MMA Awards Bring Out Fighting Superstars, Celebrity Fans

[VIDEO]: Mixed martial arts superstars mixed with celebrity fight fans at the star-studded Fighters Only World MMA Awards in Las Vegas.

Jason Kobelyby Jason Kobely

Mixed martial arts headliners and celebrity admirers were among the galaxy of stars on the red carpet for the 5th annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Jan. 13.

The awards have become a centerpiece of the MMA scene as the industry honors its own while celebrating another successful year of growth in the exploding sport.

Some of the world's most popular fighters, including Tito Ortiz, Ronda Rousey and Fighters Only Fighter of the Year Jon Jones, were on hand as were a host of celebrity MMA fans.  Steven Seagal, Jerry Springer, Eric Roberts and Sisqo were among those coming out to see the sport's biggest stars pick  up some hardware.

In addition to Jones, some of the other winners included Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner (Fight of the Year), Chris Weidman (Breakthrough Fighter of the Year), Michael Bisping (International Fighter of the Year), Brittney Palmer (Ring Girl of the Year) and our friends over at Sherdog (MMA Media Source of the Year).

The Fighters Only website has a complete list of the night's big winners.

Will Lauzon and Varner tussle again?  How does Rousey feel leading up to her Feb. 23 UFC debut? And can Steven Seagal picture himself as an MMA fighter?  All those questions and more addressed in our video from the red carpet at the Hard Rock.

You can also check out what many of the stars and fighters had to say about what fictional character they'd like to face off against in the cage here.