Israel Adesanya’s knockout of Alex Pereira at UFC 287 allowed him to win the middleweight title, earning Drake a whopping $2.7 million.
Only five months after losing the 185-pound title to Alex Pereira, who had previously defeated him twice in kickboxing, the Nigerian mixed martial artist won it back.
According to reports, Drake reportedly lost $1.6 million after betting on Adesanya to win that fight, but he made up for it by supporting the rapper in his rematch with Pereira.
Israel Adesanya was the subject of a $500,000 wager from the American rapper. A $400,000 bet on Drake’s knockout victory returned a stunning $1.8 million, while Drake’s wager returned $885,000.
During his fight, Drake’s bet was brought up, and Israel Adesanya responded:
Shoutout to everyone that bet on me but you have to realise that when I step into the octagon I put my life on the line. That’s the biggest parlay you can ever do. I’m a betting man too so shoutout to stake, we are about to make another deal and get more money.