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

331 Bouts from 1405 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2009 Fights of the Year

Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez

215 Bouts from 1286 contributors

Updated 10 minutes ago

2011 Fights of the Year

Maurício Rua vs. Dan Henderson

441 Bouts from 1371 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 48 minutes ago

2010 KOs of the Year

Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit

160 Bouts from 1246 contributors

Updated 1 minute ago

2011 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort

200 Bouts from 1290 contributors

Updated 1 minute ago

2010 Subs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

120 Bouts from 1153 contributors

Updated 1 minute ago

2011 Subs of the Year

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung II

194 Bouts from 1214 contributors

Updated 46 seconds ago

2011 Events of the Year

UFC 139

82 Events from 918 contributors

Updated 28 seconds ago

2012 Fights of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

348 Bouts from 994 contributors

Updated 16 seconds ago

2012 KOs of the Year

Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

225 Bouts from 984 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 54 minutes ago

2012 Subs of the Year

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung

169 Bouts from 913 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 54 minutes ago

2012 Events of the Year

UFC 142

120 Events from 881 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 53 minutes ago

2013 Events of the Year

UFC 156

115 Events from 668 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 53 minutes ago

2013 Fights of the Year

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

437 Bouts from 804 contributors

Updated 2 minutes ago

2013 KOs of the Year

Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman

335 Bouts from 752 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 53 minutes ago

2013 Subs of the Year

Renan Barão vs. Michael McDonald

225 Bouts from 688 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 52 minutes ago

2012 Fighter of the Year

Jon "Bones" Jones

135 Fighters from 691 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 52 minutes ago

2013 Fighter of the Year

Chris "All American" Weidman

113 Fighters from 535 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 51 minutes ago

2014 Events of the Year

UFC 171

110 Events from 489 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 2 minutes ago

2014 Fights of the Year

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

877 Bouts from 562 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 3 minutes ago

2014 KOs of the Year

Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins

399 Bouts from 541 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 5 minutes ago

2014 Subs of the Year

Ovince St. Preux vs. Nikita Krylov

342 Bouts from 512 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 8 minutes ago

2014 Fighter of the Year

T.J. Dillashaw

406 Fighters from 528 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 9 minutes ago

2015 Events of the Year

UFC 189

112 Events from 429 contributors

Updated 47 minutes ago

2015 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II

250 Bouts from 491 contributors

Updated 47 minutes ago

2015 KOs of the Year

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm

277 Bouts from 470 contributors

Updated 48 minutes ago

2015 Subs of the Year

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabrício Werdum

207 Bouts from 444 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 47 minutes ago

2015 Fighter of the Year

"The Notorious" Conor McGregor

280 Fighters from 473 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 46 minutes ago

2016 Events of the Year

UFC 196

96 Events from 401 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 46 minutes ago

2016 Fights of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

172 Bouts from 467 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 46 minutes ago

2016 KOs of the Year

Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping II

235 Bouts from 440 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 45 minutes ago

2016 Subs of the Year

Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate

144 Bouts from 408 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 45 minutes ago

2016 Fighter of the Year

Stipe Miocic

213 Fighters from 443 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 45 minutes ago

2017 Events of the Year

UFC 217

188 Events from 349 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 44 minutes ago

2017 Fights of the Year

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson

249 Bouts from 398 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 19 minutes ago

2017 KOs of the Year

Alistair Overeem vs. Francis N'Gannou

329 Bouts from 389 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 44 minutes ago

2017 Subs of the Year

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Viktor Pešta

214 Bouts from 354 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 43 minutes ago

2017 Fighter of the Year

Max "Blessed" Holloway

212 Fighters from 390 contributors

Updated 2 hours and 43 minutes ago

2018 Events of the Year

UFC 229

332 Events from 309 contributors

Updated 43 minutes ago

2018 Fights of the Year

Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero II

279 Bouts from 367 contributors

Updated 43 minutes ago

2018 KOs of the Year

Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez

257 Bouts from 363 contributors

Updated 43 minutes ago

2018 Subs of the Year

Aleksei Oleinik vs. Júnior Albini

212 Bouts from 318 contributors

Updated 42 minutes ago

2018 Fighter of the Year

Daniel "DC" Cormier

237 Fighters from 361 contributors

Updated 42 minutes ago

2019 Events of the Year

UFC 236

196 Events from 259 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2019 Subs of the Year

David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson

169 Bouts from 245 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2019 KOs of the Year

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal

247 Bouts from 313 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2019 Fights of the Year

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya

307 Bouts from 317 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2019 Fighter of the Year

Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya

205 Fighters from 313 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2020 Fighter of the Year

Deiveson "Deus da Guerra" Figueiredo

316 Fighters from 272 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2020 Fights of the Year

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

288 Bouts from 328 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2020 KOs of the Year

Impa Kasanganay vs. Joaquin Buckley

205 Bouts from 297 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2020 Subs of the Year

Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira

136 Bouts from 235 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2020 Events of the Year

UFC 249

85 Events from 236 contributors

Updated 1 hour and 15 minutes ago

2021 Fighter of the Year

Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier

293 Fighters from 148 contributors

Updated 5 minutes ago

2021 Fights of the Year

Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar

327 Bouts from 200 contributors

Updated 4 minutes ago

2021 KOs of the Year

Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar

272 Bouts from 193 contributors

Updated 3 minutes ago

2021 Subs of the Year

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Anthony Hernandez

162 Bouts from 139 contributors

Updated 3 minutes ago

2021 Events of the Year

UFC 257

82 Events from 146 contributors

Updated 2 minutes ago

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