Photo of Urijah Faber
Team Capital City Fighting Alliance
Age 40
Gender Male
Height 5' 6"
Weight Class Bantamweight

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.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 35-10-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 15 years, 8 months
Rounds Fought 93.3
Avg. Fights/Year 2.9
Longest Layoff 2 years, 6 months, 26 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 month, 5 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 10 17 7
Losses 3 0 7
Finish Rate 77.1%
Finished Rate 30.0%
Win by Decision Rate 20.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 70.0%
Win by KO Rate 28.6%
Loss by KO Rate 30.0%
Win by SUB Rate 48.6%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

2 Wins

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:45
Fastest KO 00:45
Fastest SUB 01:22
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.7
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 08:17
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 3.5
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 17:36
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
12/14/2019 TBD
(35-10-0)
Petr Yan
(13-1-0)
BW To Be Decided
UFC 245: USMAN vs. COVINGTON
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/13/2019 W
(34-10-0)
Ricky Simon
(15-1-0)
BW
(135.5 vs. 134.5)
KO (Strike)
UFC on ESPN+ 13
1 0:45
Official MMA Fight Results 12/17/2016 W
(33-10-0)
Bradley Pickett
(25-12-0)
BW
(136.0 vs. 136.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night: Vanzant vs. Waterson
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/10/2016 L
(33-9-0)
Jimmie Rivera
(17-1-0)
BW
(136.0 vs. 135.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/04/2016 L
(33-8-0)
Dominick Cruz
(21-1-0)
BW
(134.5 vs. 135.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/12/2015 W
(32-8-0)
Frankie Saenz
(10-2-0)
BW
(136.0 vs. 135.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 194: McGregor vs Aldo
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/16/2015 L
(32-7-0)
Frankie Edgar
(17-4-1)
FTW
(145.0 vs. 145.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs Faber
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/06/2014 W
(31-7-0)
Francisco Rivera
(6-3-0)
BW
(135.5 vs. 135.0)
Submission (Choke)
UFC 181: Lawler vs Hendricks
2 1:34
Official MMA Fight Results 07/05/2014 W
(30-7-0)
Alex Caceres
(11-6-0)
BW
(136.0 vs. 135.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 175: Weidman vs Machida
3 1:09
Official MMA Fight Results 02/01/2014 L
(30-6-0)
Renan Barao
(29-1-0)
BW
(134.5 vs. 135.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 169: Barao vs Faber
1 3:42
Official MMA Fight Results 12/14/2013 W
(29-6-0)
Michael McDonald
(15-2-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 135.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC on FOX 9
2 3:22
Official MMA Fight Results 08/17/2013 W
(28-6-0)
Iuri Alcantara
(22-3-0)
BW
(135.5 vs. 136.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 26: Sonnen vs Rua
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/13/2013 W
(27-6-0)
Scott Jorgensen
(13-5-0)
BW
(136.0 vs. 135.5)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale: Faber vs. Jorgensen
4 3:16
Official MMA Fight Results 02/23/2013 W
(26-6-0)
Ivan Menjivar
(25-9-0)
BW
(135.6 vs. 136.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 157: Rousey vs Carmouche
1 4:34
Official MMA Fight Results 07/21/2012 L
(26-5-0)
Renan Barao
(26-1-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 135.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/19/2011 W
(25-5-0)
Brian Bowles
(10-1-0)
BW Submission (Guillotine Choke)
UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
2 1:27
Official MMA Fight Results 07/02/2011 L
(25-4-0)
Dominick Cruz
(17-1-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 134.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 132: Cruz vs.Faber
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/19/2011 W
(24-4-0)
Eddie Wineland
