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War Machine pleads not guilty, set to face trial in February

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The former Jon Koppenhaver pled not guilty to 34 felony counts, including strangulation, sexual assault, kidnapping, coercion and burglary and is expected to face trial in February. He could be sentenced to life without parole.

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The former Bellator and UFC fighter and The Ultimate Fighter contestant War Machine, originally Jon Koppenhaver, pled not guilty to a panoply of felony charges arising from an August 8 attack on his former partner Christy Mack and a friend, Corey Thomas.

Koppenhaver is accused of letting himself into Mack's home around 1am and surprising her and Thomas before assaulting them each individually.

The Clark County (Nev.) District Attorney's Office presented a report that alleges that the assault left Mack with two missing teeth, a smashed orbital bone, a lacerated liver, swelling and bruises.

Koppenhaver was arrested by federal marshalls in California on August 15 in Simi Valley, California where he was found with a small amount of cash and some pizza. He subsequently attempted suicide in jail in October but failed to hang himself from his cot.

The trial is expected to be held in February in Nevada State Court. The former Koppenhaver faces life without parole.