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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

290 Bouts from 1162 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 29 minutes ago

2009 Fights of the Year

Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez

206 Bouts from 1058 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 23 minutes ago

2011 Fights of the Year

Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson

441 Bouts from 1151 contributors

Updated 37 minutes ago

2010 KOs of the Year

Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit

160 Bouts from 1041 contributors

Updated 34 minutes ago

2011 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort

200 Bouts from 1084 contributors

Updated 27 minutes ago

2010 Subs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

119 Bouts from 954 contributors

Updated 21 minutes ago

2011 Subs of the Year

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung II

194 Bouts from 1015 contributors

Updated 41 seconds ago

2011 Events of the Year

UFC 139

77 Events from 718 contributors

Updated 7 minutes ago

2012 Fights of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

348 Bouts from 793 contributors

Updated 3 minutes ago

2012 KOs of the Year

Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

225 Bouts from 787 contributors

Updated 20 minutes ago

2012 Subs of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

167 Bouts from 723 contributors

Updated 12 minutes ago

2012 Events of the Year

UFC 142

119 Events from 693 contributors

Updated 7 minutes ago

2013 Events of the Year

UFC 156

114 Events from 474 contributors

Updated 2 minutes ago

2013 Fights of the Year

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

437 Bouts from 601 contributors

Updated 11 minutes ago

2013 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

335 Bouts from 557 contributors

Updated 28 minutes ago

2013 Subs of the Year

Renan Barão vs. Michael McDonald

224 Bouts from 499 contributors

Updated 20 minutes ago

2012 Fighter of the Year

Jon "Bones" Jones

103 Fighters from 495 contributors

Updated 16 minutes ago

2013 Fighter of the Year

Chris "All American" Weidman

92 Fighters from 345 contributors

Updated 21 minutes ago

2014 Events of the Year

UFC 171

110 Events from 301 contributors

Updated 14 minutes ago

2014 Fights of the Year

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

869 Bouts from 362 contributors

Updated 9 minutes ago

2014 KOs of the Year

Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins

399 Bouts from 352 contributors

Updated 2 minutes ago

2014 Subs of the Year

Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

341 Bouts from 327 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 9 minutes ago

2014 Fighter of the Year

T.J. Dillashaw

400 Fighters from 335 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 6 minutes ago

2015 Events of the Year

UFC 189

112 Events from 237 contributors

Updated 56 minutes ago

2015 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II

243 Bouts from 291 contributors

Updated 50 minutes ago

2015 KOs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

274 Bouts from 278 contributors

Updated 46 minutes ago

2015 Subs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

206 Bouts from 257 contributors

Updated 36 minutes ago

2015 Fighter of the Year

"The Notorious" Conor McGregor

246 Fighters from 277 contributors

Updated 41 minutes ago

2016 Events of the Year

UFC 196

95 Events from 204 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 36 minutes ago

2016 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

162 Bouts from 251 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 33 minutes ago

2016 KOs of the Year

Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili

227 Bouts from 235 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 33 minutes ago

2016 Subs of the Year

Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate

138 Bouts from 207 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 33 minutes ago

2016 Fighter of the Year

Stipe Miocic

169 Fighters from 241 contributors

Updated 30 minutes ago

2017 Events of the Year

UFC on FOX 23

187 Events from 133 contributors

Updated 5 minutes ago

2017 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson

235 Bouts from 170 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 25 minutes ago

2017 KOs of the Year

Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward

321 Bouts from 169 contributors

Updated 21 minutes ago

2017 Subs of the Year

Alexey Oleynik vs. Viktor Pešta

214 Bouts from 147 contributors

Updated 3 hours and 3 minutes ago

2017 Fighter of the Year

Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker

184 Fighters from 163 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 26 minutes ago

2018 Events of the Year

UFC 220

79 Events from 55 contributors

Updated 1 minute ago

2018 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier

110 Bouts from 74 contributors

Updated 8 seconds ago

2018 KOs of the Year

Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega

105 Bouts from 72 contributors

Updated 16 minutes ago

2018 Subs of the Year

Michael Johnson vs. Darren Elkins

87 Bouts from 62 contributors

Updated 18 minutes ago

2018 Fighter of the Year

Stipe Miocic

113 Fighters from 64 contributors

Updated 24 minutes ago

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