Canadian rapper Drake has won a whooping $2.7million after Israel Adesanya aka Stylebender defeated Alexa Pereira in a spectacular second round knockout.
Adesanya reclaimed the UFC middleweight title from Pereira in the main event of UFC 287 at the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida on Sunday morning.
The victory was Adesanya’s first-ever win over Pereira who defeated him twice, more recently at the Maddison Square Garden in New York where he took the belt off him with a vicious fifth-round knockout in November 2022.
Drake lost $1.6million after backing Stylebender to win in that fight but made amends for the rapper in his rematch with Pereira.
The Toronto-born entertainer staked $500,000 bet on Adesanya to win which returned $885,000 and a $400,000 bet for him to win by knockout, which returned a massive $1.8million.