The Brit Pack with Simon and Sandhu
By Simon Head
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Fighting talk from the UK, featuring MMA journalists Simon Head and Chamatkar Sandhu (plus occasional guests). Recorded every Monday, with occasional bonus content from featured MMA events.
||CleanEpisode 47: Recapping the Mayweather-McGregor World Tour and UFC Glasgow||It's been a crazy week in the world of combat sport, with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's massive world tour dominating the news cycle. But this past weekend also delivered a spectacular night at the SSE Hydro as UFC Glasgow produced a feast of f.||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 46: Mousasi joins Bellator and Mayweather & McGregor hit the road||On a packed show, UK-based MMA journalists Simon Head and Chamatkar Sandhu react to the breaking news of Gegard Mousasi's switch to Bellator and preview the Mayweather v McGregor press tour. The duo also look back at UFC International Fight Week and lo.||10 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 45: Bold predictions ahead of International Fight Week||Simon and Sandhu unpack a double-header of UFC action ahead of UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas. The duo run through both fight cards for the TUF Finale and UFC 213 and offer their big-fight predictions, including one bold shout for the interi.||4 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 44: Shenanigans galore in NYC and Oklahoma||Simon and Sandhu return to the airwaves to look back on a packed double-header of MMA events, with Bellator's landmark show at Madison Square Garden and UFC's Fight Night in Oklahoma delivering talking points aplenty. #UFC #MMA #UFCOKC #BellatorNYC #B..||26 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 43: Simon flies solo to chat Singapore, GDR and Mayweather-McGregor||With Sandhu away this week, Simon takes the helm for a solo flight through the big stories of the MMA week, including a look back at UFC Singapore, a look ahead to UFC Oklahoma, Germaine de Randamie being stripped of her title and Conor McGregor's conf.||20 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 42: Changing of the guard at UFC 212||Simon and Sandhu are back as they recap UFC 212 as Max Holloway dethroned Jose Aldo in Rio de Janeiro to capture the undisputed UFC featherweight title. The lads also look ahead to a heavy-duty main event in New Zealand as Derrick Lewis takes on Mark H.||5 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41: UFC Stockholm recap / UFC 212 preview||Simon and Sandhu take a look back at the events of UFC Fight Night in Stockholm, Sweden, as Alex Gustafsson hit the heights once again with a superb main event performance. They also look ahead to the next big show, as Jose Aldo and Max Holloway look t.||31 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40: Stocking up for Stockholm||The Brit Pack are back with a full lineup this week as Simon and Sandhu pick the bones out of Bellator 179 in London as Rory MacDonald defeated Paul Daley, and Daley reignited his rivalry with Michael 'Venom' Page. The lads also look ahead to UFC Fight.||23 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39: Simon flies solo after UFC 211||With Sandhu away this week, Simon takes the helm to guide you through a full recap of UFC 211, where Stipe Miocic put his stamp on the heavyweight division, Joanna Jedrzejczyk did the same in the strawweight division and Frankie Edgar proved this game||16 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38: UFC 211 - 'Harder to pick than a broken nose'||Simon Head and Chamatkar Sandhu run through the big fights on a big card as UFC 211 looks set to reignite the MMA year in Dallas, Texas. The lads preview the contests and offer their (vastly differing) predictions ahead of the huge event, before answer.||9 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: Joshua-Klitschko, Wembley and the UFC||During another gap week for big-time MMA, Simon and Sandhu recap the spectacular night in London as Anthony Joshua stopped Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 screaming fans at Wembley Stadium. They also debated the UFC's future, and whether they one.||1 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: UFC Nashville 'Music City Recap'||Simon and Sandhu look back at the events of UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville, Tennessee, as a series of crossroads fights saw some fighters take a big step forward, while others fell back down the ladder. The pair also answer another batch of listener .||24 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Crowning a new GOAT?||Simon and Sandhu recap the latest virtuoso performance by UFC flyweight champion Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson and look ahead to the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Nashville, Tennessee. #UFC #MMA #UFCNashville||18 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: Making sense from the chaos at UFC 210||After burning the midnight oil watching the scenes from Buffalo, New York, Simon flies solo as he attempts to pick over the wreckage of UFC 210 as Daniel Cormier's successful defence of his UFC light-heavyweight title goes almost unnoticed among a week.||11 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: The Brit Pack's bumper Q&A special||On a quieter-than-usual week on Planet MMA, Simon and Sandhu shoot the breeze and answer a truckload of listener questions in a special Q&A edition of the show.||28 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: UFC London review and breaking Bellator news||Simon and Sandhu look back on a packed week as they covered UFC Fight Night 107 in London, England where a host of British stars delivered the goods at The O2 Arena. The pair also react to the breaking news of Bellator 180 being held at Madison Square .