December 10, 1975 |
|Other names||The Viking|
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight||253 lb (115 kg; 18 st 1 lb)|
|Division||Heavyweight (265 lb)|
|Reach||81 in (206 cm)|
|Rank||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsublack belt in|
|Years active||2000 – 2003, 2006, 2011 - 2012 (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Competitor for Norway|
|Men's Submission Wrestling|
|ADCC World Championships|
|Gold||2003 Sao Paulo||-99kg|
John-Olav Einemo (born 10 December 1975) is a retired Norwegian mixed martial artist. He is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, with the highlight of his career being the win in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in 2003 (88–98 kg weight class). He is the only man to defeat multiple-time BJJ champion Roger Gracie in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club tournament. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Mixed martial arts career
Einemo made his professional MMA debut in the year 2000. He fought for a number of promotions in Finland and the Netherlands, quickly amassing an undefeated record of 4-0. He made his Japanese debut in 2003 for the Shooto promotion in 2003.
Einemo did not compete from 2003-2006 due to complications of contracting a flesh-eating bacterial infection on his left foot following surgery. He completely recovered and returned to fighting in early 2006. He experienced his first professional loss in PRIDE Fighting Championships where he lost to Fabricio Werdum by unanimous decision at Pride 31.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Einemo was scheduled to make his UFC debut against Shane Carwin on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131. However, once Brock Lesnar pulled out of his fight against Junior Dos Santos after again suffering with diverticulitis, Carwin stepped in to take Lesnar's place in the main event. Einemo instead fought fellow UFC newcomer Dave Herman. Einemo lost via TKO (punches) at 3:19 of round 2. This fight earned him Fight of the Night honors.
In his second UFC fight, Einemo faced Mike Russow on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. He was later released from the promotion, following his loss.
Championships and accomplishments
2007 Superfight – Lost against Roger Gracie
2005 88–98 kg weight class – Quarter Finals – Won against Vitor Vianna
2003 88–98 kg weight class – Final – Won against Alexandre Ferreira
2003 88–98 kg weight class – Won against Roger Gracie
2001 88–98 kg weight class – Quarter Finals – Won against Rolles Gracie
2001 Under 99 kg weight classs - Semi-Finals - Lost against Ricardo Arona
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|9 matches||6 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||6–3||Mike Russow||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis||January 28, 2012||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||6–2||Dave Herman||TKO (knee & punches)||UFC 131||June 11, 2011||2||3:19||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||6–1||James Thompson||Submission (armbar)||2H2H: Pride & Honor||November 12, 2006||1||4:18||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Loss||5–1||Fabricio Werdum||Decision (unanimous)||Pride 31||February 26, 2006||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||5–0||Mindaugas Kulikauskas||Submission (armbar)||Shooto - Wanna Shooto 2003||November 3, 2003||1||0:47||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4–0||Evert Fyeet||Submission (punches)||Shooto Finland||February 22, 2003||1||1:54||Turku, Finland|
|Win||3–0||Olaf in 't Veld||Submission (punches)||Shooto Holland||November 4, 2001||1||1:07||Deventer, Netherlands|
|Win||2–0||Erkka Shalstrom||TKO (punches)||Finnfight 4||December 2, 2000||1||2:22||Turku, Finland|
|Win||1–0||Jan Jarvensivu||Submission (armbar)||Focus Fight Night 4||October 6, 2000||1||4:20||Hameenlinna, Finland|
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- "John Olav Einemo's UFC debut uncertain following Shane Carwin's promotion at UFC 131". Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- "Marloes Coenen and Valentijn Overeem cut from Stikeforce, Jon Olav Einemo released from UFC". MMAmania.com. 2011-08-03. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
- "Alistair Overeem Splits With Golden Glory, Possibly More to Follow". MMAFighting.com. 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2011-09-21.
- Mike Chiapetta (November 29, 2011). "John Olav Einemo Back in UFC, Likely to Face Mike Russow at UFC on FOX 2". mmafighting.com. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
- Mike Chiapetta (April 4, 2012). "UFC Veteran John Olav Einemo Retires". mmafighting.com. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
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