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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 1372 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 20 minutes ago

2009 Fights of the Year

Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez

207 Bouts from 1258 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 19 minutes ago

2011 Fights of the Year

Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson

441 Bouts from 1346 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 19 minutes ago

2010 KOs of the Year

Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit

160 Bouts from 1223 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 19 minutes ago

2011 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort

200 Bouts from 1267 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 18 minutes ago

2010 Subs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

120 Bouts from 1132 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 18 minutes ago

2011 Subs of the Year

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung II

194 Bouts from 1194 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 18 minutes ago

2011 Events of the Year

UFC 139

82 Events from 899 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 18 minutes ago

2012 Fights of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

348 Bouts from 975 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 18 minutes ago

2012 KOs of the Year

Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

225 Bouts from 964 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 18 minutes ago

2012 Subs of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

169 Bouts from 895 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 18 minutes ago

2012 Events of the Year

UFC 142

119 Events from 864 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 17 minutes ago

2013 Events of the Year

UFC 156

115 Events from 650 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 17 minutes ago

2013 Fights of the Year

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

437 Bouts from 782 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 17 minutes ago

2013 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

335 Bouts from 732 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 17 minutes ago

2013 Subs of the Year

Renan Barão vs. Michael McDonald

224 Bouts from 671 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 17 minutes ago

2012 Fighter of the Year

Jon "Bones" Jones

135 Fighters from 673 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 17 minutes ago

2013 Fighter of the Year

Chris "All American" Weidman

113 Fighters from 518 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 16 minutes ago

2014 Events of the Year

UFC 171

110 Events from 471 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 16 minutes ago

2014 Fights of the Year

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

872 Bouts from 541 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 16 minutes ago

2014 KOs of the Year

Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins

399 Bouts from 523 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 16 minutes ago

2014 Subs of the Year

Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

342 Bouts from 494 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 16 minutes ago

2014 Fighter of the Year

T.J. Dillashaw

406 Fighters from 508 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 15 minutes ago

2015 Events of the Year

UFC 189

112 Events from 409 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 15 minutes ago

2015 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II

245 Bouts from 471 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 14 minutes ago

2015 KOs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

277 Bouts from 451 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 14 minutes ago

2015 Subs of the Year

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabrício Werdum

207 Bouts from 425 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 14 minutes ago

2015 Fighter of the Year

"The Notorious" Conor McGregor

264 Fighters from 452 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 14 minutes ago

2016 Events of the Year

UFC 196

96 Events from 381 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 14 minutes ago

2016 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

169 Bouts from 446 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 14 minutes ago

2016 KOs of the Year

Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili

235 Bouts from 420 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 4 minutes ago

2016 Subs of the Year

Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate

144 Bouts from 389 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 6 minutes ago

2016 Fighter of the Year

Stipe Miocic

199 Fighters from 422 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 8 minutes ago

2017 Events of the Year

UFC 217

188 Events from 326 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 31 minutes ago

2017 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson

247 Bouts from 375 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 32 minutes ago

2017 KOs of the Year

Alistair Overeem vs. Francis N'Gannou

329 Bouts from 368 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 33 minutes ago

2017 Subs of the Year

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Viktor Pešta

214 Bouts from 334 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 34 minutes ago

2017 Fighter of the Year

Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker

212 Fighters from 368 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 12 minutes ago

2018 Events of the Year

UFC 220

332 Events from 288 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 12 minutes ago

2018 Fights of the Year

Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II

268 Bouts from 345 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 12 minutes ago

2018 KOs of the Year

Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez

256 Bouts from 342 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 12 minutes ago

2018 Subs of the Year

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Júnior Albini

212 Bouts from 298 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 11 minutes ago

2018 Fighter of the Year

Daniel "DC" Cormier

237 Fighters from 341 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 11 minutes ago

2019 Events of the Year

UFC 236

196 Events from 235 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 11 minutes ago

2019 Subs of the Year

David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson

168 Bouts from 222 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 11 minutes ago

2019 KOs of the Year

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal

243 Bouts from 285 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 10 minutes ago

2019 Fights of the Year

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya

301 Bouts from 291 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 11 minutes ago

2019 Fighter of the Year

Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya

205 Fighters from 288 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 10 minutes ago

2020 Fighter of the Year

Deiveson "Deus da Guerra" Figueiredo

316 Fighters from 230 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 10 minutes ago

2020 Fights of the Year

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

277 Bouts from 282 contributors

Updated 19 minutes ago

2020 KOs of the Year

Impa Kasanganay vs. Joaquin Buckley

201 Bouts from 254 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 10 minutes ago

2020 Subs of the Year

Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira

132 Bouts from 201 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 10 minutes ago

2020 Events of the Year

UFC 249

85 Events from 201 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 9 minutes ago

2021 Fighter of the Year

Max "Blessed" Holloway

120 Fighters from 87 contributors

Updated 48 seconds ago

2021 Fights of the Year

Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar

128 Bouts from 107 contributors

Updated 15 minutes ago

2021 KOs of the Year

Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar

71 Bouts from 122 contributors

Updated 2 minutes ago

2021 Subs of the Year

Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese

33 Bouts from 85 contributors

Updated 7 minutes ago

2021 Events of the Year

UFC on ABC 1

24 Events from 84 contributors

Updated 3 minutes ago

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  • MMAFighting.com : Ben Askren says he deserves ridicule following loss: ‘I got knocked out by Jake Paul. It’s f*king embarrassing’
  • MMA Junkie : Jake Paul says Ben Askren lucky fight was stopped: 'The ref saved him'
  • The Athletic : Robert Whittaker has nothing more to prove. Time for the Israel Adesanya rematch
  • MMA Junkie : Ben Askren: 'I let the world down' with TKO loss to Jake Paul
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Vegas 24 bonuses: Whittaker vs. Gastelum lands Fight of the Night
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Vegas 24 results: Robert Whittaker outclasses Kelvin Gastelum in main event
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Vegas 24, Paul vs. Askren post-fight show
  • MMA Junkie : The ringside video of Jake Paul knocking out Ben Askren is insane
  • MMA Junkie : Twitter reacts to Jake Paul's quick TKO of Ben Askren in boxing match
  • MMA Junkie : Twitter reacts to Robert Whittaker's win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on ESPN 22
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Vegas 24 bonuses: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum wins ‘Fight of the Night’
  • MMA Weekly : Jake Paul vs Ben Askren results: Paul stops Askren inside two minutes
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN 22 bonuses: Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum deliver 'Fight of the Night'
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN 22 results: Robert Whittaker gives masterclass in win over Kelvin Gastelum
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Vegas 24 post-fight press conference video
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Vegas 24 in Tweets: Fighters react to Robert Whittaker’s dominant victory over Kelvin Gastelum
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Vegas 24 results: Robert Whittaker outclasses Kelvin Gastelum, wants rematch with Israel Adesanya
  • The Athletic : Discuss Robert Whittaker’s unanimous decision win over Kelvin Gastelum
  • MMAFighting.com : Paul vs. Askren in Tweets: Pros react to Jake Paul’s knockout of Ben Askren