6/03/2008 6:13 PM ET |
Filed under: Zportz
Who knew that the 27 year-old daughter of Star Wars creator George Lucas could fight?
Amanda Lucas (above), who has been featured in three of daddy's Star Wars films, debuted her mixed martial art skills last night at the Princesses of Pain event at the Auckland Boxing Association Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.
Bring the pain!!!!!
Amanda fought against Kiwi kickboxer Nicole Kavanagh while the event was being filmed.
The footage will end up on a new reality TV show featuring a women's international fight league.
Fun. Fun. Fun.
Is hair-pulling allowed???
And in case you didn't know, Amanda used to be a hip-hop teacher in San Francisco.
She had also received years of training in Brazilian ju-jitsu, Muay Thai and kickboxing.
Belinda Dunne, the promoter for Princesses of Pain, mentioned how down to Earth Amanda really is.
She says Amanda's "staying in a hostel with six other girls. Eating the same food. She has not once been a prima donna about it. Within her team-mates, none of them really give a crap (about her links to fame). Amanda is an amazing person within herself. Being in New Zealand has been good for her. She's been here since Sunday and no one's taken any notice. It's great for her first fight. It's been about her and not about who she is."
As for her nickname, Amanda "Powerhouse" Lucas, Dunne says that comes about because "She's got a lot of strength in her punch."
Dunne adds that Amanda's "got the heart of a fighter. She's got some skills in every area. She does the tough yards and she doesn't give up."
Can they fight in bikinis???
That'd be way hotter!
[Image via Sunday News.]