Israel Adesanya got here by way of once more for high-stakes bettor Drake by securing a knockout victory over Alex Pereira at UFC 287. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
It appears the so-called Drake’s Curse is shedding its sting throughout the combined martial arts enviornment. The seven-time platinum-selling artist, actual identify Aubrey Graham, gained an eye catching $2.7m on the primary occasion at UFC 287 over the weekend.
Drake’s betting redemption got here by way of Israel Adesanya, who beat Alex Pereira to reclaim the middleweight title. The victorious fighter sharing a picture of his post-fight celebration through Twitter on Saturday:
The Canadian rapper wager $500,000 on Adesanya to win, staking one other $400,000 on the Kiwi to win by knockout. The fighter often called ‘Stylebender’ duly obliged on each fronts, returning Drake $885,000 and $1.8m respectively for a complete win of $2.75m.
It was candy drugs for bettor and fighter. Adesanya reclaimed the title he misplaced in November, a defeat that price Drake the $1.6m he had driving on the UFC legend. That loss got here simply 4 months after an Adesanya win netted Drake $1m, breaking an extended shedding streak for the rapper.
Requested about Drake’s newest successful wager, Adesanya gave a shoutout to all who wager on him, including:
once I step into the octagon I put my life on the road.”
“That’s the most important parlay you’ll be able to ever do.”
The fighter additionally credited crypto sportsbook operator Stake after his win, saying: “We’re about to make one other deal and get more cash.”