Carl Contini
Carl Contini
Birth name Carl Ognibene
Born January 25 1970 (1970-01-25) (age 50)
Tampa, Florida, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Carl Greco
Carl Malenko
Carl Contini
Carl Ognibene
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Billed from Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Trained By Boris Malenko
Joe Malenko
Debut 1993


Carl Ognibene (born January 25, 1970) is an American professional wrestler, freestyle wrestler and mixed martial artist who is best known as Carl Malenko who competed in BattlARTS, Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi, All Japan Pro Wrestling and PRIDE Fighting Championship.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Carl Shackle (Arm trap crossface)
    • Carl Sickle (Omoplata crossface)
  • Signature moves
    • Belly to belly suplex
    • Contini Twist (Rolling choke sleeper with bodyscissors)
    • Dragon sleeper with bodyscissors
    • Gogoplata
    • Juji-gatame
    • Leg trip
    • Malenko Twist (Rolling front sleeper with bodyscissors)
    • Multiple kicks
    • Underhook lifted and dropped into a facebreaker knee smash followed by a double underhook
    • Scissored armbar

Championships and awardsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Pulled off the streets by Boris Malenko as a youth, Carl Contini was transformed into a top flight worker like his stepbrothers Joe and Dean. Using the name Carl Greco during his formative years, when Carl Malenko was born he bEcame the top gaijin for BattlARTS in its later years, mainly pushed as a tag wrestler.[4]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6-4 Danny Babcock Submission (armbar) Real Fighting Championship 15 - Throwdown 02008-11-11November 11, 2008 2 4:46 Tampa, Florida
Win 6-3 Tony Sousa Submission (punches) Real Fighting Championship 11 - Revenge of the Warriors 02008-02-23February 23, 2008 2 1:06 Tampa, Florida
Win 5-3 Mike Van Meer Submission (arm-triangle choke) Real Fighting Championship 7 - Night of Champions 02006-11-04November 4, 2006 1 2:14 Tampa, Florida
Win 4-3 Joe Kennedy Submission (punches) Real Fighting Championship 6 - Battle of the Bay 02006-09-15September 15, 2006 1 2:59 Tampa, Florida
Win 3-3 George Allen Submission (americana) Real Fighting Championship 3 - battle of the Bay 02005-11-11November 11, 2005 2 1:19 Tampa, Florida
Win 2-3 Edwin Aguilar Submission (arm-triangle choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 9 02004-07-31July 31, 2004 1 2:31 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Loss 1-3 Allan Goes Submission (arm-triangle choke) Pride 8 01999-11-21November 21, 1999 1 9:16 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1-2 Wanderlei Silva Decision (unanimous) Pride 7 01999-09-12September 12, 1999 2 10:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Win 1-1 Egan Inoue Decision (unanimous) Pride 6 01999-07-04July 04, 1999 3 5:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 0–1 Ronald McSwain N/A World Fighting Council 01997-05-15May 15, 1997 N/A N/A N/A


  1. Philip Kreikenbohm. Junior Champion Carnival 2003 .
  2. Axel Saalbach. - The World's Largest Wrestling Database .
  3. Battlarts Tag Team Tournaments .
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