UFC 131: Shane Carwin vs. Jon Olav Einemo Set

Shane Carwin at UFC 116

Shane Carwin

Shane Carwin will face UFC newcomer Jon Olav Einemo at UFC 131 on June 11 in Vancouver.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the news on Wednesday during a live chat with Seattletimes.com.

Einemo sports a 6-1 mixed martial arts record with his only loss being by decision to Fabricio Werdum.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt is the only man to defeat multiple-time BJJ champion Roger Gracie in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club tournament.

Carwin last competed at UFC 116 in a losing effort to then champion Brock Lesnar. Carwin has been sidelined since the July 3, 2010 event due to a neck injury that required surgery.

Now healthy, Carwin faces the 6’6″ Noregian.

UFC 131 is expected to take place at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 11. Heavyweights Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos are expected to headline the card.

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