Drake wins big-money $1million UFC bet to break losing gambling streak

Drake’s curse is broken! Rapper brings an end to his big-money gambling losing streak as he wins $1MILLION bet on reigning UFC champion Israel Adesanya beating Jared Cannonier

  • Drake won his $1million bet on Israel Adesanya to end his cursed losing streak 
  • He previously lost  $275,000 on Jorge Masvidal and $550,000 on Justin Gaethje
  • The Canadian told Adesanya in a pre-fight video call about the huge wager 
  • Adesanya cruised to an easy decision victory over Jared Cannonier at UFC 276

Millionaire rap superstar Drake broke his unfortunate high-stakes gambling streak after Israel Adesanya’s victory saw him win a $1million (£826,000) bet that was previously described as ‘light’ money.

The Nigerian-born middleweight UFC champion beat Jared Cannonier in a largely one-sided fight that saw Adesanya claim a unanimous decision win.

Drake would have been one of the most relieved supporters after cashing in on the high-stakes bet that ends his gambling curse following a disastrous losing streak. 

The Canadian superstar boasts a reported net worth of over $250million, so losing a seven-figure bet is probably more of a mere hinderance than a catastrophe for the 35-year-old.

Drake (right) and Adensanya (left) discussed the huge wager in a video call before the fight

Drake bucked the trend of betting on underdogs as he raised the stakes backing hot-favourite Adesanya after previously losing $275,000 on Jorge Masvidal and $550,000 on Justin Gaethje.

He further ramped up the pressure by telling Adesanya in a video call the day before about the bet he had made where he claimed the sum was a ‘light’ fee.

However, Adesanya clearly felt at ease when he stepped into the octagon as he dominated his opponent from start to finish, landing 116 significant strikes on his way to victory.

Israel Adesanya’s unanimous decision victory over Jared Cannonier ended Drake’s curse

Drake’s reported net worth of over $250million allows him to make the high-stakes bets

In the social media video between the two A-list celebrities, Drake says:

‘You know I put a light million up. I had to put a light mill on my brother.

‘Return on investment is a lock. I just want to wish you good luck.’

Drake’s UFC gambling hoodoo may have been broken but that isn’t expected to stop the rapper from further upping the ante on the next big sporting event.

He has been known to also favour football and NFL having previously gambled $1.25million on the Super Bowl.

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