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Shane Carwin’s Return Opponent Set, RIZIN Quarters Announced

Shane Carwin

Shane Carwin could face either Mirko “CroCop” Filpovic or Wanderlei Silva in the finals of the RIZIN World Grand Prix later this year.

According to a report by MMAFighting, Carwin’s return bout will take place December 29 in the quarterfinals of the event vs. Amir Aliakbari. The former interim UFC heavyweight champion is fighting for the first time in five years.

The rest of the tournament features Filpovic vs. Silva, Baruto vs. Tsuyoshi Kosaka and Valentin Moldavsky vs. Szymon Bajor. Filpovic/Silva and Baruto/Kosaka are on one side of the bracket, while Carwin/Aliakbari and Moldavsky/Bajor are on the other.