Former UFC interim heavyweight champ Shane Carwin will welcome recently-signed Jon Olav Einemo to the Octagon at UFC 131 on June 11 in Vancouver, UFC President Dana White announced on Wednesday.
Carwin (12-1) won the interim title with a first-round KO of Frank Mir last March, but hasn’t fought since losing the belt to returning champion Brock Lesnar in July.
Einemo (7-1) hasn’t fought since rebounding from a PRIDE loss to Fabricio Werdum over James Thompson in 2006, but is an accomplished grappler with a notable win over current Strikeforce prospect Roger Gracie.
UFC 131 is headlined by The Ultimate Fighter 13 coaches and heavyweight contenders Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos and also features Mark Munoz vs. Demian Maia and Mac Danzig vs. Donald Cerrone.
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Pictured: Shane Carwin