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Ex-MMA fighter accused in beating agrees to extradition

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Updated: 8/19 4:36 pm
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his former girlfriend in Las Vegas and then fleeing to California appeared before a judge for the first time after his arrest last week in a Los Angeles suburb.

Jonathan Koppenhaver, who fought under the name War Machine, appeared Tuesday afternoon in Ventura County Superior Court after his arrest Friday at a hotel in Simi Valley. He agreed to extradition, and the hearing took 98 seconds.

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.

Las Vegas authorities accused him of multiple felony battery, lewdness and coercion charges.

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