Washington by decision:
Round 1: Washington comes out firing, throwing a couple of booming overhands to get to the clinch. Demarce holds him off briefly, but Washington presses to the turnbuckle. Washington works for a minute in the corner, punching at Demarce's ribs until the referee separates due to the stale action. Back to center with three minutes left in the round, both men exchanges blows with nothing significant landing. Washington eventually presses for the clinch against the ropes, but Demarce doesn't give in so easily, resulting in a dance of sorts. Demarce attempting to blast a knee through the chin of Washington in the scramble, narrowly missing. Demarce lands a nice knee as Washington escapes. One minute remaining in the round, Demarce is stalking Washington. Washington circles, then explodes through Demarce for the takedown. A few short elbows and the round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Washington.
Round 2: Demarce lands a big shot immediately, dropping Washington. Washington gets back to his feet as Demarce pats himself on the back. Washington doesn't look wobbly however, and they reset in the center of the ring. Demarce stalks Washington into the ropes, now in the clinch. Demarce using his size and Muay Thai to pepper Washington with knees and a glancing uppercut. Washington escapes, then shoots in for a single. He's stuffed, but moments later gains a takedown in the scramble. Washington does some damage from the top for the majority of the rest of the round, posturing up to his feet and glancing a right hand off the side of Demarce's dome. He drops back down into half guard with thirty seconds left, controlling from the top. Round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Washington.
Round 3: Demarce needs a big round here, and it's apparent as he's cocking the uppercut and stalking Washington into the corner. Washington eventually engages the clinch, but Demarce turns him into turnbuckle. Washington escapes from the clinch and takes down Demarce. Here we go again. Curtis slides under the ropes and the referee resets them at center ring. Demarce catches a wrist and attempts an armbar to no avail. Miraculously, he regains his feet. Unfortunately, Washington buries him to the mat. Both men very tired. Washington controls, Demarce gets to his feet, but it's too late. Round ends. BloodyElbow.com scores the round 10-9 Washington, 30-27 overall.
Robert Washington def. Curtis Demarce via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)