Urijah Christopher Faber (born May 14, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting as a bantamweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. Faber won the WEC featherweight championship at WEC 19 on March 17, 2006 and held the title for over two years until his loss to Mike Brown at WEC 36 on November 5, 2008. As of May 2011, Faber is ranked the #3 bantamweight in the world by Sherdog. As of July 2011, Faber is ranked the #5 bantamweight in the world by MMAWeekly. Faber holds notable victories over Dominick Cruz, Jeff Curran, Jens Pulver, Eddie Wineland and Takeya Mizugaki.