The manhunt for War Machine is over. Representatives from the Simi Valley Police Department captured the ex-Bellator fighter at the request of the United States Marshal's Service inside of a Extended Stay America Hotel in Simi Valley, California on Friday afternoon at approximately 1:45 p.m.
War Machine, formerly known as Jonathan Koppenahver, was wanted by the Las Vegas Police Department on seven arrest warrants stemming from an alleged domestic assault that took place in Las Vegas on Friday, August 8th and left the fighter's ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, and Corey Thomas hospitalized.
According to a statement released by Simi Valley Police Department, "Simi Valley Officers alongside United States Marshals pinpointed [Koppenahver's] exact room and arrested him without incident.
"Inside the room was a small quantity of cash and some pizza. The United States Marshal's Service turned Mr. Koppenhaver over to the Simi Valley Police Department for booking on his warrant from Nevada. He was transported to the Ventura County Jail."
Machine (12-4) has twice been arrested on assault charges in the past and was released from his Bellator contract last Friday after news broke of the incident. The 32-year-old compiled a 2-1 record under the Bellator banner.