Press Release
Ott’s upset streak continues at Extreme Challenge 77
MASON, OHIO – Shane Ott is definitely making the most of his opportunities. On less than a week’s notice, Ott filled in for Carlos Newton’s team in the IFL and scored an upset win over previously undefeated Chad Griggs in 1:09 of the first round. Two weeks later, Ott scored a TKO win over UFC veteran Kerry Schall in the main event of Extreme Challenge 77.

Schall, now 22-9, tried to end the fight quickly, pulling Ott down and applying a tight guillotine choke. But after 30 seconds or so, Ott broke free and landed some heavy elbows that TKO’d the hometown favorite and brought an end to the fight at 1:23.

“He had a pretty tight guillotine, but I still found a little room to breathe,” Ott said. “If it had been at a little more of an angle, I’d of been in trouble.”

The most amazing thing about Ott’s two wins is that they are his first two pro fights… after a 4-0 amateur start.

“Shane is a big guy (he weighed in at 263) and he has wrestling, submission skills and ground and pound,” said promoter Monte Cox. “I don’t know about his striking… his fights haven’t lasted long enough for me to see his standup game.”

In another battle featuring a UFC veteran, Josh Rafferty scored an armbar victory over Eli Ayars at the 2:25 mark in the opening round. Rafferty, who improved to 8-4 overall, was fighting for the first time in more than a year and a half.


Dan Mundy def. Nate Haller, 0:37 R1 Guillotine Choke
Jim Bova def. James Hill-Harris, 2:37 R2 Armbar
Tim Ruberg def. Jarrod Combs, 1:50 R2 Rear Naked Choke
Dom O’Grady def. Nate Jolly, 1:04 R1 Ref Stoppage Due to Strikes
Justin Wilcox def. Allen Lee, 3 Rounds Unanimous Decision
Adam Sepulveda def. Rod Housley, 3:51 R1 Rear Naked Choke
Josh Rafferty def. Eli Ayars, 2:25 R1 Armbar
Shane Ott def. Kerry Schall, 1:23 R1 Ref Stoppage Due to Strikes