MMA fighter guilty of torture beating of porn star Christy Mack

Christine Mackinday testifies March 8 in Las Vegas

After eight days of testimony and nearly two days of deliberations, War Machine, who changed his name from Jonathan Koppenhaver, was found guilty on 29 of 34 charges - including domestic violence, sexual assault, kidnapping and coercing witnesses - in the beatings of porn star Christy Mack and her friend Corey Thomas in August 2014.

The fighter's attorney Jay Leiderman conceded that his client was guilty of beating Mack during their relationship, but said that he was not guilty of attempted murder and sexual assault charges.

Jurors convicted him of most of the counts.

Thomas, a digital media company owner, testified that he dated Mack for two months before Koppenhaver arrived at her home unexpectedly, flipped on the bedroom lights and set upon him on the bed with rapid-fire punches and choking. He has been in jail since.

Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver could face life in state prison if he's found guilty of the top counts, including kidnapping and sexual assault, in the beating of Christy Mack and Corey Thomas. His sentencing is scheduled for June.

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Prosecutors Jacqueline Bluth and Robert Stephens said they were happy with the verdict.

Once War Machine let Thomas leave, according to Mack and prosecutors, he began brutally assaulting her. Mack said her ex-boyfriend beat her until she was unconsciousness, then forced her to undress and shower before trying to rape her.

Jane McManus of espnW.com wrote Mackinday suffered 18 broken bones, including a fractured rib and broken nose. Thomas suffered a broken nose, dislocated shoulder, scrapes, bruises, and bite marks.

Mack said that after Thomas left, Koppenhaver turned his rage on her.

Koppenhaver was arrested a week later in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley, and was returned to Nevada.

Koppenhaver made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2007.

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