The Brit Pack with Simon and Sandhu

The Brit Pack with Simon and Sandhu

United Kingdom

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.


Episode 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 the unfortunate postponement of Matt Mitrione v Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 172.

Episode 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 Wembley Arena on May 19.

Episode 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 title. They also discuss the prospect of a British Bellator superfight between Michael 'Venom' Page and Paul 'Semtex' Daley.

Episode 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.

Episode 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 takes on Julianna Pena.

Episode 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 of The Ultimate Fighter, as Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw are named rival coaches for the 25th instalment of the show.

Episode 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 as they dish out their end-of-year awards.

Episode 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.

Episode 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 London.

Episode 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.

Episode 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.

Episode 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.

Episode 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 reaction in this Brit Pack special.

Episode 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.

Episode 14: Under the radar fights, Bisping in Toronto and McGregor's alternative timeline  

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 up in Toronto. Plus they debate what might have happened if Conor McGregor had actually faced Rafael dos Anjos after all.

Episode 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 questions in their regular Q&A section.

Episode 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.

Episode 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 MMA events in Glasgow (ACB) and Helsinki (Euro FC).

Episode 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 Helsinki (Euro FC)

Episode 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

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