Shane Carwin vs. Jon Olav Einemo at UFC 131 in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion, Shane Carwin and UFC newcomer, Norwegian submission wizard, Jon Olav Einemo will meet in a heavyweight clash slated for the UFC 131 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 11th, 2011. The news was revealed by UFC President, Dana White, via a live online chat with the Seattle Times ahead of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 24.

Carwin been seen since he was defeated by then UFC champion, Brock Lesnar back in July 2010. He captured the interim heavyweight title before that tilt in March, stopping another former champion in Frank Mir in the very first round.

Einemo won his first five professional MMA fights before losing to Fabricio Werdum back at PRIDE 31 in 2006. He rebounded with a win over James Thompson before leaving the MMA world for four years. He returned last June to defeat Kresimir Bogdanovic in Bosnia. He is also the only fighter to defeat multiple-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion Roger Gracie at the Abu Dhabi tournament.

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