||20 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: The Brit Pack previews UFC Fight Night London||Simon and Sandhu run through the fight card for UFC Fight Night 107 in London, England as Jimi Manuwa looks to pick up a big hometown win over American Corey Anderson. The guys also take a quick look back at the big stories from UFC Fight Night 106 in .||13 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of UFC 209||Simon and Sandhu look back at UFC 209, where the fight card delivered the goods, but ultimately left the fans disappointed after a damp squib of a main event. #UFC #MMA #UFC209||6 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Simon and Sandhu tee up UFC 209||The biggest fight card of 2017 so far is about to go down in Las Vegas, and The Brit Pack are on hand to preview the double-world championship lineup at UFC 209. We share our pre-fight picks, break down the big matchups and take a look back at the Bell.||27 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: 'The Black Beast' gets over in Halifax||Simon and Sandhu look back at UFC Fight Night in Halifax, as Derrick Lewis became a bona-fide star with his brutal destruction of Travis Browne and his jaw-dropping post-fight speech. The lads also look back at Cage Warriors 80 in London and discuss th.||20 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Controversy in New York and excitement in London||Simon and Sandhu look back at a rare thing indeed - a disappointing UFC event - as UFC 208 failed to hit the high nights in the Big Apple. The vibe was altogether more positive in London, however, as Bellator announced Paul Daley v Rory MacDonald for W.||13 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: The Benn v Eubank of British MMA?||Simon and Sandhu return with a recap of UFC Fight Night in Houston as 'The Korean Zombie' returned with a knockout win. The lads also look ahead to UFC 208 as Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie get set to do battle for the UFC women's featherweight ti.||6 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Conor McGregor's question time and UFC London reshuffle||Simon and Sandhu recap Conor McGregor's Q&A pay per view and consider the UFC London fight card, including its new main event. The lads also look back on UFC on FOX 23 as Valentina Shevchenko booked a title rematch with Amanda Nunes. #UFC #MMA #ConorM..||30 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Tito Ortiz goes out on top at Bellator 170||Simon and Sandhu look back at an historic night at The Forum as Tito Ortiz bowed out of a stellar MMA career with a win in his retirement bout. The duo also run the rule over the upcoming UFC on FOX card in Denver, Colorado, as Valentina Shevchenko tak.||23 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: BJ Penn's last stand||Simon and Sandhu look back at the first UFC event of 2017 as Yair Rodriguez sent returning legend BJ Penn back into near-certain retirement with a one-sided beatdown of the former two-weight world champion. The lads also chat about the upcoming season .||16 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: End of year awards special||On the latest instalment of The Brit Pack MMA journalists Simon Head and Chamatkar Sandhu discuss the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Phoenix as Yair Rodriguez takes on the returning BJ Penn. The pair also offer their winners and honourable mentions .||11 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Ronda routed at UFC 207||After a Christmas break, Simon and Sandhu return to the microphone to look back on a cracking night of fights at UFC 207 as the curtain came down on 2016 with Amanda Nunes' brutal demolition of Ronda Rousey in the main event. #UFC #MMA #UFC207 #RondaR..||2 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Watching UFC 206 from a casino!||Simon and Sandhu bring you a special 20th episode of The Brit Pack, as they deliver their live reaction to the fights on an incredible night at UFC 206 as they watched the action unfold from the viewing party at the Grosvenor Casino Russell Square in L.||12 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Looking ahead to UFC 206||Simon and Sandhu are back behind the mic as they look back at an entertaining TUF Finale and tee up a double-header of action at UFC Albany and UFC 206. #UFC #MMA #UFC206 #UFCAlbany #TUFFinale||5 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Conor McGregor stripped of his UFC featherweight title||It's a bumper edition of The Brit Pack this week as Simon and Sandhu go big on the biggest MMA story of the week - and possibly the entire year - as Conor McGregor is relieved of his featherweight title by the UFC. #UFC #MMA #ConorMcGregor||29 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Simon and Sandhu Octagonside at UFC Belfast||The Brit Pack goes on the road once again as Simon and Sandhu record this week's show live from Octagonside at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi v Hall 2 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. #UFC #MMA #UFCBelfast||21 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Simon's UFC 205 press room special||With Sandhu up in the stands enjoying the fights (and the afterparty) UFC 205 was a working day for Simon, who covered the fights from Octagonside, then the press conference backstage, before grabbing some of his press room buddies for some post-fight .||16 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: UFC 205 special from Madison Square Garden||Simon and Sandhu hit the Big Apple for a special UFC 205 preview show from the Mecca of combat sports itself, Madison Square Garden. #UFC #MMA #UFC205 #MadisonSquareGarden #NYC||8 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Back to the Future with Conor McGregor||In this week's episode Simon and Sandhu chat about some of the big fights that haven't garnered the lion's share of column inches ahead of UFC 205. They also chat about UFC 206 and whether the addition of a Michael Bisping fight might not spruce things.