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• Urijah Faber is a retired mixed martial artist and former WEC Featherweight Champion
• He was born in 1979 and is of Dutch, Italian, English, and Irish ancestry
• He won multiple titles in the Gladiator Challenge and King of the Cage promotions
• He moved to the UFC in 2010 and held a record of 34 wins and 10 lost matches
• He is active on social media and has around two million followers

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$850 thousand
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1979
FactWrestled at University of California-Davis.

Who is Urijah Faber?

Born as Urijah Christopher Faber, on the 14th May 1979 in Isla Vista, California USA, he is a retired mixed martial artist, who came to prominence in the mid- 2000s when he held the WEC Featherweight Championship title for almost two years, between 2006 and 2008. He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame following his retirement in 2017.

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Early Life, Siblings, and Education

Of Dutch, Italian, English, and Irish ancestry, Urijah is the middle child born to Suzanne and Theo Faber. He grew up in Lincoln with his older brother Ryan and younger sister Michaela Tastad. He matriculated from Lincoln High School, upon which he enrolled at the University of California at Davis, acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Human Development. During his time at UC-Davis, Urijah was wrestling for the university team, and participated in the NCAA tournaments in 2001 and 2002.

Career Beginnings

Urijah became professional in 2003 when he entered the Gladiator Challenge promotion, and the same year made his debut, in which he defeated Poes Manne. He continued rather successfully in the promotion, taking a shot at a title after just two wins in the promotion, defeating David Velasquez for the GC Bantamweight title. Following his win, Urijah started fighting in the King of the Cage promotion, but also remained in GC, taking wins wherever he appeared. He defended his GC Bantamweight Championship title by defeating Hiroyuki Abe, and also won the vacant King of the Cage Bantamweight Championship title in November 2004, after defeating Eben Kaneshiro. He won the next five matches to defend his title, defeating such mixed martial artists as Hiroyuki Abe, Shawn Bias, Charles Bennett, and Charlie Valencia, and Bibiano Fernandes.

Rise to Prominence and Decline

As his skills improved, Urijah was now ready for the next level, and as a result he joined World Extreme Cage-fighting, making his debut on the 17th March 2006 against Cole Escovedo, which was at the same time a title match and he became the new WEC Featherweight Champion. He held the title until the 5th November 2008, when he lost it to Mike Brown, only his second career defeat, having defended his title five times, defeating fighters as Joe Pearson, Dominick Cruz, Chance Farrar, Jeff Curran, and Jens Pulver.

He scheduled another fight with Brown in June 2009, but Faber was again defeated, this time by a unanimous decision. He took some time to recover from damage caused by Brown, before returning to ring in January 2010, defeating Raphael Assunção. He then scheduled a fight against José Aldo for the WEC Featherweight Championship on April 24, 2010, at WEC 48, but again suffered defeat.

Bantamweight, UFC, and Retirement

After a couple of lost matches in the featherweight category, Urijah moved to bantamweight and in his first fight defeated Japanese fighter Takeya Mizugaki, which earned him Submission of the Night honors.

As WEC merged with the UFC, Urijah officially became a part of the UFC and continued to fight in Bantamweight category. He had mixed success but lost in title matches, including several shots at the UFC Bantamweight title, but losing to Dominic Cruz,  and then to Renan Barão. His last fight was held on the 17th December 2016, in which he defeated Brad Picket, following which Faber announced his retirement. During his career that lasted 13 years, Urijah accomplished a record of 34 wins and 10 lost matches.

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Do You Know How Rich Urijah Faber Is?

Urijah, since he launched his career, became one of the most prominent mixed martial artists, and is regarded as one of the sport’s pioneers, particularly in legitimising lighter weight classes in MMA. So, have you ever wondered how rich Urijah Faber is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Faber’s net worth is as high as $8 million. Pretty neat don’t you think?
image source, Kristi Randel with Urijah Faber

Do You Know About Urijah Faber’s Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children?

Unfortunately, there isn’t much information about Faber’s personal life, as he tends to keep such details hidden from the public eyes. However, he is rumored to be in a relationship with Kristi Randel, but so far nothing has been confirmed. Hopefully, information like this and more will become available in the near future.

Is Urijah Faber on Social Media?

Urijah Faber can be found on such social media networks as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well, on which he has a total of around two million fans. His official Instagram page boasts over 900,000 followers, who have enjoyed daily posts by Urijah in regards to his career and personal life as well; he has a picture with RHCP’s singer Anthony Kiedis. On Facebook, Urijah has a fan base of 650,000 followers, while on Twitter, Urijah has 640,000 fans. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful mixed martial artist, now is an opportunity to get on board with his legion of supporters.

General Info

Full NameUrijah Faber
Net Worth$850 thousand
Date Of BirthMay 14, 1979
Height1.68 m
Weight61 kg
ProfessionMartial Artist, Actor, Professional Wrestler
EducationUniversity of California, Davis


ParentsSuzanne Faber, Theo Faber
SiblingsRyan Faber, Michaella Faber


MoviesReach Me, Kenny Powers - The K-Swiss MFCEO, King of the Cage: Revenge, WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
TV ShowsThe Ultimate Fighter, World Extreme Cagefighting

Social profile links


1Wrestled at University of California-Davis.



The Ultimate Fighter2012-2017TV SeriesAssisstant Coach
Reach Me2014Motivator
FightMike MMA2014TV Series
Pharrell Williams: Happy2013Video shortDancer
The Playboy Morning Show2013TV Series
The Roots of Fight2012TV Series
Leverage2011TV SeriesRoper
The Daily Habit2011TV Series
Kenny Powers: The K-Swiss MFCEO2011Short
The MMAX (MMA-XTRA)2010TV SeriesMma Expert / Contributor


Saltwater Buddha2015Documentary executive producer completed


Fight 4 Your Life2017very special thanks filming


Concussed: The American Dream2017DocumentaryHimself
UFC: Road to the Octagon2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Hurt Business2016DocumentaryHimself
UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem2016TV SpecialHimself
UFC 200 Greatest Fighters of All Time2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 22016TV SpecialHimself
UFC Embedded: Vlog Series2016TV SeriesHimself
UFC Ultimate Insider2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Season 15 Coach
Sports: AT&T Original Documentaries2016TV Series documentaryHimself
World Series of Fighting 26: Palmer vs. Almeida2015TV MovieHimself - Lance Palmer's Corner
UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor2015TV MovieHimself
The Ultimate Fighter2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Coach / Himself
Fight Stories with Urijah Faber2013-2015TV Series shortHimself
Shark Tank2015TV SeriesHimself - Helper: Bella Verde
World Series of Fighting 16: Palhares vs. Fitch2014TV MovieHimself - Founder, Team Alpha Male
Kid President: Declaration of Awesome2014TV SeriesHimself
Static2014TV Mini-Series documentary shortHimself
UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber II2014TV SpecialHimself
UFC on Fox2012-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Audience Member
The Doctors2013TV SeriesHimself
The 12 Days of MMA Christmas2012ShortHimself
World Series of Fighting 1: Arlovski vs. Cole2012TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Metaphysical Milkshake2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
UFC 1492012TV SpecialHimself
BarFly2012TV SeriesHimself
The Ultimate Fighter on FX2012TV SeriesHimself
MMA Uncensored Live2012TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie Show2012TV SeriesHimself
UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson2011TV SpecialHimself
UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber2011TV SpecialHimself
UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones2011TV SpecialHimself
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
FightZone Presents2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself - Fighter / Himself - Audience Member
MMA H.E.A.T.2010TV SeriesHimself
World Extreme Cagefighting2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member / Himself / Himself - Ringside Guest / ...
NWCA All-Star Classic2009TV MovieHimself
Inside MMA2008TV SeriesGuest
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHimself
Warrior Nation on MSNBC2007TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

FightZone Presents2007TV SeriesHimself
World Extreme Cagefighting2007TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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