John Olav Einemo (6-2) is back in the UFC fold. Following a brief release during the promotion's feud with Golden Glory management, the 6'6" Norwegian has signed on to fight Mike Russow (14-1, 1 NC) at UFC on Fox 2. MMA Fighting first broke the news.
Einemo's lone Octagon appearance came with a "Fight of the Night" loss to Dave Herman at UFC 131 that marked the end of a five-year break from competition. Previously, the 35-year-old earned a slew of first-round victories across Europe, including an armbar win over Pride veteran James Thompson.
Russow, meanwhile, hopes to continue a torrid streak of ten-straight wins that stretches back to 2007 and includes nine finishes. Thus far the American is undefeated in UFC competition, claiming victories over Justin McCully, Jon Madsen, and Todd Duffee; the latter of which won "Knockout of the Night".
UFC on Fox 2 is slated for January 28, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. MMA Nation will continue to update the fight card as it is announced.
UFC on Fox 2 fight card:
Bantamweight: Demetrious Johnson vs. Eddie Wineland
Heavyweight: John Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow