War Machine, Christy Mack Update: No Bail Set For Koppenhaver

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Jonathan Koppenhaver, 32.

No bail has been set for MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, who was arraigned in a Las Vegas courtroom Wednesday. Prosecutors are adding more charges against Koppenhaver, including kidnapping and assault, following the alleged beating of ex-girlfriend and adult film actress Christy Mack, 23. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 17.

Koppenhaver, 32, evaded the police for a week after the Aug. 8 incident, tweeting occasionally to proclaim his innocence. Authorities caught up to the professional fighter in Simi Valley, California, at an Extended Stay America hotel with a small amount of cash and a pizza.

War Machine was then returned to Nevada on Aug. 15 to stand trial on a number of charges that include multiple assault, felony battery and coercion.

The alleged attack took place at Mack’s residence in Las Vegas and left her in critical condition. She was hospitalized after Koppenhaver entered her home uninvited and found her with a male friend. He then attacked Mack, police said, leaving her with 18 broken facial bones, broken ribs and missing teeth. Following the event, Mack was unable to speak and suffered from a ruptured liver.

The victim tweeted photos from the hospital following the attack, which showed her with a swollen face and multiple bruises.

 

 

 

Mack’s fans began to worry on the evening of Aug. 8, when she took to Instagram and Twitter to cancel her weekend appearance at the Art-N-Ink Tattoo Festival in Las Vegas. She regularly uses social media to communicate with fans and has nearly 2 million followers combined on both sites. The porn star told disappointed followers that she had a personal emergency and would not be able to attend the annual event. A Las Vegas local news site was the first to report on War Machine’s brutal attack, though the initial report didn’t confirm that Mack was the victim, simply claiming that the person harmed was the fighter’s “significant other.”

War Machine has claimed innocence since the attack, citing self-defense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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