This weekend, at UFC 169, Urijah Faber will likely get his last crack at UFC gold.

After Dominick Cruz was injured yet again and forced to withdraw from the bout, Faber stepped in on three week’s notice to face Renan Barao.

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Faber defended his WEC title five times until losing to Mike Brown by TKO at WEC 36. He's an outstanding wrestler with the capability of using takedowns, takedown defense, and ground control to his benefit at any given moment.

That explosive athleticism of his isn't just used for grappling, either.

In his first UFC bout, Urijah defeated Eddie Wineland in the co-main event of UFC 128 by decision.

His next fight was a rematch with Dominick Cruz for the UFC Bantamweight title at UFC 132.

He had some classic battles with Jens Pulver in the WEC but in both the WEC and UFC his fights against Dominick Cruz were some of the best that the division has ever seen.

The pair battled in three different fights with Cruz coming out on top in the rubber match.

Faber is also an excellent and rather unorthodox striker. Whether you're talking wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or striking, he can play any game with style and substance.

Urijah Faber is regarded by many to be the first flag-bearer for the lighter weight classes in MMA.

Over his 13-year career as a professional fighter, he racked up wins over Pulver, Cruz, Bibiano Fernandes and Brian Bowles.

He easily became one of the most popular fighters ever under 155 pounds.

Though that didn't garner him a collegiate wrestling scholarship, Faber still managed to walk on at the University of California-Davis wrestling program.