Gary Turner

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Gary Turner
Born (1970-09-02) 2 September 1970 (age 43)
Other names Smiler
Nationality English
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Division Super Heavyweight (kickboxing)
Heavyweight (MMA)
Style Kickboxing
Team Team Gary Turner
Rank 1st Degree black belt in Judo
1st Degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu
2nd Degree black belt in Kickboxing[1]
Kickboxing record
Total 40
Wins 28
Losses 10
Draws 2
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 4
By knockout 3
By submission 1
Losses 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Gary Turner (born 2 September 1970) is an English professional mixed martial artist who fought in the Cage Rage and K-1 promotions. 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.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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.

Titles[edit]

Gary is an 10 time world champion (x2 kickboxing, x8 Ju-Jitsu) who has also won countless European and domestic titles across a wide range of martial arts styles.[2]

Pro Kickboxing

Amateur Kickboxing

Ju-Jitsu

  • 2001 W.C.J.J.O. World Championships in Jersey, UK Silver (Teams)
  • 2001 W.C.J.J.O. World Championships in Jersey, UK Gold (Individual)
  • 2000 I.S.J.A. World Championships in Leeds, UK Silver (Teams)
  • 2000 I.S.J.A. World Championships in Leeds, UK Gold (Individual)
  • 1999 J.J.I.F. European Championships in Leeds, UK Bronze
  • 1998 J.J.I.F. World Championships in Berlin, Germany Silver
  • 1998 W.C.J.J.O. World Championships in Reno, USA Gold (Teams)
  • 1998 W.C.J.J.O. World Championships in Reno, USA Gold (Individual)
  • 1998 I.S.J.A. World Championships in Vancouver, Canada Silver (Teams)
  • 1998 I.S.J.A. World Championships in Vancouver, Canada Gold (Individual)
  • 1997 J.J.I.F. European Championships in Paris, France Gold[citation needed]
  • 1996 I.S.J.A. World Championships in West Virginia, USA Silver (Teams)
  • 1996 I.S.J.A. World Championships in West Virginia, USA Gold (Individual)
  • 1995 W.C.J.J.O. World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand Gold (Teams)
  • 1995 W.C.J.J.O. World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand Gold (Individual)

Judo

  • 1996 British Schools champion

Shootfighting

  • 1992 Golden Dragon Cup in Rimini, Italy tournament champion

Professional Kickboxing Record[edit]

Pro Kickboxing Record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4-2-1 Lithuania Valdas Pocevičius Decision (split) NG 4 - Noc Gladiatora 4 25 April 2009 3 5:00 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Loss 4-1-1 Lebanon Mostapha al-Turk Submission (punches) Cage Rage 25 8 March 2008 1 3:19 London, England
Win 4-0-1 England Julius Francis Submission (punches) Cage Rage 23 22 September 2007 2 2:17 London, England
Win 3-0-1 Brazil Edson Claas Vieira TKO (corner stoppage) Cage Rage 22 14 July 2007 2 5:00 London, England
Win 2-0-1 United States Tank Abbott TKO (punches) Cage Rage 21 21 April 2007 1 2:31 London, England
Draw 1-0-1 England Lee MacGuinness Draw Total Fight KRG 5 3 October 1999 2 5:00 Buckinghamshire, England
Win 1-0 England Joe Akano KO Night Of The Samurai 3 7 March 1999 2 N/A Milton Keynes, England

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Turner - A World Champion giving you World Champion performance
  2. ^ "Gary Turner - Primex (Shows titles - note that some dates e.g. W.A.K.O. have been corrected)". homepages.primex.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  3. ^ "fighter's profile - Gary Turner (K-1 record only)". www.fansofk1.com. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  4. ^ "Shin Do Kumate' X Results (Fight against Duke Roufus - gives Turner record of 27-9)". www.shindokumate.com. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  5. ^ "Shin Do Kumaté XI Results". www.shindokumate.com. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  6. ^ "Shin Do Kumate' X Results". www.shindokumate.com. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  7. ^ "Turner takes 12th title". www.getsurrey.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  8. ^ "Fight Night - Svájc / eredmények - Fight.hu (Hungarian language)". www.getsurrey.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  9. ^ "www.thefightgame.tv". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  10. ^ "Kick Boxing a Trieste (Italian language)". www.artimarziali.org. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 

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