Pro Record: 31-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Capital City Fighting Alliance
Age: 35
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 6 Inch(es).
Weight: 145 lbs.
Out of: Sacramento, CA
Born: Isla Vista, CA
Urijah Faber, a once small town California native, is now known as one of the best MMA featherweights in the world. The "California Kid" trains with the Capital City Fighting Alliance. A once wrestling standout at the University of California-Davis, Faber is primarily known for his outstanding MMA wrestling skills. Faber's undisputed record and reign as the featherweight champion in the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) promotion came to an abrupt end after a first round TKO loss to Mike Brown in November 2008.

Urijah Faber's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
07/05/2014 Win Alex Caceres UFC 175: Weidman vs Machida Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 1:09
02/01/2014 Loss Renan Barao UFC 169: Barao vs Faber TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:42 Title Fight
12/14/2013 Win Michael McDonald UFC on FOX 9 Submission Guillotine Choke 2 3:22
08/17/2013 Win Iuri Alcantara UFC Fight Night 26: Sonnen vs Rua Decision Unanimous Decision 3
04/13/2013 Win Scott Jorgensen The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale: Faber vs. Jorgensen Submission Rear Naked Choke 4 3:16
02/23/2013 Win Ivan Menjivar UFC 157: Rousey vs Carmouche Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:34
07/21/2012 Loss Renan Barao UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
11/19/2011 Win Brian Bowles UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson Submission Guillotine Choke 2 1:27
07/02/2011 Loss Dominick Cruz UFC 132: Cruz vs.Faber Decision Unanimous Decision 3 Title Fight
03/19/2011 Win Edward Wineland UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones Decision Unanimous Decision 3
11/11/2010 Win Takeya Mizugaki WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:50
04/24/2010 Loss Jose Aldo WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
01/10/2010 Win Raphael Assuncao WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 3:49
06/07/2009 Loss Mike Brown WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber II Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
01/25/2009 Win Jens Pulver WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone Submission Guillotine Choke 1 1:34
11/05/2008 Loss Mike Brown WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 2:23 Title Fight
06/01/2008 Win Jens Pulver WEC 34: Live on Versus Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
12/12/2007 Win Jeff Curran WEC 31: Live on Versus Submission Guillotine Choke 2 4:34 Title Fight
06/03/2007 Win Chance Farrar WEC 28: Faber vs Farrar Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 3:19 Title Fight
03/24/2007 Win Dominick Cruz WEC 26: Condit vs Allessio Submission Guillotine Choke 1 1:38 Title Fight
01/20/2007 Win Joe Pearson WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope Submission Strikes 1 2:31 Title Fight
10/29/2006 Win Bibiano Fernandes King of the Cage: All Stars TKO/RSC 1 4:16 Video
NSF 09/09/2006 Win Enoch Wilson Malice at the Palace 1 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage 2 1:01
07/01/2006 Win Naoya Uematsu Gladiator Challenge 51: Madness at the Memorial TKO/RSC 2 3:35
NSF 05/13/2006 Win Charlie Valencia King of the Cage: Predator Returns Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 3:09
NSF 03/17/2006 Win Cole Escovedo WEC 19: Undisputed TKO/RSC 2 Title Fight
NSF 01/28/2006 Win Ivan Menjivar TKO 24: Eruption Disqualification 2 2:02
NSF 12/11/2005 Win Charles Bennett Gladiator Challenge 46: Alalanche KO Rear Naked Choke (Unconscious) 1 4:38
10/29/2005 Win Shawn Bias King of the Cage 62: Execution Day Submission Guillotine Choke 1 1:24 Title Fight
NSF 09/10/2005 Loss Tyson Griffin Gladiator Challenge 42: Summer Slam TKO/RSC 3 Video
05/07/2005 Win Hiroyuki Abe King of the Cage 52: Mortal Sin TKO/RSC 3 2:37
NSF 03/13/2005 Win David Granado Gladiator Challenge 35: Cold Fury Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:13
NSF 11/14/2004 Win Eben Kaneshiro King of the Cage 44: Revenge TKO/RSC 3 4:33
NSF 09/24/2004 Win Rami Boukai King of the Cage 41: Relentless Decision Majority Decision 2
NSF 08/19/2004 Win Del Hawkins Gladiator Challenge 30: Rapid Fire TKO/RSC 1 3:19
NSF 06/03/2004 Win David Velasquez Gladiator Challenge 27: Fight Fest Day 2 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 02/12/2004 Win George Adkins Gladiator Challenge 22 TKO/RSC Corner Threw in the Towel 2 2:42
NSF 11/13/2003 Win Jay Valencia Gladiator Challenge 20 Submission Guillotine Choke 1 1:22
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest


Fighter Bio

Career

Urijah Faber was born in a house on May 14th 1979, in the college town of Isla Vista, California (a small town bordering UC Santa Barbara), and raised in Sacramento, California. Urijah's upbringing was very unique. From birth he was raised holistic, being born at home with mid-wife's, and his parents refusing immunization shots. Until this day Urijah has scarecely used conventional medicine, and has maintained a lifetime of healthy habits in diet and excercise. Urijah attended High School in Lincoln, a small town of about 8,000 people, where he was a standout athlete. Athletics had been a part of Urijah's life since an early age, he spent much of his childhood and teen years occupied with playing football, roller hockey, and wrestling. After a successful high school career as a wrestler. Urijah moved on to furthur his wrestling along with his academics at University of California at Davis.

Although he did not enter college with a scholarship, he was awarded one after his freshman year on the team. The following year he was the starting 133 lb. wrestler for Davis, a spot that remained his for the rest of his college career. While wrestling in college Urijah became the all time win leader for UC Davis and a two time NCAA D-1 qualifier, finishing in the top 12 in 2002. In freestyle Urijah competed in the University Nationals where he was a National runner up, becoming the true alternate for the University Nationals World Team. After earning his Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development, Urijah stayed on staff at UC Davis as the lightweight wrestling coach and began his MMA Career.