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Drake is at it again with huge half a million dollar bet on Israel Adesanya’s UFC title fight


Drake has stumped up another huge bet at the UFC after lumping $500,000 on Israel Adesanya to defend his title.

Adesanya will meet Sean Strickland in the octagon on Saturday night in Las Vegas with his middleweight championship on the line.

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Drake has won big and lost big on sport bets in the pastCredit: Getty

Drake has often gambled big on combat sports, including the UFC and boxing.

And he took to Instagram to show his latest bet, half a million dollars on Adesanya to win via knockout.

At odds of 1.84, he could expect to see $920,000 enter his bank account – if it comes in.

The post on his personal social media page has already gone viral, though this is not his first big flutter.

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Earlier this year, the Hotline Bling singer landed a whopping £2.2m at UFC 287 for a succession of bets that came in.

That included Jorge Masvidal, on a three-fight losing streak and the underdog against Gilbert Burns, who he beat via unanimous decision.

At the same event, Drake backed Adesanya to beat Alex Pereira for the UFC middleweight belt, which he did via knockout.

However, with every high comes a low and the Canadian rapper has also experienced some damaging losses.

Adesanya will fight to defend his Middleweight championship

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Adesanya will fight to defend his Middleweight championshipCredit: Getty
Drake has whacked on $500,000 on Adesanya to win on Saturday night

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Drake has whacked on $500,000 on Adesanya to win on Saturday nightCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

Drake splashed out $250,000 on Nate Diaz to beat Jake Paul in August, only for the YouTube star to claim victory via unanimous decision.

He also bet a million dollars that Argentina would beat France in the World Cup final – in normal time – a match that Lionel Messi and co. would win on penalties.

Drake also reckoned Paul would knock Tommy Fury out in their bout earlier this year, only for TNT to win via unanimous decision.

And even Adesanya has let down the Passionfruit piper when he went big on a $2m (£1.7m) gamble on the New Zealander to beat Pereira in their first bout.

However, The Last Stylebender was swatted aside and Drake lost some big money, though that has clearly not put him off sticking with the 34-year-old.





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