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Report: John Olav Einemo Returns To The UFC To Fight Mike Russow At UFC on FOX 2

Good news, John Olav Einemo is back in the UFC.

MMA Fighting reported the news earlier today along with word that Einemo will be back in action at UFC on FOX 2 in a heavyweight bout against Mike Russow.

Shortly after losing in his UFC debut in a bout that won Fight of the Night at UFC 131, John Olav Einemo was surprisingly cut from the UFC. As it turned out, Einemo was part of the fallout from an ongoing business issue between his Golden Glory management team and the UFC.

Now, it appears a resolution has been struck, as Einemo is back with the promotion and will take on Mike Russow as part of the upcoming UFC on FOX 2 card on January 28, MMA Fighting has learned.

Sources confirmed that both sides have verbally agreed to the bout.

It’s unclear if Einemo left Golden Glory like Alistair Overeem did or if Golden Glory managed to patch things up with Zuffa, but if it’s the latter, here’s to hoping other innocent GG fighters caught in the crossfire like Marloes Coenen get the opportunity to return to the Zuffa fold as well.

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