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Shane Carwin vs Jon Olav Einemo, Official for UFC 131

Written on March 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Shane Carwin will face newcomer, Jon Olav Einemo, at UFC 131: Brock Lesnar vs Junior dos Santos.

UFC President, , officially announced that will face promotional newcomer, at on June. As previously reported, Shane Carwin was expected to fight the UFC Fight Night 24 winner of Jon Madsen vs Mike Russow. However, the promotion informed the interim heavyweight champ that Einemo specifically requested a fight with him.

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and grappling specialist, Jon Olav Einemo is a 35-year-old Norwegian who won the 2003 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. He has fought in Shooto and PRIDE, and anchors with him six career victories. Shane Carwin, on the other hand, hasn’t fought since UFC 116 after suffering a second round submission loss to former heavyweight champion, . He was expected to face Ben Rothwell at UFC 131, but the latter is still undergoing recovery from a recent surgery.

Will the newcomer, Jon Olav Einemo, beat the veteran in Shane Carwin? Leave your insights below.

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