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UFC 159's Phil Davis accused of domestic violence, custody battle to play out in court on May 7 in San Diego

One day before Phil Davis climbs into the cage to fight Vinny Magalhaes at UFC 159, news breaks that he's being accused of violence toward the mother of his child and will soon face her in court for a custody battle on May 7 in San Diego.

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I've got bad news for mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who picked Phil Davis to defeat Vinny Magalhaes this Saturday night (April 27, 2013) on the main card of UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen," which goes down from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Davis may not have his head in the game, after being accused of some not-so-"Wonderful" things by Vantris Patterson, the mother of his child, including "crazy brutality" and "violent sex," which she alleges has escalated since Davis became a successful UFC fighter.

Not surprisingly, TMZ has the story.

According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Vantris Patterson claims Davis body slammed her on a couch with such force ... when the couch slid into the wall paint came off. And Patterson says, Davis -- aka Mr. Wonderful -- would often choke her during intercourse, and when she'd plead with him to stop he'd respond, "Shut the f*** up, bitch." She says Davis has threatened to kill her numerous times if she ever slept with another man.


Davis denied the accusations -- claiming it's Patterson who is the violent one -- and will have a chance to clear his name when they meet in court on May 7 in San Diego, California. In addition to mutual restraining orders, they are both seeking custody of their child.

How much of this fiasco weighs on his mind as he faces one of the best submission specialists in the world in "The Garden State," remains to be seen.

Get a closer look at their upcoming fight in our special preview here.

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