(The following post originally appeared at MMARated.com)
I guess all that time hanging out on the set of “Star Wars” films must have lit a fire under young Amanda Lucas (left) as the daughter of legendary filmmaker, George Lucas, made her MMA debut in Auckland, New Zealand, this past weekend.
You read that correctly. George Lucas’ daughter is an MMA fighter.
First, Michael Jackson attends UFC 84 and now this? Who said MMA wasn’t mainstream?
Lucas, who actually appeared in three “Star Wars” films, was part of an all-female US team that took on an Aussie side for the Princesses of Pain MMA event held at the Auckland Boxing Association Stadium. She faced Kiwi kickboxer, Nicole Kavanagh, in a 73kg (161 lbs) bout.
In case you are pissed off that you chose to watch Kimbo vs. Thompson on CBS instead of trying to catch a bootleg telecast of this card on the Internet, fear not, as ABC’s “20/20” was in the house filming it for a future story.
Now, if you’re a “Star Wars” freak and that photo of her doesn’t look all that familiar, I can tell you that she played the role of dancer “Diva Funquita” and the voice of Trade Federation battleship communications officer “Tey How” in “Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” Outlander Club patron “Adnama” in “Episode II: Attack of the Clones,” and “Senator Terr Taneel” in “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.”
I have no clue as to what I just wrote.
Sadly, Lucas came out on the losing end in her MMA debut but she’s no one-hit wonder as she’ll be back in action quicker than a lightsaber can cut through flesh. Ok, no more “Star Wars” references for the rest of the day.