Ken “The Hitman” Tran Joins Battlefield Fight League
March 26, Frank Crane arena, Nanaimo, BC
Press release by Battlefield -
Canadian Muay Thai Welterweight Champ will make Battlefield debut against Marcus Aurelio. One of the most Exciting Welterweight prospects in all of mixed martial arts has signed with Battlefield Fight League and will make his organizational debut at BFL 7: Invasion.Ken “The Hitman” Tran, who is a member of Franco Kickboxing and Pankration, has agreed to a multi-fight deal. He jumps into the mix by squaring off against Marcus ‘lelo’ Aurelio on Saturday March 26 From the Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo, B.C.“My focus and goals in the fight game is to entertain as many people as I can. With a style that screams love me or hate me I will guarantee that you will remember me. I have accomplished almost everything I have wanted to in muay thai facing world class opponents, winning titles, and travelling the world. Now I feel I need to step up and prove to myself and the world I can be an MMA champion too. Thanks to battlefield fight league, I now have that opportunity to make that happen and am very excited and grateful.” Stated Tran.The 27-year-old has been away from the MMA scene for 5 yrs due to an injury that sidelined him from grappling. Since then he has only lost 1 fight in his last 13 muay thai kickboxing fights. Tran is now back to grappling and wrestling and his focus is squarely on taking his abilities in the cage to a higher level. He’ll get a good test of his game against Aurelio, who is a highly touted prospect.“These guys are arguably the 2 most exciting fighters here in B.C. Ken Tran has over half a dozen highlight real KO’s to his credit, Aurelio has the biggest KO in MMA history with over 1.5 million hits on YouTube. Tran probably has more MMA experience with fights against guys like top UFC fighters Rory MacDonald, but stylistically this should be a great fight. Tran is a very good technical striker going up against Aurelio who is a very high level, heavy hitting capeoira expert. Its hard to say who has the edge in the the standup this fight, but its safe to say both these guys will keep it standing.” Stated Battlefield president Jay Golshani.Aurelio, who also recently inked a multi-fight contract to join the Battlefield Welterweight ranks, echoed his high anticipation for the bout.“He’s a tough opponent. I’ve seen his footage and he definitely has excellent standup, but I have a lot of unorthodox strikes and im gonna come at him with things he has never seen before. I’ll be there on March 26th to throw down. There is no doubt in my mind that our fight will be the fight of the night.”
My opponent Marcus "Lelo"