Urijah
Faber
30-7-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 21 fights.
Record: 30-7-0
Summary: Excellent submissions, strong takedowns, and lightning-fast hand speed

Fighter Info

Nickname: The California Kid
From: Isla Vista , CA USA
Fights Out Of: Sacramento, CA USA
Age: 34
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
College: UC Davis

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1576
42% Successful
665
Types of Successful Strikes
0
665
60% Standing
11%
29%
398
75
192
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
71
35% Successful
25
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
18
15
7
Takedown Defense
59
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Renan Barao Feb 1, 2014
17 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Urijah Faber 8 0 0 0
Win
Urijah Faber Dec 14, 2013
29 1 1 0 R2 Submission
Michael McDonald 9 0 0 0
Win
Urijah Faber Aug 17, 2013
54 4 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Iuri Alcantara 8 1 1 2
Win
Urijah Faber Apr 13, 2013
93 4 3 4 R4 Submission
Scott Jorgensen 73 1 0 0
Win
Urijah Faber Feb 23, 2013
17 0 1 2 R1 Submission
Ivan Menjivar 3 1 0 1
Urijah Faber Jul 21, 2012
60 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Renan Barao 85 0 0 0
Win
Urijah Faber Nov 19, 2011
36 1 1 2 R2 Submission
Brian Bowles 13 0 0 0
Dominick Cruz Jul 2, 2011
90 4 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Urijah Faber 50 1 0 0
Win
Urijah Faber Mar 19, 2011
49 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Eddie Wineland 11 1 0 0
Win
Urijah Faber
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov 11, 2010
11 0 2 1 R1 Submission
Takeya Mizugaki 7 0 0 0
Jose Aldo
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
77 0 0 4 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Urijah Faber 20 0 0 0
Win
Urijah Faber
WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson
Jan 10, 2010
28 2 2 1 R3 Submission
Raphael Assuncao 14 0 0 0
Mike Brown
WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
Jun 7, 2009
62 9 2 4 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Urijah Faber 38 2 3 0
Win
Urijah Faber
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan 25, 2009
4 1 1 0 R1 Submission
Jens Pulver 1 0 0 0
Mike Brown
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Nov 5, 2008
19 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Urijah Faber 4 0 0 0
Win
Urijah Faber
WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Jun 1, 2008
95 4 0 1 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jens Pulver 45 0 0 0
Urijah Faber
WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran
Dec 12, 2007
14 0 1 1 R2 Submission
Jeff Curran 10 1 0 2
Urijah Faber
WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar
Jun 3, 2007
2 0 2 1 R1 Submission
Chance Farrar 1 1 0 0
Urijah Faber
WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio
Mar 24, 2007
4 0 1 1 R1 Submission
Dominick Cruz 4 2 0 1
Urijah Faber
WEC 25: McCullough vs. Cope
Jan 20, 2007
12 2 0 0 R1 Submission
Joe Pearson 1 0 0 0
Urijah Faber
WEC 19: Undisputed
Mar 17, 2006
37 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Cole Escovedo 9 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I usually practice twice a day. The first is some sort of blending of mixed martial arts and the second is a single discipline workout. My whole life is cardio, if I need to add some additionally or take a practice out, I will.  At this point, being healthy is the most important thing.

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.

•    Graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree from University of California-Davis, where he was also a standout on the Division I wrestling team

•    Renowned for a very cutting edge approach to conditioning and fitness. Abides by a very strict and uber-healthy diet, exclusively eating organic foods with the freshest and purest ingredients. Was raised on that type of diet and hosts a Web site called eatlikeachamp.com

•    Owner of the “FORM” brand of MMA lifestyle apparel, which also sponsors the likes of UFC light heavyweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones and UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, among others

•    Pioneer who, along with guys like Miguel Torres and Jens Pulver, put the lighter weights on the map

•    A charismatic, perpetually positive energy-type who is a particular favorite of female fight fans, for some reason (could be the long, curly locks and surfer boy charm). Arguably the “coolest” fighter in the UFC.

•    Former featherweight champ (145 pounds) who has since dropped to the 135-pound category

•    Proudly resides in Sacramento, California

•    Holds notable wins over Jens Pulver (twice), Ivan Menjivar, former WEC champ Eddie Wineland, Jeff Curran and Takeya Mizugaki

•    Has won 15 bouts by submission, nine by KO

•    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 Tyson Griffin in 2005

•    Pro since 2003

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

•    Only man to beat Dominick Cruz (at featherweight)

•    Has never lost a non-title fight

Career

Trained With

Joseph Benavidez
Joseph Benavidez
19-4-0
( W-L-D )
Chad Mendes
Chad Mendes
16-1-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Dominick Cruz
Dominick Cruz
19-1-0
( W-L-D )
Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo
24-1-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
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Win
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