Jose Aldo became the former UFC featherweight champion on Saturday night when Conor McGregor overcame him early in the first round of their fight, the main event at UFC 194. The loss was Aldo’s first defeat since November 2005 and ended his 18-fight winning streak. McGregor’s victory not only gave him the UFC featherweight title, but a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus and a place in the UFC record books, as his stoppage win was the fastest in UFC title fight history.
McGregor was not the only new champion crowned on Saturday. Luke Rockhold became the new middleweight champion when he stopped Chris Weidman in the fourth round of their battle. The loss was the first in Weidman’s career, ending a title run that began with a knockout win over Anderson Silva in 2013. Read on to discover our biggest takeaways from the fight card.