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The UFC isn't slowing down in 2012, in fact it's coming out the gates hard in January. If you're looking for a weekend off, good luck.

The UFC is looking at making its debut on FX on Friday Jan. 20 with Ultimate Fight Night 26 in Nashville.

Multiple sources confirm that Jan. 28 is the target for UFC on Fox 2 in Chicago at the United Center. That'll be followed by the Georges St-Pierre-Nick Diaz fight on Super Saturday in Las Vegas on Feb. 4.

Don't forget the UFC is scheduled to hit Brazil on Jan. 14 with its Rio de Janeiro fight card. That's four straight weeks of UFC fights until a short break before UFC 144 in Japan.

The desired fight for UFC on Fox 2 is for Anderson Silva defend his UFC middleweight belt against Chael Sonnen. Nothing is official with Silva battling shoulder issues.

UFC.com announced today that Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft and Duane Ludwig taking on Josh Neer are the first two fights slated for the FX card.

Along with Frank Edgar defending his lightweight title against Ben Henderson, the Japan card will feature tilts pitting Yoshihiro Akiyama and Jake Shields, and Anthony Pettis against Joe Lauzon.

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