A highlight of Faber’s career was competing under the WEC promotion. Back in the early days of mixed martial arts, the UFC didn’t have weight classes for fighters under 155 pounds. For this reason, the WEC existed. This promotion gave lighter weight fighters an outlet to compete and make a living as a professional fighter. Urijah Faber’s first fight under this promotion was against Cole Escovdeo, where Faber was able to win via doctor’s stoppage back in 2006. With the win, Faber became the new featherweight champion of the world.
Urijah Faber in his last three fights has victories over Ivan Menjivar, Scott Jorgansen and Yuri Alcantara. Two of the three bouts were finished via submission with the bout vs. Alcantara came via unanimous decision.
Urijah Christopher Faber (born May 14, 1979) is an American , fighting as a in the . Faber won the at on March 17, 2006 and held the title for over two years until losing it to at on November 5, 2008. As March 21, 2016, he is #2 in the official UFC bantamweight rankings and ranked the #4 bantamweight in the world by . Faber is widely regarded as one of the sport's pioneers for establishing legitimacy to lighter weight classes in MMA.