|Born||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, United States|
|Rank||Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Thomas Speer (born August 20, 1984) is a retired American mixed martial artist. A professional competitor from 2005 until 2013, he received national exposure on The Ultimate Fighter 6: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra, fighting as a member of Team Hughes and his subsequent stint in the UFC. Speer also competed in the WEC and Cage Warriors..
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 state tournament 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. On May 29, 2015 Speer married Katie Kirckof.
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.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|28 matches||21 wins||7 losses|
|Win||21–7||Lumumba Sayers||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MFW: Made For War 2||April 5, 2013||1||3:39||Castle Rock, Colorado, United States||Middleweight bout.|
|Loss||20–7||Jeremy Kimball||TKO (punches)||MFW: Made For War 1||October 13, 2012||2||2:29||Castle Rock, Colorado, United States||Middleweight bout.|
|Win||20–6||Kevin Burns||Decision (split)||Brutaal: Fight Night||May 11, 2012||3||5:00||Tama, Iowa, United States|
|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, United States|
|Win||18–5||Ryan Williams||Submission (triangle choke)||Extreme Challenge 170||December 11, 2010||3||2:48||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||17–5||Ashkan Morvari||Decision (unanimous)||RG: Rochester Gladiators||October 2, 2010||3||5:00||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||16–5||Jeremy Lafferty||Submission (punches)||RG: Rochester Gladiators||May 15, 2010||1||2:02||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||15–5||Ryan Ford||Submission (rear-naked choke)||TFC 10: High Voltage||March 19, 2010||1||4:29||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||For the TFC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||15–4||Travis Perzynski||Decision (unanimous)||FN: Fight Nation||October 3, 2009||3||5:00||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||14–4||Jay Ellis||TKO (punches)||Extreme Challenge 128||May 30, 2009||1||2:53||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||13–4||Beau Baker||Decision (unanimous)||Cagefest Xtreme Evolution||November 15, 2008||3||5:00||Norfolk, Virginia, United States|
|Win||13–3||Geno Roderick||Submission (rear-naked choke)||CCCW: Capital City Cage Wars||November 1, 2008||1||3:25||Springfield, Illinois, United States|
|Win||12–3||Joe Julianelle||TKO (punches)||10–4: Thunder||October 4, 2008||1||0:50||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Anthony Johnson||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night 13||April 2, 2008||1||0:51||Broomfield, Colorado, United States|
|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, United States||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs Team Serra Tournament Final.|
|Win||11–1||Sidney Silva||KO (punch)||WEC 27||May 12, 2007||1||4:33||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–1||Robert Farley||TKO (punches)||Extreme Challenge 76||March 31, 2007||1||2:23||Sloan, Iowa, United States|
|Win||9–1||Andy Normington||Submission (strikes)||Ultimate Combat Sports 19: Battle at the Barn||March 24, 2007||1||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||8–1||Dan Washburn||Submission (strikes)||Ultimate Combat Sports 18: Battle at the Barn||January 20, 2007||1||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||7–1||Sean Huffman||TKO (corner stoppage)||Extreme Challenge 72||October 21, 2006||1||5:00||Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||6–1||John Meyer||TKO (punches)||Extreme Challenge 70||July 30, 2006||3||N/A||Hayward, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||6–0||Jim Abrille||TKO (corner stoppage)||Full Throttle 7||June 10, 2006||1||5:00||Georgia, United States|
|Win||5–0||Rob Marcks||TKO (corner stoppage)||Coliseum: Coliseum 2||December 28, 2005||1||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||4–0||Gerald Pearson||TKO (slam)||ICE 18: International Combat Events 18||December 3, 2005||2||N/A||Fairfield, Ohio, United States|
|Win||3–0||Adam Hill||TKO (punches)||Ultimate Combat Sports 10: Battle at the Barn||September 10, 2005||2||N/A||Rochester, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||2–0||Mike van Meer||Decision (unanimous)||Ultimate Combat Sports: Throwdown at the T-Bar||July 30, 2005||3||5:00||Ellsworth, Minnesota, United States|
|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, United States|
- 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.