Ex-MMA fighter War Machine convicted of assaulting former porn star girlfriend

Jonathan Koppenhaver, a professional fighter known as "War Machine", will be sentenced in June.
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Jonathan Koppenhaver, a professional fighter known as "War Machine", will be sentenced in June.

Former MMA fighter War Machine has been convicted of sexual assault and kidnapping and could face life imprisonment.   

Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to War Machine during a Mixed Martial Arts career, was convicted on Tuesday (NZ time) in Las Vegas of 29 counts in a case stemming from an August 2014 attack that left his ex-girlfriend and another man bloody and battered, the Washington Post reported.

The jury was deadlocked on two counts of attempted murder.

Koppenhaver's trial featured testimony from his ex-girlfriend, former porn actress Christy Mack, and Corey Thomas, the man prosecutors said she was with when the former MMA star burst in on them.

The Post reported that Mack had told the jury that Koppenhaver's violence against her increased over the course of their 15-month relationship, culminating in the attack, which left her with a fractured eye socket, a broken nose, missing teeth, leg injuries and a lacerated liver. 

Sentencing is scheduled for June 5.

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