MMA Crossfire – Glass finishes 1st, Bailey 2nd at IFBB North American championships

DeShawn Glass won the 2015 International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) Pro North American bodybuilding championships in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Glass won in the over-40 heavyweight category and earned his IFBB Pro tour card with the victory.

Orlando native and 2015 NPC Florida State champion Ferlan Bailey finished 2nd, while Joe Thomas finished 3rd.

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Glass finished 5th at last years championships.

DeShawn Glass

DeShawn Glass at the 2015 North American Championships. Courtesy Dan Ray/

Bailey is also a MMA Crossfire columnist.

“I told him, ‘ I had a feeling you would win. Congratulations my friend,” Bailey told The Crossfire.

Ferlan Bailey

Ferlan Bailey and Joe Thomas after the 2015 North American championships. Courtesy Facebook.

Bailey felt competing in Florida helped his performance in Pittsburgh. “I brought my very best to date and there is honestly nothing else I could have done today. Thank you, Thank you again to everyone for your support and encouragement,” he said on his Facebook page.



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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