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.