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John Olav Einemo returns to the Octagon in January against Mike Russow

The Golden Glory/UFC battle over paying fighters seems to be nearly completely over, as John Olav Einemo will make his return to the Octagon in January against Mike Russow. The UFC cut ties with all fighters that train under Golden Glory due to problems with how fighters were paid. However, the UFC signed Alistair Overeem, a former member of the renowned Dutch team, earlier this year, thus opening a window for other Golden Glory fighters to return to both the UFC and Strikeforce.

Einemo-Russow will take place at UFC on FOX 2, a show planned for January 28 from Chicago, Illinois’ United Center. News of the match-up was first reported by MMAFighting.

Submission-specialist Einemo lost his UFC debut to Dave Herman at UFC 131 this past June, dropping his record to 6-2 overall as a fighter. The bout was named the card’s “Fight of the Night”.

Comparably, Russow is 14-1 in his career, holding a highly memorable win over Todd Duffee, as well as a victory against Jon Madsen, inside the Octagon.

UFC on FOX 2 is currently set to be headlined by Rashad Evans and Phil Davis and is also rumored to featured a bout for middleweight contendership between Chael Sonnen and Mark Munoz.



    Russow should be fighting more often-I know the shape of him isn’t the best for broadcast or whatnot-But the dude can fight -plus he’s a Chicago cop-Not a hard storyline to sell especially since the event is in Chitown-I have Russow by bullying beatdown

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  • MCM says:

    Russow is no joke, but I was totally impressed with J.O.E. in his UFC debut. He had what? 5yrs of ring rust and still came out better than %95 of the HW’s on TUF 10. It may not help Russow much in the divisional standings, but I think this is a very good fight. Russow by UD.

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