Urijah Christopher Faber (born May 14, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist and actor who is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He competes as a bantamweight and formerly competed as a featherweight.
As of October 28, 2019, he is #12 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.Faber was an NCAA wrestler.
With his excellent base in wrestling, he later started Brazilian jiu-jitsu and quickly gained a brown belt under Fábio "Pateta" Prado.
Faber won the WEC Featherweight Championship at WEC 19 on March 17, 2006, and held the title for over two years until losing it to Mike Brown at WEC 36 on November 5, 2008.
He went on to challenge for the WEC Featherweight Championship two more times, and challenged for the UFC Bantamweight Championship four times.
Faber is widely regarded as one of MMA's pioneers for establishing legitimacy to lighter weight classes.
After his retirement on July 6, 2017, Faber was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame as a part of the Modern-era wing.
He came out of retirement in 2019 and defeated Ricky Simon by first-round TKO.