Completed MMA Bout

Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles

Main Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

"The California Kid" Urijah Faber
Brian Bowles

Round 2

Urijah Faber Brian Bowles

"The California Kid"

25-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   10-1-0
Climbed to 26-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 10-2
-185 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +165 (Slight Underdog)
United States   Nationality   United States
Sacramento, California   Fighting out of   Athens, Georgia
32 years, 6 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 4 months, 4 weeks
136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
5'6" (168cm)   Height   5'7" (171cm)
67.0" (170cm)   Reach   70.5" (179cm)
Team Alpha Male   Gym   SBG Athens
UFC 139
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
  • Date: Saturday 11.19.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason McCoy
  • Venue: HP Pavilion
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: San Jose, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 10 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Faber Total Disclosed Pay: $134,000
  • Bowles Total Disclosed Pay: $19,000
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Faber vs. Bowles Wiki Update Wiki

The tenth bout of UFC 139 featured a possible title-eliminator fight with Urijah Faber taking on Brian Bowles in the bantamweight division.

Faber was the aggressor early, coming forward and landing a low kick as Bowles looked to counter and circle away. Bowles landed a nice right hand, partially blocked by Faber. Faber threw several uppercuts, not connecting but keeping Bowles on the defensive. Bowles missed with a counter left and then landed a nice body shot. Faber attempted a trip takedown, avoided by Bowles, but dumped back down on Faber's next attempt. Faber popped out of a guillotine attempt and landed a mean elbow. Bowles connected on a nice upkick but was hit a split second later by a punch as Faber came back down. A quality first round likely taken by Faber.

Faber connected on a nice uppercut early in the second. Bowles stumbled backwards and ate a knee that sent him to the ground. Faber attacked looking for the finish, landed a big knee to the body as Bowles tried to stand, and continued blasting away with big shots. Faber latched on a guillotine choke, had Bowles in deep trouble, and a single, slow tap from Bowles signaled the end of the impressive performance from "The California Kid."

The official end came at 1:27 of the second round due to a guillotine choke. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Faber commented, "That's right guys that's how you finish fights... Dominick you can run but you can't hide... I know that Bowles is very tough, his biggest thing is that he's mentally strong, and that's my strength."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:39 PM ET
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Faber vs. Bowles Fight Predictions

