Icelandic martial arts athlete Gunnar Nelson won convincingly against American LaMarques Johnson in Nottingham, the U.K., on the weekend in his first appearance since signing with UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), Fréttablaðið reports.
“It’s very exciting, I’m very glad to be here and I’m very glad to win this fight,” Nelson told mmafighting.com.
Johnson was a late replacement for Pascal Krauss, taking the fight at 12 days’ notice despite recovering from a knockout on August 4.
UFC is the world’s largest professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and the fastest growing sports organization in the world. According to the organization’s website, it hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the world.
Alvotech, a sister company of the privately-owned U.S.-based Alvogen, has put forward an investment of USD 250 million for the construction of a 11,800 square meter facility for the development and manufacturing of biotech drugs in Iceland.
Iceland-based photographer and photo guide Iurie Belegurschi recently visited Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Southeast Iceland. Some of his photos from the trip were published by Scotland’s Daily Record yesterday.
The October-December issue of the print edition of Iceland Review is packed with interesting material, such as a travel feature on Flatey Island, interview with chair of Samtökin 78 – The National Queer Association Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir and a guide to spotting the northern lights accompanied by Páll Stefánsson’s photos. Click here to view a selection of pages from the current issue and here to subscribe.
It would be easy to get washed away in all the hype but Ásgeir’s In the Silence, the English language version of his breakthrough debut album Dýrð í dauðaþögn, truly deserves all the praise it’s been getting.