Canadian rapper Drake has won $2.7m following Israel Adesanya’s victory over Alex Pereira at UFC 287 to reclaim the middleweight title.
Adesanya won back the 185lb title just five months after he lost it to his bitter rival Pereira, who has previously beaten him twice in kickboxing.
His victory puts an end to his 0-3 losing streak against Pereira.
As revealed via his social handle, Drake placed a $500,000 bet on Adesanya to win, which is to return $885,000.
The rapper also staked another $400,000 for him to win by knockout, which is to return $1.8 million.
This amounts to a cumulative $2,685,000 win following Adesanya’s victory at the rematch
The Last Stylebender used Pereira’s celebration while watching him struggle on the canvass after knocking him out.
In another news, US rapper Bia has sent a stern warning to Nigerian singer Burna Boy for allegedly making uncomplimentary statements about her in one of his new tracks.
Burnaboy, in a tribute song to late Indian rapper Sidhu Moose Wala titled “Mera Na” alongside Steel Banglez appeared to diss American rapper Bia following her 2021 viral video.
The frosty relationship between Bia and Burna began a year ago after she said she didn’t know what Burna, Wizkid and Davido look like during an Instagram live session with fellow rapper Nicki Minaj.