Mike Chiapetta at MMAFighting.com brings word of a heavyweight addition to the next UFC on Fox card, scheduled for January 28th in Chicago. Chicago native, Mike Russow, will face Norwegian grappling specialist, Jon Olav Einemo, according to the report:
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.
As Chiapetta mentions, Einemo is "back" after the UFC resolved their dispute with fighters managed by the Golden Glory team in Amsterdam. Other Golden Glory fighters, including Alistair Overeem and Marloes Coenen, were dropped by Zuffa several months ago after UFC president Dana White expressed displeasure with the way that managers were handling the fighters' finances, but the turmoil was cleared up soon after, and the fighters welcomed back into the Zuffa fold.
Russow, who is still employed as an officer in the Chicago Police Department, was supposed to face Dave Herman back in October, but the bout was scrapped after Herman tested positive for marijuana in a pre-fight screening. Russow hasn't fought since TKOing Jon Madsen in March, and hasn't lost a fight since early 2007.
Mike Russow (14-1-1)
W Jon Madsen (TKO) - UFN 24
W Todd Duffee (KO) - UFC 114
W Justin McCully (unam. decision) - UFC 102
Jon Olav Einemo (6-2)
L Dave Herman (TKO) - UFC 131
W James Thompson (submission) - 2H2H: Pride and Honor
L Fabricio Werdum (unam. decision) - Pride 31