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December 17, 2014

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Police: MMA fighter accused of attacking girlfriend in 2009

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Jonathan Koppenhaver

The MMA fighter who Metro Police say viciously beat porn star Christy Mack last week has a history with domestic violence accusations.

In 2009, Jonathan Koppenhaver allegedly attacked his girlfriend of three months, Kendra Schnell, at his house on 5982 Rampolla Drive, near Jones Boulevard and Cactus Avenue, according to an arrest warrant executed on the Sept. 7 of that year.

At 4 a.m. that morning, Schnell and Koppenhaver began to mess around sexually when she playfully pushed him, the warrant said.

Koppenhaver became angry and proceeded to hit Schnell in the face, leaving her with a black eye, a cut lip and a swollen right cheek.

Schnell alleges that Koppenhaver also choked her, the warrant said.

Koppenhaver was arrested on Dec. 4, 2009, and faced charges of battery constituting domestic violence.

In February 2009, Koppenhaver appeared in court after he allegedly punched a security guard in the eye during an altercation with another customer at Krave Nightclub, according to court records.

The security guard had been called in to escort Koppenhaver from the club.

Koppenhaver faced charges of attempt to commit battery with substantial bodily harm, court records show.

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