At UFC 281, Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya, costing Drake $2 million.

In tonight’s main event of UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden in New York, Israel Adesanya was seeking revenge. He lost to his rival, the Brazilian mixed martial artist Alex Pereira, but not by much.

Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya

During their Glory Kickboxing days, Poatan had already defeated “The Last Stylebender” twice, once by knockout. In their third match, the Brazilian made history once more by eliminating Adesanya.

In the opening round, Pereira applied Adesanya the most pressure. But as the bell rang out, he was shaken. But in the second round, “Poatan” rallied and prevailed. Izzy managed to take him down in the third round of the fight, keep him under control for nearly three minutes, and win the round.

The Brazilian appeared to be pretty exhausted in the fourth round, but The Last Stylebender maintained his balance and prevailed. However, in the fifth round, “Poatan” came out swinging. Pereira delivered a vicious combination that compelled the referee to intervene and stop the fight just as it appeared that Adesanya was winning on the scorecard.

Drake, a well-known UFC bettor from Canada, backed Izzy to defeat Pereira as well. He displayed a $2 million wager on “The Last Stylebender” on his Instagram

Many fans even referred to Izzy’s defeat as the Drake curse after she lost. The Canadian rapper frequently loses his bets on fighters because they frequently lose. Fans at UFC 281 shared these sentiments..

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