Urijah Faber set to make Combat Jiu Jitsu debut instead of MMA return in May

MMA star Urijah Faber is set to make a remarkable comeback as he takes the spotlight in his own promotional event.

The 44-year-old veteran disclosed his return to competitive action after a hiatus of over four years. This comeback will see him headlining the highly anticipated A1 Combat 21 event. It is scheduled for May 25th.

The venue for this encounter is none other than the Visalia Convention Center in California. Fans worldwide can catch the action live on UFC Fight Pass.

Faber will be competing against Jeff Curran in a combat jiu-jitsu match

Urijah Faber boasts a remarkable record of 35 wins and 11 losses. He last competed in MMA in December 2019. His last bout concluded with a knockout defeat against former bantamweight champion Petr Yan at UFC 245.

Despite this setback, Faber’s illustrious career is filled with numerous accolades, cementing his status as a UFC Hall of Famer.

Notably, his last victory was in a spectacular 46-second TKO over Ricky Simon in July 2019. That win marked his resurgence from a brief retirement spanning two and a half years.

During his hiatus from MMA, Faber didn’t stray far from the combat sports arena. He ventured into an open national wrestling tournament, demonstrating his versatility and enduring passion. Additionally, Faber showcased his skills in a jiu-jitsu match, further illustrating his dedication to staying active and honing his skills.

As he is returning to active competition, Faber’s comeback signifies his resilience, determination, and the unwavering spirit of a true combat sports athlete.

Urijah Faber gears up to headline A1 Combat 21 in a combat jiu-jitsu match, which sets the stage for an electrifying showdown. With his iconic career, Faber continues to inspire generations of competitors and fans alike. Stay tuned as the California native starts on yet another chapter in his legendary journey in mixed martial arts.