Grammy Award-winning rapper, Aubrey Drake Graham, well known as Drake, has lost $2 million after Saturday’s UFC middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira in UFC 281.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper placed a $2 million bet on Adesanya to win the fight, but Pereira came out victorious.
Adesanya had the upper hand for a large amount of the fight. That was until the fifth round, when Pereira landed some huge blows that left Adesanya a little wobbly on his feet. While Pereira didn’t knock down Adesanya, the referee stopped the fight and Pereira was declared the winner.
This was Pereira’s third career victory over Adesanya with the previous two wins coming in kickboxing matches.
Prior to the fight, Drake posted his betting slip on his Instagram story and captioned it, “been focused on the album gotta get back to stacking up.” The rapper would’ve won $2.9 million if Adesanya pulled out the victory.
Although, actor has never been shy about placing large bets in the past as the 36-year-old won a $1 million bet when Adesanya defeated Jared Cannonier back in July.
The singer has bet on everything from the Super Bowl to the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix to the NBA and NHL playoffs in the past.