From: Schwandorf, Bavaria, Germany
Fighting out of: Cologne, NW, Germany
Team: Combat Club Cologne
Weight: 135 pounds
“It really contributes to developing your character. You learn how much energy you have to invest in achieving something.”
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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT KATHARINA LEHNER
WHEN AND WHY DID YOU START MMA?
When I occupationally had to move to Cologne fiver years ago, I eventually found out about mixed martial arts and started training at Combat Club Cologne who had a strong team with eventual UFC and Bellator veterans Nick Hein and Jonas Billstein at the time.
WHAT WAS YOUR CAREER BEFORE FIGHTING?
I was working as a workplace health manager for awhile but eventually quit in order to pursue a career in MMA. I bounce and wait tables in order to finance my training.
DO YOU HAVE ANY HEROES AND WHY?
There are a lot of great fighters, I really like Cris Cyborg though. The way she goes after her opponents and crushes them is very impressive. She is also a very humble and kind person outside the cage which is something you really wouldn’t expect her to be when you see her in action!
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES AND INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF FIGHTING?
I like to spend my time with friends. We hit the city between training sessions, go to the movies, or just hang out and chill. When I’m by myself, I like to read or take a nap.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON FIGHTING FOR INVICTA FC?
I am very excited about getting to compete for Invicta. It is the biggest all-female organizations in the world and has produced a lot of great champions like Cris Cyborg or Amanda Nunes. I want to be able to join the ranks of that group in the next few years as well.