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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

327 Bouts from 1320 contributors

Updated 42 minutes ago

2009 Fights of the Year

Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez

207 Bouts from 1213 contributors

Updated 42 minutes ago

2011 Fights of the Year

Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson

441 Bouts from 1302 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 2 minutes ago

2010 KOs of the Year

Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit

160 Bouts from 1186 contributors

Updated 59 minutes ago

2011 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort

200 Bouts from 1230 contributors

Updated 57 minutes ago

2010 Subs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

120 Bouts from 1097 contributors

Updated 14 minutes ago

2011 Subs of the Year

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung II

194 Bouts from 1158 contributors

Updated 13 minutes ago

2011 Events of the Year

UFC 139

77 Events from 862 contributors

Updated 11 minutes ago

2012 Fights of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

348 Bouts from 934 contributors

Updated 5 hours and 18 minutes ago

2012 KOs of the Year

Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

225 Bouts from 926 contributors

Updated 5 hours and 19 minutes ago

2012 Subs of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

169 Bouts from 860 contributors

Updated 5 hours and 28 minutes ago

2012 Events of the Year

UFC 142

119 Events from 829 contributors

Updated 45 seconds ago

2013 Events of the Year

UFC 156

115 Events from 614 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 46 minutes ago

2013 Fights of the Year

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

437 Bouts from 744 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 45 minutes ago

2013 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

335 Bouts from 696 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 44 minutes ago

2013 Subs of the Year

Renan Barão vs. Michael McDonald

224 Bouts from 634 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 43 minutes ago

2012 Fighter of the Year

Jon "Bones" Jones

133 Fighters from 634 contributors

Updated 24 minutes ago

2013 Fighter of the Year

Chris "All American" Weidman

111 Fighters from 478 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 38 minutes ago

2014 Events of the Year

UFC 171

110 Events from 437 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 37 minutes ago

2014 Fights of the Year

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

869 Bouts from 499 contributors

Updated 30 minutes ago

2014 KOs of the Year

Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins

399 Bouts from 486 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2014 Subs of the Year

Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

342 Bouts from 459 contributors

Updated 9 minutes ago

2014 Fighter of the Year

T.J. Dillashaw

406 Fighters from 472 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 2 minutes ago

2015 Events of the Year

UFC 189

112 Events from 373 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 2 minutes ago

2015 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II

245 Bouts from 432 contributors

Updated 1 minute ago

2015 KOs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

277 Bouts from 415 contributors

Updated 2 minutes ago

2015 Subs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

206 Bouts from 390 contributors

Updated 3 minutes ago

2015 Fighter of the Year

"The Notorious" Conor McGregor

263 Fighters from 412 contributors

Updated 7 minutes ago

2016 Events of the Year

UFC 196

96 Events from 343 contributors

Updated 8 minutes ago

2016 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

166 Bouts from 403 contributors

Updated 6 minutes ago

2016 KOs of the Year

Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili

234 Bouts from 377 contributors

Updated 13 minutes ago

2016 Subs of the Year

Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate

144 Bouts from 349 contributors

Updated 32 minutes ago

2016 Fighter of the Year

Stipe Miocic

195 Fighters from 380 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 52 minutes ago

2017 Events of the Year

UFC 217

187 Events from 285 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 53 minutes ago

2017 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson

245 Bouts from 331 contributors

Updated 41 minutes ago

2017 KOs of the Year

Edson Barboza vs. Beneil Dariush

326 Bouts from 326 contributors

Updated 42 minutes ago

2017 Subs of the Year

Alexey Oleinik vs. Viktor Pešta

214 Bouts from 294 contributors

Updated 43 minutes ago

2017 Fighter of the Year

Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker

211 Fighters from 323 contributors

Updated 1 day, 21 hours, and 40 minutes ago

2018 Events of the Year

UFC 220

331 Events from 247 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 7 minutes ago

2018 Fights of the Year

Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II

265 Bouts from 296 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 8 minutes ago

2018 KOs of the Year

Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez

255 Bouts from 296 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 10 minutes ago

2018 Subs of the Year

Alexey Oleinik vs. Júnior Albini

212 Bouts from 255 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 12 minutes ago

2018 Fighter of the Year

Daniel "DC" Cormier

235 Fighters from 294 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 14 minutes ago

2019 Events of the Year

UFC 236

196 Events from 186 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 16 minutes ago

2019 Subs of the Year

David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson

167 Bouts from 173 contributors

Updated 32 minutes ago

2019 KOs of the Year

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal

241 Bouts from 229 contributors

Updated 32 minutes ago

2019 Fights of the Year

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya

299 Bouts from 236 contributors

Updated 32 minutes ago

2019 Fighter of the Year

Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya

205 Fighters from 230 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 2 minutes ago

2020 Fighter of the Year

Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje

175 Fighters from 111 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2020 Fights of the Year

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

182 Bouts from 153 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2020 KOs of the Year

Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone

110 Bouts from 127 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 50 minutes ago

2020 Subs of the Year

Ode Osbourne vs. Brian Kelleher

84 Bouts from 111 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 49 minutes ago

2020 Events of the Year

UFC 249

45 Events from 119 contributors

Updated 23 minutes ago

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