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UFC 281: Drake Loses Millions After Israel Adesanya Loses To Alex Pereira

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Whereas Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya had been injured by punches and kicks within the Octagon at UFC 281 on Saturday evening, Drake had his pockets harm after shedding his guess on the middleweight belt.

There would not be a lot flexibility from the Toronto rapper as Adesanya’s TKO loss to Pereira price him $2 million. Adesanya was the favourite over Pereira within the combat and Drake was set to earn $2,900,000 if the fighter walked away with the win.

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Alex Pereira lands a kick on Israel Adesanya in the course of the middleweight combat at UFC 281 at Madison Sq. Backyard on November 12, 2022 in New York Metropolis. (Jamie Squire/Getty Pictures/Getty Pictures)

Pereira and Adesanya fought till the fifth spherical of the principle occasion in New York, and it was the Brazilian who stunned the champion by successful the UFC middleweight title. Pereira defeated Adesanya by TKO as he managed to capitalize on some huge punches.

“For everybody who stated I could not do 5 rounds, look what I’ve finished now,” Pereira stated via a translator to the gang at Madison Sq. Backyard.

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Alex Pereira catches Israel Adesanya

Alex Pereira faces Israel Adesanya at Madison Sq. Backyard on November 12, 2022. (Jamie Squire/Getty Pictures/Getty Pictures)

Pereira hit Adesanya with a robust proper hook that despatched the champion again into the cage. Pereira went on the offensive from there. Each males used up most of their vitality within the second and third rounds as they tried to achieve benefits utilizing their floor sport.

“I really feel so blessed,” he added, by way of MMA Combating. “I labored arduous for this. Sorry everybody I needed to put up some stuff, I needed to do some small speak this time. However I needed to get into his head to get this combat.”

Drake in Toronto

Rapper Drake throughout Recreation 6 of the Japanese Convention first spherical between the Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers on April 28, 2022 in Toronto, Canada. (Cole Burston/Getty Pictures/Getty Pictures)

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Don’t fret. Drake’s collaboration album with 21 Savage has been on the prime of the charts because it was launched.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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