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Faber vs. Bowles Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Crazy Busy Day headed to Moraga for T-Dinner then flying out of SF to NY late tonight. Is it freezing in NY? Snowing/raining?
5 days and 22 minutes
“@arielhelwani: @UrijahFaber mazal tov! Quite the party, eh?” yeah intense, first time!
4 days, 23 hours, and 56 minutes
What a in depth Ceremony. Pretty cool, Sporting a Yalmukah in honor of baby Mathew Joseph Fox.
4 days, 23 hours, and 43 minutes
Experiencing my first Bris ceremony for my good friend Dr. Andy Fox's new baby boy! Official name yet 2 b announced.
4 days, 23 hours, and 13 minutes
Its 49 degrees and pouring rain. A few Folks rocking #noshirtnation but Just saw a dude repping #noshoesnation thats a long 6+ miles.
4 days, 20 hours, and 21 minutes
This Run to Feed The Hungry is crazy in Sac. Here to cheer folks on, my bro is running the 10k. 28 thousand people.
4 days, 20 hours, and 26 seconds
Hppy thnksgiving folks!
4 days, 19 hours, and 1 minute
Read two articles 1 about me being underrated & 1 abt me not being underrated. Kinda confusing, cuz theres no way to prove either. #opinion
4 days, 9 hours, and 51 minutes
A deer jucy Lucy damn good real good I love it
4 days, 9 hours, and 23 minutes
Happy 5th Birthday to my God-son Samuel Urijah Martinez out in Lemoore Ca. Gettin big!
4 days, 9 hours, and 2 minutes
@jbmma155 @sir_studboy @tjdillashaw @lancepalmer u guys at Carlino's?
4 days, 5 hours, and 42 minutes
Might jump in
3 days, 21 hours, and 2 minutes
At AM Practice kicking it, gonna watch the guys beat the crap out of eachother.
3 days, 21 hours, and 1 minute
Came home to this Feast w the TAM @TeamAlphaMale Fam.
3 days, 6 hours, and 23 minutes
Home! That was so close. Thnk goodness for hustle, people skills, creativity and positive thinking. Skin of my teeth. Felt like James Bond
3 days, 4 hours, and 37 minutes
Here is a behind the scenes look @ufc 139 with @lastcall155 & @UrijahFaber. @TeamAlphaMale
3 days, 3 hours, and 25 minutes
Phone abt to die and gonna miss my flight. @SneakyTommy traffic sucks. Last SOS tweet. So long :)
3 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes
Man rough but fun night!
3 days and 48 minutes
Whats this mean @Andrew_F_Beach
2 days, 7 hours, and 23 minutes
Hanging w internet tough guy @jarebx in La La Land.
2 days, 6 hours, and 52 minutes
2 days, 4 hours, and 27 minutes
On Set @insidemmahdnet @rondarousey @titoortiz
2 days, 3 hours, and 51 minutes
Got my favorite meal ever on the grill a little bone in ribeye cooked by the man himself its gonna b good realllllll goodddd
2 days, 3 hours, and 47 minutes
On the floor in my room “@ShockoUFC: Hey @UrijahFaber what do you do with ur fight shorts after your fights”
2 days, 3 hours, and 44 minutes
El Guapo! @BasRuttenMMA ready to rock. The show is live now. @Troy_Hulm
2 days, 3 hours, and 10 minutes
Here we go, just recruited two more baby @TeamAlphaMale's Ryan & Tommy Macfarlane, Bruisers!
2 days and 24 minutes
Just sat next to 1 of my college roommates lil bro on plane 2 LA, had a reunion at the airport. Been 5 yrs #twins
2 days and 16 minutes
Feels good home playing golf stress free perfect weather here in Ga
2 days and 3 minutes
Just sat next to 1 of my college roommates lil bro on plane 2 LA, had a reunion at the airport. Been 5 yrs #twins
1 day, 23 hours, and 57 minutes
Still not used to the new Sac airport, thing is massive. Feel like i'm in Texas. Headed to LA to talk w @BasRuttenMMA & Kenny on InsideMMA
1 day, 22 hours, and 10 minutes
Man @danhendo and @ShogunRua are giving me chills. Its like a scene from Braveheart- warriors! "they will never take r Freedddoomm!!!" @ufc
1 day, 4 hours, and 21 minutes
My face after watching @UFC 139! Thank you to all my supporters! You guys are awesome!!
1 day, 2 hours, and 40 minutes
Thnks Karla! See u in sac. “@karlarandel27: Congratulation's @UrijahFaber!! #Greatjob”
22 hours and 8 minutes
A legend Junior Seau good times
12 hours and 3 minutes
11 hours and 48 minutes
NFL NBA my homie and UFC talent in the building
11 hours and 1 minute
Some of my crew at the steakhouse
9 hours and 39 seconds
About to get a big ass steak time to fatten back up
8 hours and 6 minutes
Polanti watch pretty badass I like it
7 hours and 44 minutes
Had good luck in the locker room today @lastcall155 @wandfc @martinkampmann fun, fun, fun...on the weeeekkend!
7 hours and 42 minutes
Big thx to @BodyKore @LexaniTV @revgear @FightRibbon window world of atl @SittingDuck_MD polanti watches @Tapout @ufc @danawhite
7 hours and 41 minutes
Well it happens to the best of us just glad to a able to fight for a living in the @ufc I'm living the dream I'll b back I promise
