Urijah Faber Scouting Report

Urijah Faber Scouting Report

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Urijah Faber Scouting Report


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urijah faber scouting report

Urijah Faber Scouting Report


5’6″ 135 lbs (Bantamweight)
69″ reach, Orthodox
May 14, 1979


34-10 (UFC: 10-6)

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 – 19 title fights
– incredibly tough – fought with two broken hands one fight
– excellent submission skills
– 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 three times in a non-title fight in his career
– fast hands
– very disciplined in training and diet
– good ground and pound
– big and strong for a bantamweight
– superb submission defense – has never been tapped out
– comfortable switching stances during a fight
– great scrambler



– not much knockout power
not overly accurate 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
– doesn’t throw many kicks
– very susceptible to be attacked via leg kicks
– game hasn’t evolved over the years
– hasn’t fought in almost three years – ring rust?
– already 40


The sun has already set once on the The California Kid’s storied MMA career, so enjoy his exciting fights while you can.



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