Drake bets big on UFC 287: is he backing Israel Adesanya or Alex Pereira?
Drake is in line to take home quite the payout if things go his way at UFC 287.
Drake is no stranger when it comes to betting on sporting events, and the rapper is back at it again after revealing his picks for tonight’s UFC 287 on Instagram.
Is Drake betting on Israel Adesanya or Alex Pereira to win?
The card will feature the highly anticipated rematch between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira.
Adesanya will look to regain his middleweight title after being upset by Pereira via a fifth round TKO at UFC 281. The Brazilian seemingly has his rivals number, holding a 3-0 record against Israel, which includes two kickboxing matchups.
Now, with Adesanya and Pereira set to once again do battle, this time in the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida on Saturday night, Drake seems to think ‘The Last Stylebender’ will get his revenge.
Drake has wagered $400,000 on Adesanya defeating Pereira via a knockout, with a potential payout of $1,840,000. He’s also wagered an additional $500,000 on Adesanya winning the fight, with a potential payout of $885,000.
That means Drake will take home over $1.8 million (after factoring in his stakes) should Adesanya win via a knockout on Saturday night.
The wager wasn’t lost on Adesanya, who responded to Drake’s Instagram post with a wolf emoji.
Drake will no doubt be hoping for a positive outcome after betting large on Adesanya to defeat Pereira last November, which saw him lose around $2 million.
Drake is also betting on Gilbert Burns v Jorge Masvidal
Along with Adesanya vs Pereira, Drake will also be keeping a close eye on the Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal fight after wagering on that battle as well.
The rapper wagered $200,000 on Masvidal to win by KO, with a potential payout of $1,720,000, along with another $300,000 on Masvidal winning the fight, with an estimated payout of $1,410,000.
That means should Masvidal win by KO, Drake will take home a payout of over $2.6 million after factoring in his stakes.