Gary Turner (born 2 September 1970) is a professional kickboxer and professional mixed martial artist who fought in the Cage Rage promotion. Turner was the K-1 UK Grand Prix champion in 2003 and 2004. As a mixed martial artist, he currently holds a record of 4-2-1 with notable victories over Tank Abbott and former British Heavyweight boxing champion, Julius Francis.
Turner made his professional MMA debut in 1999 with a win over Joe Akano. After fighting once more seven months later Turner did not fight in a professional MMA bout again until 2007 when he joined Cage Rage. On 21 April 2007, he made his Cage Rage debut in a bout against American former UFC fighter Tank Abbott which he won by TKO after 2:31 of the opening round.
He continued with Cage Rage, winning his next two fights against Brazilian Edson Drago and former British heavyweight boxer Julius Francis before suffering his first defeat against Mostapha Al-turk by submission in March 2008 which was to be his final fight in Cage Rage as the promotion folded at the end of 2008. His last MMA bout was in April 2009, losing a split decision to Valdas Pocevicius in Croatia.
- 2005 K-1 Scandinavia Grand Prix Runner Up
- 2004 K-1 Battle of Britain Champion
- 2003 K-1 Battle of Britain Champion
Mixed martial arts record Edit
|Professional record breakdown|
|9||4 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||4-2-1||22px Valdas Pocevicius||Decision (Split)||NG 4 - Noc Gladiatora 4||April 25, 2009||3||5:00||Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|Loss||4-1-1||Mostapha Al-turk||Submission (Punches)||Cage Rage 25 - Bring It On||March 8, 2008||1||3:19||London, England|
|Win||4-0-1||Julius Francis||Submission (Punches)||Cage Rage 23 - Unbelievable||September 22, 2007||2||2:17||London, England|
|Win||3-0-1||Edson Drago||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||Cage Rage 22 - Hard As Hell||July 14, 2007||2||5:00||London, England|
|Win||2-0-1||Tank Abbott||TKO (Punches)||Cage Rage 21 - Judgement Day||April 21, 2007||1||2:31||London, England|
|Draw||1-0-1||Lee MacGuinness||Draw||Total Fight KRG 5||October 3, 1999||2||5:00||Buckinghamshire, England|
|Win||1-0||Joe Akano||KO||Night Of The Samurai 3||March 7, 1999||2||N/A||Milton Keynes, England|