6 hours and 58 minutes
Congrats to our boy @lastcall155 first round TKO. Danny took the fight on short notice, stay ready u don't have to get ready!
2 hours and 18 minutes
. @UrijahFaber fans out in force @UFC 139!
1 hour and 48 minutes
Wanna thank @SittingDuck_MD for designing my new website. Check it out The duck logo on my shorts tonight is for them
1 hour and 41 minutes
Game Time!!!!! @ufc 139!!! Thanks @MissRara for the braids!
1 hour and 27 minutes
“@Andrew_F_Beach: Congratulations to @WillManWay winner of the @Brian_Bowles & @revgear Gloves Shinguards & hand wraps.” congrats
34 minutes
Our boy @lorenzofertitta fighting for MMA outside the cage! Class act! @ufc lets get NY!
12 hours and 57 minutes
I feel so much better now. “@ToyoTires: Backstage at the #ufc139 weigh-ins. Fighters lining up to hit the scales. *SC”
13 hours and 2 minutes
Wow are y'all watching this okla st game
16 hours and 8 minutes
At dinner putting those lb's back on
18 hours and 52 minutes
Backstage about to make weigh go checkout
20 hours and 54 minutes
Can't believe @AriannyCeleste never invited me to this party!
22 hours and 14 minutes
Im hungry & skinny, but these two ladies are helping out. @AriannyCeleste & @chandellapowell
22 hours and 15 minutes
I didn't spoil anything, Dodson is saying TJ is dodging him, im saying TJ is in the finals and isn't scared of any1 relax people.
1 day, 13 hours, and 22 minutes
Ha read @johndodsonmma's sherdog blog. If he thinks @TJDillashaw is scared of him he's smokin, Irritating lil turd. Insecure=Hater we will c
1 day, 13 hours, and 39 minutes
This is awesome just started looking at my walkout shirt. I knew a few go to names would make it on. Super fans TAM
1 day, 21 hours, and 27 minutes
Spicoli! "doesn't that make this our time?" “@lastcall155 Even in the windy city of SF Urijah stays true #NoShirtNation
1 day, 21 hours, and 38 minutes
My shorts for the fight got some great sponsors this time!!!
1 day, 21 hours, and 46 minutes
Thnks to all the fans at the press conference in SF. Headed back 2 San Jose.
1 day, 23 hours, and 3 minutes
Riding thru San Fran on way to UFC press conference cool place never been
2 days and 49 minutes
cngrts Mandy! Thats awesme! “@mandymckee: @urijahfaber meet your newest fan :) she'll be cheering you on this weekend”
2 days, 1 hour, and 17 minutes
Sorry to the Brits, Aussies, and the Uk if i spoiled TUF 4 U. Gotta stay off twitter when u know theres info out & about. Thats what i do.
2 days, 1 hour, and 50 minutes
How about my boy @TJDillashaw 4-0 & looking like a crafty old vet on TUF tonight. Gonna B savage in the finals!
2 days, 13 hours, and 28 minutes
Follow @Andrew_F_Beach for fight week contest details, fight info and other cool stuff
2 days, 15 hours, and 49 minutes
@anthonynjoku thnks bro, im on it!
2 days, 16 hours, and 49 minutes
Watching these interviews @CungLe185 is the Clint Eastwood of the Vietnamese world @wandfc is a Braz Viking. Pumped 4 that one!
2 days, 17 hours, and 17 minutes
Man Kev, u r fast. & a Pro! “@KevinI: My #MMA column on the Cali Kid, @UrijahFaber, is now on @YahooSportsMMA @UFC 139”
2 days, 17 hours, and 37 minutes
One thing I like about the west coast a lot more brunettes!!!!!
2 days, 21 hours, and 2 minutes
We have some gear and other stuff to give away for fight week. Will be doing contests with my sponsors so you may want to follow them too
2 days, 21 hours, and 47 minutes
Glad to have @BodyKore back on the team! Good guys. Thanks for your support in this fight
2 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes
Done with open workout great turnout if u didn't cone u missed out
2 days, 22 hours, and 52 minutes
@danhendo @ufc Wild west of Mma, good ole days.
2 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes
Crazy my first week of training Dan was in Sac, I rolled w him and he asked me "why don't u know any Jiu jitsu?" 8 yrs ago. @danhendo @ufc
2 days, 23 hours, and 58 minutes
Team gear looking good, @SneakyTommy & MT too cool for school. @TeamAlphaMale
3 days, 20 hours, and 27 minutes
About to walk off the plane in San Jose wonder if ppl will start booing soon as I step off the or save it all for sat night
3 days, 21 hours, and 41 minutes
Rollin deep to San Jo w @lastcall155 @SneakyTommy and Master Thong...on a thai conference call?
3 days, 22 hours, and 25 minutes
Thnks brotha feeling great, gonna b a fun one! @Jonnybones
3 days, 23 hours, and 34 minutes
Dang! Team TRX sess led by @sacfitnessfairy, @JoeB135 @SneakyTommy @chadmendes @holdsworth135 @jbmma155 @DustinAkbari
4 days, 1 hour, and 17 minutes
Heading to San Jose in a few hrs, check out the stow away Action Jaxon Sanchez. Secret Weapon.
