August 20, 1984 |
Elgin, Minnesota, United States
|Other names||The Farmboy|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||186 lb (84 kg; 13.3 st)|
|Fighting out of||Elgin, Minnesota|
|Rank||blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Thomas Speer (born August 20, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist. He received national exposure on The Ultimate Fighter 6: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra, fighting as a member of Team Hughes. Speer has also competed in the WEC and the TFC.
Born and raised on a crop and dairy farm in Elgin, Minnesota, Speer was a star athlete at Elgin Millville High School, where he was an All-State cornerback in football, received four varsity letters in basketball, and reached the nationals in wrestling during his senior year. After graduating in 2003, Speer continued to develop his wrestling skills and also began competing in mixed martial arts in the local circuit.
Mixed martial arts career
The Ultimate Fighter
While on The Ultimate Fighter, Speer defeated Jon Koppenhaver and Ben Saunders, both by unanimous decision. In his semifinal bout, he defeated George Sotiropoulos by KO in the first round, advancing him into the finals on December 8, 2007, to face fellow Team Hughes member Mac Danzig. Speer fought Danzig at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs Team Serra Finale, and lost via rear-naked choke at 2:01 of the first round.
Speer announced his retirement from professional fighting after suffering a loss to Beau Baker in the Cagefest Xtreme 6 show in Norfolk, Virginia. Speer was a late replacement for an injured Shonie Carter.
Speer has since returned to fighting professionally, defeating Jay Ellis by TKO in the first round at the Extreme Challenge 127 on May 30, 2009.
Speer faced Mats Nilsson on February 11, 2012 at Cage Warriors Fight Night 3, in which he lost via arm triangle submission.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|27 matches||20 wins||7 losses|
|Win||20–7||Lumumba Sayers||Submission (rear naked choke)||MFW: Made For War 2||April 5, 2013||1||3:39||Castle Rock, Colorado|
|Loss||19–7||Jeremy Kimball||TKO (Punches)||MFW: Made For War 1||October 13, 2012||2||2:29||Castle Rock, Colorado|
|Loss||19–6||Mats Nilsson||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Cage Warriors Fight Night 3||February 11, 2012||2||4:17||Beirut, Lebanon||Middleweight bout|
|Win||19–5||Indalecio Tat Romero||Decision (unanimous)||Extreme Challenge 188: Larson vs. Davila||July 23, 2011||3||5:00||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Win||18–5||Ryan Williams||Submission (triangle choke)||Extreme Challenge 170||December 11, 2010||3||2:48||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Win||17–5||Ashkan Morvari||Decision (unanimous)||RG: Rochester Gladiators||October 2, 2010||3||5:00||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Win||16–5||Jeremy Lafferty||Submission (punches)||RG: Rochester Gladiators||May 15, 2010||1||2:02||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Loss||15–5||Ryan Ford||Submission (rear naked choke)||TFC 10: High Voltage||March 19, 2010||1||4:29||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||For TFC Welterweight Championship|
|Win||15–4||Travis Perzynski||Decision (unanimous)||FN: Fight Nation||October 3, 2009||3||5:00||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Win||14–4||Jay Ellis||TKO (punches)||Extreme Challenge 128||May 30, 2009||1||2:53||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Loss||13–4||Beau Baker||Decision (unanimous)||Cagefest Xtreme Evolution||November 15, 2008||3||5:00||Norfolk, Virginia|
|Win||13–3||Geno Roderick||Submission (rear naked choke)||CCCW: Capital City Cage Wars||November 1, 2008||1||3:25||Springfield, Illinois|
|Win||12–3||Joe Julianelle||TKO (punches)||10–4: Thunder||October 4, 2008||1||0:50||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Loss||11–3||Anthony Johnson||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night 13||April 2, 2008||1||0:51||Broomfield, Colorado|
|Loss||11–2||Mac Danzig||Submission (rear naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs Team Serra Finale||December 8, 2007||1||2:01||Las Vegas, Nevada||UFC Debut|
|Win||11–1||Sidney Silva||KO (punch)||WEC 27||May 12, 2007||1||4:33||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||10–1||Robert Farley||TKO (punches)||Extreme Challenge 76||March 31, 2007||1||2:23||Sloan, Iowa|
|Win||9–1||Andy Normington||Submission (strikes)||Ultimate Combat Sports 19: Battle at the Barn||March 24, 2007||1||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Win||8–1||Dan Washburn||Submission (strikes)||Ultimate Combat Sports 18: Battle at the Barn||January 20, 2007||1||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Win||7–1||Sean Huffman||TKO (corner stoppage)||Extreme Challenge 72||October 21, 2006||1||5:00||Minnesota|
|Loss||6–1||John Meyer||TKO (punches)||Extreme Challenge 70||July 30, 2006||3||N/A||Hayward, Wisconsin|
|Win||6–0||Jim Abrille||TKO (corner stoppage)||Full Throttle 7||June 10, 2006||1||5:00||Georgia|
|Win||5–0||Rob Marcks||TKO (corner stoppage)||Coliseum: Coliseum 2||December 28, 2005||1||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Win||4–0||Gerald Pearson||TKO (slam)||ICE 18: International Combat Events 18||December 3, 2005||2||N/A||Fairfield, Ohio|
|Win||3–0||Adam Hill||TKO (punches)||Ultimate Combat Sports 10: Battle at the Barn||September 10, 2005||2||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Win||2–0||Mike Van Meer||Decision (unanimous)||Ultimate Combat Sports: Throwdown at the T-Bar||July 30, 2005||3||5:00||Ellsworth, Minnesota|
|Win||1–0||Jose Frausto||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Ultimate Combat Sports 9: Battle at the Barn||May 7, 2005||1||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota||MMA Debut|
- Meltzer, Dave (2007-08-27). "Participants in Ultimate Fighter season six are announced". Los Angeles Times.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
- "'TUF 6's' Tommy Speer chooses farming over fighting". 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
- Professional MMA record for Tommy Speer from Sherdog
- Tommy Speer's The Ultimate Fighter bio
- Tommy Speer on UFC.com