I was reading through this article on the choreography of lightsaber fights in Star Wars fan films, when the following section prompted me to wonder if any of the Star Wars movies showed someone punching somebody else?
- Don’t Stop When You Get in Close – ...when two fighters are locked face to face, weapons crossed, that’s not where fighters stop to push and talk, but precisely where they immediately act to instantly employ a grappling or disarming technique that results in a killing move! ... if you find yourself close enough to just reach out and punch your opponent in the face with your hand, well, you are also close enough to do far worse with your weapon.
Upon searching for an answer, I found this scene where Lando gets punched in one of the animated series (though admittedly not during a fight or in the face), and that there's something called a Force Punch which isn't a real punch by my count. I certainly can't think of any straight out fist fights from the films, but maybe amidst the lightsaber swings and blaster shots someone felt like bruising their knuckles on someone's cheek.