Bellator MMA Fan Fest comes to Bay Area

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MILPITAS (KTVU) -- Hundreds of people packed a Santa Clara restaurant to meet-and-greet some of the biggest names in the MMA fighting world.

The event, open to Bellator Nation members only and held at the Dave & Busters, featured such mixed martial arts stars such as Randy Couture, Cung Le, Stitch Duran and Liam McGeary.

MMA's popularity is skyrocketing, thanks to the sport's popular matches, social media and its roster of athletes.

Click the photos above to see images from the event at the Bay Area. 

(All photos by KTVU's Jesse Garcia.)