Tommy Speer, the runner-up on the recently completed sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter, will face Anthony Johnson at UFC Fight Night 13 in April according to MMA Junkie.
Speer (9-2 UFC, 0-1 UFC) is coming off a first-round submission loss to Mac Danzig on the live finale of The Ultimate Fighter 6. During the series Speer defeated Jon Koppenhaver, Ben Saunders, and George Sotiropolous in route to his finale matchup with Danzig. Prior to the finale-loss Speer had won 5 straight fights including a KO win in the WEC over Sidney Silva.
Johnson (4-1 UFC, 1-1 UFC) entered the UFC with just a 3-0 record but immediately made a splash inside the octagon. After accepting a fight on the UFC Fight Night 10 card less than a week before the event, Johnson knocked out his opponent, Chad Reiner, in just 13 seconds. His success was short-lived as he was defeated by Rich Clementi at UFC 76 in September.
UFC Fight Night 13 will be held April 2nd in Colorado. In co-main event bouts lightweights Kenny Florian and Joe Lauzon will go head-to-head and Matt Hamill and Stephan Bonnar will clash at 205 pounds. Spencer Fisher versus Marcus Aurelio will also appear on the fight card.