Close to Iceland's Keflavík International Airport lies a special bridge. It connects two continents, America to the west and Europe to the east, as it lies across the point where two tectonic plates are diverging. A few minutes southwards from the bridge is Gunnuhver, a hot spring area named after a ghost.
02.10.2012 | 11:15
Gunnar Nelson Wins UFC Debut
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.
Icelandic mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Gunnar Nelson will return to the UFC, the world’s largest professional MMA organization, on March 8 after a break due to injury. He will come up against Omar Akhmedov from Russia in London.
Minister of Culture and Education Illugi Gunnarsson said in response to a question from MP for the Left-Greens Ögmundur Jónasson at Alþingi yesterday, that the compensation paid by the Catholic Church of Iceland to the victims of sexual and mental abuse which occurred under the church’s veil was “shamefully low.”
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.