Originally posted on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 7/15/12

Urijah Faber


5'6" 135 lbs (Bantamweight)
69" reach, Orthodox
May 14, 1979


26-5 (UFC: 2-1)

Current Streak

1 straight win


NCAA D1 wrestler
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion: 2004-2006 (four successful title defenses)
WEC Featherweight Champion: 2006-2008 (six successful title defenses)


- as experienced as they come - 15 title fights
- incredibly tough - fought with two broken hands one fight
- excellent submission skill
- finishes fights
- great chin (no pun intended)
- amazing cardio - always pushing the pace
- strong wrestler
- solid in the clinch
- good at avoiding/defending strikes
- has only lost once (in 2005) in a non-title fight in his career


- not much knockout power
- horrible accuracy on his strikes
- gets hit almost more often than he dishes out
- poor takedown & takedown defense success
- hasn't been able to get over the hump in championship fights lately
- best years are probably behind him
- doesn't throw many kicks


The sun is probably close to setting on the The California Kid's storied MMA career, so enjoy his exciting fights while you can. 

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