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Urijah Faber Net Worth 2022 | Salary | Career | Body Measurement


May 9, 2022

$9 Million

How much is Urijah Faber Worth? American mixed martial artist Urijah Faber has a net worth of $9 million. Faber is best known for his activities in the UFC, but he was formerly an NCAA wrestler and World Extreme Cagefighting competitor (WEC). Winning the WEC Featherweight Championship in 2006 and challenging for the Bantamweight Championship four times are career highlights.

Fans of mixed martial arts view Urijah Faber as a significant figure in the sport, primarily because he made lighter weight classes more respectable. Despite an initial retirement in 2017, Faber returned to the UFC in 2019 and fought once more. In 2017, following his retirement, Urijah was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.


Early Life Urijah Christopher Faber was born in Isla Vista, California, on May 14, 1979. His family has Dutch, English, Italian, and Irish ancestry. Urijah, who grew up with two siblings, attended the University of California after completing high school. Two times during his college career, he qualified for the NCAA tournament. In the end, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in human development.


After establishing a solid wrestling foundation, Faber trained under Fábio “Pateta” Prado and earned a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In 2003, he began his mixed martial arts career in the Gladiator Challenge promotion, where he submitted his first opponent with a guillotine choke. Subsequent victories quickly followed, but in 2005, he suffered his first loss to Tyson Griffin. A few more victories concluded his time at Gladiator Challenge before he moved on to World Extreme Cagefighting.


In 2006, in his first WEC bout, he defeated Cole Escovedo to win the WEC Featherweight Championship. In 2006, he returned to Gladiator Challenge and defeated Naoya Uematsu to reclaim the Bantamweight Championship. At this point, Faber simultaneously held three different titles (the last being with King of the Cage). Urijah successfully defended his WEC title against Joe Pearson in 2007. He then handed Dominick Cruz a rare defeat in order to reclaim his title.


Faber struggled to defeat Pulver prior to the fight being decided by the scorecards in a number of subsequent title defences. He won by unanimous vote, but he was beginning to show signs of weakness. In 2008, Faber finally lost his title to Mike Brown. In 2009, he again defeated Jens Pulver and demanded a rematch with Mike Brown. However, Brown again defeated him in 2009. During the fight, Urijah fractured his hand and dislocated his left thumb, leaving him reliant almost exclusively on elbows and kicks. Faber stated after the loss that he desired a rematch with Brown.


Urijah rebounded in 2009 with a victory over Raphael Assunço and earned the right to challenge José Aldo for the WEC Featherweight Championship in 2010. Unfortunately, Aldo defeated Urijah by overwhelming him with a barrage of strikes and prevailing convincingly. He survived the entire bout without being knocked out, but he was repeatedly sent to the canvas. He was decisively defeated by unanimous decision.

Following his loss to Aldo, Faber decided to move to the bantamweight division. In 2010, he fought Takeya Mizugaki and submitted him with a rear-naked choke. This would be Faber’s final bout in the WEC before the promotion merged with the UFC. Since 2010, Faber has competed under the UFC banner.


Eddie Wineland, a former WEC Bantamweight champion, was the opponent in Urijah’s UFC debut. The fight between Faber and Wineland was intense and ended with a unanimous decision in Faber’s favour. Dominick Cruz had yearned for a rematch with Urijah for many years, and the rematch finally took place in 2011. Cruz was victorious, prevailing via unanimous decision. However, Faber rebounded with a victory over Brian Bowles, positioning himself for a possible title shot.


Urijah became a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter: Live.” after this victory. Dominick Cruz was also selected as a coach, which reignited their rivalry. The third bout between the two combatants was originally scheduled for 2012, but was cancelled due to Cruz’s ACL injury. Faber instead fought Renan Baro, losing by unanimous decision after suffering a broken rib in the opening round.


Faber defeated fighters such as Ivan Menjivar, Scott Jorgensen, Iuri Alcántara, and Michael McDonald over the next few years. In 2014, he was given the opportunity to fight Renan Baro instead, but it resulted in another loss, this time by first-round technical knockout. Faber gave the referee the “thumbs up,” indicating that he was okay to continue after being knocked down by Renan. However, the decision was somewhat controversial, as Faber gave the referee the “thumbs up” to indicate that he was fine to continue. This gesture was missed by the referee, who intervened to end the fight.


Again, Urijah rebounded with a string of victories over the subsequent period, including victories over Alex Caceres and Francisco Rivera, with the latter fight resulting from a controversial eye poke by Faber. In 2015, he fought Frankie Edgar in a featherweight match, but suffered his first defeat in a non-title bout. Although Urijah eventually defeated Frankie Saenz, he subsequently lost to Dominick Cruz and Jimmie Rivera before announcing his retirement. In 2017, he recorded his final victory over Brak Pickett before hanging up his gloves.


After two and a half years, Faber returned to the sport with a victory over Ricky Simón and a new UFC contract. In 2019, he was then defeated by Petr Yan.

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