The Las Vegas court system came down hard on former UFC fighter War Machine, sentencing him to life in prison for role in the kidnapping, beating and sexual assault of former girlfriend Christy Mack.

War Machine, real name Jonathan Koppenhaver, will be eligible for parole when he turns 71 years old. He is currently 35.

During his hearing on Monday, Koppenhaver claimed to be a new man, saying he has turned to religion since the ordeal.