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Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger Agreed for Early 2012 UFC Event

Welterweight contenders Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez have agreed to square off at an early-2012 UFC event, but an exact card hasn’t been determined and won’t be UFC on Fox 2 on January 28 in Chicago, according to Heavy MMA.

Ellenberger (26-5) knocked out recent title challenger Jake Shields in just 53-seconds in September for his fifth-straight win following a split decision loss to Carlos Condit in his Octagon debut in 2009. Sanchez (23-4) hasn’t fought since topping Martin Kampmann in March for his second-straight win after a hand injury forced him out of a September bout against Matt Hughes.

The UFC’s early-2012 schedule includes UFC on FX 1 on Jan. 20, UFC 143 on Feb. 3, and a March 3 event that could be the third UFC on Fox event.

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