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Drake Lost $2 Million Bet After Pereira Beat Adesanya

TMZ says that Canadian rapper Drake lost a big bet of $2 million on a UFC fight. The Grammy winner likes to gamble, and at UFC 281, held at Madison Square Garden in New York, he put $2 million on middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who lost to Alex Pereira.

Author:Suleman Shah
Reviewer:Han Ju
Nov 15, 2022
Drake won $1 million when Adesanya beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 over the summer. He wanted to build on that win by giving the Nigerian-New Zealander even more Loonies. He put $2 million on Adesanya to win UFC 281 against Alex Pereira at Madison Square Garden and Drake lost 2 milliondollars on this bet.
Adesanya was knocked out in the fifth round, which was bad for the rapper's bank account. Drake put an Instagram picture of his losing bet slip. Drizzy would have made a cool $2.9 million if Adesanya had been able to defend his middleweight title.

Drake Lost $2 Million On A UFC Bet

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At the start of the fifth round of the main event at UFC 281, the rapper with an Instagram handle @champagnepapi (Drake) might have been ready to go get a ridiculously overpriced bottle. He put $2 million into Israel Adesanya, and it looked like he would win.
Then, with just over three minutes left in the fight, Alex Pereia backed Adesanya into a corner, threw three clean blows, and the fight was over in a few seconds. A new UFC middleweight champion, who was losing the fight three rounds to one on every scorecard, and Drake lost a lot.
Drake has never been afraid to bet, whether it was in a casinoor with another performer. He lost $60,000 to French Montana in 2016 when the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
He won six figures from Gucci Mane when his hometown Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks.
He still bets with his famous friends, but he does most of his bettingon an online cryptocurrency gambling platform these days. Drake and Stake got together in March, and Stake said that Drake had been using the platform for a while.
Drake has been betting a lot of money on European soccer games and F1 races through Stake. In February, he bet on the Super Bowl and won more than $1 million in cryptocurrency. In May, he posted that he had won $2.6 million on a three-leg parlay bet on some NBA and NHL Game 7s.
Stake, on the other hand, has been looked at a bit. The Observer set up an account and made crypto bets using a VPN. In Europe, it is illegal to bet with crypto, and the Observer made the account after Stake said it would be very hard to use a VPN to get around the law.
The platform spends a lot of money advertising in the UK, even though people there can't bet on their site by just logging on. Also, even though Drake made a big bet, cryptocurrency is in a pretty shaky spot after what happened last week.
FTX, the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, has filed for bankruptcy. After one season as the naming rights holder for the Miami Heat's arena, FTX is no longer doing business with the team. The deal for $135 million was supposed to last for 19 years.
Drake may have lost big in two different ways on Saturday. Once when the referee stopped Adesanya's championship fight, and again when the crypto market took a huge hit, leaving a lot of questions about the industry.


Drake lost another $2 million bet because he thought that Israel Adesanya would beat Alex Pereira on Sunday morning. The hip-hop artist has been betting on UFC fights for a long time. Most recently, he bet that Nigerian fighter Kamaru Usman would win and lost $200,000 because of it.
The Canadian rapper made his first public bet on American mixed martial arts in March. He put down a huge £232,000 ($275,000) on Jorge Masvidal to beat Colby Covington, but Colby Covington beat Masvidal soundly.
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Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah

Suleman Shah is a researcher and freelance writer. As a researcher, he has worked with MNS University of Agriculture, Multan (Pakistan) and Texas A & M University (USA). He regularly writes science articles and blogs for science news website and open access publishers OA Publishing London and Scientific Times. He loves to keep himself updated on scientific developments and convert these developments into everyday language to update the readers about the developments in the scientific era. His primary research focus is Plant sciences, and he contributed to this field by publishing his research in scientific journals and presenting his work at many Conferences. Shah graduated from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan) and started his professional carrier with Jaffer Agro Services and later with the Agriculture Department of the Government of Pakistan. His research interest compelled and attracted him to proceed with his carrier in Plant sciences research. So, he started his Ph.D. in Soil Science at MNS University of Agriculture Multan (Pakistan). Later, he started working as a visiting scholar with Texas A&M University (USA). Shah’s experience with big Open Excess publishers like Springers, Frontiers, MDPI, etc., testified to his belief in Open Access as a barrier-removing mechanism between researchers and the readers of their research. Shah believes that Open Access is revolutionizing the publication process and benefitting research in all fields.
Han Ju

Han Ju

Hello! I'm Han Ju, the heart behind World Wide Journals. My life is a unique tapestry woven from the threads of news, spirituality, and science, enriched by melodies from my guitar. Raised amidst tales of the ancient and the arcane, I developed a keen eye for the stories that truly matter. Through my work, I seek to bridge the seen with the unseen, marrying the rigor of science with the depth of spirituality. Each article at World Wide Journals is a piece of this ongoing quest, blending analysis with personal reflection. Whether exploring quantum frontiers or strumming chords under the stars, my aim is to inspire and provoke thought, inviting you into a world where every discovery is a note in the grand symphony of existence. Welcome aboard this journey of insight and exploration, where curiosity leads and music guides.
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