Drake places £1.9million bet on Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann UFC London bouts

Rap superstar Drake has gambled a fortune on the outcome of Paddy Pimblett and Meatball Molly McCann's UFC London bouts after breaking his betting 'curse' with a £826,000 return on Israel Adesanya.

Following their blockbuster victories at the same venue back in March, Paddy 'The Baddy' takes on Jordan Leavitt at The O2 on Saturday evening after McCann faces off against Hannah Goldy.

With the Liverpudlian pair both going in as big favourites, Canadian star Drake has gone in with a huge Bitcoin stake of $2.296,211.30 (£1.9million) on both to secure a third consecutive UFC victory.

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The 35-year-old sports fanatic, who has an estimated net worth of £208million, has placed the bet in a bid to win back $3.723,077.00 (£3.1m) – and a profit of £1.2m.

Posting an update to his official Instagram story on the morning of July 23, Drake added the caption: "A scousers parlay @stake."

Drake's Instagram stories tell a tale of successful bets that have included his £826,000 win after Adesanya's triumph over Jared Cannonier – but not his biggest losses.

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He had backed Jorge Masvidal before his defeat at the hands of Colby Covington in March as well as Justin Gaethje in his loss to former lightweight king Charles Oliveira.

Drake was also spotted alongside several Manchester City players in the build up to their Champions League defeat against Tottenham back in 2019, with fans joking about a connection between the two events.

McCann and Pimblett are now the two most recognisable faces in British MMA having taken first Vegas and then London by storm over the past 10 months.

Pimblett, 27, finally chose to join the world's premier MMA promotion last year and has two first-round victories to his name over Luigi Vendramini and Rodrigo Vargas.

McCann, who admits that she came one defeat away from losing her UFC status, has since beat Ji Yeon Kim and Luana Carolina – the latter with a stunning spinning back elbow.

The event, which also features Muhammad Mokaev and Paul Craig, is headlined by Tom Aspinall's heavyweight clash against #4 ranked Curtis Blaydes.


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