||1 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Getting set for a crazy finish to 2016||After a one-week hiatus, The Brit Pack is back, as Simon and Sandhu get set for a busy end to 2016 with a trio of big pay-per-view events, plus UFC Belfast. The pair chat about Georges St-Pierre, the fallout from the UFC takeover and answer YOUR questi.||24 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Simon and Sandhu Octagonside at UFC 204||Simon and Sandhu check in from Octagonside at UFC 204 as the biggest UFC event to hit the UK delivers the goods in front of a sell-out crowd in the early hours of Sunday morning in Manchester. #UFC #MMA #UFC204||11 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Under the weather at UFC 204 in Manchester||In a rare moment of synergy, Simon and Sandhu convene an episode of The Brit Pack in the same room as they meet up in Costa to preview UFC 204 in Manchester, discuss the recent UFC 205 press conference in New York, and look back at the recent European .||6 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Cris Cyborg, UFC 205 and The Brit Pack's Euro Trip||On this week's episode of The Brit Pack we charge into double figures with our recap of Cris Cyborg's return to action at UFC Brasilia, our look ahead to UFC 205 and a quick preview of our trips to cover two big European MMA events in Glasgow (ACB) and.||26 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: 'The Menace' wins big, 'The Bad Guy' joins Bellator and 'The Brit Pack' plays matchmaker||On this week's instalment of The Brit Pack, Simon and Sandhu look back at Michael Johnson's knockout win over Dustin Poirier in Hidalgo, discuss Chael Sonnen's shock switch to Bellator MMA and matchmake each of the UFC's champions heading into 2017 #U..||19 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: UFC 203 recap - Stipe Miocic wins it, Edmund Tarverdyan loses it and Mickey Gall gets it||Simon and Sandhu look back at UFC 203, where Stipe Miocic defended his UFC heavyweight title, Edmund Tarverdyan had a mini-meltdown in Travis Browne's corner and Mickey Gall showed his promotional smarts after defeating CM Punk by calling out Sage Nort.||12 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: UFC Hamburg reflections, UFC 203 preview and YOUR questions||Simon Head and Chamatkar Sandhu return to chat about the events of UFC Fight Night in Hamburg, where Josh Barnett claimed a submission win over Andrei Arlovski. The pair also preview UFC 203 and answer the fans questions in their regular Q&A session. ..||6 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: McGregor's next move, Bisping back in the UK and MacDonald lands in Bellator||UK-based MMA journalists Simon Head and Chamatkar Sandhu recap the big MMA stories of the week, as Conor McGregor considers his options post-UFC 202, Michael Bisping gets set for his homecoming against Dan Henderson at UFC 204 and Rory MacDonald makes .||29 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: UFC 202 special from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas||Simon Head checks in from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after watching Conor McGregor's thrilling win over Nate Diaz at UFC 202. He chats about the fights and one of the craziest fight weeks ever with fellow MMA journalists Ariel Helwani (MMA Fightin.||22 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: UFC 202 preview, Conor's quest and 'moneyweight' fights||Just 24 hours before Simon Head jets off to Las Vegas to cover UFC 202, he joins Chamatkar Sandhu for an early recording of The Brit Pack to tee up the week ahead, chat about Conor McGregor's fight with Nate Diaz and discuss the relevance of 'moneyweig.||14 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Yair Rodriguez stars, Conor McGregor trolls and Michael Bisping announces||What started off as a quiet week ended with some big news as British MMA journalists Simon Head and Chamatkar Sandhu chat over the big stories of the week in mixed martial arts||9 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: UFC 201 recap, British new boys and the all-new BT Sport era||On Episode 2 of The Brit Pack Simon and Sandhu look back on a dramatic night in Atlanta at UFC 201 as Tyron Woodley stunned Robbie Lawler to win the UFC welterweight title. The boys also chat BT Sport and welcome two British stars to the UFC roster.||1 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Shevchenko's shot, TV talk and Bisping's homecoming||On the debut instalment of The Brit Pack MMA journalists Simon Head and Chamatkar Sandhu discuss Valentina Shevchenko's surprise win over Holly Holm, dissect the potential options ahead of the UFC's announcement of a new UK TV deal and look ahead to a .||25 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The British Perspective...
We're spoiled for choice with MMA podcasts, some great, lots ok, plenty of nonsense too.
This is the first really good Podcast talking the British perspective about MMA, which at its highest levels is American-centric.
Simon and Sandhu (that's your surname though, right dude??) are both well informed, well connected, well spoken, and clearly big fans of the sport.
This British MMA podcast has the potential to truly rival some of the best America has to offer.
I look forward to seeing how it goes.
Well done boys, subscribed (thumbs up emoji).
MMA with a touch of Brit. Awesome insight and commentary.
Only recently started listening to the Brit Pack podcasts but now a avid listener. Keep up the good work guys!