UFC 194 is in the books and it lived up to the hype as one of the most anticipated cards of the year. Anchored by a pair of title fights, the event saw the crowning of two new champions as both featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo and middleweight top dog Chris Weidman fell to their challengers. At a time when the UFC has seen a decline in business and casual interest, UFC 194 did a lot to return them to the mainstream consciousness on the back of of the man who is unquestionably their biggest star, Conor McGregor. The brash, outspoken Irishman has taken the world of MMA by storm and this event will serve as his coronation as the premier name in the sport. Four of the five fights on the main card and the preliminary main event had important implications for the title picture in their respective divisions and we not only saw new champions crowned, we also witnessed the next contenders earn their spots in line. This was a historic event that allowed the UFC to close out 2015 on a high note, with one more important fight still to come in next weekend's lightweight title fight between champion Rafael Dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone. With so much going on in the wake of UFC 194, let's take a look at everything we've learned.
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