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Drake bets big on Adesanya ahead of UFC 276

Canadian rap sensation Drake has a huge wager resting on Israel Adesanya’s middleweight title defence at UFC 276 in Las Vegas.

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Drake is no stranger to putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to sporting events.

The rap sensation clearly enjoys a flutter, once announcing a huge bet placed on Odell Beckham Jr’s performance at Super Bowl LVI – reportedly placing down $1.26million on that occasion.

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Drake, who dropped his new album ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ last month, has now dabbled big again – this time on Israel Adesanya (21-1-0), who is set to defend his middleweight title against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Drake told ‘The Last Stylebender’ on a video call: “You know I put a light million up, I wasn’t playing. Return on investment is a lot.”

Adesanya has a formidable record and has defended his lightweight belt successfully against Robert Whittaker, Marvin Vettori, Paulo Costa, and Yoel Romero.

Jan Blachowicz is the only man to have put a loss on his record, when Adesanya stepped up a division to fight for the light heavyweight championship in March 2021.

Alexander Volkanovski defends his featherweight title against Max Holloway in the co-main event at T-Mobile Arena.