Urijah
Faber
31-7-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 23 fights.
Record: 31-7-0
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: 35
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
College: UC Davis

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1614
42% Successful
685
Types of Successful Strikes
0
685
59% Standing
12%
29%
404
81
200
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
83
36% Successful
30
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
19
16
7
Takedown Defense
59
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Urijah Faber Dec 6, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Francisco Rivera -- -- -- --
Win
Urijah Faber Jul 5, 2014
20 5 1 1 R3 Submission
Alex Caceres 20 0 0 0
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: Depends on the day. Usually 4-6 hours per day, mixed between standup and groundwork.

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

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

Who were your training partners for this fight? Joseph Benavidez, Chad Mendes, Danny Castillo, Justin Buchholz and TJ Dillashaw

What is your motivation for the fight? I want to be a part of MMA history, and regaining my title is part of that. 

What is your favorite thing about this sport? Just how primal it really is.

How long do you see yourself staying in this sport? I would say probably another 8 years.  I lead a healthy lifestyle and I take care of my body, so expect to see me for a long while.
 

•    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 16 bouts by submission (9 RNC, 7 guillotine), 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

•    Owns 8-3 record at bantamweight

•    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 won five of his last six

•    Has never lost a non-title fight

Career

Trained With

Joseph Benavidez
Joseph Benavidez
21-4-0
( W-L-D )
Chad Mendes
Chad Mendes
16-2-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Dominick Cruz
Dominick Cruz
20-1-0
( W-L-D )
Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo
25-1-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Eddie Wineland UFC® 128 SHOGUN vs JONES
Win
Eddie Wineland UFC® 128 SHOGUN vs JONES

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