(18-6-1)
BW
(135.5 vs. 135.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 11/11/2010 W
(23-4-0)
Takeya Mizugaki
(13-4-2)
BW
(136.0 vs. 136.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
1 4:50
Official MMA Fight Results 04/24/2010 L
(23-3-0)
Jose Aldo
(16-1-0)
FTW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/10/2010 W
(22-3-0)
Raphael Assuncao
(15-1-0)
FTW Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson
3 3:49
Official MMA Fight Results 06/07/2009 L
(22-2-0)
Mike Brown
(17-4-0)
FTW
(143.5 vs. 143.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber II
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/25/2009 W
(21-2-0)
Jens Pulver
(22-10-1)
FTW
(145.5 vs. 146.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
1 1:34
Official MMA Fight Results 11/05/2008 L
(21-1-0)
Mike Brown
(15-4-0)
FTW
(144.5 vs. 145.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
1 2:23
Official MMA Fight Results 06/01/2008 W
(20-1-0)
Jens Pulver
(22-8-1)
FTW
(144.5 vs. 145.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 34: Live on Versus
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 12/12/2007 W
(19-1-0)
Jeff Curran
(32-8-1)
FTW
(144.0 vs. 143.5)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
WEC 31: Live on Versus
2 4:34
Official MMA Fight Results 06/03/2007 W
(18-1-0)
Chance Farrar
(3-0-0)
FTW
(144.0 vs. 144.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
WEC 28: Faber vs Farrar
1 3:19
Official MMA Fight Results 03/24/2007 W
(17-1-0)
Dominick Cruz
(9-0-0)
FTW
(144.0 vs. 144.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
WEC 26: Condit vs Allessio
1 1:38
Official MMA Fight Results 01/20/2007 W
(16-1-0)
Joe Pearson
(18-7-1)
FTW
(144.0 vs. 145.0)
Submission (Strikes)
WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope
1 2:31
Official MMA Fight Results 10/29/2006 W
(15-1-0)
Bibiano Fernandes
(1-0-0)
FTW
(143.5 vs. 144.5)
TKO/RSC
King of the Cage: All Stars
1 4:16
NSF 09/09/2006 W
(14-1-0)
Enoch Wilson
(8-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
Malice at the Palace 1
2 1:01
Official MMA Fight Results 07/01/2006 W
(13-1-0)
Naoya Uematsu
(14-5-2)
FTW
(144.6 vs. 145.0)
TKO/RSC
Gladiator Challenge 51: Madness at the Memorial
2 3:35
NSF 05/13/2006 W
(12-1-0)
Charlie Valencia
(7-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
King of the Cage: Predator Returns
1 3:09
NSF 03/17/2006 W
(11-1-0)
Cole Escovedo
(11-1-0)
BW TKO/RSC
WEC 19: Undisputed
2 5:00
NSF 01/28/2006 W
(10-1-0)
Ivan Menjivar
(17-4-0)
Disqualification
TKO 24: Eruption
2 2:02
NSF 12/11/2005 W
(9-1-0)
Charles Bennett
(15-9-2)
KO (Rear Naked Choke (Unconscious))
Gladiator Challenge 46: Alalanche
1 4:38
Official MMA Fight Results 10/29/2005 W
(8-1-0)
Shawn Bias
(3-1-0)
FTW
(145.0 vs. 145.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
King of the Cage 62: Execution Day
1 1:24
NSF 09/10/2005 L
(8-0-0)
Tyson Griffin
(2-0-0)
TKO/RSC
Gladiator Challenge 42: Summer Slam
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/07/2005 W
(7-0-0)
Hiroyuki Abe
(6-6-2)

(145.0 vs. 146.0)
TKO/RSC
King of the Cage 52: Mortal Sin
3 2:37
NSF 03/13/2005 W
(6-0-0)
David Granado
(1-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Gladiator Challenge 35: Cold Fury
1 2:13
NSF 11/14/2004 W
(5-0-0)
Eben Kaneshiro
(4-1-0)
TKO/RSC
King of the Cage 44: Revenge
3 4:33
NSF 09/24/2004 W
(4-0-0)
Rami Boukai
(2-1-0)
Decision (Majority Decision)
King of the Cage 41: Relentless
2 5:00
NSF 08/19/2004 W
(3-0-0)
Del Hawkins
(16-8-0)
TKO/RSC
Gladiator Challenge 30: Rapid Fire
1 3:19
NSF 06/03/2004 W
(2-0-0)
David Velasquez
(9-7-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Gladiator Challenge 27: Fight Fest Day 2
3 5:00
NSF 02/12/2004 W
(1-0-0)
George Adkins
(1-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel)
Gladiator Challenge 22
2 2:42
NSF 11/13/2003 W
(0-0-0)
Jay Valencia
(1-2-0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Gladiator Challenge 20
1 1:22
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class