Shane Carwin vs. Jon Olav Einemo Set, Likely For UFC 131 In Vancouver

March 23, 2011

Shane Carwin at the Grudge Training Center

Shane Carwin at the Grudge Training Center

Shane Carwin finally has an opponent for his next fight, and that opponent is Jon Olav Einemo.

UFC president Dana White made the announcement during a live chat with fans on the Seattle Times website Wednesday afternoon.

“As for Shane Carwin: Jon Olav Einemo. That’s his next opponent,” White said during the live chat. “He’s from Norway. He’s 6 foot 6, and he’s the Abu Dabi submission champion.”

Einemo will be making his UFC debut after signing with the organization earlier this month. At 7-1, the Norwegian big man will look to walk tall in the UFC heavyweight division.

Carwin (12-1) hasn’t seen action since being submitted by Brock Lesnar at UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin last July. The loss was the first of his professional career and it was followed up by back problems that kept him out of action until now.

As of now, there is no official date for the fight, but previously reported that Carwin had accepted a slot on the UFC 131 fight card expected to take place in Vanouver in June.