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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 1348 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 10 minutes ago

2009 Fights of the Year

Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez

207 Bouts from 1239 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 9 minutes ago

2011 Fights of the Year

Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson

441 Bouts from 1327 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 9 minutes ago

2010 KOs of the Year

Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit

160 Bouts from 1206 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 8 minutes ago

2011 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort

200 Bouts from 1250 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 8 minutes ago

2010 Subs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

120 Bouts from 1115 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 7 minutes ago

2011 Subs of the Year

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung II

194 Bouts from 1177 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 7 minutes ago

2011 Events of the Year

UFC 139

82 Events from 882 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 7 minutes ago

2012 Fights of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

348 Bouts from 957 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 6 minutes ago

2012 KOs of the Year

Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

225 Bouts from 947 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 6 minutes ago

2012 Subs of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

169 Bouts from 878 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 6 minutes ago

2012 Events of the Year

UFC 142

119 Events from 847 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 5 minutes ago

2013 Events of the Year

UFC 156

115 Events from 633 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 5 minutes ago

2013 Fights of the Year

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

437 Bouts from 764 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 4 minutes ago

2013 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

335 Bouts from 715 contributors

Updated 1 week, 13 hours, and 4 minutes ago

2013 Subs of the Year

Renan Barão vs. Michael McDonald

224 Bouts from 653 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 39 minutes ago

2012 Fighter of the Year

Jon "Bones" Jones

135 Fighters from 653 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 39 minutes ago

2013 Fighter of the Year

Chris "All American" Weidman

113 Fighters from 498 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 39 minutes ago

2014 Events of the Year

UFC 171

110 Events from 455 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 38 minutes ago

2014 Fights of the Year

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

872 Bouts from 521 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 38 minutes ago

2014 KOs of the Year

Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins

399 Bouts from 507 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 38 minutes ago

2014 Subs of the Year

Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

342 Bouts from 477 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 38 minutes ago

2014 Fighter of the Year

T.J. Dillashaw

406 Fighters from 489 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 37 minutes ago

2015 Events of the Year

UFC 189

112 Events from 392 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 37 minutes ago

2015 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II

245 Bouts from 452 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 37 minutes ago

2015 KOs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

277 Bouts from 434 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 22 minutes ago

2015 Subs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

207 Bouts from 407 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 22 minutes ago

2015 Fighter of the Year

"The Notorious" Conor McGregor

264 Fighters from 431 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 21 minutes ago

2016 Events of the Year

UFC 196

96 Events from 363 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 21 minutes ago

2016 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

169 Bouts from 426 contributors

Updated 6 days, 4 hours, and 45 minutes ago

2016 KOs of the Year

Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili

235 Bouts from 400 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes ago

2016 Subs of the Year

Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate

144 Bouts from 369 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes ago

2016 Fighter of the Year

Stipe Miocic

199 Fighters from 401 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 19 minutes ago

2017 Events of the Year

UFC 217

188 Events from 308 contributors

Updated 1 day, 9 hours, and 11 minutes ago

2017 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson

247 Bouts from 355 contributors

Updated 1 day, 9 hours, and 13 minutes ago

2017 KOs of the Year

Alistair Overeem vs. Francis N'Gannou

329 Bouts from 347 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 18 minutes ago

2017 Subs of the Year

Alexey Oleinik vs. Viktor Pešta

214 Bouts from 315 contributors

Updated 3 days, 11 hours, and 18 minutes ago

2017 Fighter of the Year

Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker

212 Fighters from 346 contributors

Updated 1 day, 9 hours, and 14 minutes ago

2018 Events of the Year

UFC 220

332 Events from 270 contributors

Updated 1 day, 9 hours, and 17 minutes ago

2018 Fights of the Year

Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II

266 Bouts from 323 contributors

Updated 1 day, 9 hours, and 19 minutes ago

2018 KOs of the Year

Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez

256 Bouts from 322 contributors

Updated 3 days and 51 minutes ago

2018 Subs of the Year

Alexey Oleinik vs. Júnior Albini

212 Bouts from 277 contributors

Updated 3 days and 51 minutes ago

2018 Fighter of the Year

Daniel "DC" Cormier

237 Fighters from 317 contributors

Updated 1 day, 9 hours, and 20 minutes ago

2019 Events of the Year

UFC 236

196 Events from 215 contributors

Updated 39 minutes ago

2019 Subs of the Year

David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson

168 Bouts from 198 contributors

Updated 35 minutes ago

2019 KOs of the Year

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal

243 Bouts from 262 contributors

Updated 33 minutes ago

2019 Fights of the Year

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya

301 Bouts from 267 contributors

Updated 33 minutes ago

2019 Fighter of the Year

Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya

205 Fighters from 262 contributors

Updated 8 minutes ago

2020 Fighter of the Year

Deiveson "Deus da Guerra" Figueiredo

239 Fighters from 194 contributors

Updated 25 minutes ago

2020 Fights of the Year

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

276 Bouts from 243 contributors

Updated 24 minutes ago

2020 KOs of the Year

Impa Kasanganay vs. Joaquin Buckley

201 Bouts from 218 contributors

Updated 7 minutes ago

2020 Subs of the Year

Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira

132 Bouts from 172 contributors

Updated 6 minutes ago

2020 Events of the Year

UFC 249

85 Events from 174 contributors

Updated 28 seconds ago

2021 Fighter of the Year

Max "Blessed" Holloway

43 Fighters from 33 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 8 minutes ago

2021 Fights of the Year

Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar

35 Bouts from 35 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 8 minutes ago

2021 KOs of the Year

Joaquin Buckley vs. Alessio Di Chirico

10 Bouts from 35 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 8 minutes ago

2021 Subs of the Year

Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese

4 Bouts from 30 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 8 minutes ago

2021 Events of the Year

UFC on ABC 1

5 Events from 31 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 8 minutes ago

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