Faber finished his UC-Davis career as a two-time NCAA Division I qualifier with more wins than anyone in program history at the time of graduation. It all started when a high school friend named Tyrone Glover invited Faber to watch his first pro MMA fight.Soon after, Faber began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and had his first MMA fight at Gladiator Challenge 20 (GC 20) on November 12, 2003.

Urijah lost a close decision, but rebounded with a submission victory over former WEC champion, Brian Bowles, at UFC 139.

With each victory, Urijah gained more and more fans.

Dating back to his time as champion with the WEC through his time with the UFC, Faber is one of the people who brought the lighter weight classes into the spotlight.

When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber was at the front of the line for the bantamweight division.

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.Despite Faber never winning the bantamweight title in the UFC, his work as a pioneer for the division goes without argument.He is being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6th as the youngest fighter to ever receive the honor.With little to no training in striking, he managed to win by guillotine choke.In fact, Faber was victorious in his first eight fights before finally falling for the first time to UFC veteran Tyson Griffin by TKO at GC 42. In fact, even after his WEC debut on March 17, 2006, one where he defeated Cole Escovedo by doctor’s stoppage to win the WEC Featherweight Championship, he continued to defend his titles in all three organizations until Zuffa purchased the WEC.Though that didn't garner him a collegiate wrestling scholarship, Faber still managed to walk on at the University of California-Davis wrestling program.