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Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine faces 32 felony charges in attack on ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack

War Machine, the mixed martial arts fighter accused of beating his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack, in Las Vegas, is facing a slew of felony charges that could put him away for the rest of his life.

Born Jonathan Koppenhaver, the Simi Valley native was captured in his hometown last month by authorities after being on the run.

He is now being held without bond after being charged with 32 felonies, the most serious of which is attempted murder, according to documents from the Clark County district attorney’s office.

Other charges against the 32-year-old include battery, assault, sexual assault and coercion, according to court documents.

Koppenhaver, as he is identified on official court paperwork, pleaded not guilty to all charges during his arraignment Wednesday, his attorney, Brandon Sua, stated on Twitter.

Koppenhaver is accused of going to Mack’s home in the early morning hours of Aug. 8 and beating both her and a male companion, according to courts documents.

Koppenhaver is also accused of sexually assaulting Mack before threatening the other man with death if he reported the incident to police, according to documents.

After the attack, Koppenhaver said on his Twitter account that he was innocent. 

A call to Sua for additional comment was not immediately returned.

 Koppenhaver will appear in court again for a preliminary hearing Oct. 17.  

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