Genah Fabian (born September 5, 1987) is a New Zealand kickboxer and mixed martial artist.

Genah Fabian
Born (1987-09-05) September 5, 1987 (age 36)
Auckland, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealand
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Reach74 in (188 cm) [1]
StyleMuay Thai
Fighting out ofAuckland, New Zealand
City Kickboxing
Professional boxing record
No contests1
Kickboxing record
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By decision2
By knockout2
By decision1
Other information
Notable relativesEugene Bareman (cousin)
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background Edit

Fabian spent her early years living with her mother in West Auckland, before moving to Central Auckland to attend Auckland Girls Grammar in 2001.

Fabian’s mother is of Samoan and German decent, while her father is Māori, from Tainui."[3]

As a youth, Fabian found early success on the athletics track qualifying for the junior Olympics as well as becoming a competitive rower when she lived in Australia.[4] At 19, she moved to Sydney and was working at media organization News Limited, after finishing up in a sales and marketing role at Fairfax in New Zealand.[5]

In 2011, Fabian was involved in a serious car accident which left her home bound for about three months in Sydney. After becoming depressed due to being home bound, a friend told her about going to a muay thai training camp in Thailand. There she fell in love with the sport and relocated to Thailand.[6][7][4] Fabian's greatest achievement in sports so far is winning the WMC middleweight title.[8][9]

She is a cousin of City Kickboxing head coach Eugene Bareman.[4]

Mixed martial arts career Edit

Professional Fighters League Edit

2019 season Edit

After picking up a win on the regional Australian scene in 2015, Fabian returned to MMA for the 2019 Professional Fighters League season. In her first bout, she faced Bobbi Jo Dalziel at PFL 1 on May 9, 2019. She lost the bout via unanimous decision.[10]

Fabian faced Moriel Charneski on July 11, 2019, at PFL 4. She won the bout in the first round by dropping Moriel and finishing her on the ground.[11]

Fabian was scheduled to face Kayla Harrison at PFL 7 on October 11, 2019, but Fabian was forced to pull out of the bout due to illness and issues with her weight cut.[12]

2021 season Edit

Fabian made her return against Laura Sanchez at PFL 3 on May 6, 2021.[13] She won the bout via unanimous decision.[14]

Fabian faced Julija Pajić on June 25, 2021, at PFL 6.[15] She won the bout in the second round after dropping Pajić with a head kick and then finishing her with punches.[16][17]

Fabian faced Kayla Harrison in the Semifinals off the Women's Lightweight tournament on August 19, 2021, at PFL 8.[18] She lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[19]

2022 season Edit

Fabian faced Julia Budd on May 6, 2022 at PFL 3.[20] At weigh-ins, Fabian missed weight for the bout, officially weighing in at 160.8 pounds, 4.8 pounds over the lightweight non-title fight limit. She was fined 20 percent of her purse, and was rendered ineligible to win playoff points. She was given a walkover loss, and was penalized one point in the PFL standings. Budd received a walkover win regardless of bout outcome.[21] Despite this, Fabian won the bout on the scorecards of all three judges, improving her professional record to 5-2, despite officially losing the bout under the structure of the PFL.[22]

Fabian faced Larissa Pacheco on July 1, 2022 at PFL 6.[23] She lost the bout via TKO stoppage in the first round.[24]

Professional boxing fights Edit

In March 2021, Fabian made her professional boxing debut against Ariane Nicholson.[25] Due to an accidental headbutt, Nicholson received a bad cut which forced the referee to stop the fight, ending in a no contest.[26]

Kickboxing record (Incomplete) Edit

Kickboxing record (Incomplete)
7 wins (4 KOs), 2 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2018-02-27 Win   Charmaine Tweet Oakland, United States KO 2
Wins the WMC World Middleweight (−66.0 kg/145 lb) Full Contact Championship.
2016-02-12 Win   Stephanie Glew Perth, Australia Decision 5 3:00
Wins the ISKA Australia Super Welterweight (−70.0 kg/154 lb) Muay Thai Championship.
2015-06-11 Loss   Carleigh Crawford Phuket, Thailand Decision 5 3:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record Edit

