Fighter War Machine extradited on assault charges

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Fighter War Machine extradited on assault charges
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 30: In this handout photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, is seen in a police booking photo after being arrested and extradited from Simi Valley Police Department to the Clark County Detention Center to await a court hearing for brutally assaulting his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack on August 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reportedly Koppehhaver, 32, is facing multiple assault and battery charges and is expected to appear in court at 8 a.m. on September 3, 2014. (Photo by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - JANUARY 24: Adult film actress Christy Mack arrives for the 2014 XBIZ Awards held at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on January 24, 2014 in Century City, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SIMI VALLEY, CA - AUGUST 15: In this handout photo provided by the Simi Valley Police Department, MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver , aka War Machine, is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest for brutally assaulting his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack on August 15, 2014 in Simi Valley, California. (Photo by Simi Valley Police Department via Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA - APRIL 26: Reshad Woods fights Jonathan 'War Machine' Koppenhaver at the Ultimate Warrior Challenge 'Capital Punishment' at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on April 26, 2009. Koppenhaver, who was featured on the TV show The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) was given the nickname of 'War Machine' by Phil Baroni, due to his bio-mechanical tattoos. Koppenhaver legally changed his name to 'War Machine.' War Machine had a short lived porn career. On July 16th, 2010, Machine was sentenced to a year in jail for felony assault from the Feb. 28, 2010 incident at a Point Loma bar, and another incident at a Pacific Beach bar on March 31, 2010. (Photo by David S. Holloway/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA - APRIL 26: Jonathan 'War Machine' Koppenhaver is examined before entering the Ultimate Warrior Challenge 'Capital Punishment' at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on April 26, 2009. He was given the nickname of 'War Machine' by Phil Baroni, due to his bio-mechanical tattoos. Koppenhaver legally changed his name to 'War Machine'. On July 16th, 2010, Machine was sentenced to a year in jail for felony assault from the Feb. 28, 2010 incident at a Point Loma bar, and another incident at a Pacific Beach bar on March 31, 2010. (Photo by David S. Holloway/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA - APRIL 26: Reshad Woods, top, fights Jonathan 'War Machine' Koppenhaver at the Ultimate Warrior Challenge 'Capital Punishment' at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on April 26, 2009. Koppenhaver, who was featured on the TV show The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) was given the nickname of 'War Machine' by Phil Baroni, due to his bio-mechanical tattoos. Koppenhaver legally changed his name to 'War Machine.' On July 16th, 2010, Machine was sentenced to a year in jail for felony assault from the Feb. 28, 2010 incident at a Point Loma bar, and another incident at a Pacific Beach bar on March 31, 2010. (Photo by David S. Holloway/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA - APRIL 26: Jonathan 'War Machine' Koppenhaver raises his hand after defeating Reshad Woods at the Ultimate Warrior Challenge 'Capital Punishment' at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on April 26, 2009. Koppenhaver, who was featured on the TV show The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) won by submission in the second round. He was given the nickname of 'War Machine' by Phil Baroni, due to his bio-mechanical tattoos. Koppenhaver legally changed his name to 'War Machine'. (Photo by David S. Holloway/Getty Images)
This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Johathan Koppenhaver, who appeared in UFC's Ultimate Fighter TV show in 2007. Koppenhaver was arrested Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend so severely in Las Vegas that she feared for her life. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 8: Jon Koppenhaver (blue shorts) def. Jared Rollins (grey shorts) - TKO - 2:01 round 3 during The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale on December 8, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MAY 31: Christy Mack attends Exxxotica Expo 2013 on May 31, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Olivia Salazar/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.

The man born Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver was booked into Clark County jail Saturday after he said in a Ventura County, California, courtroom last week that he wouldn't contest his return to Nevada.

Koppenhaver, 32, a former porn actor, is accused of beating adult film actress Christy Mack and her male friend at a Las Vegas home on Aug. 8 before fleeing to the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley, where he was arrested a week later.

Prosecutors have filed multiple felony battery, assault and coercion charges that could get Koppenhaver a total of more than 25 years in prison if he is convicted.

MMA Fighter 'War Machine' Arrested in Simi Valley For Beating Girlfriend

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