Drake loses $2M bet on UFC fight
Drake lost $2 Million after betting on a UFC title fight.
TMZ reported on Saturday (November 13), middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defeated Alex Pereira during UFC 281 held at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
By the 5th round of the fight, Pereira hit Adesanya with a whirlwind of punches that left him dazed, but he refused to go down. After seeing enough of the brutality, the referee jumped in and stopped the fight.
Pereira’s victory was the third consecutive time that he defeated Adesanya. Their previous encounters were in kickboxing matches.
Known for laying down hefty bets, Drake won $1 million when Adesanya beat mixed martial artist Jared Cannonier back in July.
However, the UFC bet is just one of the latest losses that Drake has suffered recently.
Drake posted a screenshot to his social media story of a massive $2,000,000 bet he had placed on Adesanya to defeat Pereira. Betting two million on Adesanya’s odds of 1.45 (-222.22) would have profited a total of $900,000, but Pereira’s fifth round stoppage resulted in Drake netting a big fat goose egg. OUCH!
DRAKE DROPPED $2M CAD ON ISRAEL ADESANYA 😳
(via @Drake) pic.twitter.com/gW4olBM1lU
— br_betting (@br_betting) November 13, 2022
For the longest time, whenever Drake was seen with a sports team, they would typically go on to lose whatever sporting endeavor that were about to compete in.
In the MMA world, Drake lost $550,000 on Justin Gaethje when he lost to Charles Oliveira at UFC 274. He also threw away $275,000 by banking on Jorge Masvidal, who came up short to Colby Covington at UFC 272.
It’s like at this point the bookies should just create a new betting line that opposes whatever Drake is gambling on.