'Star Wars' Creator George Lucas Talks MMA Career of Daughter Amanda Lucas

McKinley Noble@KenTheGreat1Correspondent IJanuary 28, 2013

Photo Credit: Nathanael Jones, PacificCoastNews.com
Photo Credit: Nathanael Jones, PacificCoastNews.com

Although she could simply live an easy life as the daughter of a famous film legend, Amanda Lucas instead chose to take up the career of a professional MMA fighter.

That journey will be chronicled in the upcoming film LUCAS, directed by TapouT Films founder and noted combat sports videographer Bobby Razak.

A new trailer for the project was released on Sunday, as highlighted on Twitter by Razak himself.

Featuring interviews from Amanda and her father George Lucas, the legendary creator of the billion-dollar Star Wars franchise, the documentary will cover several years of Amanda's life with a major focus on her entry into the women's MMA circuit.

She's only been active in the sport for a little over a few years, but 31-year-old Amanda has quickly compiled a 5-1 record as an openweight competitor since May 2008.

Still, none of her victories have come against any notable fighters.

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Despite the fact that Amanda is currently ranked by FightMatrix as one of the top 15 women in the featherweight division, all six of her opponents have a combined record of 22 wins and 43 losses.

Moreover, her only "ranked" victory has come against 33-year-old Japanese veteran Yuiga Yuiga.

That's not to say that Amanda hasn't faced any real challenges, though.

During the 2011 Mundials BJJ Worlds in Long Beach, California (via MMA Prime), the young Lucas earned a grappling medal after battling former Strikeforce champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino in the purple belt heavyweight finals.

It took several slams, trips and suplex maneuvers, but the overmatched rookie still fought to the end in a gritty, exhaustive effort (and eventual loss).

Amanda's charisma and name value have also drawn a following in the news, leading to several features in outlets such as Sports IllustratedESPN and U.K. publication The Daily Mail.

Currently, the biggest feat of Amanda's career has been winning the DEEP Openweight Women's Championship, which she pulled off with a keylock submission victory over 46-year-old Japanese pro wrestling star and fighter Yumiko Hotta.

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