4 days, 1 hour, and 34 minutes
About to board this plane San Jose here I come!!!!!!
4 days, 4 hours, and 52 minutes
Watchn Bob Arum intrvws, it baffles me how this old dude can b so lame. Get a clue buddy. Love boxing, but this guy needs an intervention.
4 days, 14 hours, and 31 minutes
Fight week oh yesss!!! Just got done with grappling prac now time to eat and chill gotta get up early for flight to San Jose
4 days, 20 hours, and 15 minutes
Fight Week!!!!!!
5 days, 3 hours, and 34 minutes
Man hard one to call, thought Marquez had it. But really close, would hate to b a judge. Leaving it to judges is the worst. Congrats Pac-man
6 days, 15 hours, and 1 minute
Pac-man about to get down!
6 days, 16 hours, and 31 minutes
Thnks bro, i'm excited too. “@CFresh320: I'm not even that excited for Shogun vs Henderson as I am for @UrijahFaber 's fight”
6 days, 17 hours, and 19 minutes
Congrats to dos Santos both guys super tuff @ufc put together another great card as always
6 days, 17 hours, and 37 minutes
Dang! #UFConFox
6 days, 18 hours, and 15 minutes
This Historic event has sparked a fire in 2 of r @TeamAlphaMale babies. Action Jaxon & Meaty Marcello! @JoeB135 refs
6 days, 18 hours, and 24 minutes
This is an awesome disclaimer prepare to fall in love America! @ufc #UFConFox @danawhite @lorenzofertitta @barackobama
6 days, 18 hours, and 55 minutes
#LongHairDontCare @clayguida @smoothone155 @ufconfox great fight! Clay will get em next time!
6 days, 19 hours, and 7 minutes
Haha @clayguida & @smoothone155 came to party! #UFConFox classic!
6 days, 19 hours, and 14 minutes
Pumped for @clayguida & @SMOOTHone155 on FB gonna b a good one! Do work boys!
6 days, 19 hours, and 37 minutes
The man @lorenzofertitta looking like a G on FX pre show w @JayGlazer & @kennyflorian on @FUELTV pro-fess-ional!
6 days, 20 hours, and 17 minutes
Watching Kid Yamamotto abt to get down. Fighting Cali 's Darren Uyenoyama. Gonna b a good one. Kid is an athlete!
6 days, 21 hours, and 20 minutes
TJ "lietenant Dan" Gere Dillashaw @TJDillashaw and I just had a good one this afternoon. Lean & Mean #noshirtnation
6 days, 22 hours, and 55 minutes
Master Thong thought he won 25k on a lottery tix. We all got excited! Look at his handful of treasures. What a mess!
1 week and 4 minutes
Action packed day last hard spar got UFC on fox for first time and the pac-man fight plus gonna squeeze in 18 gonna b a good day
1 week, 2 hours, and 53 minutes
At some local fights in Athens all ammy event wer 1-0 so far
1 week, 17 hours, and 36 minutes
MMA is blowing up folks! Great Article “@ray_krueger: The most extensive MMA/UFC story the N.Y. Times has ever done. "
1 week, 18 hours, and 24 minutes
Rough weekend on the water Houseboats 02-03' Is Brines on Twitter?
1 week, 1 day, 15 hours, and 34 minutes
what stuff? “@samuraimark1: @UrijahFaber you do kno that there are better safer ways to maintain your weight w/o doing this crazy stuff?!”
1 week, 1 day, 16 hours, and 41 minutes
Thnks for all the support folks, skinny but still 10 over, crazy life we live. @ufc #ufc139 #noproblemo
1 week, 1 day, 16 hours, and 56 minutes
I am a skinny Mofo right now, keeping the sweat going on the way home. 8 days till my fight, ready to rock! #ufc139
1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 10 minutes
Tell Jones he's my all time favorite boxer! OG “@AndreasHale: Roy Jones Jr is in the building.”
1 week, 1 day, 20 hours, and 27 minutes
damn! U got punked Tom. “@misssvalenzuela: @SneakyTommy Suck on these POM nuts !!”
1 week, 1 day, 20 hours, and 30 minutes
Don’t miss the UFC Heavyweight Championship Saturday, live and free on FOX at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT #UFConFOX
1 week, 2 days, 3 hours, and 13 minutes
they just said on the show he will b fighting next week. What r u guys talking abt? “@PaulCarlson33: @UrijahFaber @tjdillashaw spoiler :(”
1 week, 2 days, 12 hours, and 19 minutes
Just watched TUF, good fight tonight. Looking forward to @TJDillashaw's next one!
1 week, 2 days, 12 hours, and 28 minutes
I think they should b blasting the child molesters face on tv and not paternos
1 week, 2 days, 16 hours, and 46 minutes
Go 2 to c me training for my UFC fights and life in n outside the cage u can also win a chance to train with me free
1 week, 2 days, 17 hours, and 47 minutes
Air & water, goat milk, fruit veggies, lean meat. “@Beebellmusic: @UrijahFaber what supps you use while training to cut to 35 ?”
1 week, 2 days, 18 hours, and 33 minutes
Thnks @JoeB135 & @supaflytk for some intense MMA rounds. Felt good, ready to rock Nov19th in San Jose!
1 week, 2 days, 18 hours, and 40 minutes
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