 Bouts from 1344 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2011 Fights of the Year

Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson

449 Bouts from 1430 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2010 KOs of the Year

Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit

162 Bouts from 1302 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2011 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort

203 Bouts from 1343 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2010 Subs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

121 Bouts from 1203 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2011 Subs of the Year

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung II

199 Bouts from 1265 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2011 Events of the Year

UFC 139

82 Events from 965 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2012 Fights of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

353 Bouts from 1047 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2012 KOs of the Year

Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

230 Bouts from 1037 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2012 Subs of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

171 Bouts from 964 contributors

Updated 11 minutes ago

2012 Events of the Year

UFC 142

124 Events from 930 contributors

Updated 11 minutes ago

2013 Events of the Year

UFC 156

116 Events from 719 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2013 Fights of the Year

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

444 Bouts from 857 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2013 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

338 Bouts from 799 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2013 Subs of the Year

Renan Barão vs. Michael McDonald

227 Bouts from 736 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2012 Fighter of the Year

Jon "Bones" Jones

138 Fighters from 737 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2013 Fighter of the Year

Chris "All American" Weidman

124 Fighters from 582 contributors

Updated 45 minutes ago

2014 Events of the Year

UFC 171

112 Events from 534 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2014 Fights of the Year

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

883 Bouts from 612 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2014 KOs of the Year

Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins

400 Bouts from 590 contributors

Updated 19 minutes ago

2014 Subs of the Year

Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

342 Bouts from 558 contributors

Updated 19 minutes ago

2014 Fighter of the Year

"Ruthless" Robbie Lawler

409 Fighters from 573 contributors

Updated 19 minutes ago

2015 Events of the Year

UFC 189

112 Events from 474 contributors

Updated 19 minutes ago

2015 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II

255 Bouts from 541 contributors

Updated 19 minutes ago

2015 KOs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

278 Bouts from 521 contributors

Updated 19 minutes ago

2015 Subs of the Year

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabrício Werdum

208 Bouts from 490 contributors

Updated 19 minutes ago

2015 Fighter of the Year

"The Notorious" Conor McGregor

286 Fighters from 521 contributors

Updated 19 minutes ago

2016 Events of the Year

UFC 196

96 Events from 448 contributors

Updated 14 minutes ago

2016 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

184 Bouts from 520 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 10 minutes ago

2016 KOs of the Year

Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping II

237 Bouts from 492 contributors

Updated 14 minutes ago

2016 Subs of the Year

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz

146 Bouts from 452 contributors

Updated 14 minutes ago

2016 Fighter of the Year

Stipe Miocic

215 Fighters from 490 contributors

Updated 14 minutes ago

2017 Events of the Year

UFC 217

188 Events from 391 contributors

Updated 14 minutes ago

2017 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson

252 Bouts from 445 contributors

Updated 15 minutes ago

2017 KOs of the Year

Alistair Overeem vs. Francis N'Gannou

330 Bouts from 439 contributors

Updated 15 minutes ago

2017 Subs of the Year

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Viktor Pešta

215 Bouts from 398 contributors

Updated 15 minutes ago

2017 Fighter of the Year

Max "Blessed" Holloway

212 Fighters from 437 contributors

Updated 15 minutes ago

2018 Events of the Year

UFC 229

333 Events from 353 contributors

Updated 15 minutes ago

2018 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier

286 Bouts from 413 contributors

Updated 14 minutes ago

2018 KOs of the Year

Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez

259 Bouts from 412 contributors

Updated 15 minutes ago

2018 Subs of the Year

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Júnior Albini

214 Bouts from 361 contributors

Updated 16 minutes ago

2018 Fighter of the Year

Daniel "DC" Cormier

237 Fighters from 408 contributors

Updated 16 minutes ago

2019 Events of the Year

UFC 236

196 Events from 306 contributors

Updated 16 minutes ago

2019 Subs of the Year

David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson

171 Bouts from 293 contributors

Updated 16 minutes ago

2019 KOs of the Year

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal

248 Bouts from 366 contributors

Updated 4 minutes ago

2019 Fights of the Year

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya

322 Bouts from 374 contributors

Updated 16 minutes ago

2019 Fighter of the Year

Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya

209 Fighters from 365 contributors

Updated 16 minutes ago

2020 Fighter of the Year

Jan Błachowicz

320 Fighters from 339 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 6 minutes ago

2020 Fights of the Year

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

296 Bouts from 396 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 6 minutes ago

2020 KOs of the Year

Impa Kasanganay vs. Joaquin Buckley

209 Bouts from 362 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 6 minutes ago

2020 Subs of the Year

Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira

137 Bouts from 291 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 5 minutes ago

2020 Events of the Year

UFC 249

86 Events from 297 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 5 minutes ago

2021 Fighter of the Year

Kamaru "Nigerian Nightmare" Usman

403 Fighters from 286 contributors

Updated 5 minutes ago

2021 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler

450 Bouts from 360 contributors

Updated 5 minutes ago

2021 KOs of the Year

Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar

334 Bouts from 328 contributors

Updated 5 minutes ago

2021 Subs of the Year

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Anthony Hernandez

202 Bouts from 251 contributors

Updated 4 minutes ago

2021 Events of the Year

UFC 261

114 Events from 260 contributors

Updated 9 minutes ago

2022 Fighter of the Year

Alexander "The Great" Volkanovski

471 Fighters from 181 contributors

Updated 57 minutes ago

2022 Fights of the Year

Glover Teixeira vs. Jiří Procházka

506 Bouts from 272 contributors

Updated 1 minute ago

2022 KOs of the Year

Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson

356 Bouts from 228 contributors

Updated 21 minutes ago

2022 Subs of the Year

Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov

193 Bouts from 167 contributors

Updated 21 minutes ago

2022 Events of the Year

UFC Fight Night

191 Events from 196 contributors

Updated 30 minutes ago

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