Washington most recently stepped up on very late notice to make his Tachi Palace Fights debut to replace UFC veteran Rob Emerson against Affliction veteran Savant Young. Young defeated Washington via guillotine choke submission in the bout's very first round.
Washington next fought Sean Huffman winning via TKO near the end of round one. He then faced veteran Rich Clementi losing via third round guillotine choke submission before defeating Bailey Trent-Kettlecamp via first round TKO.
Washington next fought Scott Thometz winning via knockout seventeen seconds into round three. He then faced Lucas Gwaltney winning a unanimous decision before losing a unanimous decision to Zach Freeman.
Washington next faced veteran Luis Palomino losing via first round knockout.