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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 1340 contributors

Updated 2 days, 9 hours, and 12 minutes ago

2009 Fights of the Year

Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez

207 Bouts from 1231 contributors

Updated 2 days, 9 hours, and 12 minutes ago

2011 Fights of the Year

Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson

441 Bouts from 1319 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 23 hours, and 44 seconds ago

2010 KOs of the Year

Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit

160 Bouts from 1199 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 15 hours, and 31 minutes ago

2011 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort

200 Bouts from 1242 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 15 hours, and 31 minutes ago

2010 Subs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

120 Bouts from 1109 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 15 hours, and 31 minutes ago

2011 Subs of the Year

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung II

194 Bouts from 1170 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 15 hours, and 30 minutes ago

2011 Events of the Year

UFC 139

77 Events from 874 contributors

Updated 1 week, 2 days, 14 hours, and 32 minutes ago

2012 Fights of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

348 Bouts from 948 contributors

Updated 5 days, 9 hours, and 17 minutes ago

2012 KOs of the Year

Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

225 Bouts from 939 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 15 hours, and 30 minutes ago

2012 Subs of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

169 Bouts from 872 contributors

Updated 6 days, 14 hours, and 56 minutes ago

2012 Events of the Year

UFC 142

119 Events from 841 contributors

Updated 6 days, 14 hours, and 56 minutes ago

2013 Events of the Year

UFC 156

115 Events from 626 contributors

Updated 6 days, 14 hours, and 56 minutes ago

2013 Fights of the Year

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

437 Bouts from 757 contributors

Updated 5 days, 9 hours, and 14 minutes ago

2013 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

335 Bouts from 709 contributors

Updated 1 week, 6 days, 19 hours, and 5 minutes ago

2013 Subs of the Year

Renan Barão vs. Michael McDonald

224 Bouts from 647 contributors

Updated 5 minutes ago

2012 Fighter of the Year

Jon "Bones" Jones

135 Fighters from 646 contributors

Updated 1 week, 2 days, 19 hours, and 36 minutes ago

2013 Fighter of the Year

Chris "All American" Weidman

113 Fighters from 491 contributors

Updated 1 week, 2 days, 19 hours, and 40 minutes ago

2014 Events of the Year

UFC 171

110 Events from 450 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 22 hours, and 18 minutes ago

2014 Fights of the Year

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

870 Bouts from 514 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 22 hours, and 49 minutes ago

2014 KOs of the Year

Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins

399 Bouts from 501 contributors

Updated 1 week, 6 days, 20 hours, and 44 minutes ago

2014 Subs of the Year

Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

342 Bouts from 472 contributors

Updated 1 week, 6 days, 20 hours, and 43 minutes ago

2014 Fighter of the Year

T.J. Dillashaw

406 Fighters from 484 contributors

Updated 1 week, 2 days, 19 hours, and 36 minutes ago

2015 Events of the Year

UFC 189

112 Events from 386 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 22 hours, and 16 minutes ago

2015 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II

245 Bouts from 447 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 hours, and 40 minutes ago

2015 KOs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

277 Bouts from 429 contributors

Updated 1 week, 6 days, 20 hours, and 40 minutes ago

2015 Subs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

207 Bouts from 403 contributors

Updated 1 week, 6 days, 20 hours, and 39 minutes ago

2015 Fighter of the Year

"The Notorious" Conor McGregor

264 Fighters from 425 contributors

Updated 1 week, 10 hours, and 21 minutes ago

2016 Events of the Year

UFC 196

96 Events from 357 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 22 hours, and 10 minutes ago

2016 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

167 Bouts from 418 contributors

Updated 5 days, 9 hours, and 1 second ago

2016 KOs of the Year

Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili

234 Bouts from 392 contributors

Updated 1 week, 1 day, 12 hours, and 22 minutes ago

2016 Subs of the Year

Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate

144 Bouts from 363 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 11 hours, and 46 minutes ago

2016 Fighter of the Year

Stipe Miocic

197 Fighters from 395 contributors

Updated 1 week, 10 hours, and 20 minutes ago

2017 Events of the Year

UFC 217

188 Events from 299 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 22 hours, and 8 minutes ago

2017 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson

247 Bouts from 347 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 18 minutes ago

2017 KOs of the Year

Alistair Overeem vs. Francis N'Gannou

329 Bouts from 341 contributors

Updated 4 days, 12 hours, and 31 minutes ago

2017 Subs of the Year

Alexey Oleinik vs. Viktor Pešta

214 Bouts from 308 contributors

Updated 1 week, 4 days, 10 hours, and 12 minutes ago

2017 Fighter of the Year

Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker

212 Fighters from 338 contributors

Updated 1 week, 10 hours, and 19 minutes ago

2018 Events of the Year

UFC 220

332 Events from 261 contributors

Updated 47 minutes ago

2018 Fights of the Year

Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II

265 Bouts from 311 contributors

Updated 46 minutes ago

2018 KOs of the Year

Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez

255 Bouts from 310 contributors

Updated 46 minutes ago

2018 Subs of the Year

Alexey Oleinik vs. Júnior Albini

212 Bouts from 268 contributors

Updated 45 minutes ago

2018 Fighter of the Year

Daniel "DC" Cormier

235 Fighters from 306 contributors

Updated 45 minutes ago

2019 Events of the Year

UFC 236

196 Events from 201 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 27 minutes ago

2019 Subs of the Year

David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson

167 Bouts from 185 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 25 minutes ago

2019 KOs of the Year

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal

243 Bouts from 245 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 24 minutes ago

2019 Fights of the Year

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya

300 Bouts from 252 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 21 minutes ago

2019 Fighter of the Year

Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya

205 Fighters from 245 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 20 minutes ago

2020 Fighter of the Year

Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje

214 Fighters from 129 contributors

Updated 45 minutes ago

2020 Fights of the Year

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

242 Bouts from 185 contributors

Updated 17 minutes ago

2020 KOs of the Year

Raphael Assunção vs. Cody Garbrandt

168 Bouts from 162 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2020 Subs of the Year

Ode Osbourne vs. Brian Kelleher

118 Bouts from 135 contributors

Updated 3 minutes ago

2020 Events of the Year

UFC 249

68 Events from 137 contributors

Updated 29 minutes ago

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