Professional record breakdown
8 matches 5 wins 3 losses
By knockout 3 2
By decision 2 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5–3 Larissa Pacheco TKO (punches) PFL 6 July 1, 2022 1 2:39 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 5–2 Julia Budd Decision (unanimous) PFL 3 May 6, 2022 3 5:00 Arlington, Texas, United States Catchweight (160.8 lb) bout; Fabian missed weight.
Loss 4–2 Kayla Harrison TKO (punches) PFL 8 August 19, 2021 1 4:01 Hollywood, Florida, United States 2021 PFL Women's Lightweight Semifinals.
Win 4–1 Julija Pajić TKO (punches) PFL 6 June 25, 2021 2 4:16 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–1 Laura Sanchez Decision (unanimous) PFL 3 May 6, 2021 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–1 Moriel Charneski TKO (punches) PFL 4 July 11, 2019 1 1:42 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 1–1 Bobbi-Jo Dalziel Decision (unanimous) PFL 1 May 9, 2019 3 5:00 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 1–0 Jo Jo Obolevics TKO (punches) Bragging Rights 7: Resurrection September 27, 2015 2 1:20 Madeley, Western Australia

Professional boxing record Edit

1 fight 0 wins 0 losses
By knockout 0 0
By decision 0 0
Draws 0
No contests 1


No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
1 NC 0–0
(1 nc)
Ariane Nicholson NC 3 (6) 26 Mar 2021 Takapuna Rugby Football Club, Auckland, New Zealand [28]

See also Edit

References Edit

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  3. ^ "Humans of the Islands: Genah Fabian". The Coconet. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "NZ's rich MMA history unfolding on world stage". RNZ. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Boxing the sixth sport to spark Genah Fabian's fire". Newsroom. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  6. ^ "In the footsteps of giants: the young Kiwi fighters going global". Newsroom. 7 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Genah Fabian, the Beautiful Beast - Thanyapura Phuket". 7 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Waikato-Tainui fighter Genah Fabian wins world title". Māori Television. 28 February 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Humans of the Islands: Genah Fabian — - The world's largest hub of Pacific Island content". Retrieved 4 May 2021.
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  11. ^ Anderson, Jay (11 July 2019). "PFL 4 2019 Results: Genah Fabian Drops Moriel Charneski Early". Cageside Press. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
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  14. ^ Guillen, Adam Jr. (6 May 2021). "PFL 3 results: Live streaming play-by-play updates | Werdum vs Ferreira". Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  15. ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (1 June 2021). "Kayla Harrison vs. Cindy Dandois headlines PFL 6 card on June 25, Fabricio Werdum also returns". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  16. ^ "PFL 6: Kayla Harrison playoff-bound after submission win; Anthony Pettis, Lance Palmer fall short". 26 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  17. ^ "PFL 6 2021 Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring". Sherdog. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  18. ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (20 July 2021). "PFL playoff cards announced with first event kicking off Aug. 13 with Rory MacDonald vs. Ray Cooper in main event". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  19. ^ Anderson, Jay (19 August 2021). "PFL Playoffs 2: Kayla Harrison Dominates Genah Fabian, Heads to Second Straight Final". Cageside Press. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  20. ^ "Harrison, Cooper to headline PFL3 event". 5 April 2022. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  21. ^ "2022 PFL 3 weigh-in results: Two fighters, including two-time champ, come in heavy". MMA Junkie. 5 May 2022. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  22. ^ "Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald takes quick submission win at PFL 3". CBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  23. ^ "Harrison gets toughest test yet vs. Budd at PFL 6". 1 June 2022. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  24. ^ King, Nolan (2 July 2022). "2022 PFL 6 video: Larissa Pacheco rolls over Genah Fabian, clinches No. 1 seed in playoffs". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
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  26. ^ Watt, Benjamin (26 March 2021). "New Zealand Lightweight Champion Mea Motu". Women Boxing. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  27. ^ "Genah Fabian". BoxRec. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  28. ^ "Genah Fabian vs Ariane Nicholson". Youtube. Retrieved 6 July 2022.

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