Drake has received a $1m wager after betting on UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya to win his battle on Saturday. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Breaking his duck
Rap star Drake has managed to show his luck round by means of a $1m wager on the Final Combating Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Israel Adesanya to beat Jared Cannonier. The profitable wager breaks a shedding streak for Drake after a straightforward unanimous determination victory for the Nigerian-born star.
a reported internet price of greater than $250m
Boasting a reported internet price of greater than $250m, the 35-year-old rapper has not too long ago developed a repute for making giant wagers. He positioned bets on the underdogs in current UFC fights however determined to go together with a $1m wager on the robust favourite this time round.
A few of his earlier shedding bets embody a $550,000 wager on Justin Gaethje and $275,000 on Jorge Masvidal.
A straightforward win
Within the run-up to the battle on Saturday night time, Drake spoke to Adesanya by way of video name, labeling the stake “a lightweight million.” The UFC star uploaded footage of the dialog to YouTube:
Adesanya seemingly didn’t really feel any strain throughout his spectacular efficiency in Las Vegas on Saturday. The 32-year-old fighter has dominated his weight division for numerous years now and has solely misplaced as soon as throughout his UFC profession.
Monitor file of huge bets
Drake has elevated his involvement within the playing house this yr, most notably by means of his partnership with the cryptocurrency on-line betting web site Stake.
$1.25m price of bets on the Tremendous Bowl
Because of this, Drake has publicly positioned wagers on most of the greatest sporting occasions to this point this yr together with $1.25m price of bets on the Tremendous Bowl. He additionally received a cool $1m following a $200,000 wager earlier within the yr after backing the Golden State Warriors to succeed in the NBA Finals.
As well as, the music legend has taken half in stay Stake-sponsored giveaway occasions, together with one by means of which he gave away $1m in Bitcoin.