Urijah Faber is an American former mixed martial artist. It is remarkable to note that he fought as a bantamweight and featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is known as one of the sport’s pioneers for establishing legitimacy to lighter weight classes in MMA. Let’s find out how much is Urijah Faber’s net worth in 2018.
Urijah Faber Early Life
He was born on May 14, 1979 in Isla Vista, California, U.S. Faber attended the Glen Edwards Middle School, Casa Roble High School, and Lincoln High School, California. He graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor degree in Human Development. Faber established many major winnings with extraordinary and swashbuckling trophies and medals with learned martial arts.
Urijah Faber Career, Awards & Achievement
Faber made his professional MMA debut as part of the Gladiator Challenge promotion on November 12, 2003 defeating the opponent. Moving to KOTC, he defeated Rami Boukai. In the year 2005, he again defended his KOTC title defeating Shawn Bias.on March 17, 2006, Faber competed for the first time in the World Extreme Cagefighting Promotion. Faber moved down to Bantamweight after his loss to José Aldo at featherweight.
Faber was set to move down against Japanese striker Takeya Mizugaki on August 18, 2010, at WEC 50.However, Faber was forced off the card with an injury. As a result, Mizugaki was also pulled from the event.Faber next faced Francisco Rivera on December 6, 2014, at UFC181. Faber won the fight through second round submission. However, the ending was controversial, as Faber stunned Rivera with an eye poke during a standup exchange.
Awards & Achievements:
The achievements of Faber have greatly inspired a number of sportsmen. He is the recipient of World MMA Award in 2013.
• Most wins in UFC Bantamweight division (Nine)
• UFC Hall of Fame
• Most finishes in the UFC Bantamweight division (Six)
• Most submissions in the UFC Bantamweight division (Six)
• Five successful title defenses
• Most consecutive title defenses in the WEC (Five)
• Most successful title defenses in the WEC (Five)
• KOTC Bantamweight Championship
• Five successful title defenses in KOTC
• GC Bantamweight Championship
• 2011 All-Violence First Team
• 2013 All-Violence First Team
• Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Apart from these achievements of Faber he is very well known for most his martial arts records which were made by him since the start of his career.
Net worth of Urijah Faber
The estimated net worth of Urijah Faber is $8.5 million which was earned collectively through his career in martial arts and his winnings at various levels and world level competitions. As of February 2014, his professional record is 30-7. Faber is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt. As of May 2014, he is the #2 ranked UFC bantamweight and #15 ranked pound-for-pound fighter. He is also the co-founder of Grace Project and was a coach on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.
Urijah Faber is one of the richest MMA fighters in the world with his exuberant smartness in his play and his passion for martial arts has given him this extraordinary place in this industry. He has won a number of championship trophies since his inception into the industry and has been a great inspiration to other fighters.