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MMA Fighter War Machine Due In California Court

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Arrest photo of fighter Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, who also goes by the name of War Machine. (Credit: Simi Valley P.D.)

Arrest photo of fighter Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, who also goes by the name of War Machine. (Credit: Simi Valley P.D.)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) – A mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star girlfriend in Las Vegas and then fleeing to California is due to face a judge for the first time following his arrest last week in a Los Angeles suburb.

Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, who fought under the name War Machine, is scheduled Tuesday afternoon in Ventura County Superior Court following his arrest Friday at a hotel in Simi Valley.

The 32-year-old Koppenhaver is accused of beating Christy Mack so badly early Aug. 8 that she feared for her life and ran naked from her house to seek help from neighbors.

Koppenhaver is due for an extradition hearing in on a fugitive warrant issued after Las Vegas authorities accused him of multiple felony battery, lewdness and coercion charges.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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