Urijah
Faber
33-8-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #3 Bantamweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 4 Fight of the Night / 1 Knockout of the Night
6 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 33-8-0
Summary: Excellent submissions, strong takedowns, and lighting-fast hand speed

Fighter Info

Nickname: The California Kid
From: Isla Vista , California USA
Fights Out Of: Sacramento, CA USA
Age: 36
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 67"
Leg Reach 37"
College: UC Davis

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1924
43% Successful
827
Types of Successful Strikes
0
827
60% Standing
15%
25%
499
125
203
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
102
31% Successful
32
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
20
17
7
Takedown Defense
61
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
null null
Jun 4, 2016
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Win
null null
Dec 12, 2015
75
66
2
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
null null
May 16, 2015
83
48
5
0
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Dec 6, 2014
19
15
0
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
null null
Jul 5, 2014
20
20
5
0
1
0
1
0
R3 Submission
null null
Feb 1, 2014
17
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
null null
Dec 14, 2013
29
9
1
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
null null
Aug 17, 2013
54
8
4
1
0
1
1
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Apr 13, 2013
93
73
4
1
3
0
4
0
R4 Submission
Win
null null
null null
Feb 23, 2013
17
3
0
1
1
0
2
1
R1 Submission
null null
Jul 21, 2012
60
85
0
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
null null
Nov 19, 2011
36
13
1
0
1
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Submission of the Night
null null
Jul 2, 2011
90
50
4
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
null null
Mar 19, 2011
49
11
2
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Urijah Faber
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov 11, 2010
11
7
0
0
2
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Urijah Faber
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
77
20
0
0
0
0
4
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Urijah Faber
WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson
Jan 10, 2010
28
14
2
0
2
0
1
0
R3 Submission
Submission of the Night
Urijah Faber
WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
Jun 7, 2009
62
38
9
2
2
3
4
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Urijah Faber
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan 25, 2009
4
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Urijah Faber
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Nov 5, 2008
19
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Urijah Faber
WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Jun 1, 2008
95
45
4
0
0
0
1
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Urijah Faber
WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran
Dec 12, 2007
14
10
0
1
1
0
1
2
R2 Submission
Fight of the Night
Urijah Faber
Chance Farrar
WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar
Jun 3, 2007
2
1
0
1
2
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Urijah Faber
WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio
Mar 24, 2007
4
4
0
2
1
0
1
1
R1 Submission
Submission of the Night
Win
Urijah Faber
WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope
Jan 20, 2007
12
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Urijah Faber
WEC 19: Undisputed
Mar 17, 2006
37
9
1
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I usually start around 9:30 with pro MMA practice. Striking mid-day and BJJ/Grappling in the evening. Every day is some variation of this.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve always had a passion for fighting.  I started wrestling in the 8th grade and have never stopped.  I began training in MMA in 2003 after graduating from UC Davis.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former WEC Featherweight Champion, purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you have any heroes? My parents

What is your favorite technique? I like to try to invent new techniques.  My favorite moves come from the moment.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s been a long time dream of mine. It's been a goal of mine from the start and I'm excited to finally get the opportunity.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a student at UC Davis and began fighting professionally shortly after graduation.  I also coached wrestling at UC Davis while beginning my MMA career.

•    Has won 13 bouts by submission, seven by KO

•    Owns 1-0 record at bantamweight

•    Former WEC featherweight champion with five successful defenses

•    Won WEC Fight of the Night awards for bouts against Pulver (first fight) and Brown. Won         Submission of the Night against Pulver (second fight), Assuncao, and Mizugaki

•    Defeated Bibiano Fernandes, Naoya Uematsu, Charlie Valencia, Ivan Menjivar, Charles               Bennett, Hiroyuki Abe in pre-WEC / UFC bouts

•    Only pre-WEC loss was to current UFC fighter Tyson Griffin in 2005

•    Pro since 2003

•    Has gone the five round championship distance three times (Aldo, Brown II, Pulver I)

Career

Trained With

Joseph Benavidez
Joseph Benavidez
24-4-0
( W-L-D )
Chad Mendes
Chad Mendes
17-4-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Dominick Cruz
Dominick Cruz
21-1-0
( W-L-D )
Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo
25-2-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
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