Amanda Lucas (fighter)
|Born||July 1, 1981|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||151 lb (68 kg; 10.8 st)|
|Fighting out of||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Amanda Lucas (born July 1, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist. She is the eldest daughter of movie director and producer George Lucas and Award-winning American film editor Marcia Lucas.
Amanda Lucas is the daughter of George and Marcia Lucas. She was adopted during their marriage, after they unsuccessfully tried to conceive a child. Subsequent to her adoptive parents' divorce in 1983, legal custody of Amanda was equally split between George and Marcia as part of the terms of their settlement.
Amanda and her younger sister Katie (born in 1988) appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) in credited roles. Amanda was the voice of Tey How, the alien controller in the droid control ship. She was credited as Tyger. She can also be seen in Jabba the Hutt's box during the Podrace scene as Diva Funquita.
Lucas would appear in the other two prequels, as did her sister Katie and her younger brother Jett. None of them were, however, credited for Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002). In this movie, Amanda makes her cameo as Adnama, one of the patrons in the Outlander Club, in the scene where Anakin Skywalker chases Zam Wesell.
Lucas was credited again, this time as Amanda Lucas, for Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). Her role was given the name of Terr Taneel, although she does not have any lines. She is one of the Human senators next to Bail Organa and Mon Mothma. The man Lucas is talking to in the scene is her husband, Jason Hallikaine.
Mixed martial arts career
After being taken by her husband to a mixed martial arts event, Lucas took an interest in fighting, feeling it would help her lose weight and overcome her childhood bullying growing up as "a 'fat and wimpy' kid." She earned a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and also trained boxing, Thai Boxing, wrestling and Muay Thai. Known as “Powerhouse,” Lucas was knocked out in the third round of her 2008 pro MMA debut but rebounded the following year with a unanimous decision victory to even her record.
Lucas next faced professional wrestler and MMA veteran Yumiko Hotta at DEEP: "57 Impact" on February 18, 2012. The fight was contested for the DEEP women's open-weight championship. Lucas defeated Hotta by submission due to a keylock in the third round.
Lucas planned to fight twice in 2013, but the first bout fell through and the second wound up cancelled once she got injured. Lucas eventually decided to have her first son, Felix, born in July 2014.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|6 matches||5 wins||1 loss|
|Win||5–1||Yuiga||Decision (majority)||DEEP: Cage Impact 2012 in Tokyo||December 8, 2012||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Non-title bout.|
|Win||4–1||Yumiko Hotta||Submission (keylock)||DEEP: 57 Impact||February 18, 2012||3||2:16||Tokyo, Japan||Won DEEP Openweight Women’s Championship.|
|Win||3–1||Mika Harigai||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Deep: Cage Impact 2011 in Tokyo, 1st Round||October 29, 2011||1||4:32||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2–1||Hikaru Shinohara||Technical Submission (armbar)||Deep: 55 Impact||August 26, 2011||1||4:37||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–1||Christen Bedwell||Decision (unanimous)||Freestyle Cage Fighting 37||July 11, 2009||3||3:00||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Loss||0–1||Nicole Kavanaugh||TKO (punches)||Princesses of Pain: Australasia vs. America||May 31, 2008||3||2:24||Auckland, New Zealand|
- "Amanda Lucas Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- Pollock, Dale (1983). Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas. London: Elm Tree Books. ISBN 0-241-11034-3.
- Star Wars: A Family Affair, StarWars.com
- Miss Lucas strikes back: Star Wars creator's daughter prepares for her latest role - as a CAGE FIGHTER, The Daily Mail
- Loiseleur, Tony (2011-06-24). "Star Wars Creator’s Daughter, Former SRC Champ Slated for Deep 56". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
- "Amanda Lucas Faces Hikaru Shinohara At DEEP: 55 Impact". MMARising.com. 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
- "Amanda Lucas Stops Hikaru Shinohara At DEEP: 55 Impact". MMARising.com. 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
- "Hirota Takes Kikuno’s Crown; Matsumoto Retires at Deep 55". Sherdog.com. 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- "Amanda Lucas vs Mika Harigai Set For DEEP On October 29". MMARising.com. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
- "Amanda Lucas Submits Mika Harigai At DEEP: Cage Impact". MMARising.com. 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
- "‘Star Wars’ Heiress Rolls at Deep ‘Cage Impact’". Sherdog.com. 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- "Amanda Lucas Faces Yumiko Hotta In DEEP 57 Title Fight". MMARising.com. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
- "Amanda Lucas Submits Yumiko Hotta, Wins DEEP Title". MMARising.com. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
- "Lightweight King Mizuto Hirota Defends Crown Against Seiichi Ikemoto at Deep 57". Sherdog.com. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- "DEEP Adds Amanda Lucas vs Yuiga To "Cage Impact" In Tokyo". MMARising.com. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
- "DEEP Champion Amanda Lucas Wins At "Cage Impact" In Tokyo". MMARising.com. 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
- Amanda Lucas taking time off for pregnancy, not planning to retire from MMA, MMAFighting.com