Strikeforce champ Ronda Rousey (right) brought her mom to the event and cheered from the front row for teammate Manny Gamburyan. Afterward, Rousey, "The Anvil" and crew headed to the Venetian in Glendale, a favorite hookah spot.
We Are Live
UFC's own Chael Sonnen, Rashad Evans and president Dana White joined Jay Glazer for chit chat and commentary on the FOX Suite Peek live stream during the main card, hosted by comedian Jay Mohr. Actors Jamie Kaler, Brody Stevens and Reid Scott also dropped by, along with boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and basketball's Terrence Ross.
Spotted among the crowd: skateboarder Scott "Big Cat" Pfaff, Power 106 DJ Big Boy and Christopher Boykin aka Big Black
UFC 1 to UFC on FOX 4
The Staples Center crowd erupted in cheers as BJJ OG Royce Gracie made his way to his front-row seat.
Sons of Anarchy stars Kim Coates, Sarah Jones and Theo Rossi (left) taking in the action
Locals always know the best spots for revelry, so where did Garden Grove's Nam Phan head for a victory celebration? He and his team headed to the nearest Hooters for wings where they watched the replay, then went home to Orange County and followed up with milkshakes at Denny's.
NFL sportscaster Michael Strahan (right) got a front-row view of FOX' newest sport.
HOF and Fan
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz signing autographs at the US Open of
Surfing in nearby Huntington Beach, then rushing downtown to Staples
Center to root for Shogun, Machida and Varner
Urijah Faber talking business with managers Tommy Schurkamp and Mark Schulman over dinner at Sushiya after the fight
Fantasy Factory's Rob Dyrdek hit the FOX afterparty in the Conga Room at LA Live after watching the event. Joining the festivities were fighters including Ian McCall, Walel Watson, UFC on FUEL TV 5 headliner Stefan Struve, Virgil Zwicker, Ovince St. Preux and Anthony Hardonk.
The Champ is Here
UFC heavyweight titleholder Junior dos Santos got the star treatment from the stars in attendance, posing for pictures all night with actors including Tygh Runyan, Sarah Lind and "The Expendables'" Terry Crews.
"The Newsroom" actress Olivia Munn (left) celebrating the opening weekend of her movie "The Babymakers" alongside boyfriend Joel Kinnaman, star of "The Killing" and "Easy Money"
Stacks on Deck
$100,000 richer after earning both Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses, lightweight Joe Lauzon celebrated by having a stack of Domino's pizzas delivered to the hotel.
"My jaw hurts from clenching while watching this Rua/Vera fight!! Damn!" - actor Victor Webster, @webstervictor, who attended with Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett
Actors Wilmer Valderrama, Laura Prepon and Rebecca Field (right) having a blast in the VIP section
Movie Star and Main Event
Cung Le stopped by the Expendables junket before the fights; once he made it to Staples Center, he bonded with UFC 151 headliner Dan Henderson over being 40-something badasses. Later in the night, Dana revealed that Le would headline the UFC's event in Macau later this year.
Sun Devils CB Dolloway and Aaron Simpson cheering on the fight card's Arizona contingent: Ryan Bader, Jamie Varner and John Moraga
DJ AL3 - who oversees the music at fights - spinning post-event with Josh Villalta (Choleric, Three 6 Mafia) on drums at Confidential Beverly Hills with Randy Couture, Ryan Bader, Gray Maynard, Gilbert Melendez, will.i.am and more.
After the fight, Jay Glazer, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen and Randy
Couture went to Mastro's in Beverly Hills. Phil Davis and fiancee ate
with family at Fogo de Chao while Mike Swick and friends dined at
"Sons of Anarchy's" Charlie Hunnam, "Wilfred" star Jason Gann, actress Jaime Pressly, sportscaster
Joe Buck, skateboarder Jason Ellis, and UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.
Around the Octagon: Stars at UFC on FOX 4
August 06, 2012
Stars of Hollywood and MMA came together Saturday night for UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera - here, a few of the big names in attendance.